Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Getting Caught Up and Happy Thanksgiving


I can't believe its been more than 10 days since my last post and I have to admit that I've not caught up with all my other blog readings, either. It has been a full blown cold/flu season for me. I took my flu shot as soon as they offered it at work, thinking that I will be healthy through the cold season this year, but alas, how mistaken could I have been- For I have been falling sick since the week after. A combination of nasal allergies that turned out to be a cold and a horrible sore throat to the point of losing my voice to a croak, it has been a miserable time the past few weeks. The Tylenol Colds, warm water gargling and nasal puffs can take you only so far. But, I am thankful for feeling better this week, though haven't got rid of the symptoms completely.

Only now, do I realise how much important it is to be hale and healthy. A healthy body does wonders to maintain a normal temperament and keeps life going smoothly. Another awakening moment came when I felt that I could not afford to get sick here in US, with being allowed to take only so many sick days off at work and having to manage at the homefront too. In India, falling sick was not a big deal at all, cutting classes at college and staying home to be fussed by mom's cooking and dad's care and a visit to the family doctor nearby who loaded me with antibiotics and injection, I would feel better in 4 days and not fall sick for a while, unless I did something out of the ordinary like getting drenched in the rain and eating ice cream etc. Here, I take extra care to dress warm, cover myself with layers from head to toe when I go out and also when I am at home, inspite of which the cold bug gets to me. And I think it really is attached to me, for it lingers for a while and even when it feels like its gone, it is only coming back to me.

Anyways, enough already about my health, but, with thanksgiving break coming up, it is a good time to relax, enjoy the break, eat pumpkin pies, squash, cranberries, stuffing and mashed poatoes with gravy (yes, that is going to be my vegetarian thanksgiving meal tomorrow, if I feel much better). And of course, shop till you drop down on Black Friday to make the most out of the top deals.

Happy Thanksgiving and more blogging to follow next week.

11 comments:

Priya said...

Happ Thanks Giving to you and your family. We had our share last month here in Canada.

Hope you are doing well. As u said we never bothered back home when we fall sick. Here everything has to be taken just by us and thaz the hard part.

Aparna said...

Have a nice day shopping and hogging on food. I love pecan pie as my dessert ;) I love going to JCP before 12 and get that free baubble ...did it 3 years in a row!It ends there now :)
Take care of yourself.

Cham said...

Take care of yourself and enjoy shopping !

SASA said...

i had flu last winter, just 2 weeks before my delivery and it was so hard on me and the kid. Like you said, though you keep yourself warm, do all that is needed to stay away frm these bugs, they come and bite you. this flu one is a painful bite! take care of yourself, hope you fell better soon and happy thanksgiving!

Jayashree said...

Take care and get well soon...

Krishnan said...

Hi Mitr, wishing you to get better fast. Happy Thanksgiving.

anudivya said...

Hope you get well soon... Happy Thanksgiving.

Shankar said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! and yeah take care and enjoy your meal...

Uma said...

Take care dear!

DEESHA said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. Hope you are much better now

Sachita(india) said...

I know you have gotten better, so write up a post already!