2012 came and went and I never had the need to go to the doctor. Other than regular checkups, I got through an entire year without so much as a sniffle. Last night, I mentioned – as I knocked on wood – that I have been so very lucky that I have not been sick.

Today, I was taking photos for a client on a property in Ocean County. As I was walking back to their office, I felt as though something got caught in my throat and I started coughing…and coughing…and coughing. Cups of water later, I still felt as though I had a cotton ball stuck in my throat. Now, my eyes feel funny and my throat is tight. Gees, why did I EVER say anything about being so darn healthy? I hope doses of hot tea, honey, chicken soup and lots of water will wash this thing away. Jinx!