Ack! The Flu!!!

So I had the flu, or something like it.  It's ironic, because they're offering the flu shot at my office this week.  Alas, it's a little too late for me. So, here is my tale of woe.  I dropped Jane off at the airport on Friday night.  She was taking a weekend trip to San Francisco to visit a few of her girlfriends.  As usual, my wonderful wife prepared food for me; first there were the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon, then there was a monster batch of Jane's hummus, and a pot of home-made miso mushroom soup.  We also had loads of fresh veggies and salad fixins in the house, so I was good to go.  That is, until I got home from the airport.  I'd been sneezing a bit during the day, but I have allergies, so I figured something was irritating me.  By the time I got through the door Friday night, I already knew better.

And by Saturday morning, I could barely drag my butt out of bed, never mind getting myself into the kitchen to "prepare" food.  I don't really remember much about those next few days, except for alternating between the bed and the couch.  And eating apples and pretzels.  As a side note, the apples were amazing.  We found a new variety, Sonya, which is a cross between Red Delicious and Gala apples.  If your grocery store carries them, you should give one a try.  They are probably our new favorite.

I followed Jane's orders and drank a ton of water, both hot and room temperature.  Unfortunately, the soup didn't quite agree with my stomach.  I also steamed myself in the shower a number of times to open up my lungs.  It helped.  But I was sick!  I knew I had an intermittent fever on Sunday, but I didn't really think much of it.  When I finally dug out the thermometer I had a fever of 102.5  I considered going to the doctor on Monday, but I couldn't really focus and didn't think getting in the car would be a good idea.  I took an aspirin and went to sleep.  My fever broke  just before Jane came home.  Tuesday wasn't awful, but today is really the first day I actually feel good

Anyway, that's my excuse for not writing over the last few days.  I hope it's better received than "the dog ate my homework."


  1. Wow, that sounds like a perfectly awful weekend. I’m glad to hear you’re starting to feel human again.

    I will look for that type of apple. We usually make one trip a year up to Oak Glen (out near for Hesperia) for fresh, wonderful apples. Our favs are Arkansas Black, and Pink Lady but they are hard to get so we often settle for Braeburn.

  2. Hi Red One & Destiny,
    Thanks…. Having a bit of a relapse. But Jane hasn’t caught it… so that’s something to be thankful for.

    Hi Sue,
    We can get Pink Ladies in the supermarket here. Of course, they’re never as good as from the orchard, but still so much better than the macs and red delicious of my youth!

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