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Dec 25 2012 Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012 — 9:19am

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m still sick but not miserably so; my throat is fine and it’s just leftover runny nose, cough, and fatigue. The rest of the family seems to be nearly well. It just takes me a lot longer to recover.

Here’s a little Christmas treat for you: my recording of Barbara Robinson’s wonderful “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever“. I treated myself to a hardback copy this year (and you should, too) and recorded it especially for Elli, but I’m sure she doesn’t mind sharing. :)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 1
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 2
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 3
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 4
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 5
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 6
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Chapter 7

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a bit better. Dec. 22, 2012

December 22nd, 2012 — 12:19pm

I’m starting to feel a bit better. Yesterday I was well enough to knit, and today my throat is a lot better and I’m coughing less. I’m still really fatigued, but at least I can make tea for Henry, who has caught the bug and is miserable. Poor lad. I stayed far away from him ever since I got sick, trying not to give it to him, but he got it anyway. Dan had it first (he brought it home from San Francisco) so now none of us have to worry about getting the others ill and we can all sit together cozily in the living room and recover.

I made a double batch of gingerbread cookie dough the day before I got sick and it’s still in the fridge waiting to be rolled out, cut, and baked. Maybe today I will see if I can make a tray of cookies…

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Sick. December 20, 2012

December 20th, 2012 — 9:10pm

Ugh. I’m sick. I think I’ve got the flu. Started out a few days ago as just a mild sore throat but now I’m achey all over and so fatigued that I can’t even knit or read or watch movies. Little cough, stuffy head, delicate stomach, etc. No symptom is very dramatic but I still feel like I got run over by a moose or something. All noises are too loud. I felt really horrible all day but now at bedtime the achiness is a little better and I managed to watch a BBC documentary about Vikings invading Scotland. Not recently, hundreds of years ago. Why did the Vikings stop raiding the British isles?

Miso broth is good when you’re sick. Hot and salty.

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Dec 18, 2012: A Christmas Carol

December 18th, 2012 — 11:36am

A couple weeks ago a listener (Heather) suggested that I record a solo version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” so I did that :) Aravis was my MC and Proof-Listener extraordinaire. She did ALL the tedious LibriVox tasks and let me do just the fun part — recording!

As usual, reading the story aloud made me notice things I hadn’t before. Did you ever realize that Scrooge’s nephew’s wife is pregnant? See if you can sniff out the delicate Victorian hints.

Ghost of Christmas Present
Hand-colored engraving of The Ghost of Christmas Present. This makes handsome album art!

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

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