I attribute the stress of finals week, as well as my recent interaction with one sick person too many, to my immune system finally shutting down Friday night as I was at a Christmas party. Like, I literally felt the sickness come on and then there I was, laid up at home all weekend with the sniffles, raw, scratchy throat, fever and chills. I am a ridiculous baby when it comes to chills... I just stop functioning. The only productive things I did accomplish was decorate for Christmas (with some sweet jams), watch several movies, and start a new book. Surprisingly, I was perfectly content... minus the chills.
* No we do not have a real tree. I learned from experience that a real tree is not for me and my house. The perfect solution for us? An artificial tree with a pine-scented candle nearby. All the experience with none of the hassle.