Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekend Reading Plans.

I have been feeling sick for the last two weeks or so. The first time I went to the doctor, they told me I had strep, gave me some antibiotics, and sent me home. I took my meds diligently and started to feel much better.

Then, after another week at school, I started to feel off again. This time it was in my lungs. I had a really nasty cough to top it off and it got pretty bad. The worst was Monday night. I was sitting at home (Matt was at work with my car) when I started wheezing and my eye began to swell shut. In a panic, I called my mom, who came to my rescue with Benedryl. I called first thing Tuesday morning and talked to the doctor that afternoon on my prep period.

My appointment was yesterday and the verdict is that my walking pneumonia that I had in the Spring came back. The doctor gave me a nice long lecture about stressing myself out and getting more sleep.

His directions included staying in bed all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as when I get home from school today and tomorrow. :)

So, when he told me this, I knew that I needed to take advantage of my illness in the best way I know how! Reading!

I have been in a huge reading slump. I know that part of it is because I am adjusting to being back in school. By the time I come home, I am so mentally exhausted that I switch on the TV and zone out. But, I have some things I still want to read. Plus, I have a 3-day weekend this week, since Monday is a PD day and I don't have to go (you know, being a long-term sub and all).

So here are the reading plans for this weekend:
  • Finish Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Finish Moby-Dick
  • read half of Dracula
All doable, right? I hope so.

I guess you could say I am having a mini-readathon. Anyone want to join in? :)

(I secretly just like making lists and plans. It's called insanity. I haz it.)

Wish me luck and keep me company on Twitter all weekend!


  1. I hope the weekend off helps you recover!!

  2. I hope you feel better, and enjoy the reading. A nice bowl, or two, of chicken-tortellini-spinach-garlic soup might be just the ticket too. ;-) Cheers! Chris

  3. The only good part about being sick is the reading!

    I feel your pain on the slump. I was having a stressed-out-preggers-person slump and now just like you, my brain turns off the minute the school day is over and to the tv I go. :)

  4. Totally doable! A readathon weekend sounds like just the thing.

    I woke up a couple months ago with swelling purple eyes that were burning like fire -- it was scary. Some kind of insane reaction to pollen, apparently, which has never before bothered me. Get some rest and get well, Allie. :-)

  5. UGH! Feel better soon! Also, its totally doable. <3

    (I want to read Dracula and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde too. I guess those are on my list for this winter)

  6. I hope you start feeling better soon, although it's nice to have an excuse to curl up in bed and read!

  7. I hope you feel better soon! At least you have a good excuse to read. And some good books to read. Good luck!

  8. Good grief! That is a LOT of reading in one weekend. Dracula alone is 400 pages (so 200 of that and however much you have left of Moby Dick?). I know Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is really short, so that should definitely be doable, but wow. I wish I could read that much this weekend, but Saturday I have family stuff going on, Sunday I have to be in attendance at a graduation ceremony.. sigh.

  9. Hi Allie,
    I hope you'll be back to normal soon.
    The weekend plans sound nice.

    I've never read "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", tried to wade through "Moby Dick" and gave up and as for "Dracula", I've watched the movie (Gary Oldman/Wynona Ryder/Keanu Reeves) - does that count? :) I would've liked to read the book before watching the movie...too late now...

  10. Take it easy this weekend and enjoy your books!