Sunday, October 17, 2010

Creeping Crud


What do Old Maids do when we don't feel well? We catch up on our reading, of course.

You know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men: that it's all well and fine as long as you are feeling well and fine. Or something like that.

I had a long list of Things To Accomplish this weekend. I woke up yesterday full of motivation, and then around nine o'clock, I started feeling... not well. I took a nap. I woke up feeling... still not well. I took my temperature, and it was as high as other people's normal body temperature so clearly, I was sick. I looked around at everything that needed doing and thought "Oh, the hell with it," gathered up my reading material, and hit the couch.

The more sharp-eyed among my gentle readers will notice that there is way more material in this photograph than can be read in an afternoon -- particularly since my NOOK has approximately ten books that have been downloaded but are still marked "new." But I always find it comforting to be surrounded by books. I browsed through magazines, I read a chapter or two of The Peabody Sisters of Salem. I napped again. I read a little more. It was actually quite pleasant despite the fact that I had a headache and body aches.

Note to self: Add "spend an afternoon on the couch reading whatever you damn well please" to the list of winter projects. Why should I only do that when I'm feeling lousy and can't fully enjoy it?

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