Hanging Tough

Four out of five members of my family are now sick with deep coughs, sore throats, stuffed noses, and pounding heads.  Against all odds given the number of times I've been coughed on by children who possess uncanny aim and incomplete covering-their-mouths skill, I still cling to complete health.

According to my husband, I am "hanging tough," which automatically conjured deeply-buried recollections of awkwardly dancing and singing New Kids On the Block songs during recess in fifth grade at the tennis courts behind my middle school.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, OH!  I'm hanging tough.

Still, I'll take it.  On this January day, I hope that you're hanging tough, too.

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  1. Oh, so sorry that your family is sick! Three of the five of us had the flu just before Christmas. I was not fortunate enough to "Hang Tough" then, but I am glad you are! (I started singing NKOTB when I read the title!)

  2. You are hanging tough! Had to laugh because I completely started singing that to myself when I saw the title of this posting)! Wishing a speedy recovery to your family and praying that you keep in good health... make sure to remember to take care of yourself in the midst of this!

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  3. Now I'm singing that song- you are cruel. But despite that, I hope that you continue to defy the odds and stay healthy. There's nothing worse that deep coughs and congestion.

  4. Sorry for the cruelty. (sheepish grin)

  5. Thanks for the prayers! (And I hope that you've shaken the song from your train of thought!)

  6. Oh, geesh, sorry to hear that you all were sick before Christmas, Lisa. Glad that you're back on your feet!


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