Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Blatherings and Books

I'm sick of feeling sick. Almost 3 weeks ago I got an earache, sore throat and cough that kept me home from work for a few days. 10 days of antibiotics done and still feeling crappy, I went back to the doctor and there was very little improvement except for the cough.  New antibiotic for 10 more days now and I can't hear out of one ear........ugh....It's rare that I am sick so when I am sick I'm quite whiny. I blame it on all the sick students that work in our office.

Speaking of work, the work week went quickly. Every year we do something that benefits the community in some ways. Everyone gets to choose from a list which includes manual labor, gardening work, reading to little children at schools, animal shelter work, and much much more.  This year I went to Ronald McDonald House, and assembled gift bags for children staying there while there were going through medical treatments. We also read to children and organized their library. The place is beautiful and the day was very rewarding.

Reading

I have been listening to lot's of audio books (volume turned high to compensate for blocked ear LOL) and reviewed several recently.  My current audiobooks are The Farm, Tom Smith (strange but interesting) and That Night; Chevy Stevens. I still need to review Landline; R. Rowell and The Arsonist; Sue Miller from earlier this month.

New Books (arrived by mail this past week)

Have a good week everyone!

33 comments:

  1. Ugh, I think you deserve to be whiny! I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks Jill, I;m sure one of these weeks I'll be better --hope hope

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  2. Dang, we sure hope you feel better soon. That ear pain stuff is no fun at all.

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  3. Oh, suffering from an earache is the worst! I remember just terrible ones from my childhood, as bad as labor was as an adult. Well, almost. Anyway, blessings on that, and hold some hot compresses to your sweet head.

    I don't listen to audio very much, not as much as you anyway, but I am enjoying Proust's Remembrance of Things Past Vol. 2 in the car on the way to work. He has such a lovely pace: slow.

    I know what you mean about the rewarding work of helping others. It's the best kind.

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    1. See I knew when I was recently bragging about NEVER getting earaches that I was setting myself up for trouble.

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  4. I hope the new antibiotics give you some relief quickly! Ear aches are as annoying as they are painful, aren't they? As my husband and I get older, we have some hysterical conversations (as well as some frustrating moments...) when neither of us has heard exactly what the other has said, especially from an adjoining room or when a back is turned away. Sooner or later, one of us is going to have to break down and get some sort of hearing aid. ;)

    I'm still listening to The Goldfinch while puttering around the house and work. It's such a long novel, so I'm glad I decided to go with the audio edition. I'm kind of on the fence as to whether I actually like the book. I probably wouldn't have stuck it out this long if I had chosen the print edition.

    I hope you have a relaxing Sunday and that you feel better soon!

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    1. Believe it or not I never ever get earaches so that is why I am whiny and surprised as well. Now I know what others go through.

      I loved the Goldfinch.

      Have a good week.

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  5. I am so sorry about your ear pain Diane. Having had lots of ear problems over the years I know just how painful that can be. Hope the meds work quickly.

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  6. Nothing quite worse than an earache except maybe a toothache. Hope your feeling better soon.

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    1. Peggy, thanks so much. Hopefully the new antibiotics will work.

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  7. Earaches--ugh! My whole extended family seemed to get plagued by these as kids and young adults. I tend to get one still, but only rarely. I feel badly for you-- it throws off your whole balance.

    I don't do audios, but all the titles you named are ones I have or want to read. Hope you enjoy them.

    By the way, I love Mark Bittman-- he is such a down to earth, healthy-cooking chef and author! I have many of his books am trying to do his VB6 book challenge, only I make it veg. instead of vegan to help me keep with it. Have a good week.

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    1. Rita...thanks for your get well wishes.

      I've been listening to audios for about 15 years and just love them as long as they narrator is good and there are not too many characters to keep track of.

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  8. Sorry you are feeling so "crappy" Hope you are better soon! Have a restful week! Our daughter always says, "Drink more water!" LOL

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    1. Thank you. That's what the doctor said too -- drink more water LOL

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  10. Sorry you are having ear troubles, they are awful. The volunteer work sounds rewarding.

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  11. :( I hope you start to feel better soon. That's a long time to be sick - whine away!

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  12. I hope you feel better soon. It sounds like the cold I had last winter over December, that ended up blocking my ear (it still isn't quite clear). Ugh. The good news is, none of us has been sick (we all got it here) since we had it, so maybe this will be it for your winter! :-)

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    1. That's terrible Susan - I hope my ear clears up sooner than that:)

      Have a great week.

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  13. New books to me. They all look good! Glad you are better!

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  14. I have been sick too! With an ear ache as well. I never went to the doc and once I got the good Sudafed, the one you have to show your ID for, I could feel my ear opening up and everything draining out. Head colds are all about plumbing. Did the doc tell you to take some Sudafed too? I still have a low grade fever but I feel human today.

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  15. I'm so sorry you're sick! I think some whining helps, so go for it! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on FIVE DAYS LEFT. It sounds sad!

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  16. A new cookbook! Can't have too many of those.

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Being sick is annoying enough, but going to the doctor and then getting worse is extra frustrating. I've had that happen too - they gave me antibiotics that cured one problem and cause two others.

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  17. I am sorry you are sick. I hope you are feeling better soon. That is so neat that your work offers you and your colleagues a chance to give back to the community like that.

    I just got a copy of The Killer Next Door via NetGalley. I hope it's good! I hope you have a great week (and feel better), Diane!

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  18. Ugh... earaches are the worst! Thankfully I haven't had one in years, but I still remember how awful it was. Sorry you are still dealing with one. Glad you can still listen to audiobooks though ;-)

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  19. Diane, I hope you feel better soon. Take it easy, and enjoy-- read through your recovery!

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  20. Oh, poor you! I used to get earaches/infections a lot when I was a kid so I know they are not fun at all. I hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon!

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