It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season. For the past two weeks, yes TWO WEEKS folks, I’ve been battling with the flu. I’ve had bronchitis and walking pneumonia before, but I had no idea what I was in store for with my first-ever battle with influenza. It even involved a trip to the ER for fever, dehydration & severe back spasms. While I got some good pain-killers for the spasms, sadly the doctor told me there wasn’t much he could give me to cure my ills. He advised me to hunker down, stay hydrated, sleep and stay away from others, especially my kidlets as much as possible.