2016 isn’t getting the start I wanted it to have but luckily it’s also not getting the start I thought yesterday it was going to have.
I had planned to read lots today and go visit my mum for lunch and do crafts. To do lots of writing and make a start on my various goals for the year which are mostly writing related. I was going to go out and get fresh air and maybe do some exercise.
But then on Wednesday morning I woke feeling like I was getting a cold. I made it to to lunch with friends and dragged round Sainsburys after. By the evening it was clear I was really going down with one and by last night I was coughing so much and so hard and feeling so lousy I was beginning to suspect I’d have to go to OOH GP today. My throat and my sides hurt from the force of coughing. However I seem a little better today so that’s not been necessary.
Today has been a low key recovery day though.
I slept late, had a slow shower and then Mum popped in with lunch for me (and tidied my flat I bit). We had a quick look at my new knitting looms before she left.
And although I’ve not been reading I have been listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling. As I wrote a few weeks ago I’m taking part in Potter Binge and trying to read/listen to all seven by the end of January. Which given how many hours I have left of this book and how many hours the final two are may be something of a challenge (It’s somewhere between 60 and 70 hours I think, although I listen to them at 1.5x speed which will help)
I’m really enjoying the audiobooks but listening to them continues to give me a different perspective on them to previously. I’m still undecided whether that’s because it’s the audio or if it’s a case of my being older and more aware of social justice as a concept about more than disability (I’ve always been aware of the disability side of social justice even when I was a child, had never heard of the term and didn’t have the words to describe it). I’m not sure I like Mrs Weasley any more!