Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cold and a cold . . .

Okay, I probably should have stayed home Friday night, cancelling on dinner with our friends. But our social life has seemed sparse to me lately, and I sometimes wonder if I'll have any girlfriends left by the time I retire. So I pretended I was fine and enjoyed a lovely meal and catch-up conversation, exchanging grandchildren stories and tales of travel, 'til I was hit by a sudden wave of exhaustion and worn vocal cords. The cold outside and, especially, travelling across the harbour and then biking across our little island, didn't help. I woke up Saturday morning with a wicked baritone -- hmmmm, that sounds more fun than what I meant! I had the baritone voice, I should clarify, rich, deep, sultry tones, disarming, alarming. . .

Today, I could only manage squeaks and squawks. I haven't changed out of my pjs since Friday night (although I've managed to mark close to 20 papers!). I've gone through half a box of Kleenex, but worst of all, I'm stuck inside while we have this outside.
Luckily, the front of our home is almost all windows, so I can at least enjoy the view. And since my voice is so squeaky, I'll give it a rest and let the photos do the talking.
Hope you're all staying well,
staying warm,

and enjoying the views around you.




10 comments:

  1. Aw. Sending hot lemon vibrations.

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  2. As my mother would say, perhaps you are overdoing, dear? Sleep, tea with lemon and a speedy recovery.

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  3. Hope you feel better soon! I'm envious of your front view, though.

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  4. So sorry to hear that. I've also been sick, nursing my bronchitis all weekend long. Hope you feel better soon!

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  5. Oh no - get well soon! Hot toddy time :)

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  6. LPC: That's what I'm missing -- hot lemons! NeoCitron is my sub-in.
    Duchesse: Yes, I've heard that before . . . time to slow down, I know!
    Pseu: Yes, as I say, if I have to be stuck inside, at least I've got a great view.
    Angie: Oh, I hope you're feeling better soon as well.
    Jillian: Yes, wish we'd stocked up on some rum. In a pinch, though, I'm thinking some mulled wine might do the trick. . .

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  7. Waking up with a baritone was hilarious. Hope you're feeling better. It looks like you're living in paradise -- ok, cold, but still. . .

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  8. Sending huge vitamin C filled hugs and steaming bowls of matzo ball soup. Feel better!
    xoxo
    p.s. Another cure that I like is chamomile tea, honey, lemon and Jack Daniels and then watch a Cary Grant movie.

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  9. Oh, I hope you are feeling better.

    Belette's cures sound like something worth staying inside for.

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  10. It is a beautiful view, Tish -- it's since been replaced by clouds, with snow threatening . . .
    LBR: Oh, those are great cures!
    Mardel: Don't they?!

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