For about 2 weeks now, the little ladies and the big lady, me, have been fighting colds and four days ago mine, with the help of some forceful speaking to my children, turned into laryngitis. So, I am without voice at the moment. Today, my voice has started coming out in spurts and with enough wind power and projection, I can get about 5 audible words out per 10 minutes or so. Since this is the case, I’ve been whispering a lot and at times have just abandoned conversation all together. My kids don’t take me seriously when I say, “go to your room,” or “stop bugging your brother,” etc… They give me a look that clearly says, “You can’t be serious mother, I’ll wait till your voice recovers before I even think about cleaning my room.” Yesterday, I went to the drive-thru to get some lunch and when I got to the order speaker, nothing came out. The lady taking my order could barely hear me whispering into the speaker and I ended up with two completely wrong orders. At least she got my diet coke right, which is all that really matters when you’re trying to survive on 4 non-consecutive hours of sleep per night. Earlier today, I was again out in my car driving around town with the munchkins and my mom, when some rude driver cut me off in a very impatient manner. I didn’t rear-end him like some road-ragers would, but I did move my hands about in a frustrated manner and whispered, “jerk!” Yes, you could imagine the fear the guy felt when he looked in his rear-view mirror to see me mouthing such an insult,but had he been sitting next to me in the car when I used such language, he’d have laughed himself to the point of needing a change of pants.
I must end this blog entry in a very inconclusive manner as Miss Miriam is crying and insisting that I come and get her and give her lots of cuddles and kisses. I shall try to post pictures later today if I can manage it. Have a great day all!