The best part about starting this year sick is that, really, 2013 can't go anywhere but up.
It's been a long time since I have been this sick. I'm either exceptionally ill or I'm just out of practice at feeling crappy, because I am a wreck. I am a hazy, sloppy mess. My brain feels a little like someone is standing on the right side of my head. My nose is a faucet yet somehow I can still smell but it's only disgusting smells like the garbage disposal of the sink in the lunchroom that almost made me puke. Everything feels very labor intensive bordering on impossible. And I have no appetite.
Absolutely no appetite.
This is no way to live.
But I will not and cannot continue to feel this awful. May this be my only illness of 2013! Clear skies over frozen lakes and meticulously manicured hockey rinks and healthier days ahead!
(This picture is of Mom and Dad's backyard/lake on New Year's Day. I was too sick to strap on my skates but I wasn't too sick to appreciate the view. What a lucky kid I was, growing up with my very own lake to swim in and to skate on.)