[cough] Happy New Year [cough]

It’s New Year’s Eve and [cough, cough] I’m trying desperately to [cough] pull thoughts from my medicated mind for a brilliant year-end post. [cough, gag] Alas, it isn’t happening. Tylenol, Benylin and Otrivin have done their numbing routine on my brain and when I poke it for ideas only drivel flows out. [hack, hack]


I’m absolutely, positively going to bed before midnight so, [cough, hack] from my location under an afghan on the couch, sipping a steamy hot Chai [cough] while admiring the sparkling tree lights, [no, of course I haven’t taken it down yet] toasting myself opposite a cozy fire and listening to my favourite Josh Groban “Noel” CD, [oh, give it up, Carol; you can’t sound literary no matter how you try so just say HAPPY NEW YEAR and be done with it] I’ll just say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. [I’m not dying; it’s just a cold… cough, cough, cough.]


Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

15 thoughts on “[cough] Happy New Year [cough]

  1. What you need is a combination of Echinacea and 1000 milligrams of Vitamin C once a day for a couple of days and that will send that cold on its merry way.

  2. Carol, Laura, Nonie and Joseph, thanks for your good wishes. It’s “just” a cold but it’s such a nuisance heading into New Year’s and a weekend feeling crummy. I haven’t tried Echinacea but chicken soup is going down well. 🙂

  3. My husband woke feeling under the weather today. It’s freezing outside, so that may be part of the question. NYE, I was asleep before 10. I had the tree and all the decorations down yesterday. Now I’m trying to get in the mood to buckle down and get some serious work done. My NY’s resolution is to stop wondering about the future and to live in the now. Hope this New Year is everything you desire. Maybe, if luck is on our side, we’ll actually have time for tea this year.

    Happy New Year.

    1. Our tree and decorations are still up and will likely remain until I feel more ambitious… maybe until Epiphany. My lethargy has been a good excuse for me to lounge around with my laptop and tinker with writing. My brain isn’t offering much creativity but I’ve done a bit of revising. I have a photo/scrapbooking project that also needs attention before I can focus much on writing.

      Your NY’s resolution sounds practical. We can spend a lot of mental energy on the future that would be put to better use on the present. Tea this year would be a nice goal. DD and I are aiming to attend this year’s SiWC in October. Any chance you might make it, too?

    1. Thanks, Joylene. The blog redesign was part of my recent “tinkering”. The photo was taken down at the marsh on Christmas Eve 2008. Thankfully we don’t have snow like that this year. Two snowy winters in a row was more than enough for the coast!

  4. Hope you’re feeling better. Happy New Year. Is it 2010 there yet? Thought I dialed the wrong number when your blog page came up. I was all discomboberated. Looks good!

    1. Yes, I’m feeling human again, Dave. Thanks. When one is sitting around feeling woe-is-me-ish, one is tempted into all sorts of keyboard doodling. Don’t know if I’ll stay with this look but I was ready for a change.

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