Happy 2012, Hopefully Without Doomsday and All

It’s the first day of the year and I’m trying to stay positive. We had a nice and very low-key New Year’s Eve celebration at home.  I’m always glad when an old year is over.  I’ve been really lucky.  Nothing terribly bad has ever come along and destroyed an entire 12 months for me.  Well, maybe once or twice, but mostly I’ve been very fortunate.

What I’m disappointed in however is my tendency to stay mostly healthy for just about 364 days a year and then develop some kind of horrible sore throat/sinus infection every New Year’s Eve (or a day or two before it, but always running into it) for the past 6-7 years or so.  How is this possible?  Give me one holiday where I’m not scrambling around like a maniac (the thought of New Year’s Day approaching must relax my tired soul, although once it started on a Christmas Eve with the record-breaking flu of my lifetime) and I will surely develop some kind of fun-destroying ailment.  Every picture of me from a New Year’s Eve displays my normally-puffy face even more swollen than usual from congestion.

Aside: I’m reading David Cross’s I Drink For a Reason, and I was disappointed to see the improper use of “then/than” in a sentence.  Poor editing is part of what inspired me to want to write in the first place.  Thank you, Welland Tribune.

Anyway, a leap year is bound to change the pattern in which I get sick on an annual basis, right?  What’s that you say? In the past 6-7 years there has been another leap year on whose New Year’s Eve I probably managed to get sick and there will almost definitely be no shifting of patterns where my sore throats are concerned?

I need soup.  Soup and Wii Fit will destroy this.

Happy New Year, folks.  May it be much, much better than all those prior.

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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