pan·dem·ic – adjective.
1. (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
Is it any surprise that many are feeling a bit under the weather? I thought last week that I would really see some improvement in my general health by getting out of school for three days. Turns out, however, I think I just brought home more goodies to share with the Thriller (who is really having trouble today).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we’re at “widespread” levels of sickness. Iowa, Texas, South Carolina and almost all of the Gulf states must be reaping the benefits of that clean livin’. The rest of us, not so lucky. I shouldn’t complain, though. I am fortunate and thankful for a warm house and plenty to eat and drink — and plenty of DayQuil and NyQuil, which, as you know, make the world go ’round. That high-test Robitussin doesn’t stink, either. And it’s cherry flavored.
Did I ever tell you about my love affair with all things cherry? I love cherries. All kinds, in all manifestations. I love cherry candy, cherry cake, cherry Kool-Aid, cherry ice cream, cherry milkshakes, cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry cough drops. Of course, my all-time, heavyweight champeen udda worl’ favorite ever is cherries and chocolate mixed together.
OK, back to flu and coughing and sniffling and stuffed-up sinuses and achy bods and drugs and the couch. But I’m still thinking about cherries.