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Day 567: The Party’s Over

For fifteen months, nobody in my house got sick. It was amazing. I only know this intellectually, though—I don’t remember what it was like at all. We got our first post-COVID cold when the kids came back from camp in August; as of today, three of us have our second cold of the past two years.

Miraculously, I’m not one of the three. E started with sneezing and a runny nose two days ago, and yesterday R’s nose was stuffy (different from her usual allergy symptoms.) Last night K said she wasn’t feeling well; today she’s been droopy and miserable all day. She even napped on the couch this afternoon, which I haven’t seen her do since she had mono in the fall of ’18.

I can feel that my body is fighting it, though, and I can only hope that sleep and rest will allow me to bypass sickness this time around.

R’s birthday party—she’s turning ten—was supposed to be this weekend. It’s now been cancelled, and she’s kind of bummed out about it. “This is the worst birthday ever, and that’s making it the worst year ever,” she said morosely. I can sympathize. I can also remind her that this year is about to turn awesome, since we’re leaving for Costa Rica in under two weeks, but I don’t think that will make her feel any better this weekend. I should probably just get her a cake and line up a whole lot of fun stuff we can do together until we’re past her birthday.

One thought on “Day 567: The Party’s Over

  1. Super excited for my trip (via you) to Costa Rica!! Where else are we (well really YOU) going? How long will you (we) be away. I am so excited. Absolutely ready as do not need to pack or go to airport or any of those real life things. Hoping it will be reasonable to hear from you while the trip goes on. But more important than that will be having a wonderful, memory making ,joyous time! So grand for language skills!!!!!
    Makes it important to get lots of rest and drink lots of water…. drown the cold! Sorry to hear your family is circulating the virus. Much sympathy. Hoping for news of rapid recovery.
    Very best wishes and huge enthusiasm!

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