plan b...or c...or maybe even d....

Rory and I had planned to take off for Minnesota tonight. But then the forecast came for this ice storm and we decided that we should head out on Tuesday afternoon to get home before the roads turned too icy. So on Monday night I ran around to 9 different errand places: stores, bank, oil change etc... and began to wrap presents in haste. But then in the middle of the night I got the same flu Rory had on Saturday. I always want to explain how awful the flu was, in need of validation of how violent this bug was...and how I slept part of the night on the bathroom floor because it was convenient, and because the bathroom tiles were so nice and cold on my cheek. Just know that I was sick. Very sick.

Yesterday came and went, and even today I still have some lingering symptoms of this illness. And now, the ice has come and the world outside is stunning with frosty trees and a pretty shine on everything.

But I don't think we're going to be making the trip to Minnesota yet. I just don't feel good enough to hop in the car. And believe me, this is saying A LOT considering Minnesota = Christmas + family + everything-that-is-good-and-right-with-the-world.

So we're trying to seize this funny situation. I have a feeling we will be hanging out in our apartment until this storm clears and the roads are safe (Friday?). I would love to say that I have grand plans of cooking a full Christmas meal for just the two of us, but so far my diet consists of saltines and 7 up and applesauce. So Rory is going to walk to the grocery store and get the ingredients for a homemade chicken noodle soup that I have been wanting to make. And that will be fabulous.

5 comments:

Kristin Jag said...

Oh no! I hope you get better quickly!!We can't wait to see you.

margaret harrington said...

Know we are thinking of you (I've checked your blog 4 times this morning:) and 2 of those times I found a new entry. Thanks...it makes you seem a little closer. We pray for a speedy, full recovery and a break in the weather. Love, Mom

M said...

Oh noes! I hope you get better.

MLH

Marlene said...

I'm so sorry, Becca! and Rory, too! We'll all be here whenever you can make it and in the meantime we're praying for you!!

Jamie Willow said...

uh oh, I'm reading backwards on your blog right now...I hope you feel better fast!