It's the flu bug going around, isn't it? I don't know anyone who has had the flu yet, but I imagine that it won't be long. I have not had the flu shot, and I won't be getting a flu shot. It's not bravado on my part--I'm allergic to the flu shot. Yep. How weird is that? I'm not allergic to chicken or eggs, so I shouldn't be allergic to the stoopid flu shot. But I am.The last time I had the flu shot, I had what is known as a "localized" reaction. The skin on my legs turned purple and black, and they itched so bad that I wanted to peel my skin back so I could scratch the other side. So no flu shot for me. I'm going to make Larry get one, and Zane, if I can talk him into it. Ever since he got his last immunizations, he's been very firm about not getting any more "holes in his legs". He's also not too keen on throat cultures, either, and he makes sure that the doctor knows it as soon as the man walks into the exam room.
So for Christmas, we got a new microwave. Our old microwave started turning on when you opened the door, and you can see why this might be an issue in our house with a five year old who likes to be independent and get his own food cooked. When he is old enough to reach the stove, we are going to have to have a talk. Our new microwave is a Kenmore Elite. We have always had good luck with Kenmore products, so why not stick with a good thing? Nobody paid me to say that, although if they wanted to do so, I would be happy to accept.
I've started off the year with a bunch of writing memes. Write on Edge, Trifecta, Mamakat, and now the Master Class. I think that my writing needs a little kick in the butt, a couple of challenges here and there. Plus I love all the comment love I get from my fellow writers! I don't know how long I can keep it up, but if I'm going to try to push myself a little bit more as a writer, I need to leap off the cliff.
|Yes. We have a cave troll.|
There are tons of great movies coming out this year. I'm currently reading the book Beautiful Creatures because there's a movie in February starring Jeremy Irons. Have you ever just liked a particular aspect of an actor, like their voice? I love Jeremy Irons' voice. I also love Sean Connery's voice, and George Clooney's. If these men would volunteer to call me at bed time and read me a story, it would be heavenly! One of the reasons I married Larry is because of his voice. Sometimes, when he is reading to Zane, I'll eavesdrop, just to listen to his voice. It's deep, smooth, and rich. Downright dreamy!
I'm visiting Stacy over at Stacy's Uncorked. Go check her out!