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Dear Minnesota:

Please send soup. Hot pot soup from the Saigon Uptown, to be specific. It's my go-to soup for surviving the most miserable of colds and one of those accompanied me all the way home from Michigan.

I blame the Typhoid Mary who sat down next to me at the Janis Ian concert last Friday. I could of course be wrong, but the way she hacked and sniffed and dribbled her way through the concert strongly suggests I could well be right. Before it started, she said she'd had a breathing treatment that day, and that she didn't think she was ill (usage suggestive of contagious), only that she'd inhaled some fumes.

Hindsight tells me we should have changed seats -- my sister is now fighting this thing off, too -- even though we had good ones and finding another on the aisle to accommodate Susie's walker would have been tricky if even possible at that point.

By the end of the concert, Typhoid Mary was apologizing for clearly being sicker than she thought she was. I had something of the same thing happen on the 2-day drive home. The cold got worse with every mile and hour that passed. Everywhere I stopped, I washed my hands thoroughly and used hand santizer before all interactions with people, and avoided touching hands, sneezing, or coughing anywhere near anyone. I warned the front desk at the hotel last night -- they had a large bottle of hand sanitizer, which I was careful not to touch with my hands -- and then warned the housekeeping staff this morning. Also left double my usual tip. I sure hope I didn't give this to anyone over the last 824 miles.

Much more happy news post to follow immediately. Then I'm going to crawl into bed and see if I can sleep. Or brew another cup of lemon tea. Or something. Whatever I do, I'm doing it at home, and that is a Good Thing.

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jcbemis
Mar. 16th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
we have tickets waiting for us at will call for her May 2 show in Tampa, FL
maruad
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
We can sympathize here. It seems we gets every type of infectious crud that is going around.

Get better Geri.
thinkum
Mar. 16th, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. Hope you are now safely ensconced in a cozy bed, with lemon brew and lots of tissues. Feel better!
pameladean
Mar. 16th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
Blargh. Hope the lemon tea works wonders.

P.
replyhazy
Mar. 16th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm just barely over the same damn thing, so I wish you all sorts of fast-healing vibes!
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