12 November 2010

Column: I've got the fever for & more

I’ve almost been absent from my virtual world for seven days and I can tell you, I didn’t like it much. Last friday started with me getting ready for a weekend away with Pearl to my sister, Natascha. My bag was packed, pillow included because I can sleep everywhere but I need my own pillow for my head to rest upon :) A quiche was made for Saturday night dinner, books for Pearl and Natascha were packed to give and my e-reader was charged to the max. It was stormy weather when Pearl and I left but chatter boxes that we are those three hour drives go by in the blink of an eye. Although we arrived around 0.30 AM did we do the sensible thing, drink our cup of tea and go to bed? Heck no, we talked, and talked and oh yeah, talked some more and we hit the mattress at 4.30-ish. Of course Natascha was up at 8 AM walking her dog Bodhi, who enamored both me and Pearl with his utterly charming behavior. Saturday and Sunday was filled with lots of laughter, lots of talk, some TV watching, lunching in the city and to my shock, very little reading. Yes, when we are together we are not ashamed to have a reading hour or two, it is ingrained in our system, we need to have it to function properly.

So when I got home on Sunday evening I was tired, talked to hubby for an hour and decided to go to bed. Monday was about catching up in the household, a dreadful job but I have to do it *sigh* Then I had to edit my review of SAFE WORDS and post it on my blog. I can still get a bit sad thinking about how the story was a letdown for me :(( But then Tuesday hit and my neck started to cramp up which is a BIG sign for a tension headache episode…I can try anything, from hot showers - to massage - to keeping a very low profile but by nightfall I was already having a splitting headache. *deep sigh* I know by now what I was in for. A day of excruciating headache, then a day of nausea and throwing up and then a day of having a head that feels all muscles have been bruised. Medicine can help to a certain degree but often it doesn’t so I try to ride it all out…

I’m always so happy when I feel myself again and catch up as quickly as I can with everyone and everything in my virtual world. So today is an awesome day, no headache, hubby came home from work at 7.30 AM saying he got the day off due to safety measures taken with the stormy wind outside YAY and he’s taking me in to the city for some shopping :) I never say no to hubby and I shopping. It is going to be a wonderful prelude to a weekend where I got some awesome reads on the agenda. Today I will finish Wickedest Witch, which is a hot, funny read. My Friday night date is the final novella in Awakened By A Kiss and the Saturday is all focused on Clare London’s 72 HOURS and Sunday is my re-read afternoon with Karen Moning’s DARKFEVER. Mandi/Tori at Smexybooks and Sophia at Fiction Vixen have planned a FEVER re-read session which I’m planning to attend! On those days I will also have a FEVER quote post (the quote post is an idea by Pearl) since I have already reviewed each book. We can never have too many tantalizing quotes out there of this series!!

For more info on the FEVER re-read go here or here

So my week has been with ups and downs but I look forward to some great reading time!

What's on your to-do list this weekend?

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  1. Oh! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick - bleh! You've got some bad weather going on right now, too, don't you? Well, I'm giving you virtual hugs to getting well again and back to reading! *hugs* :)

    As for the Fever reread, I have to start that series. I have the first couple of books, but need to just get going on them. I've heard great things about this series, as well as the Highlander series of hers. Good luck with your reread!

  2. My neck tensing up is one of my early warning migraine signs! Glad you're feeling better now.

  3. Sorry to read about your migraine, but last weekend sounds like great fun for the three of you! Enjoy this weekend with some great books.
    The only thing I have planned is read a lot, I was hoping to receive some great books from the Bookdepository, but helas. My boyfriend is gone this weekend, so I can read as much as I please ;)

  4. So glad you're feeling better, Leontine. Wow, a three day headache? That really sucks. And to recognize the signs too and know what you're in for: double suck!

    Enjoy shopping with the hubs!!

    Hugs, VFG

  5. Feel better soon Leontine!!! it sucks being ill, and tension from the neck is never to play with it.

  6. @Tanya - It's a fantastic series to read and since the last book in the FEVER series is released in January 2011 you don't have the nerve wrecking effect of each cliff hanger LOL

    @Chris - It's been gone for years but since 18 months it's been back and then some *cries*

    @Aurian - Yeah I had a great weekend but I also love the weekend of just me and hubby. He knows when i read to (mostly) leave me be :))

    @VFG - It's a bit socially constricting but something i just have to accept for now as part of me :S

    @Blodeuedd - Thanks girl, I'm just glad it's over for now :)

  7. Oh honey, I am glad that you are feeling better!!! Those are the best words.... Hugs to you honey!! Hugs and smooches to you my love!

  8. I'm so glad you're feeling better. I hate being sick.

    Plan for the weekend include spending time with my family. Shopping for clothes for my kids - which is always insane as they can't make up their minds, and cleaning. Oh the fun I have! lol

  9. You are one busy lady! Hope you get better and stay better! We spent the day doing yard work and "winterizing" the landscaping. It was 60 and sunny today, but it won't be like that soon!

  10. Hey Leontine, glad you're feeling better. I love the little kitty picture. It's getting colder here.... it's just a matter of time before the snow comes. I prefer to enjoy the white beauty from the inside of my home!

  11. I hope your feeling better soon. It's been going around here too. YUCKY!


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