Still coughing, hacking, wheezing and blowing my nose. I didn't know a body could produce this much goop in only 8 days. My energy level is low, too, and I can only move around about 2 hours before I have to stop and rest. Too bad this illness hasn't taken my appetite.
Grocery shopping was very tiring today, and yet I still managed to spend about twice the amount of money and time than I expected it would be. I'm talented that way.
Mr. kenju gave me money for Christmas, but although I went shopping once, I couldn't find anything I really wanted. This morning, he asked if I had found anything yet. I said no and went on to explain that I hadn't felt like going shopping for clothing since I got sick; requiring me to walk around stores for hours and try things on. He scoffed, saying it should only take me 15 minutes to find something and buy it. Oh, how naive can men be???
The first problem is that I have Dom Perignon taste on a Kool-aid budget. I looked at TJMaxx purses and the only ones I liked were well over $200 and some were more. Does anyone outside of Hollywood ever pay that much for a purse? I surely wouldn't. Then I went to a major department store and looked at clothing. The first sweater I looked at was $278 - ON SALE!! I nearly passed out. I guess I'll have to face the fact that I'm cheap, and I probably would be cheap even if I won the lottery (which I seldom play.)
Looking over the many Christmas cards we received in December, I almost got a guilty feeling, since I didn't send any. If you were one of the people we got cards from, please know we really appreciate them. But neither of us has the time or the excess energy to send them anymore.
I'm making Navy bean soup in the crock-pot now; seasoned with the last of the ham we had last week, onions, celery and pepper. It smells so good I'm not sure I can wait until the beans get tender enough to eat. If I can keep up my energy level for another hour or so, I'll make cornbread to go with it. I wish you could join us for dinner.