I'll start with the good news ... my car passed the MOT first time with no advisories so all is good for another year. I don't really know why I was worried as the car is only three years old and has been regularly serviced so there shouldn't have been any problems. I also got a voucher for a free car wash which they couldn't do yesterday, as they were understaffed due to illnesses, so I will get that done some time in January.
Now the not so good news ... I have a chest infection, possibly pneumonia. Not quite what I was expecting to hear! He referred to it as 'walking pneumonia' which Google informs me is a mild atypical version of the illness and lots of people don't even realise they have it. I wasn't expecting to hear that diagnosis as coughing wasn't one of my symptoms, not do I sound like I have a cold. However, the hacking cough turned up with a vengeance this morning so I will see what he says later. I had a chest x-ray yesterday and he will phone me today to discuss treatment. In the meantime, I am taking it easy.
Whatever the final diagnosis is I won't be able to play carols around the hospital with my friends on Christmas Day. Breathing is painful so sustaining notes on a brass instrument is currently beyond me! I spoke to T last night to let him know and give him time to replace me.
So for now I am tucked up in the warm, feeling a bit pathetic to be honest. All my Christmas prep is done thankfully, and I don't have any need to go out before the weekend. It just the shopping for fruit and veg next Monday or Tuesday but family or friends will do that for me if I don't feel up to it myself.