Saturday, September 29, 2012

before the cold monster completely knocked me out.


 yesterday morning, i woke up with the worst cold that i've had in a long time. i woke up every hour the night before, sneezing, blowing my nose, and apparently creating the biggest pile of used Kleenexes on the floor of my bedroom. so i didn't get much sleep and my body was fighting chills and a horrible cold. 

either way i was determined to still make it to the local book sale downtown. our local library hosts it every year, selling used books at super affordable prices - and so i go to it every year, stocking up on books friends have recommended or getting hard copies of some of my favorite books on my Kindle. i got my hands on a copy of The Glass Caste and The Devil in the Windy City, two books that several people have recommended so i'm excited to get started on them. call me crazy but i had to buy a copy of The Hunger Games. though i already have a copy, i plan to keep it on my shelf for me to pass on to some Hunger Games-deprived soul. i know he or she will forever be grateful. 

even though i was sneezing and scrambling for a Kleenex every 10 seconds, my sister and i stopped by our favorite coffee shop - tea for me, a coconut latte for her. we then sat down on swing, watching a man play volley ball with his dog (it was quite amazing!) and watch the river for dolphins (no joke - since these rivers are connected to the Atlantic ocean, we see dolphins make their appearance in this area). i love mini adventures like that with my sister. made me think we should do more of them in this little town. 

as for my cold, i ended up going up and crashing hard - camping out in the living room all afternoon and evening, and looks like i'll be doing more of that today. as annoying as colds are, in a way i'm thankful to have an excuse to take a break from everything. sometimes i think God allows us to be sick so that we can take a breather 'cause without them, we end up running ourselves ragged. 

seems like lots of people are battling colds this week (according to my facebook/twitter) - so for those of you like me, take care of your bad selves! drink lots of OJ. watch too much tv or start that book you've been meaning to start. and if you aren't camped out in the living, go outside and run some laps for us sickies. happy weekend to all of you, good people!

much love.
{happy weekend, friend.}

17 comments:

  1. Awww I hope you feel better my friend! Drink Tea, lots of tea!

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  2. Aw, get well soon!
    I just recovered from a cold.

    ooh! Now you're making me want to go to a book sale!

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com

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  3. I love how much of a dedicated reader you are- braving it all with a cold in the name of books. Love that!

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  4. i would say i gave you my horrible cold - if i lived close enough to see your beautiful face! :)

    i miss you! so glad you had stefan and damon to keep you warm- HAHAHAHA!!


    ;)

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  5. Oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Awwww, what a sweet outing. Your sister looks so much like you. (:

    The man playing volleyball with his dog kinda made my day.

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  7. Oh no, being sick is the worst! Hope you feel better very very soon! Quite impressive that you still got out there to the book sale- looks like you got some good finds too! Love me some Hunger Games! You're so sweet for planning on giving it to someone :) I will absolutely run some laps for you today, missy!
    xo

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  8. Aww, get well soon! Cold are the. worst. Except for the fact that you get lots of sleep time. That's always good. ;D

    xoxo//bree

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  9. Can't believe I didn't know about that book sale! Bummer!! So funny, but that man playing volleyball with his dog is my neighbor..the same one we are going to the bluegrass festival with. Petey (dog) is pretty awesome at playing sports--he was even on the Today Show!

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  10. oh no!! I'm so sorry that you got the cold!! I haven't been feeling too hot lately but I haven't got a cold full blown yet (knock on wood!!).
    I love book fairs and yours looks amazing + I love all the books you got!
    PS You still look AMAZING for being sick!! :)

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  11. i am just getting over my cold and i feel like the only thing helping me is sleep. <3 much love.

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  12. love the pics!
    feel better soon girl! thyme tea did the trick for me, check it out!

    xo

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  13. Please tell how you thought of those books! I've read the hungergames and the divergent series because of you and I'm so grateful haha! I'm definitely on the hunt for more. I searched your blog a bit and now I'm going to read matched but if it is anything like the above, I'll be done with it in max 2 days sooo... I need new reading material! :D

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  14. Oh no! I hope you start to feel better soon!

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  15. Please just tell me which of these books are going to be made into the next big movie so i can get on board with it before it becomes unpopular ;)

    i went to this once and i loved it! i think i got anne frank's diary...which i never read..not surpringly.

    hope you're feeling better. i hear common ground coffee and cookies are sure fire cold fixers!

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  16. Aside from the cold, sounds like a pretty nice day. Hope you feel better soon!

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