Wednesday, December 25, 2013

All I Want For Christmas Is A........

....return to good health.  Note to Self:  Get a flu shot next season!!!

Boy oh boy did I ever catch a horrible flu bug!  I guess that sitting in a confined aluminum tube with a hundred + other folks - on a 2 1/2 hour flight - with recirculated air - is quite likely the culprit.  Jeanette (wise as she is) always gets the flu shot and is never sick with the dreaded bug.  I, on the other hand, sort of put it off....and now I am paying the price.  Yuk!!!

Yesterday was the worse day of the past three.  Every bone in my body ached and I could not rid myself of a horrible headache; aside from all the other symptoms that occur with the flu. I wanted to blog but simply could not find the energy to even do that. 

We have a full day of activities with Christmas events but I may only attend the evening dinner at our good friends' home; Lorne and Mariette.  I just don't have the energy to subject myself to a  a full day of noise and activity with people.  A quiet dinner with friends should be fine though. I'm not sure I even have the appetite for dinner but only time will tell!
Lunch with our golf group @ Northview Golf and Country Club.
To trust a waiter to take a good photo is risky at best.  Although not a good photo, it's the only one I could use.  Sunday, 22nd of December, and the day I began to feel somewhat ill, was when our golf group got together for our annual Christmas brunch.  That was a fun event.

That evening, our SIL, Trevor's mom and her husband arrived at our home for dinner and a sleepover.  They drove in from Peachland, BC, in the Okanagan Valley.  (Sadly, no photos were taken).  We enjoyed a lovely dinner and a great visit.  They left to visit family and other friends on Monday morning and that is when I crashed on the sofa....and began the healing process.

Photo taken from our front yard on Friday, Dec, 20th......
Typically, when it snows on the west coast, few people shovel because if one waits a couple of days, the rains return and the snow dissapears.
Our front yard, Monday, Dec 23rd.  Snow is mostly gone....
While I was convalescing, Jeanette kept busy with baking, preparing Christmas foods, running errands and visiting with Easton.
Easton enjoys playing on his road track in his bedroom
His Nana also enjoys playing cars on Easton's road track
Easton and Ginette - who is expecting a little baby girl this mid-February, 2014.
We await word from Deni and Courtney, up in Edmonton, Alberta, who are soon to become new parents.  Once we hear from them, Jeanette and I will head to Edmonton for a visit and to meet our new grandchild.  We're quite excited about that.  We'll have the opportunity to visit Jeanette's mom too.  
Deni and Courtney at our home - November 10, 2013, when we celebrated Christmas in November.
And that sums up things from here.  The weather is great.  Sunny skies with mild temperatures are in the forecast.  No complaint, maybe!  I want this flu to go away!!!!!.

All right!  Back to resting up before Christmas dinner out.

To all our family, friends, and all of you blogging friends, we wish you a most Merry Christmas.

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Sorry to hear that you are ill and I hope today is the turning point to feeling better so that your Christmas Day will be wonderful!

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Jeanette, and all the rest of your family. I never fail to get the flu shot and even though we left to early to avail myself of the free shot in Alberta, I gave the folks at Walgreens a little cash injection down here and they returned the favor by boosting my immunity. Does it work, who knows, but I figure why take the chance, it is kind of like believing in God, it really doesn't cost you anything, but living a decent life and the downside potential of not believing is horrendous and the upside is pretty darn good. HoHoHo have a great day anyway.

  3. What a bad time to be down with the bug! Lots of water and aspirin is the trick. You are right though, it is flying in that closed up box that did it. It only takes one sick person.

    Take it easy and have the best Christmas you can under the circumstances.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and Jeanette. Hope your feeling well soon.

  5. Merry Christmas to you both. We hope you feel well enough to enjoy your family visits!

  6. Oh yuk!! Here's wishing you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. Sorry to hear you have the flu bug, Rene! I never get a flu shot either, maybe I should!

    Merry Christmas to you, Jeanette and your entire family!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and Jeannette and the whole family too!
    hope you feel better enough that you can enjoy some of the festivities!
    maybe next year you will listen to your wife and get the flu shot..poor you :(

  9. I sure hope you are feeling better now.

    How exciting the new baby will be here so soon

    Take lot of pictures.

  10. Merry Christmas and hope you feeling better real soon!

  11. Get well soon...the flu is not a lot of fun!