It's that time of year again. It never fails... usually late October to early November I get hit with some cold or flu or whatever happens to be going around. Alas, this year my son got strep throat and two days later I was starting to show symptoms. Like the clever mom I am I started guzzling Emergen-C, drinking Celestial Seasonings' Echinacea Cold Care tea and trying to get to bed earlier than my normal 3am bedtime. Now normally that helps stave off the worst of it but this time I got the strep throat AND when I still wasn't feeling better in spite of a nasty regimen of antibiotics the doc went all vampire on me. Turns out the doctor could tell by prodding my spleen ("you mean that sore spot is my spleen and not my liver?") the doc could tell something bad was up. Apparently it's a bad thing to have a low white blood cell count since that means I'm fighting strep and a virus all at once!
No wonder I've barely been able to sleep for the body aches, swallow for the raw throat and get out of bed for sheer lack of energy. When I can't be bothered to get up and make my morning coffee, do my daily netsurf routine or even get out of bed to celebrate my 29th birthday something has to be wrong! Today is day eight and I can finally whisper enough to answer the phone and I managed to eat a soggy bit of toast. My life can't keep waiting for me much longer! LOL
Though I've not really had the mental energy to do much more than drool on myself in the past week I've managed to finish a couple of books and am hitting the last hundred pages of another! Which means that if all goes well I can sit down toward the end of the week and hopefully have a batch of reviews for everyone to peruse.
Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle, Dancing With Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas and hopefully Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance should all be up in the next week. Not 100% sure what I am going to read next. While waiting for my medication at the pharmacy I snapped up a copy of Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk but I'm hoping that I'll be healthy enough to get out to the bookstore this weekend and grab the latest Broken Heart, Oklahoma novel and Richelle Mead's latest Vampire Academy title. Here's hoping my energy returns! -- Rhi
P.S. - Feel free to send hunky, house cleaning get well wishers my way! My husband has been a wonderful nurse but for some reason he thinks that his loading the dishwasher once this week was some amazing feat of masculine sacrifice. Now if only he had been thinking about needing to eat from the toilet... maybe then I'd agree. :P