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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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cangetmad
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.
pisica
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?
yiskah
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?
stellanova
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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