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Cough. The lurgy has spread to my lungs, and I spend my nights propped up on loads of pillows, making hideous phlegmy noises. I look and sound like a consumptive. Actually, I found out yesterday that my grandad, who died of emphysema when I was 5, actually was a consumptive! Well, to put it in more modern terms, he had TB and was in a sanitorium for a year back in the '50s. But yes, consumption is in my blood, so I am going to take it easy today and watch Robin of Sherwood and read more of the (excellent, so far) new Sarah Waters book. Cough! I am like Mollser in The Plough and the Stars. Well, my lungs are like her, I doubt she was a Robin fan. Thank heaven for the wondrous Patsington, who is tending to my every sickly whim and being his usual lovely self.

Also, I am faintly amazed by how many Christmas presents I have now sorted out. Of course, my pride will doubtless come before a fall, and the internet-ordered gifts won't come in time, and it'll turn out that the recipients of the shop-bought gifts already have the items in question, and Ju Ju will eat the presents that are left. And I still haven't got anything for my mother. Or some of my friends. But still. Allow me some smugness for now.


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Dec. 5th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh no! You poor poor flower! If I were there I would be making you broth or something similarly sturdy-making and speaking in a hushed and concerned voice to anyone who came to the door to enquire of your condition. I hope Patsington is doing likewise.

I have not only not bought a single present yet, I have not even submitted the invoice that will result in the money which I will use to buy the presents.
Dec. 5th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't bought a single present either! But that is because everyone on my list is getting a stuffed Ganesh or a model of the Taj Mahal. Or possibly a model of a stuffed Ganesh ON the Taj Mahal. Wheeeeee starting malaria tablets tomorrow.

As for consumption, surely you should be reading the Chalet School books? Or George Orwell?
Dec. 5th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
I also have the cough, and am mainlining Lockets. Oh, LJ Lurgy, why are you doing this to us?
Dec. 5th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
Perhaps we are being punished by the fates for having too much fun? Which isn't very fair!

My cough was initially a tickly cough, and then over the weekend it sort of moved down into the lungs. I've been building up a collection of different sorts of Benylin!
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