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Lovely weekend before the sore throat

It was a really nice weekend here. The sun was shining and we had nice warm days to enjoy. It was great for going outdoors and taking in the fall colours.

I spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning with my Dad and his girlfriend. We always have a good time when we get together and this was no exception. We laughed, we ranted... we ranted some more and laughed some more. Dad beat me at several games of pool and his girlfriend beat me at one as well. I'm (obviously) not a great player but I enjoy it. Half of the enjoyment is watching my Dad's goofball antics while he plays.

On Saturday we got together with my Nana, my half-brother and his wife and their kids for Thanksgiving dinner out at a local restaurant. It was the first time that I've met one of the kids and the other is 5 years older than he was last time I saw him. It's incredible how quickly things change when you aren't looking. As usual, Dad got my brother in trouble with his wife - a particular talent of his - and had Nana "scolding" him throughout the meal. We're an odd bunch but it's all in good fun and we get along really well (although you might not realize it as an outsider looking in).

I got home late on Sunday afternoon and had some good company for the evening. It was nice and relaxing, consisting largely of good conversation and yummy pizza dinner.

On Monday evening, I started to feel a bit of pain in my throat and by the time I woke up yesterday, I was in a lot of pain. Today is somewhere in the middle with aches and pains added for good measure. On the plus side, it was a long weekend, so I've only missed two days of work so far (although, I have a feeling I'll be missing tomorrow too) but I know that there's going to be a tonne of work to get done when I'm back. C'est la vie! Here's to hoping one more day of rest will have me back up and on my feet again.