Well, these last two weeks have been hectic and a little crazy! It all started two weeks ago, on Friday April 9, when I noticed I wasn’t feeling that great. It was horrible timing because I knew I had a lot going on, but I just kept getting sicker and sicker. At some point, I realized I had a raging sinus infection, went to the doctor, and got antibiotics.
Of course, that meant for a few days, I was lying in bed doing nothing while I fell behind in both work and school. While I’ve been keeping up well with classes, it’s been hard to carve out time to research for my thesis and as a result, I fell even more behind than I had already been. To make matters worse, I was already behind on work stuff from midterms as well.
On top of all this, the Sunday after I got sick (April 11), my husband noticed our fridge no longer seemed to be cooling. I’m not even going to take you through the step-by-step events, as I’ve been regaling the twitterverse with them for the last two weeks, but let me just say that we tried and tried to fix the old one, but it didn’t work. We went and purchased a new one, only to discover that the alcove our fridge goes into isn’t perfectly rectangular, so despite our measurements, it didn’t fit. I then had to go exchange it for a different fridge, and two weeks later, we finally have a fridge that works (and fits!).
Last weekend, I did go to Boston to visit one of my closest friends, which was a bright spot in an otherwise horrible couple of weeks! But they are over now, so I am eager to get back to reading. I feel like all I have been doing for the last couple of weeks is stressing/complaining, and that’s not fun for myself or anyone who’s had to listen to me!
Unfortunately, I haven’t done much reading over the past few weeks. I did finish Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and loved it, though I do think that many will be disappointed with it because it’s so different. I also started The Passage by Justin Cronin. I’m about 100 pages in, and it’s shaping up to be a great story. I finished Possession by A.S. Byatt, which is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a very long time, and it did not disappoint!
I’m hoping to get back on track this week, and have a great reading, studying, and working week. Plus I have a new bookshelf being delivered on Wednesday, at which point our redesign of my office/our guest bedroom (what I’ve taken to calling my book room) will be complete! I’ll definitely post pictures once I’m done, as so far, I’m really happy with how it’s turned out!