I’ve been trying to finish the holiday shopping early, but I doubt I’ll be successful this year.
It’s been a terribly hectic and cold week (32 degrees in the Bay Area? Really?). My parents are visiting from Asia, the schools are having their Christmas programs, companies are hosting their annual holiday parties and we’re trying to find time to squeeze in some holiday shopping in there somewhere. And to top it all off, I’ve been to a number of clinics and hospitals to treat various ailments in family members and to get the vaccines we’ve been needing this year. And apparently, we’re not done yet: the bad news is that my eldest kid is down with a fever and respiratory condition today, and I am trying to determine if he’s showing enough symptoms to warrant yet another trip to the pediatrician for the test of the dreaded swine flu. I’ve been anxious about this shortage for a while now, and it’s been a frustrating hunt for the elusive flu antidote. During this H1N1 flu vaccine shortage, I’ve been diligently checking the clinics every week and only now there’s indication of some supply for high risk patients.
Little good it’ll do for us us when it’s too little too late. Anyway, it’s just one more thing to be distracted about right now. Here’s hoping my little one is just experiencing some kind of random virus with no name. And that the rest of us won’t be down for the count in the next few days!
On to more pleasant things. How about this short list of awesome posts:
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