Friday, November 6, 2009

You Can't Out Fly the Flu!

No, it's true. Wash your hands a hundred times, own stock in Purell, nothing will help if you're destined to get it ... and apparently, I was. Soon after the computer came back from vacation, the virus it picked up while "down" was swiftly shared, and I was down for the count.

I've spent the last three days in bed ... doing very little, oh so very little - including taking the pictures I wanted to share with you all in the 33 Days of Casa de la Vanderdogan.

Thankfully, after a dreadful morning, I'm feeling a bit better tonight, and I'll make an effort to catch you all up on what's going on over my way. The house is a mess with Christmas Ornament totes in every room - and drawings and plans strewn from place to place. That's right, I'm decorating for Christmas ... or I was. I'll pick that back up within the next couple of days, and then when December rolls around we'll have a whole month of that!

Thank you all so much for coming back and checking in daily - I will get back in the groove very soon!

29 comments:

  1. So sorry, that went around both of our houses too!!! It's pretty awful!
    the 2sisters

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  2. That flu is NOT FUN! Glad you are feeling better -- looking forward to more pictures!

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  3. We had it,too.Major suckage,I tell ya.It took me 2 weeks to feel better.Take care.

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  4. Oh NO!!
    Poor you! I just finished my 4th bout of flu this year, but as our winter is now over.. hoping that will be that!

    Hope you feel better soon .. Julie

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  5. I feel for you. Everyone is getting it, my entire Sister's family, the hubs, coworkers...everyone! Hope you feel better soon, get some rest...we'll wait for ya' *WINK*

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. I'm sending prayers your way and some virtual chicken soup! It always makes you feel better.
    Get well soon,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. So sorry you had to contract the flu. Knock on wood, we haven't had it...but winter hasn't even started, so I will not be holding my breath quite yet. Can't wait to see your Christmas decorated home.
    Get well,
    Mimi

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  8. Ah, that stinks it caught up with you. I hope you feel back to yourself in no time!
    ~Michelle

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  9. O, darlin' Artie, i think you are right....no matter what the heck we do, if it's meant to be, that flu will fly right up our ___'s!!!

    So sorry you have it and i will say a little prayer for you that you recover really fast! I would bring you some Chicken soup but bet Scott has already done that!
    hugs, bj

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  10. So sorry it got you, although it appears to be getting all of in one way or another. I can't believe you are already decorating for Christmas! I still have pumpkins out. I hope you feel better soon and we will all look forward to your posts when you do.

    Sue

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  11. Sending Chicken Noodle soup and good vibes for you to feel better soon!

    Take care there...
    ~Really Rainey~

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  12. When you stopped posting, I had a feeling. The flu has pretty much decimated our area-it's been awful. Take it slow for a while and feel better

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  13. When you stopped posting, I had a feeling. The flu has pretty much decimated our area-it's been awful. Take it slow for a while and feel better

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  14. I hope you feel better soon!

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  15. Hope you are on the mend soon! (so I can come over here and copy your Christmas decorating ideas) ;)

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  16. Oh Artie, my new dear friend. I have missed you and your wonderful posts! I am happy to hear the worst is over and you and your computer are recovering. As far as your home, I always say about decorating messes, "On the way to pretty, things get pretty ugly"!
    Sending you WELL wishes,
    Yvonne

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  17. Quoting Chaka Khan, "I feel for you!" My daughter has had it since last Thursday & still has a terrible cough. It stinks. Hope you're up and at it again soon. I'm glad I'm not the only one skipping the Thanksgiving decor. I'm afraid if I don't start with the Christmas decor soon, I'll never finish.

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  18. I'm glad you are feeling better. My daughter had the swine flu recently and it definitely was no picnic!
    Get well soon!

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  19. So glad you are feeling better. I can't wait to see your Chistmas decorating!

    Charla

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  20. flu is NOT FUN! Glad you are feeling better -- looking forward to more pictures! Work from home India

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  21. Hope you are feeling better soon...I loved the sneaky peak of your Christmas and can't wait to see more.
    Have a wonderful Sunday! donna

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  22. It came to our house, too. Glad you are better and looking forward to following your Christmas posts!

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  23. You better re-label it 60 days or something:-). I am not feeling too hot either; don't overdo!

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  24. H1N1? If so, you'll be flu-free for the Winter. GET BETTER my dear friend. Many hugs -Brenda-

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  25. Ack! So sorry you've been sick, Artie! I hope you're completely better by now!

    Justine :o )

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  26. Everyone seems to be getting sick: my hubby has been fighting it off for days now! And I am TRYING yo stay clear of him:):) I ENVY you being able to decorate now, we are having Thanksgiving so it has to WAIT til then!!! OY! I would be up to my armpits in it if I could:):) Can't wait to see yours!!!!!! xo, Pinky

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  27. So sorry you got a bug! Hope that you're feeling much better! I know being sick can really zap your energy. :+ CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!!!! ; ) xoTrina

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  28. I'm really behind--the last time I
    checked your computer was still out. Now I find out you've been sick. Wow!

    Glad to hear that you are doing better but take it slow!!

    Melinda

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  29. At least you are getting the flu out of the way before the holidays! Hope you have a speedy recovery! I'm going to follow your directions for the fall wreath with waxed leaves. I linked to your site in my post, "Fun at Home."

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