Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

in sickness and in hell

Sing it with me...

"On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...two swollen lymph nodes, and a likely case of avian flu."

Ok, so maybe it's not avian flu, but it certainly feels like it. I hurt all over, I can't stop coughing, and the chills wrack my body like an internal earthquake. It's officially time to enact the clause, in sickness and in health.

I always thought that part said, in sickness and in hell...it certainly seems that way sometimes.  And I'm pretty sure it's no accident that the marriage vows include the phrase, “for better or worse.” 

We certainly hope for everything to be better, but sometimes…it’s just not.  Sometimes life is difficult, and we have to rise to the occasion. 

And so today, for the second day in a row, we spent the entire day feeling miserably sick with an assortment of flu symptoms that managed to bring us together.

Life is funny…

I guess we just need to laugh at it. And I'm sure I will, as soon as it seems funny again. Right now, I'm just whining and crying for my mommy.

I appreciate all the well wishes from my friends, family, and fans.   It was a pretty good Friday, and I’m looking forward to a great weekend.  But right now, I need to hit the sack and rejuvenate…with lots of aspirin and Benadryl! 

Until the next time…I’ll bundled up in a quilt with tissues stuffed in my nose.

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