I feel like a lame bum (bum in the sense of a behind, not in the sense of a transient) because I haven’t been keeping up with others blogs. I do apologize. Nor have I responded to others comments on my blog yet. I simply just haven’t have the energy.
I’m still feeling sick. I didn’t sleep well since I was up all night coughing. It’s still hard to say exactly whether this is a really bad cold thingie (which is the official medical term for it – cold thingie) or my body’s reaction to me quitting smoking (it’s been over two weeks without a cigarette!). Either way, it’s not fun as you can imagine. Yesterday I lost my voice, and could only speak in a whisper, alternating with periods where my voice would be stronger but you could only hear every other word I said. It made for some funny miscommunication between my partner and I.
Partner: Do you want to swing by the music store before the movie, since we have some time to kill?
Me: Uh huh – “huh” being the only word she heard.
Partner: I said, do you want to walk over to the record store since we have time to kill before our movie…
Me: I said, “uh huh”
Partner: I said…
Me: [squeaking out] yes!
Partner: Oh, I thought you couldn’t hear me and were saying “huh?”
Me: [whispering into my partners ear] No I was saying uh huh but only the huh was coming out!
We had a good laugh about that.
Today I am laying low. I have a book club meeting which I’m determined to go to later on this evening, since I read the book this time and loved it. A Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes. I would highly recommend it! So by the time book club comes, I hope my voice is more than a whisper and the occasional squeak…
Speaking of books, when my partner and I walked over to the record store before our movie yesterday (see above convo), they were having a book sale out front. I ended up buying six books for – get this – seven dollars! And all good ones too!! Here is a list of the books I got:
The last one is the only one I’m not sure about… But hey it was only a buck! I’ll be letting you all know how they are as I plow my way through them. I’m excited to have a whole stack of books to read!
Perhaps now I’ll get to reading and catching up with others blogs. Hope you all are having a nice Sunday!