Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Wrap-up for February 12, 2012: Lazy Days.

I'm feeling a little rundown today, so I'm not sure how long my little wrap-up post is going to be. Matt had a few of his guys friends over last night drinking and brewing beer (yes, brewing beer), so I hid in our bedroom most of the night and played on my Nook or read. Even with all of that, I stayed up too late and I'm feeling particularly cranky this morning.

Part of it is that every once in awhile my lungs act up. You might remember that I had two bouts of walking pneumonia last year (once in the Spring and once in the Fall). Ever since, my lungs will sometimes act up. I have a hard time breathing and my lungs feel tight-almost like I can't breathe out enough air. It is painful and uncomfortable and probably a side-effect from the illness. Anyway, they acted up last night so I spent a lot of the time in the bedroom concentrating on breathing.

And before anyone tells me to, I am calling my doctor tomorrow morning to see if I can get in. Perhaps there is something I can take to help, like an inhaler. I think that would be helpful, especially as I continue to work out (I've been having a hard time with cardio-my lungs start screaming at me after about 5 minutes on the elliptical-I've been sticking with low key workouts, mainly yoga).

In any case, since my lungs still feel a bit tender, I am putting off my cleaning job for today. I was going to tackle cleaning out and organizing our second bedroom, but I don't feel up to it and don't want to trigger another attack. Instead, I think I am going to catch up on some reading, since I really want to finish David Copperfield by Thursday, as well as some scrapbooking (working on my goals for the month). I also need to comment on all the Shakespeare Month posts, as well as pull a winner for the clothbound book. But, this should be a relaxing day.

This week I don't have any grand plans beyond finishing David Copperfield. Like I said above, I want to finish it by Thursday, then finish Roots, before moving on to Nicholas Nickleby for the rest of the month. I had intended on getting more read this month, but I read Dickens very slowly and since both of his books are chunky, they are going extra slow. We'll see what happens. :)

I hope you all have a good reading week. Let me know in the comments what you're reading and how things are going. I've been a little MIA from reading blogs and being on Twitter this week, so I feel like I've missed a lot. I hope to be a little more active this week!


  1. Hope you have a relaxing day and that the doctor can do something to help you.

    I'm on a week's holiday from work starting from tomorrow, so I'm excited to get a lot of reading done, as well as being a bit more active on my blog.

  2. I am right with you on the lung thing. I'm really worried that this bronchitis is devolving into some sort of pneumonia. It seemed to be getting better for awhile, but I've finished up my meds and now it's getting worse again. I don't have all the fever and body aches and racing heartbeat that I had when I first got sick, but the cough is terrible, my lungs are all tight and heavy, and I wheeze when I breathe. I can't get purchase to cough properly. We can't call the doctor until tomorrow, but hopefully I'll be able to get in to her quickly after that.

  3. I had walking pneumonia, mono and a pretty serious case of bronchitis in high school, which triggered some lasting asthmatic effects. I did use a long term inhaler for a while, and it helped, but I was glad to go off it again. I hope you find something that works for you. So much Dickens this month! David Copperfield is one of the ones I haven't read. I think we had two weeks to read it for a class, and I just knew it wasn't going to happen, so I probably only read the first 50 pages. Happy reading!

  4. I'm sorry about your lungs. I hope that doctor has something helpful to say.

    I've been dealing with a cold/flu for most of this week which is awful. I'm also waiting to hear about a new job, but thankfully I got sick before anything is definite. I've been trying to read Roots but as I've been most comfortable in bed, I've fallen asleep while reading often. I'm also trying to catch up on review books. I have a few more to read but that is going well.

    I admire your ability to read several chunky books I once. I can read one or two and then I need a break with shorter ones. :)

  5. I hope you feel better soon, and that it's nothing serious. Hopefully your doctor will have a recommendation that will help.

    David Copperfield sounds like good reading for the week. I still haven't gotten anywhere near the books I had planned for February, but I'm hoping that this is the week. Happy reading!

  6. Feel better soon! I hope it doesn't turn into pneumonia again.