Anders came home late last night from 2 weeks in Italy for work. He worked today, came home, declared he didn't feel well, at which point all three of us promptly fell asleep on various sofas, and then he got violently ill. Then he told me he was freezing and went to bed. Not good. I really, really hope he feels better in the morning. We are supposed to go to a "100-year" birthday party tomorrow evening for 2 of our friends, a married couple, who both turned 50 this year. We haven't seen the gang of friends who will be at the party since June and if there is any chance that is IS the flu, we won't be going, since we don't want to take any chances on contaminating anyone else with it.
I miss Martin.
On Thursday, I went in for a diabetes checkup and am glad to report that my levels are still well below the danger zone and I am still diabetes-free, despite not yet having succeeded in losing the 3 kilos I regained this summer. It's a hard struggle right now with weight loss, as always. I saw a new nurse, not my usual doctor, and I was a bit taken aback to have her start lecturing me on what and how I should be eating, what to avoid, what I need to do, as if I had received my diagnosis that day instead of a year ago, and despite having taken immediate steps to handle the disease AND succeeding, in being declared diabetes-free in June. For everything she said, I replied, "I know."
"Yes, I KNOW." in increasingly belligerent terms. It was like she was talking to a 6-year-old child, not a 52-year-old woman who KNOWS, for crying out loud. I gave her a run-down of my daily menus, what exercise program I follow, the fact that I've been attending WW for over a year, etc., and she didn't seem to take the hint at all. I was barely able to stop myself from blowing up at her, because I didn't think she was being condescending on purpose, but geez freaking louise. Then she said, "well, I have to stick your finger to check your long-term blood sugar," and when I said, "but I was here last week and left blood samples" she was surprised...which made me suspect she hadn't even LOOKED at my records. GAH.
I have missed choir 3x this month because of being sick, going to see Elton John and last week for book group. I just realized that I'll miss it AGAIN next week because of the annual AWC wreath-making evening, which makes this entire month a wash, but not enough to miss wreath-making. AND I might miss it the first week of December as well, if the AWC julbord doesn't get cancelled. Right now there are only 2 people signed up, so it's a distinct possibility, but a bummer because it's a fantastic julbord. We have a choir concert on December 11, so missing all these practices is definitely not a good thing, if I want to be able to participate in the concert. :(
Martin, by the way, is having a fantastic time in Peru. They are back in Cusco, after having seen Macchu Picchu and he and Frida are on their own this week, as Claudia is at her grandmother's. They will join her in a couple of days, though, but then will be offline for 2 weeks, before heading back to Lima. He has been very good about regularly posting photos and messaging us, plus we've had phone/facetime calls, all of which helps keep me calm. He has also scheduled tours at 2 of the colleges in Detroit that he is applying to, for while he is there the first week of December. :)
Karin and I enjoyed our two girls-only weeks at home, though it sure went fast. It was fun to take her to see Elton John with me. She brought the median age in the audience down by at least 25 years, haha! She's spending the night with friends tonight and is refereeing all weekend at Sandby Cup.
I have to figure out what cookies to bake either this weekend or next for the annual AWC cookie exchange and what 3 kilos? Shut up. I figure I'll go with something quick, easy and festive. Maybe Rudolf Noses & Holiday Balls (if I have enough red and green sugar)...I haven't made them since 2008, so that should work.
And the weekend after that I have our work Christmas party and then OUR Thanksgiving dinner...I do not have time for vinterkräksjuka, so Anders had better not infect me. And I still have all the Christmas stuff to deal with. AAAGH. But right now, I'm so tired that I feel dizzy, so goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight!