Speechless In Seattle

I haven’t really been neglecting my poor ol’ blog.  OK…well…technically maybe I have…but I had a really, really good reason.  (Well, at least I think it’s a good reason!) I’ve been sick.  Not just a little sniffle, but sick enough that I would’ve happily gone out back and dug a hole to crawl into if only I could’ve summoned up enough energy.  (In fact, I tried to get Shaun to dig a hole for me and he just laughed at me). 

It started out with a sore throat (Yes, I’m going to tell you all about my illness…it’s practice for when I get to be a little old lady) and just a general icky feeling.  Before I knew it, I had laryngitis, quickly followed by the flu (Oink!) and finished up with a really nasty sinus infection.  Thanks to Sir Alexander Fleming (who invented penicillin) I’m finally starting to feel much better…and glad Shaun didn’t dig that hole for me.

The worst part about all of this was losing my voice. (Not that I consider the flu to be fun or anything)  It was just a little scratchy last Tuesday morning.  After several hours of reading, singing and just generally chatting with my preschool buddies my throat was hoarse and dry.  By the time I got home, it was completely and totally gone.  I couldn’t even get a squeak out. 

You would think that my adoring family would be considerate and kind, but no…they had a wonderful time making fun of me. (Quite obviously my girls have been heavily influenced by their father).  In all fairness, they did take very good care of me.  They especially liked reminding me to stop trying to talk.  Mostly when they would catch me talking to myself and inanimate objects…which I apparently do quite a bit of. 

“Mom…the wall doesn’t care if you bumped into it…you don’t have to apologize. Stop talking”

“Stop talking Mom…the microwave doesn’t care if you are irritated at it.”

“Bejeweled doesn’t care if that’s not what you meant to do…stop talking and save your voice”

Sigh…I never knew I had so much to say…to so many things that really don’t care..at least as far as my family is concerned.  Fortunately, my voice is starting to come back.  It’s still very raspy and tends to go back into hiding if I use it to much, but I can tell it will be fully restored soon. 

Which is a good thing, as I have a lot of catching up to do…

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7 Responses to Speechless In Seattle

  1. Brandt! says:

    Welcome back! Hope you feel better! I think it’s a “mom” thing to talk all the time .. always hoping that someone (or something!) hears you!!

  2. I lost my voice last Christmas–the family had a field day!

    I’m glad you’re on the mend.

  3. Patti says:

    Howdy Susan,
    I can only imagine how much fun those three had capitalizing on your inabilty to speak. Glad you are feeling better.

  4. Hilary says:

    Sorry you’ve been feeling poorly. Glad to know that you’re getting back to normal though.

  5. del says:

    Good to hear you are on the mend. I hope your voice is back to full strength and stays that way really soon.

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  7. Kathy Ariano says:

    Thanks, I needed that! I’m STILL coughing, but my voice is finally back. Not feeling 100%, but close enough! Glad Shaun didn’t bury you. 🙂

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