Monday, March 15, 2010

Reading, Sneezing and Blogging...

So, it's been really quiet in blogland. Wait, that's Nath's line. LOL

One of my goals for the year was to post more about me and RL. This isn't exactly what I had in mind but, for now, it's all I've got. :)

I’ve been quiet and way behind on blog hopping. Friday night I started getting that icky feeling in my throat. Then the sneezing started. But I was determined I wasn't going to get sick. Nope, not happening. The weather is too pretty to be stuck inside and it’s spring break here. Lots to do.

Saturday found me feeling worse and a giant box of tissues as my constant companion. I still didn’t feel terrible and thought it would just be a mild cold. I did read my TBR challenge book, Karen Rose’s Have You Seen Her? Started it Friday night and finished it Saturday night. I couldn’t believe it’s 499 pages! But considering I didn’t do much more than read and snooze Saturday, it’s not surprising I was able to finish it quickly. Plus it’s a good story.

Yesterday I woke up with a pile of tissue on the floor next to the bed. Yuck! Horrible night, very little real sleep and probably breathing through my mouth the whole night. Lovely. Turns out it could get worse with my eyes now teary and itching, my throat hurting and lets just throw some pms in there for fun. I had to wear my glasses all day, no way could I wear my contacts. I hate wearing glasses. I did start Pamela Clare’s newest, Naked Edge. It’s good but I only managed to read about 70 pages, the eyes watering and headache made reading difficult. I did get my mp3 player fixed, sort of, so I started listening to KMM’s Beyond the Highland Mist. I will say the voice of Phil Gigante made me feel sooo much better. Love his brogue!

Today is better. Definitely more energy and my throat isn’t as sore. So I hope to get around to the blogs today and find out what I’ve missed. And now that I’m on Pacific coast time because of DST, I feel like I’m an hour behind. We don’t spring forward where I live but since everyone else does our time zone changes. Weird.

Oh, I did see that dabwaha has started and picks can be made until Wednesday. So I need to do that since I plan to win it this year. :P Anyone not familiar with the craziness that is dabwaha can head over here and learn all about it. It's a lot of fun, surprisingly exciting and there are some great prizes.

I hope if anyone else out there has the sickies that you are feeling better!


  1. I hope you are feeling better!!! I have heard good things about Phil Gigante's voice..I need to check it out. Reading books in bed is definitely a good way to cure a sickness :)

  2. Thanks Mandi! I'm pretty sure Phil does all of KMM's highlander books. He has a very sexy voice. :)

  3. Oh nose!!! I mean. OH NO! :(

    Okay, I shouldn't joke like that when a friend is sick, but I just couldn't help it. I hope I made you smile at least. :)

    I had a bad head cold a couple of weeks ago and felt lousy for nearly two weeks. Like you, I tried to pretend I wasn't getting sick and charged into it... but it didn't work. Then I tried to pretend I was better and charged on and again got knocked back down, so learn from my mistake and nurse your cold from the start. Lots of vitamin C, zinc, soup, rest, decongestant, etc... I hope you're better soon!

    That DST does crazy things to our lives, doesn't it?

  4. Hey! I hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you're on the mend - I hope it keeps that way!!

    I have a pal in AZ and it's so hard to keep track of what time it is there. You guys march to you own drummer!

  5. Hope you feel better, Leslie!

    I enjoy Phil Gigante's narration. Enjoy the audiobook! I find that when I'm really sick, it's much easier to close my eyes and listen to an audiobook than it is to read a print one. Especially with watery eyes!

  6. Christine ~ haha. :) I'm trying to ease back into things but there's so much to do! Thankfully the kids are on spring break so I don't have to get the teen up at 5:30. :)

    CJ ~ Thanks! I always have to stop and think of the time diff. when calling the east coast. Sometimes we're 2 hrs, sometimes 3. :)

    Renee ~ I got my contacts in today! Yeah! Eyes still a bit watery but much better - I can read. LOL

  7. I hate having to breathe through my nose. Hope you weather (he he) through it soon!

    I hate April DST. Thanks to it I had to go into work 1hr early and that's not the best way to start my day, especially a Monday too. Lol

  8. Hm just realized I used the word 'hate' twice. I must have a lot internal hatred build up...I blame it on work! :D

  9. Awww, Leslie. It's sucks to hear that you're sick!! :( Hope you're feeling better today!

    Glad you enjoyed Have You Seen Her :D 499 pages?!?! are you sure?

    I've decided to participate to the dabwaha for the first time this year :D Looking forward to see your picks!

  10. Thanks nath, I'm feeling much better today.

    I've got the mmp of Have You Seen Her? and it's 499. I think it's bound tighter or something because the spine isn't that wide.

    Good luck with dabwaha. Did you know CJ won it last year? I got as high as 6th last year then fell really fast but it was fun!

  11. Leslie, I hope you feel better soon! Sending you good vibes... although it sounds as if Phil's voice is doing the trick! He he he...

    I've had a few bad weeks myself and hope things will get better soon -- very little time to post and blog hop. :(

    Hey! I didn't even realize the DABWAHA was up already. You and I did pretty well last year... we hung in there to the last minute until CJ took it all! I must go in and try again, it was really fun. :)

  12. Tabitha ~ I’m sorry I missed your reply. :(

    The weather *grins* is much better and so am I.:) I hope that with Monday past, today is going better for you at work. And just think, you get that hour back in the fall. :D

  13. PS: I ALMOST started reading Have You Seen Her? and changed it for another book at the last minute... I do have it on my pile for this month! Great minds and all that.... lol!

  14. Leslie, not a problem at all!