If my Facebook memories are to be believed, I get a horrible cold at this time every year. It usually wrecks my long-standing plans by felling me like a tree outside a lumber camp. This year has been no exception.
I had my book signing at Barnes & Noble on Dec. 8 … and I suspect that’s where I caught the cold. When you are interacting with dozens of people over the course of a few hours, it’s almost a sure bet that someone will be incubating a cold! Living with an autoimmune disease makes me more likely to catch that cold than the average Jane, so of course …
The great frustration is that I had planned to spend yesterday at a French-themed holiday market not far from where I live. Instead, I spent it on the couch. dosed to the gills on cold medication that made me sleepy. I was not exactly the picture of authorial glamour. I felt too lousy to put up my weekly Sample Saturday post; moving from the couch was more work than I could manage!
However, it seems that I actually turned a corner last night, because the coughing and congestion is not as bad today, I no longer feel febrile, which is also good. We have pre-paid tickets to the Fathom Events screening of Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and I feel okay to go.
Here’s a little bit of Emmett Otter for you to enjoy as well.