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Christmas time is a time to share the........flu?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I've been away from SP for a while, but it hasn't been because I wanted to. Let's just say we had an unforgetable Christmas holiday!

My husband Mark, our son and I drove down to our daughter's home this past Saturday to spend Christmas with her family, our other son and his wife and my sister and her boyfriend. My sister's two children were to join us on Christmas Day. We were all having a terrific time until Christmas Eve day. That morning, I woke up making a B-line to the bathroom and just in time, I might add.
I thought at first it might have just been all the rich food and drink I had the day before. (I've been really good through the earlier part of the season, but knew I had over done it on Sun.) I went back to bed only to repeat the process 2 more times throughout the day. I ended up sleeping away the one day I had to exercise and do the last minute things I had planned to do before Christmas!
Not only that, but I slept all through Christmas Eve night and late into Christmas morning. So much for seeing Christmas lights, helping with Christmas stockings and watching the grandkids discover the surprises in their stockings Christmas morning.
Later that morning, I found out that Mark, our son-in-law and grandson all became sick sometime during that same day/night. On Christmas Day we also had shared the "love" with our daughter, daughter-in-law, son, our son's girlfriend, my sister and her boyfriend. Out of the 14 people who staying there, 11 of us ended up with the flu to some degree. To top it off, in the middle of the last night there, my sister's back went into terrible spasms, so a couple of us were up trying to help her feel as comfortable as possible!

Presently, each of us is safely back to our homes. A little worn, but still agree we are happy we were together. This being the first Christmas for our daughter in her new home, something tells me she may be secretly plotting how to NOT have it in her home again.
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    Yikes. No fun at all. Glad you are home resting... I hope.
    1910 days ago
    Well that just stinks! I am so sorry that you were sick like that over the holiday ...and your family too! I am glad that you have moved passed it and are feeling better now. We were sick over Christmas too but fortunately not throwing up although that was going around too and we were quite queasy. Fortunately we have the whole week to enjoy the kids off and don't have to go back to work so we have time to get over it.

    I am glad to know that you got to enjoy being with your family and that you were all there to care for each other. That is what families are for right? emoticon
    1911 days ago
    Horrible being sick. Worse at Xmas. Hope all get better and stronger soon.
    1911 days ago
    I'm right there in the same boat with you seestah! I started feeling better today, but now my husband is coming down with it. Happy Holidays!!!!!
    1911 days ago
    LOL! emoticon

    Quite a few people were/are sick this Christmas season.

    I didn't know if I was going to make to our Family Get-together Christmas Eve until the day before.

    What memories!!!

    1912 days ago
    Oh no! So sorry to hear about everyone being sick. Yes, you certainly all shared with each other. emoticon Hope everyone is on the mend and will soon be completely healthy again.

    On the bright side...at least you got to spend time together. May the New Year bring healthier blessings though.
    1912 days ago
    My sympathies. I had that about a week and a half ago, and it was horrible.
    1912 days ago
    I had a Christmas like that once! Just moved through the family. I was the one that got it late Christmas afternoon. What a way to have family time!
    1912 days ago
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