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I’m Sick & Tired of being….Sick and Tired!

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Yucca Valley, Ca., The flu season is upon us and the reports show our region high peak season is March and April.  There is still time to get your flu shot if you haven’t done so by now.  The flu shot will not prevent you from catching the flu but should lessen the severity of the symptoms.  I can’t  imagine what it would be like if I did not take my flu shot last December.

It’s been two weeks and I am not back to 100%.  My husband also came down with the flu which is very rare for us to both be under the weather at the same time.  When I had a good day, I ran out to buy groceries and supplies and my husband went out one other day for the same reason.  We  stayed inside during the cold freeze that hit our area with temperatures dipping into the 20s at night.

By the 10th day, we both lost our sense of taste and were not the least bit interested in eating.  Nothing sounded, or tasted good.  As a treat, my husband brought home an Apple Fritter from the Jelly Donut and it is now sitting in a plastic bag in our freezer, in case of an earthquake.  I never throw away food unless it has expired or the lettuce becomes wilted.

The other “treat” he brought home was a large bag of Lime flavored potato chips which did not hit the spot either for us.  We kept nibbling at the bag for a couple of days hoping to excite our taste buds but that never happened.  Can you freeze potato chips?

My advice to you is to stock up now with supplies for your bout with the flu. It’s not a question of if you will come down but when. And, please…please stay home and don’t spread your germs to others.

Here is the recent map as of January 12, 2013 of this flu season:


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Margo Sturges

Yucca Valley Editor

Note: Margo Sturges has written many articles for Cactus Thorns and is the founder of Citizens4Change.info. Email contact: MargoSturgesYV(at)aol.com "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."- George Orwell


  1. Bob brought you an Apple Fritter! My favorite junk food in the whole world. I could pig out and eat a mountain of fritters. My middle name should be Fritter. I should live on Fritter street, and rename my faithful dog Fritter. Whomever invented the Apple Fritter ought to be named person of the year. There should be a Fritter painting in the Frank Gehry Guggenheim Museum in Spain. I’m all for women wearing apple fritters jewelry too. I would marry a woman who makes great fritters.

    Fritters anyone?

  2. Jelly Donut makes the BEST apple fritters…..a real treat!

    Ode to an Apple Fritter…..

    Glazed, pastry above all others,

    Chunks of apples injected inside.

    To magnify taste already great,

    Oh, how dreams could dream,

    Of an apple fritter pie.

    Oh, cloud shaped donut,

    Your majesty is elegantly yummy,

    To feast on you is a treat,

    With just the right amount of money.

    Eat you all day long,

    Hook up an IV of frittered apple,

    To taste you when I sleep,

    From dusk until dawn.

    Oh, Sir Apple Fritter,

    You are a lord amongst your kind,

    Please sacrifice yourself,

    To these taste buds of mine.

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