Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The Word of the Day is Ugh
Well, I spoke too soon. Last night I began feeling a hint of a sore throat, and this morning it's still hanging around. I may have Dave's cold after all. To make matters worse, I had a terrible night's sleep.
Even worse, I'm supposed to go to the dentist today. (What are the ethics of going to the dentist with a cold? Do I cancel, or simply inform the dentist? Or just stay quiet? Hmmmm...)
There is, however, some good news -- I finished "The Dark Frigate." Whew! I hope that proves to be the most challenging of the Newbery books. It could very well be true, at least among the fiction winners -- I suspect the nonfiction "The Story of Mankind" from 1922 may be an even more arduous slog. And as I said yesterday, "The Dark Frigate" did gain momentum after about 75 pages. I was pulling for the hero!
I bought this bouquet at Tesco on Friday for Dave, to cheer him up during his cold. It's still looking good, so I suppose it will cheer me up too.
(Top photo: A neighborhood near Willesden Junction, on Saturday.)