Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Squeak! Squeak! Can you hear me now?

Hello everyone! I'm still dragging around a bit. I'm getting better, but still am not fully well. Mostly I'm getting through the work day and then coming home to go to bed. I'm even missing a concert at my church tonight by the Ugandan Orphans' Choir. It would be great to go hear them, but I just do not have the energy. I've been missing a lot of church lately.

I also still have very little voice. Laryngitis is something I never got until just a couple of years ago. I hate the squeaky attempt to speak, knowing that I'm wasting my time and no one can hear me anyway. That certainly has contributed to my hibernation mode.

Tonight I stopped by the grocery store. I'm going to attempt to cook -- maybe -- later this evening. First I'm going to drink a Diet Coke and probably catch a quick nap.

In addition to feeling punk, I've had to pull extra duty because of a co-worker being out with her very sick mother. Co-worker had to leave the office today and just minutes later I heard an ambulance dispatched to their house to take her to the emergency room. I'm trying to do everything I can to cover the major parts of her beat on top of mine. There certainly is a lot going on and it won't be long before I drop one of the spinning plates. Not long at all, I'm afraid.

Well, I don't suppose any of this is new -- it's really been going on for a while but I felt like I needed to check in again.

If I actually summon the strength to do it, I'm going to marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a combination of lemon juice and soy sauce, then roll them in seasoned bread crumbs and bake. I'll make a baked potato for the side and slice up a tomato.

Right now, though, I really, really need a beverage and a nap. It's warm enough I'll probably crash on the couch with the front door open for a while.

Hope you're all doing well and enjoying fall!


Dreadnought said...

Hi Trixie, I hope you've picked up a little since you wrote this post, an illness such as you've had can knock you for six and no mistake. Bob.

TECH said...

Trixie, get well soon!

Hey, in November, I'm going to have a book signing down here. (I hope.) Maybe I can convince you and ER to join us. I imagine Kirsten and Adam will be here, and certainly my roomie and maybe Randall. We could make it a blogpals get-together. If only we could get Frenzied to show up too ... wouldn't that be cool?!

Anonymous said...

Hey! No partying without me!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're getting better, just wish it were quicker!

Hang in there and take care of yourself.

TECH said...

We might party without you, FF, but it wouldn't be the best partying like it would be if you were here. It would be great, but not greatest. :)

Right now, Trixie just needs to get well, although with all the work she's having to do, I don't know when she has time to rest. said...

I hope you are feeling better by now. It is tough when it takes a while to recover from something. I'm sending prayers and good thoughts your way.