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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