I know, not a very significant thing to blog about. Except that this cold is different. For 20-30 years, I never went more than a few months between a cold and/or the flu. The cold I came down with today is exactly 485 days after my last cold. Which also happens to be the exact number of days since my last cigarette. My wife, who has never smoked, says this is normal. I figured that I would get sick less often, and less severely, but I still assumed everyone got at least one winter cold/flu per year. She said she hasn’t had a cold in 2 years, and can’t remember her last flu.
Side note: Those of you who get flu shots know that you are not supposed to get one if you currently have a cold (or any illness). My wife tells me this cold is entirely my fault. Yesterday at breakfast, she asked me if I had gone to get my flu shot yet. I said I had to put it off until Friday because of work commitments. Then I added, “Hopefully I don’t catch a cold in the next 3 days”. Me and my big mouth