Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blame it on the Strep

I felt better long enough to write that last post, and to go out and enjoy a fun evening. Then I got worse again, and today went to the doc only to find out that I have strep. That explains why I was so low on energy and not really getting any better. Today my sore throat was really bad. Doc said I have "tonsils of a 5-year-old."

But who wants to dwell on those icky details?! Not me.

I have one more gift to wrap... oops. Two. I just remembered one that I'm making that isn't quite done. Food is planned. We're kinda ready for Christmas. I have not been in the "magic mood" yet, but I think being sick has hindered that. Hopefully I'll get into the mood as I feel better (I'm on meds that should help soon.. hooray!)

Yesterday I did my Christmas toy drops; both the toys were found, and the receivers reported back in! Usually the receivers don't report in, so I was lucky to get word on where both my toys ended up.

Last week I was interviewed for an article in a local paper. After it was all done I thought of all the clever and profound things I should have said but didn't. Maybe the reporter will make some up for me. I should have told her to go ahead. I wasn't thinking straight. Blame it on the strep.

I finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. At first it was entertaining, sweet, and I was interested. By the end I was tired of it. I don't like it when a book contains a young character who thinks and speaks like a grown, mature adult. That's what I felt about the main character in this one. I can see, if one wasn't picky about that, how the book might be highly enjoyable. That was too big a stumbling block for me, though.

Now I'm reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Now there is an author who can put together a good sentence! I love a good piece of writing.

I think I'll go back to the sofa and curl up in my quilt again. It has been my second home this week... but, wasn't I trying not to dwell on those icky details?

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. Hugs to all who are missing loved ones.

1 comment:

Pattilou said...

Sorry that you're under the weather, but wishing you a blessed holiday, hoping for the giddiness to return to you to help you celebrate! Thanks for your friendship through the past year. Quilty hugs across the miles.