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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Recalled to Life

Funny how life works. I figured I'd be offline for 2 weeks while I went on vacation to Italy and then be right back. Italy was absolutely wonderful, and I'll blog more on it later (with pictures!), I promise. However, I ended up getting sick the last day of the trip. And I kept on being sick until finally I dragged myself to a doctor here at home - and found out I had whooping cough.

I'll spare you the details of being sick and just say that anything that makes you cough enough to break your own ribs is very obviously not a lot of fun. I had no energy for weeks and I've only just recently gotten to do basic things like leave my own house or get caught up at work. Thanksigiving this year made me feel extra thankful because I am finally better. I even felt well enough to bake my usual bourbon pecan pie and play with my little cousins for hours on end. It was fabulous, and being able to celebrate like that is not something I'll easily take for granted.

I've been having such fun catching up on blog posts and puttering around my house. I never thought I'd actually be thankful for organizing my books and papers, but I've been getting into it. I set my Pandora account to Christmas music(Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy is awesome paper sorting music, btw) and I've just been going to town. What a great day - even if the UVA/Tech game was just awful. I had been heartsick about having to miss almost all the UVA games this year, but I can't say I'm sorry about being home instead of down in Blacksburg this afternoon.

So, anyway...I made it back to the online world and I'll be posting again. I actually have some minor news, too, but I'll save that for later.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!


  1. So glad you are feeling better, and are back to blogging! You've been missed, and I'm looking forward to reading about Italy!

  2. Glad you are feeling better. Can't wait to hear more about the trip.

  3. Whooping cough! Yikes. Glad you feel better.

  4. Whooping cough sounds terrible! Glad you're feeling better and can't wait to hear about Italy, that's where hubby proposed to me! It's one of my favorite places on earth!!! :)

  5. Ouch, whooping cough is supposed to be just misery personified, I'm so glad you are better! Please take good and gentle care of yourself.

    Sending a "feel better" hug your way,

  6. I'm glad you're feeling better. Whooping cough - scary!

    Can't wait to read about your travels to Italy. I'd love to visit someday. :)

  7. Thank you for all of the well wishes! Yes, whooping cough is icky stuff, but I am very glad to be well in time for the holidays.

    And there will be bits of Italy mixed into the blog here and there, I promise! The trip was just so incredible that I can't do it all in one post. :-)

  8. I'm so glad you're back! And most importantly, feeling better! Can't wait to hear about your trip. xo xo