New State Crud

Before I get rolling here, I would like to make a quick note to my friends on Facebook. The Hubbster has pointed out to me that my blog has been automatically linking posts to my Facebook page. This is fine, I suppose, except that I was under the impression that I had temporarily closed my account there. It appears that my activity here on WordPress has inadvertently reactivated it. So, if you come across a photo and some writing that seems as though they don’t make sense together, click on the link to the blog, and you’ll see that it all does make sense… mostly. I also wanted to let y’all know I’m not just ignoring you over there. I’ve just been going through some personal stuff and concluded that I needed a break, but I still need the blogging outlet. So, on with that, shall we?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that one of the biggest drawbacks to relocating is that first year-and-a-half of immune system overload. We always seem to spend that amount of time physically adjusting to the germs in our new area, and this most recent move has been more extreme in that regard than I have ever experienced before.

We moved to Texas last January, and since then, I have been sick more often than I think I ever have in my entire life. An I’m not talking about a little sniffle or sinus infection — I’m talking full-blown fever that makes you want to peel your skin off and causes general delerium, coughing up both lungs, blowing your nose so often it is raw, gotta stay in bed and complain kind of sick.

I guess when they say that everything is bigger in Texas, they are even including the illnesses?

Either way, I’m pretty sick of it (see what I did there?), so if my immune system would hurry up and catch up, that’d be great.

Have you all been affected by the severity of this year’s flu season?