I missed the last two days of my 365 not because I am away from home and visiting family (which I am), but because I have been extremely ill since Christmas Eve. I just finally crawled out of bed this afternoon after my dad went to town to get me some Sudafed because it turns out that I am allergic to cats. My parents have seven cats. SEVEN!
Don't get me wrong, I love cats, but I have developed allergies in my late thirties and cats seem to be a huge trigger for sinus pain and headaches. Honestly, I think I would be okay with one or two cats, which is the amount of cats my parents have always had and what I grew up with, but seven cats is too much for my senses I guess.
I managed to pull myself together for Christmas morning for the kids, but after breakfast I headed straight for my old bedroom where I have been sleeping since. It seriously felt like my head was going to explode. I woke up this afternoon to drool on my pillow, but with some of the pressure in my sinuses relieved.
With the help of some medicine, a cool mist vaporizer and lots of hot showers, I'm feeling almost normal again and I can breath through my nose! My ears are still a little plugged, but my headache is subsiding.
So that's the tale of my Christmas 2010. I didn't take my kids out skating or watch for the Northern Lights, but I did catch up on several hours of sleep - enough to make up for months of not enough sleep!
I think one of my New Year's resolutions is to take better care of my health. I've been sick way too much in 2010.
Anyway, I hope you all are having a nice holiday with your family and loved ones. Peace and love... :))