Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Of Styrofoam and Rubber

Nope, this is not about all the ridiculous packaging manufacturers use to delay our enjoyment of our Christmas gifts. It is about how things have tasted to me the past 3 days! Somehow, I have managed to contract a pretty nasty cold that started about Friday, peaked yesterday and has left me feeling pretty wiped out today. So much for bragging about never getting sick - I can't believe I was sick on Christmas Day. So much good food . . . so little taste.

Do you know that texture does not really contribute to taste? I swear the only thing that really "tasted" like anything to me was the delicious leg of lamb my sister prepared for our family gathering yesterday. Oh, and the more than few ginger cookies I've eaten - I'm telling myself they're for medicinal purposes!

Thank goodness the joy of reading does not diminish when one has a cold. What I've missed eating, I've put a lot of effort into making up in reading (and sleeping) today!


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh bummer, I hope you're feeling better soon. I got pretty run down and picked up either a little cold or some sinus, but nothing some OTC pills and some extra naps won't fix! I'm sure the ginger cookies helped a lot, lots of good medicinal qualities to ginger :)

Whatcha reading?! Hope you get plenty of rest and get to feeling back to normal soon!

gail said...

No fun being sick at Christmas! Do hope you're feeling better soon.
Yep, Stacy didn't feel good and I couldn't get her to spend the night at my house!

Susanne said...

Ginger is very medicinal for your tummy. It is singularly probably responsible for you not having stomach problems during the holidays with that cold. Ya. That's it. So go ahead and have a couple more!

Hope your feeling better soon!

Barb said...

It's awful to be sick on Christmas Day. I hope you get over this soon.

Kathryn said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Dianne.

I'm like Stacy - wondering what you're reading! I received Espresso Tales but 44 Scotland Street is on the way in the mail so I'm holding on to read it first.

MacroMoments said...

Dianne, I was bragging about never catching a cold, and today I have one, also. It's a nice cold time of year to stay inside with the vaporizer, though.

Hope you feel better soon! Looking forward to more good writing from you this year.

Jennifer said...

Sorry that you've been sick--and not able to taste--that's just the worst!!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I'm sorry to hear youve been under the weather; hope youre on the mend now. We look forward to this time of year but there are so many germs out there lurking! Ginger is good for nausea, so I'd eat them like crazy til you feel back to yourself.