My friend Julie-Julia emailed me today to make sure I remain among the living, so I thought I should at least post a short note to let anyone else who has similar concerns know that I'm still kicking. Barely.
I took a sick day on Monday but I went back to work on Tuesday and struggled through, and I'm trying to do what I can to get ready for Christmas while at the same time putting off doing anything that might pass this thing on to friends--like handle gifts of baked goods. As I write, the DayQuil has worn off but I can't take the NyQuil just yet because I'd probably fall asleep in my bath, sink below the surface of the water and drown. After all, there's not a lot of difference between a bathtub full of water and the quantity of snot in my head. TMI? Yeah, probably. Sorry about that.
Anyway, I'm still here, but I might not post since I don't have too much to say. Oh, but there IS one thing. Over the weekend, when I was feeling only half dead, I went for a short last-minute Christmas shopping trip with a couple friends. We strolled along Sutter Street in old Folsom--if you're familiar with the Sacramento area, you probably know what I'm talking about. I've driven by one store for a long time but never went in until I was shopping with friends--it's called Melange, and it has a funky blend of vintage "stuff" as well as a few newer things. I found a stacked set of three vintage Santa mugs to add to my collection--I don't have a photo of them yet, but the following are photos one of my friends took of the shop on her cell phone. Enjoy a little eye candy while I try not to drown myself, and stop by the shop if you're in the area.