Sunday, November 05, 2006

What a Week

I came down with what I thought was food poisoning, very early Monday morning and have missed half the week at work. This being our month end close at work, was not the best week to be out ill. I dragged into work somewhere around 11 a.m. Wednesday, and by Friday, was feeling better, missing our close deadline by only 20 minutes, but it was done. I'll only have the reports to run when I get back tomorrow.

Turns out, our valley has an outbreak of the Norwalk virus. I'm still sticking to my food poisoning story, but there is a possibility that I picked up this virus. I did visit with Gramma last Saturday for almost an hour. Either way, I was violently ill Monday and Tuesday. I'll spare you the details, just know, I was the sickest I've been in a long, long time.

Friday night, my guy got in from his run and took me to dinner. The first real food I'd had all week. I decided to just eat what I wanted and not worry too much about my tummy. We ended up splitting a plate of baby back ribs and salad. We each had a loaded baked potato. The whole meal tasted so good!

It was at dinner that I told my guy about my daughter's Christmas plans. He didn't say much. I knew he was worried, as was I, about how this might all turn out. Of course, we both are hoping for the best, and like I said earlier, there's plenty of time to work out our own internal issues so that we can make the best of the holidays. We would love nothing more than to have a good visit with family at the holidays this year.

Well, it's a gray sky and drizzley day here today. Starting to look a lot like winter. Lots of trees have lost all their leaves, some trees are still holding tight to theirs. A good wind storm, and all leaves will be gone. We've got showers, off and on, and about 52 degrees. Earlier this week, we only got up to the mid 30's. Time to get some laundry and housework done, maybe start a nice warm crock of something for dinner. Gotta go... NASCAR is starting!


bookncoffee said...

Nice chatting with you today. My Bloglines worked and showed your update.
Yuk, I'm sure that was a nasty virus. I've not heard of the Norwalk virus - I don't watch TV much or read the newspaper.
Glad you are better now. Ribs must have been wild to put in your tummy - but I find sometimes spicy is what my tummy wants after I've been sick. Usually spaghetti.
Have a good work week.

sunflowerkat119 said...

Ugh Cheryl....So sorry to hear you were so sick. Nothing worse than a stomach bug.

Glad you're feeling better.

Nancy said... poisoning? Poor thing! I do hope you're feeling better very soon.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl,

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Food poisoning is the worst in my opinion. However, I know nothing about this virus you mentioned. I just hope if there is a virus spreading it leaves me alone! Glad you are better.