Not Exactly the Start I Wanted.

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.

The cover of the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 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!

5 thoughts on “Not Exactly the Start I Wanted.”

  1. I hope you feel better soon. Too bad you are starting the New Year sick – but you’ve still managed to accomplish something. I used to listen to audiobooks on long car trips but haven’t in a long time. You do experience a book differently listening to it, I found. Perhaps something I should get back to doing.

  2. Hi Emma,
    I do hope you feel better!
    I had that same feeling about dinner, something I struggle to prepare for my brother and mother. I didn’t have any carrots or onions so I couldn’t make pot roast in the crockpot. I decided to make scalloped potatoes. I was too short and my last potato was small! I ended up making a salad, which was kind of like antipasto so we would have enough dinner to eat. But it wasn’t how I imagined our first meai would go! I’m glad you are starting to feel better. How great that you like audio books! My first audio book will be coming out in a few weeks!!!

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