Tuesday, July 31, 2007

voice snatchers

I've got a nasty cold, the kind of which if I were living in England in 1789, would probably not have quite killed me, but certainly would have secured me Mr. Bingley's favors and affections. (Though probably not those of his sisters.)

I have lost my voice. It's difficult to parent without a voice and it would make me much more hands on, if I had enough energy. But as it is, I am left to ignore phone calls from mortgage brokers offering to help get us into a house that I really like, but really see no way to afford, because I can't say yea, nay, or anything in between!

It's really too bad, then, in my current state, that I plowed through Harry Potter in two days (one of those days included a family reunion that did require some mingling...are you impressed?) and that kept me pretty well non-communicative as well (except for the occassional uttered name ... I plan to make a list of names I said with exclamation points in the order they came and those of you who have read the book can probably figure out what part of the book I'm refering to...). Meaning, I could use a good Harry Potter book to help keep me down and resting. But I'll figure something out.


  1. Was beginning to wonder if you had left us forever. Good luck on getting over the cold.

    Harry Potter was fun and I'm glad it's over. I've read it twice and I intend not to touch it again for a very long time.

  2. I am still here, but I only have the internet at my parents house and that puts a damper on the blog production.

    I am going through HP again, too!

  3. Blogging at my parents would put a damper on me too. Especially as my parents still have dial up. Yuk.

    So, am I the only one who is annoyed that Harry named his son after Severus?

  4. Thank goodness we have, or should I say had, the Harry Potter world to indulge in.

    I hope you get better soon!

  5. Feel better! Did you like the book?

  6. I did like the book. And, sorry Dedee, I thought the Severus name was sort of sweet...!