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December 31, 2010


No, it's not your imagination. It's me...

I had every intention of getting my columns out this week, but was
unable since it's hard to type a column when you're sleeping most of
the day...

This Pneumonia is really knocking me on my (insert appropriate body part here).
The mega doses of antibiotics are slowly working, but causing tummy problems
and as most women will understand, a consequence of taking antibiotics...

I had a CT scan the other day to determine the extent of the Pneumonia
and a few other things. Unfortunately, the severe cough I had the first
week pulled a chest muscle and cracked my left rib...

Ain't life grand???

Anyhoo, the other unique news is our weather. It has been colder during the
day than any time I can remember. In fact, it was warmer in Chicago yesterday
than in Phoenix. It rained for two days and the wind was blowing and howling
like crazy. I walked over to the patio door to look at all the Hummingbirds
feeding ferociously because of the weather and my mouth dropped open as
SNOW started falling!!!

I called Flyboy to come see the snow and he, of course, thought I was
delirious from another fever until he saw it with his own eyes. It wasn't
just flurries, it was huge snow squall flakes falling with purpose...

Even though we both grew up with plenty of snow around us during the Winter,
we both ran outside like we had never seen it and grabbed our cameras to
see if we could catch video of the falling flakes. Mossie and Ginger followed
and although Ginger was a little perplexed by the cold, white stuff falling
on her head, Moosie decided immediately that she LOVED this new experience
and started running and jumping all over the place as the flakes hit her in
the face, nose, head, and body. I'm kicking myself for not getting video of
that show, but in all honesty, Flyboy and I were acting like idiots who
just discovered the Fountain of Youth!

The mountains behind my house look so pretty with the tops dusted with

I will say this though. I wouldn't suggest anyone with Pneumonia go out
in the freezing wind/rain/snow. I would have grounded myself if I had
been my own kid!

Well, I've just about reached my "upright position" time limit, but didn't
want to leave 2010 without wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! I
hope you and your families enjoy a healthy, happy new year filled with
sunshine and smiles...