22 December 2012

Fighting off a pre-Christmas bug. . . Ugh!

Another quiet Christmas card once again from Norway.  This reminds me of where I used to ski just outside Trondheim.  The area looked remarkably similar to this card.

The title says it all.  It hit like a ton of bricks right around supper time last night, and I went straight to bed without finishing the meal.  Slept off and on for most of the night and through the morning hours.  Remarkably, a shower and brushing my teeth a little while ago, along with a fresh change of pajamas, have made me feel almost human.  Almost.  But what an inopportune time to get sick.  Hopefully, I'll be well on the road to recovery before Christmas Day.

And one more old-fashioned Christmas card from Norway today, this time from the early 1950s.

Finally, here is an 18th Century Gallic seasonal contribution from Rob G.  Thanks Rob!  I'm craving chocolate once more, so the temporary illness must be on the wane.


Bluebear Jeff said...


I'll give you the same advice that I just gave someone living here:

"Stay in, stay warm, stay hydrated."

By the way, contrary to the weather predictions it is snowing right now here in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Hope that you recover soon and that it avoids the Grand Duchess Sonja and Young Master Paul.

Oh, and fresh Stollen and Coffee wouldn't hurt one bit, would they?

-- Jeff

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Come to think of it, Jeff, the curative powers of some fresh coffee and stollen would certainly help right now. Good suggestion!

Best Regards,


Fitz-Badger said...

Take 2 stollen and call me in the morning.

But seriously, get well soon, sir!

CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Ulrich,
This news is quite disturbing. Please note that a novena will be said on your behalf with special prayers being offered for a quick recovery.
Be well. Your country needs you and the campaigns of the spring await.
Your servant in the Lord,
Gerardus magnus

mad padre said...

I do hope you feel better soon. I would add some single malt scotch to Jeff's excellent prescription,
Mike, with pleasant memories of the Comox Valley

tradgardmastare said...

Stollen is recognized as a universal panacea I believe.
Get well soon.

Andy McMaster said...

Hope you make a full recovery in time for the big day! My kids are full of cold at the moment and will no doubt be fine by Christmas Day when I'll inevitably go down with the same! :)
Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Thomo the Lost said...

Your mention of Trondheim brought memories flooding back to me of winters in Trondheim - I was there for about three years.

Apart from the strawberries in July (the Leksvik ones were always the best) eaten with lashing of Romme, Jul tide was always special. Raising the Christmas tree in the torget and the singing of carols (Silent Night for some reason sung in English).

It always felt like Christmas at Christmas time in Trondheim.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

The current Mrs Steve the Wargamer sounds like a bronchitic vacuum cleaner with a cough at the moment...and she's lost her voice.... I feel for you, best to get it now rather than on the day though.


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