I watched the superbowl game on Sunday between the New York/New Jersey Giants and the New England Patriots and, along with my entire family, witnessed the sound defeat suffered by the Patriots at the hands of the Giants. We all had a great time seeing the undefeated season come to an end.
Monday morning I opened my eyes and realized that i was suffering from all the symptoms of the flu. The first thought that came to mind was in the form of a question. Was I being punished for having such a good time the night before? It was like a fall from the heights of celebration to the depths of misery.
knowing that I could not afford an extended illness, I enlisted the aid of my wife and gathered all the weapons neccessary to prepare for battle against this confounded enemy of good health and wellness. My weapons of choice were: Hot tea with lemon, home-made chicken soup, a quart of orange juice, my regular four ounces of Vemma juice and one pint of brandy administered two ounces every hour until finished. One additional item in my arsenal that I cannot forget is a vapor rub that my grandmother swore by.
I'm happy to say that I was up and about and back on my feet today, went to my office and caught up with most of the work I missed yesterday. Fast action and the right combination of weapons defeated what could have been a potent enemy known as the flu.