Staying merry here, despite a sore throat!
I am old enough to remember when people were sick, they stayed home, went to bed for a few days, got better and resumed their normal lives. When did it become the norm to go to work and school sick? To spread the cheer of a cold or flu? I have been coughed and sneezed upon so much lately that no matter how careful one is, one can still catch a cold.
When I was little, we were propped up in bed with pillows, served soup and liquids, told to take a nap. There was no TV in bedrooms but you could read a book. In a day or two, whatever was ailing you was over and you were glad to get back up and running.
Nowadays, cold and infections seem to drag on forever, don't they ? They are passed around freely in public or the workplace. People don't take care of themselves very well. The winter world is a cesspool of viruses and quickly spreading infections.
Well, I went to bed and stayed there for the better part of 24 hours. The sore throat is on the wane and my taste buds have returned to normal. Feeling much better but still lying low. (I did watch TV though...)
Still feeling merry...hope you are, too!
Stay well and
enjoy the day!