Well, I am stuck home, sick with strep throat, so I suppose it’s as good a time as any to share the goings-on of my life recently. It’s been inordinately busy, hence the lack of posting this holiday season.
The first week of December brought two work-related parties, one for clients and the other with employees and significant others only. The client party boasted I believe a record number of guests and it was really enjoyable for me to be able to catch up with so many partners that I haven’t seen in a year, in some cases. I was very pleased with my outfit as well. I wore an L.K. Bennett dress from Rent The Runway and received many compliments. I would absolutely look to this brand again for rental or for purchase. It felt flattering and high quality. Plus Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is apparently a fan of the brand as well.
The employee only party was a glamorous affair. We met for a few cocktails prior at Apogee Lounge, a modern bar with floor to ceiling windows an outdoor area with heat lamps overlooking the Gold Coast. We went around the corner to Tao for our main event. The dinner was exceptionally good; the beef and broccoli and black cod were among my favorites. After dinner, we headed into the nightclub part of the venue and I did my characteristic flailing in lieu of acceptable dancing. But at least I flailed with conviction.
Aside from the events and parties, work itself has been extraordinarily busy. 2019 has been a prolific year in terms of hiring and December seems to be no exception. It’s a very good thing, however, rather surprising as we have typically experienced at least a small lull. Not the case.
In the middle of the week, I felt myself declining a bit, with increasing muscle aches, coughing, and a bit of throat soreness. I was very surprised to learn I had gotten strep throat as my symptoms this time around (no fever, mild throat soreness) seemed incongruous with what I’ve experienced in the past. Perhaps I just identified it early enough before things devolved.
No one enjoys being sick and I know there are so many other things I’d rather be doing than sitting at home. I did begin to watch a series on Netflix called, Marcella, which is pretty interesting. I also watched the film, The Duchess, which was better than I expected. I had been researching the English aristocracy and learning about Chatsworth and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. She was a very interesting woman and I felt that Keira’s Knightley’s portrayal of her was very compelling. I may look into a biography to read about her, since no doubt I have time on my hands.
I’m very sad today because I was supposed to exchange gifts with Andrea and her girls tonight and then go to my mom’s house to bake holiday treats for my friends and family on Saturday. These plans are of course cancelled, but I was most looking forward to them. I’d like to go for a walk, but even that seems out of the question today. What a drag, indeed.
If anyone has any suggestions on things to read, watch, or do while home sick, please let me know.
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