It happened. And I knew it would.
To be honest, I can't believe I haven't gotten sick yet. Between the travel, living in a city, and the teaching of children all day, it's a miracle I've lasted an entire month (!!) in Russia.
Oh, I was naive. A child. Reckless and running through the streets of Moscow in thin tights, without a hat! All because I wanted my top knot to make it to the club...
But that was then and I've changed. I'm a new woman. A woman who gets flu shots and carries antibacterial soap with her. A woman who goes home after work when she feels a cough brewing in her chest. A woman, who does not scoff at tea.
Maybe I didn't learn last time, but now... now my friends, I will fear the flu.
I had to chase my 25 drops of medicine with strawberry milk. It. Was. Not. Pleasant.
So, get flu shots, my friends. Or shoot yourself up with vitamin C, whatever you have to. Beware the winter germs of death. That is all.