TOL’s 12 Gifts of Christmas!
I hope you’ve been having as much fun with this as I have! The final gifts, 11 and 12, are up for grabs today! To throw your name in the hat, leave a comment on this guest post. (To leave a comment without playing, just add, “No gifts, please!”) I’ll announce the recipients tomorrow evening.
Regular Gift: I promote your blog/website/cause in one of my blog posts.
White Elephant Gift: I search bomb you.
Today’s hilarious guest post comes from my friend Jen, who is one of only a handful of people who still call me Mari, giving her a special little place in my heart. Her story here goes places even I don’t dare to go. (Enough said.) Enjoy! –Tamara
Epiphanies and Other Manifestations
Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In
As my mentor, friend, and former boss would say, I am currently “with condition.” (He is of the generation that says such things. That same generation that had things called “plans” and saved their money and have pensions.) This “condition” of mine made me quite ill for approximately six weeks—the dreaded, poorly-named “morning” sickness that lasts all day and, unlike alcohol-induced nausea, doesn’t go away after you vomit—even after multiple times in one day.
I usually work from home, so I get to work in comfortable clothes, survive on saltines and ginger ale, and vomit whenever I need to and the people on the conference call are none the wiser. (I know. You’re jealous).
Thank goodness for mute buttons.