Sunday, January 3, 2010


Not a bad start to the new year, in spite of the fact that I have laryngitis and a sinus infection. Haven't been able to speak for a couple days. I don't feel deprived not being able to go out. It's -23C out there with the wind chill.

I'm sitting here quietly organizing my new postcards. I bought a ton while I was traveling, my son sent me loads from Nova Scotia, and I received lots in a Christmas swap. If that wasn't enough, I ordered Valentine postcards and the entire Vancouver Olympic collection. Next week the Year of the Tiger ones will be on sale. What an addiction ! A happy one. I have said in previous blog posts that postcards are an ideal hobby for a person with MS. Picking the cards and stamps, writing a person a short message; is a pleasant way to communicate without it becoming tiresome. I can only manage using my brain for short periods of time before I get exhausted, so it suits me.

Glad I have this old movie channel on t.v. Seems like every week they have at least three or four movies I have never seen or show ones that I haven't watched in years. Last night I saw "The Defiant Ones" with Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. A very good movie about two prisoners who are chained together and escape when the truck they are in has an accident.

Over the holidays I was invited to go to the theater to see some of the new movies that are out. The previews of Avatar look interesting but Oh! the thought of sitting through a film that is close to three hours, is very unappealing. Will have to catch that one when it's on DVD.

I use to love going out to the movies. Now I find most of the films out there I have no interest in seeing. Just like most of what's on t.v. I find boring and much of the music that I hear too. It makes me feel like an old fogey. I think it has more to do with all the ads. There's no escaping them and there's more and more of them all the time. I'm taking a break from listening to the radio simply because I can't stand that ad for laser vision correction anymore. And if I have to see another of those "cash for gold" ads on t.v., I'm going to crack!!

Tomorrow is back to work. Good thing I don't have to go into the office till Wednesday. The doctor said I must not speak (not that I can) and I know I would try if I was around people. Besides I feel like I haven't worked in ages and need a couple of days to get ease into it. Thank goodness for tele work. What a blessing it is. Can't say it enough.


Herrad said...

Hi Carole,
Hope your throat gets better soon.
Keep warm.
ps my handn ot gvood today, hope hands are good tomorrow

Rei said...

I'm sorry to hear that you can't go to the movies and see what you want. But there are thousands of great films to rent or buy. Of course, you can always download the new films if you don't feel like going to the theater... I have movies that just came out last week already. If you're interested, email me and I'll hook you up!

Hope you feel better, Carole!


Taxingwoman said...

Thanks Rei Thanks Herrad

Diane J Standiford said...

I think I would DIE if I couldn't speak, but my partner would LOVE it. Enjoy your days off and get well soon.

Taxingwoman said...

Yeah Diane there are a few people who certainly aren't unhappy that I have laryngitis