Thursday, November 27, 2008
I would love to write a list of all the things I am thankful for today, but it wouldn't be heartfelt--or should I say headfelt. I've got a little bit of headache left over from yesterday's migraine. An enjoyable, yet longish, day of Thanksgiving family visiting has left me on the couch and watching TV with Paul. I have lots to be grateful for, truly, but it is like trying to drive with fogged up windows. You know the road is there, but you can't see it!
I did get in a little more birthday celebrating today. One SIL and BIL gave me a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble (Yeah!) and my other SIL brought me a DVD of Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. It is pretty fun. He spends each episode focusing on one type of person and then using a mix of characters, animations and straightforward historical documentary narration, he tells the story of the lives of women, peasants, monks, etc. He makes history very engaging and makes a point of bringing to light misperceptions of the time.
Marley is doing much better today. Right about the same time my migraine kicked in, she perked up. Her fever, although still present, started going down and she started bouncing around. I had planned on taking her to the after hours medical office but it seemed clear she was on the road to recovery. I always feel bad for Marley and Colin on holidays because there are usually no other kids. She was invited to spend a night at a friend's and so she is getting to socialize and Paul, Colin and I are getting a very peaceful, bounce-free, screech-free evening!
Tomorrow we will all (the Teenager included) head out to a friend's house to visit for the day. They live about an hour away and we plan on hanging out all day and into the evening. This family used to live two blocks away and I was very, very sad when they moved. It will be nice to get away, leave the books behind and visit with good friends.
Well, I guess that is it for now. Terry Jones is talking about the lives of medieval minstrals. Can't miss that!
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