Friday, January 19, 2007

Be careful what you wish for...

The other day, I got an SMS from NRG, telling me that was feeling utterly miserable, having gotten sick during her trip with all sorts of ailments that have no place interrupting one's vacation. She was missing out and feeling bad, and I responded my telling her that I wished that I was the one who was sick instead of her. Clearly, I should have been more careful in my wishing, as I've now got a nasty cold (which wasn't even on the radar when I responded to her text) and thanks to antibiotics, she's started to feel a bit better.

What started Wednesday night with a mild sore throat, has progressed nicely into stuffy, runny nose, coughing and overall achiness, and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was as my ears were popping on the ride up to Jerusalem yesterday and on the ride back down to Tel Aviv. They still don't feel quite right, and I keep swallowing and yawning in hopes of a grand pop, which unfortunately hasn't happened yet. I'm secretly hoping that despite the pain and discomfort, I've got the same flu strain that the Husband had a few weeks ago, as he managed to lose five kilos...

Anyway, I really want to get back to my couch and my BBC Prime, but I just had to take a moment to send you to check out a brand new site that I'm really excited to be a part of - Expat Women. The site is "designed to help all expatriate women living outside of their home country". Not only am I one of the mentors representing the Middle East (and the only one from Israel), but our favorite American expat living in Ireland is one the the mentors representing Europe, as are some other friends of mine.

So, take a few moments to visit Expat Women, and if you like what you see (and I really think you will), be sure to spread the word to others.

5 comments:

rami said...

hope you get well soon!

my lung inflammation is gone.. and the snow finally came today!

Emah S said...

worked wonders for me, and even helps the kilos slip away unnoticed too: boil water and make a drink with honey, lemon, and fresh ginger. If you can hack it, even add some garlic.....feel better soon!

RR said...

I feel your pain- I'm also suffering from a really bad bout of the flu. The coughing is driving me crazy.

I checked out the Expat Women site, it looks like such fun! I'm sure a lot of us can relate to some of those stories. Oy, if these walls could talk....

woman wandering said...

I lost 6kgs with that flu, although the walking I did during Christmas in Spain may have contributed ... it was difficult to come back under the winter cloud cover of Belgium.

Beth said...

Aww, thanks! I'm so excited to get started too.