18 November 2005

THE MUNG

Most of the time, I'm pretty healthy. But once a year, I get sick sick sick sick and it's always in November. A friend of ours calls it "the mung" - something that's worse than a common cold but not quite the flu.

I'm accused of burning the candle at both ends, living on little sleep and zero downtime. But I do this year round, not just in November so I don't know why this month makes me more susceptible. Last year, Caroline licked the fishtank at the Children's Museum on Halloween and introduced a particularly violent strain of the mung into the house a few days later. This time, I'm the host - feverish and hallucinating. It could be a combination of Theraflu and Sudafed. Or the hit of Children's Dimetapp.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yea i got that too k

:phil: said...

My wife has the Mung too
(sounds like chinese food)
Just passing through, feel better...

jal said...

OH NO MAMA!!! I hope you are healed by Friday! Am sending healing mung killing thoughts your way - Ohmmmmmmmmm.....

KJ said...

Thanks, all. I thought I was coming down with the bird flu but am feeling much better. JAL..I'll be there on Friday, tarted up and ready to get down with OFelia.