I finally went to the doctor's office yesterday to try to find out why I've had a cold for a month. He prescribed a Medrol dosepak, erythromicin, codeine cough syrup, otc mucinex and if I'm not a whole lot better, meaning well, in two weeks he is sending me to an ENT or allergist. I felt so much better today...the medrol will do that for you. My sinuses have been so stuffy and all, it has been a miserable January.
The cleaning ladies came today and I stayed upstairs away from the dust. There is only one bedroom and bath upstairs and it is rarely used. It was alreay clean so the cleaners didn't have to come up. I fell asleep and woke feeling much better. Last night I was restless and woke about every hour.
I'm reading a book called The Help a novel by Kathryn Stockett. So far, and I haven't gotten too far into it, the book is very good. It is set in 1960's Mississippi and is the story of three women who come together to make a statement. I'd heard about it last summer or sometime before Christmas and it had wonderful reviews. I'm ready for something a little deeper than some of the women detectives or lawyers. Those type of books are good for fun, but this book has a really good feel to it. It sounds so true to the way the characters talk and the way women were back then. I guess it would have been my mother's generation for the older women. I know I've seen some of her in the characters. It is supposed to rain tomorrow, so maybe I'll have a chance to read more of it. There is another book called Girl With The Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larrson. Oh joy it is on sale for $9.00. I've seen it at Costco so may pick it up there. Another book I can hardly wait to read is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. My husband gave that book to me for Christmas this year.
I've gotten some good books from from Amazon. For Christmas I made a list of books and cds I'd like to have and put them on my wish list, kindly provided by Amazon. I told the kids about it and sent them a note saying it was there and was only a suggestion and not a list to be filled. It gave them ideas about what I was into now and made their life easier. Made mine great, too. We did the $20 per person this year for Christmas and it is here to stay. We can spend it all on one item or get 2o $1 items or, well, you get how it goes. If you are a good shopper you can get a lot of items for not much money. It made shopping for them fun and good, also, good that there was no weeping and wailing when the credit card bills came in. They are all doing well finacially, but it was a good thing to stay within a budget. It was different with our grandson. He got a lot of fun things he loved and there was no dollar limit on him.
The tv is on while I'm writing this and it is "How Things Are Done". They are making a tuba and I had NO idea they were so very complicated to make,and had so many parts. There is a lot I don't know.
Happy Weekend and prayers for the people living in Haiti. What a tragedy.