December has always been a busy month…shopping, family visits, friends and work engagements, and my birthday. Seems like each year got busier and busier. Then 10 years ago, I started singing at church, and it went to crazy busy. Then 5 years or so ago, I got involved in Women’s Ministry and the busyness went to Warp Speed (sorry for the geeky reference but you get what I am saying right?).
Then after a short break where I was busy but not overly so last year, this year was looking to be back to Warp Speed (really need to find a better way to say that). I had 2 concerts, my first official weekend back in the Praise Team and my, now traditional “O Holy Night” on Christmas Eve. Then I got sick. Yep…sick. First the cold…sneezing, congestion, Rudolph’s nose – the works. Then Tuesday the 8th I woke up to NO VOICE…a singer with NO VOICE is a very very very bad thing. Especially just 5 days prior to the first concert of the season.
So I made the difficult decision to not sing in the program I had been rehearsing for and try to save my voice for the concert this weekend. But this dang cough is not going away. I went to Urgent Care this AM and got checked out…it’s bronchitis. And an irritated bronchial tube. I came in to work today armed with a new cough medicine, steriods and an antibiotic to cover all of the bases. Now I just need to get better by Sunday…or Saturday morning for Dress Rehearsal.
I need a Christmas Miracle….