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.