Saturday, March 19, 2011

the day i had no voice.

Today I learned to be careful what you wish for. the hard way.

You see, earlier this week I had a cold. By Friday I was feeling pretty healthy again, but my voice was starting to feel strained. I spent the day at a friend's house and ended up doing way too much talking than I should have. I was secretly thinking that if I didn't have a voice, then I wouldn't have to lead my RS activity Saturday morning (this morning). {I get soooo nervous, and I've been struggling with anxiety of being center of attention since last fall}
By the end of the day I had almost no voice left at all.
I woke up this morning with ZERO ability to make more than a weak squeak.
oh dear.
So I guess my wish came true, I wasn't able to lead the activity, but it ended up being more annoying than anything because I had to explain everything in a whisper so that the person conducting could say it out loud for me. Not only that, but I wasn't really able to participate in any conversation and socialize. I was pretty bummed out and it wasn't very much fun.

When I got home, I couldn't really talk much with my husband. Sometimes I had to snap my fingers to get his attention. Forget about trying to talk on the phone! I had texted him a question while I was at my activity this morning and he called me back. That really doesn't work when you can't do more than whisper.

Everytime I said something to Luke, Luke talked back to me in a whisper too. It was kinda funny.
I definitely couldn't scold him when he was being naughty--which gratefully was only once. So i let it slide. But we actually had afun playing in whispers. Looks like Hubby is going to have to read him books again tonight too.

It's interesting because while I can't talk out loud, I can get on this here blog and "be heard." I can write everything down and to you it is like I am talking like normal.

Too bad I'm too bored and tired from getting up really early and working so hard at my activity this morning. I have no more energy left to say anything even remotely interesting.

The end.

PS. If I don't answer the phone, you now know why. Better just text me or send me an email instead


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