Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Robin, the Red-Eyed Reindeer


Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won't you be my eye tonight?

Actually, I don't need Rudy, as I've been sporting a nice red eyeball since Friday, along with what I thought was a Christmas Day Cold but the nice doctor tells me was a sinus infection with a side of pink eye. I'm sure I picked up these germs while Christmas shopping at the fifth gate of hell mall on Christmas Eve eve. I've never been sick over the holidays before, and it bites. I had big plans -- Big Plans, I tell you -- for these two weeks. Visiting with faraway friends in town for the holidays, visiting with local friends that I haven't seen in weeks, closet cleaning, magazine purging, dinner party-throwing. Not to mention the BF is a teacher and this is one of the few times during the year that he has time off and I my work schedule allows me to take time off to match.

But enough whining. In between coughing fits, cabin fever (from which Meg & Mo have been so good about trying to rescue me), daily chats with Mumsie, and The Lounging Party's favorite activity (cat-naps), I've had lots of time to catch up on reading. Two books, a dozen magazines, the daily paper from cover to cover, and blogland. My Google Reader was overflowing with long-unread posts -- some of you are prolific and I've been really bad about keeping up.

Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine I am feeling better and am hoping to make a brief cough-free, red-eye-free appearance at a New Year's Eve party and then cram some fun times (and perhaps some of that closet-cleaning) into what's left of my vacation. Wishing you all a fabulous New Year's!

(photo from ABC)

15 comments:

Raina said...

Right back atcha! Sorry to hear you're feeling crummy.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy New Year Robin. Here's to you feeling better for the rest of your vacation.

twoladiesinwaiting.com said...

I particularly enjoyed watching snippets of that claymation masterpiece Rudolph's Shiny New Year with you last night.

Alicia B Designs said...

Happy New Year and I hope you feel better!
xoxo
alicia b.

dolcechic said...

I hope I'm not leaving you an abundance of comments...sometimes wordpress can be a pain! I hope you're feeling better soon! Happy New Year to you too :)

only a movie said...

Happy New Year, Robin. I hope you are feeling better. We seem to all have some version of a cold here as well. Plus, that pesky snowstorm.

Heres to a terrific 2009 and clean closets!
:-)

penny said...

Hope you are feeling better and were able to go to your party looking like your normal self. Happy New Year!

hello gorgeous said...

Happy New Year! Hope you're feeling better.

a little bird said...

Hope your New Years was healthier than your Christmas! Feel better, and HAPPY 2009!

please sir said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better - Happy New Year!

laura said...

Yikes! i do hope you feel better and that the eye has cleared up. Your crossed out 5th gate of hell made me laugh!

hmstrjam said...

happy new year!

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope you are ENJOYING all your relax time! Happy New Year!
Fifi

sandra/tx said...

I hope you're able to take a little time for yourself this week to feel better. :-(

dolcechic said...

Just poppin' in to say hi! Hope you're feeling better my friend :)