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Sunday Salon: Sick of being Sick

January 11, 2009

The Sunday Salon.comOkay, this can knock it off now. I’ve had the creeping crud for going on two weeks now, an extra Christmas present from visiting my parents over the holidays, and I’m sick of it. Aaaaaaaany time I want to stop coughing, and aaaaaany time my nose wanted to clear up would be Just Fine by me. Blergh.

I spent yesterday morning in bed, reading the last 1/3 of a re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and crying like a tiny little girl. Funny how much sadder that book is when a) I’m not rushing to finish it before someone else can spoil things for me, and actually have time to read at my leisure, and b) I’m not on an airplane full of people who I don’t really want to see me cry.

I then promptly wiped my face, ate a bit of lunch, and then went downstairs to continue my re-watch of the Battlestar Galactica DVDs (new season starts on Friday, hooray!), starting with the episode “Maelstrom”… which also makes me cry like a little tiny girl. Oh well. I guess it was nice having the runny nose be caused by something other than the creeping crud for a while.

Today will probably be spent largely on chores and errands that I didn’t get to yesterday, as well as teaching myself the material over which I’m going to have to lead a class on Tuesday, although I might squeeze in some fun reading – either my ARC of Jonathan Stroud’s Heroes of the Valley (which is quite good so far), or else I’ll break out Tales of Beedle the Bard.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2009 10:31 am

    I can so relate to (a) and (b). I would also add, albeit about a different genre, that watching a movie video at home enables you to let lose crying which you can’t do so well at a movie theater full of people. Especially when your husband is next to you slinking down in his seat and muttering “I knew this was a chick flick!”

    Hope you feel better!!!

  2. January 11, 2009 10:37 am

    I am still going strong on my Battlestar Galactica marathon (it’s my first time). Watched Razor last night and the first ep of Season 4 today while Daniel was at yoga. So almost caught up…

  3. January 11, 2009 10:46 am

    Being sick stinks. I hope you get rid of your cough soon.

  4. January 11, 2009 1:06 pm

    I hope you are feeling better soon. :-( I would like to reread the Harry Potter series one day, take my time with each book and if I read them close enough together, pick up on things I might have missed the first go around.

  5. January 11, 2009 1:50 pm

    Being sick is so frustrating, especially on weekends. I hope you feel better soon!

  6. thebookzombie permalink
    January 11, 2009 1:58 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  7. January 11, 2009 2:40 pm

    rhapsodyinbooks – Oh, absolutely! I very, very rarely get sniffly if there are other people around, so I think the last time I cried in a movie theater was Million Dollar Baby – and that involved a lot of surreptitious peeking at my friends to see if they were crying too. :)

    Lenore – Hooray, another BSG fan! I’m starting S4 today.

    bermudaonion – Thanks! (I hope so too! :)

    Literary Feline – I’ve really enjoyed re-reading the Harry Potter series (again) – particularly book 7, which I hadn’t read since it came out, and read so fast that I missed a bunch of details.

    Memory – If I have to be sick, the past two weeks were a good time to do it – spring semester hadn’t started yet, and my responsibilities at work were pretty minimal, so I could slug around in a drugged-up stupor without anyone really noticing. :)

  8. January 11, 2009 4:47 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

    I also want to read Deathly Hallows again. I bet I’d cry even more this time around too.

  9. January 11, 2009 9:21 pm

    Take care of yourself!

    I know that I am so out of the loop by not even starting Harry Potter. I just don’t know whether I want to start it or not…

  10. January 11, 2009 9:21 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! I’ve been wanting to reread the HP books again too. I’m definitely going to find time to read HP and the Half Blood Prince before the movie comes out.

  11. January 11, 2009 9:22 pm

    I would definitely like to re-read Deathly Hallows at a slower, more careful pace. However, I was completely by myself the first time so there was a ridiculous amount of crying, laughing out loud, and even some drumming of heels and cheering!

  12. January 11, 2009 10:03 pm

    Nymeth – The first time, I was reading so fast because I wanted to know what happened. This time, I *knew* what was going to happen, so I was crying at even more places than I wanted to cry the first time.

    Literate Housewife – Obviously I love them and think everyone should give them a try, if that helps you make up your mind at all. :) They’re not particularly hard or long reads, even if they’re long books.

    Alyce – I started my re-read of the series on one of those days when I wasn’t feeling well and just wanted an easy, familiar comfort read… and timed it well enough so that Deathly Hallows is fresh in my mind for reading Tales of Beedle the Bard.

    Laura – hee hee! I do cheer out loud, even though this time I was already also crying copiously, when McGonagall goes by with the horde of desks. :)

  13. January 11, 2009 10:20 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon!

  14. January 11, 2009 10:31 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better, Vicki!

    I haven’t read that HP book yet… first, I need to catch up on Bk 3! LOL.

  15. January 12, 2009 12:17 pm

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, that really sucks. Hopefully your reading helped you cheer up a bit (even if it made you cry).

  16. January 12, 2009 1:46 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. I hate being sick.

    I was really surprised how much more I liked book 7 the second time when I was reading (well, listening) to it to enjoy it instead of finding out what happens. It didn’t seem to drag in the middle nearly as much!

  17. January 12, 2009 3:10 pm

    I hope you get better soon!! I am still on the 5th Harry Potter book and have managed to stay away from all the people who want to ruin it for me….pretty good I think =) Eat some soup!! Andi over at Tripping Toward Lucidity has been sick too and says V8 has some wonderful soups!!

  18. January 13, 2009 10:46 am

    I hope that you are feeling better now. I know the feeling. I’ve been sick for about a week and just starting to get rid of the heavy sinuses…now its the nose running and stuffiness I can’t stand

  19. January 13, 2009 4:51 pm

    Shana – Thanks!

    Melody – Well, Book 3 is my favorite, so that’s okay too. :)

    Devourer – Oh, reading (almost) always makes me feel better… plus it was nice to be snotty and sniffly for a reason other than the sickness. :-P

    KT – I still think there are bits in the middle of HP7 that could be lost or reduced without too much damage to the plot, but when it’s comfort reading, I don’t mind the dragginess so much.

    Kristina – EVERYBODY DIES. (just kidding!) (or am I?) Heh.

    Serena – Ah, the stuffiness cleared fairly early for me this time around, but I’m left with the cough that WILL NOT DIE. At least I’m not feeling sick and sluggish anymore, even if I am hacking up a lung, so that’s a major improvement.

  20. January 14, 2009 10:31 pm

    Hope you are feeling better.

    I am due for another reread of the HP series.

  21. January 15, 2009 9:53 am

    Mari – Much better, thanks! And HP can always stand to be re-read. :)

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