probably pass out!!
Thank you all for the remedies that you forwarded on to me. I tried just about all of them, especially the chocolate and wine *wink*. I'll get on to the outcome later.
First of all I need to share just a couple of pics from our families mid Winter Christmas. As you may remember DH was away for Christmas in December so it was just a bit of a non event. Hence the reason for having our Christmas last weekend when the whole family was here, something that doesn't happen very often. Here are our girls, two beautiful daughters and two gorgeous grand-daughters. Then the following one is Miss Faith with Mum and Dad.
Now I do need to describe the meal because this busy Mum forgot to take photo's of the table, food etc - duh! So, hot roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, carrots, beans, corn, creamed potato and horseradish cream - yum! the family opted for this roast as they all preferred it to turkey. Dessert was a sherry trifle(for the grown ups) and an orange juice version for the littlies.
By the time we had gorged ourselves through that lot plus the necessary drinkies too, we were well and truly stuffed and you know I think it was probably one of the nicest family meals we have ever had together. No pressure and good company.
Now, getting back to the remedies -mmm. After trying every blooming cold cure known to man (it appears) and spending a small fortune at the chemist. I hung on for just over a couple of weeks. Even the opportunity to go pattern shopping didn't rally any extra energy. Even having a shower caused to exhaustion and non stop coughing. So, DH drove me off to the doctor. All necessary prodding, pushing and listening were done then I was very quickly shuffled into the 'resuss 'room and put on a nebuliser! As I described to Miss Deb, I felt like Puff the magic dragon as the medication gurgled and puffed it's way into my lungs. Apparently I have a really good dose of pleurisy - no wonder I wasn't feeling so good, but your remedies sure made feeling not so good a little nicer.
So I hope you will all excuse my lingering absence, sitting at the computer can be sooo exhausting - really.
p.s. Pop over to Miss Deb and wish her a happy birthday. It's quite a significant one, somewhere between 40 and 60.
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