Whew! I’m feeling quite a bit better after my little bout with the flu. I credit my quick recovery to lots of rest and Emergen-C. I guess it could be the placebo effect, but I really feel like Emergen-C makes a significant different in my body’s ability to fight illnesses. Anyone else have any favorite cold- and flu-fighting tips?
I got better just in time, because I’m getting on a plane tonight after the kids go to bed. My husband and I are taking a quick trip out to El Paso to visit my dad. He’s managing a cool construction project out there that he wanted us to see before it’s wrapped up in a couple of months, so he offered to fly us out for a tour. It’ll be a quick turnaround since I don’t want to test the limits of my mom’s chaos management abilities as she holds down the fort back here, but it’ll be fun to get a little change of pace nonetheless.
A couple of friends asked why we don’t just drive out there. The reason is because it’s a nine-hour drive from Austin to El Paso. We Texans often take the “subway in the sky, ” cheap and easy Southwest Airlines, for travel between distant cities. (For a bit of obligatory Texas-is-big trivia, it would take about 15 hours to drive from the southern tip of the state to the northern tip.)
Speaking of Texas and travel: Fly down to Texas, have lunch with me, and you get to be in a TV commercial! Well, I guess I can’t guarantee that, although it did happen to Roxane Salonen when she headed back to San Antonio after our lunch a couple weeks ago.
Back on the subject of the flu, yesterday I got an email from “Maria, ” the Colombian social worker who was here this summer with the Kidsave kids (whom I frequently mentioned in my posts on the subject), saying that she had the swine flu! She was hospitalized for 20 days but is better now. Thank goodness she’s OK!
A couple weekends ago my husband and I were honored to have Joshunda Sanders from the Austin-American Statesman join us at Mass as part of familiarizing herself with the local religion beat. It was a pleasure to meet her, and I enjoyed reading about her impressions of the service.
In the four-year history of this blog we have discussed some of the weightiest and most controversial topics known to modern man. Abortion, contraception, euthanasia, atheism, Christianity, the Catholic Church, suffering — you name it, we’ve talked about it. But there is one subject that would seem more pressing than all the rest, a topic so riveting that, when I brought it up recently, broke my “most comments in one day” record by a fair margin. And that subject was: Trucknutz.
I look forward to reading your posts!