I went to the doctor today, friends, and the news was that I don't have strep (yay?) but that I probably* have the flu (even with the shot; they guessed wrong this year). My throat feels like it is filled with knives, and I'm beyond achy. I have some meds so with luck (and science) I will be better soon.
My Santa head mugs have been arriving, and I found this glittery tree at my local A.C. Moore. I like it better than the dyed red trees featured in the magazine, although I still might try to find one of those peppermint trees. (The originals, for reference.)
* Waiting for the test, which takes 24 hours, would put me outside the timeframe for taking the meds, so she just assumed I had it, which I think is a good guess.