Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Salon - I'm Back, More or Less

So as some of you may know I've been a bit under the weather lately, after getting a fairly unpleasant infection from some cat scratches.

I really appreciate all the well-wishes and comments and emails I've received over the past week- bloggers really are the nicest people! All your nice notes really cheered me up, so- thank you!

But I'm back now, I think, having almost finished my course of antibiotics and hoping to get back to my normal blogging and working schedule soon. Last week I went to either the doctor's office and/or the ER every day (both on Monday) and only left the house one other time, to go to a bookstore (of course) to pick up my next book-club book.

I actually didn't read much while I was home; I did finish one book, Saša Stanišić's wonderful How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, a novel about growing up in Bosnia during the Balkan war. I went through a phase about 8 or so years ago when I was inhaling books on the Balkans, fiction and nonfiction alike, and the subject remains a particular interest. I'll do a more thorough review soon but for now I'll just say that it was an unusual and lively novel that I really enjoyed. I almost finished my current book club book, Mohja Kahf's interesting The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, but I still have a few chapters to go. Mostly though, this past week I spent sleeping and watching television. Not very literary, I'm afraid!

Today's schedule includes a visit with my father, who's departing soon for his second trip to China. We're having brunch at a dim sum place near the house; I'm still not on normal food so my meal will probably be along the lines of white rice and soup. But it will be nice to see him and to see him off on his latest adventures. Thursday is my birthday, and Valentine's Day is next Sunday. So I have to decide on a cake to bake for myself and maybe arrange a little party or something.

What plans do you have for the week? Have a great Sunday!

You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

29 comments:

Ali said...

So glad you're feeling better. That must have been a doozy of a cat scratch!

Lenore said...

Finn has been giving us some pretty lethal cat scratches lately...

Glad you are better and back!

Library Cat said...

Wonderful that you are getting back to normal. It is crazy how a little scratch can cause so much trouble. Waiting for the review of the Tangerine Scarf book!
Donna

Laura said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. And have a very happy birthday!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Welcome back! What a horrible time you've had. Glad to see you're on the mend in time for those two fun celebrations next week!

mominsanity said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better. Cat scratch fever is really something else huh?

Frances said...

So glad you are feeling more yourself. And by all means throw that Valentine's Day party! Extravagant food and maybe cutout hearts to wear on your chests just like the party scene in Julie and Julia. (Julia so loved V Day.) Wishing you a much better week. Happy reading!

Marie said...

Frances- so funny that you mentioned Julie & Julia- I saw the movie one afternoon & thought it was great! I loved the Valentine's Day party scene.

nanscorner said...

Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your visit and brunch with your father.

I'm hoping to cook a pot of spaghetti sauce and make homemade bake stuffed shells today. And of course, curl up with a book.

Have a great Sunday!

Katie said...

Glad you're feeling better Marie.

bermudaonion said...

So glad to see you're feeling somewhat normal these days! Take it easy.

Diane said...

Glad to hear u r getting back to normal; that was scary all from a cat scratch.

I'll be looking forward to your review on How the Soldier Repairs the Gramaphone, as I have that book on my shelves as well, and don't think I've read any reviews.

Have a nice birthday.

JoAnn said...

So glad you're feeling better! Sounds like it was a looong week.

reviewsbylola said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!

Blodeuedd said...

Have a nice dinner :D
I am glad to hear you are feeling better

Fibro Witch said...

Happy to hear your feeling better. I hope you clipped the cats claws after that scratch.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! What an ordeal! Glad you're better, and that your normal routine is returning...

My Sunday Salon:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-salon.html

Beth F said...

Glad the antibiotics and maybe rest seem to have done the trick. Scary.

Kathleen said...

Glad to hear your life is returning to normal and that you are feeling better!

Dar said...

Glad to hear you're doing better Marie. Cat scratches can be bad that's for sure along with dog nips.

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad that you're doing better. That must have been a nasty infection..do you still have your cat? Have a wonderful birthday!

Marie said...

Bonnie- I still have my cat- but I've put him on notice! LOL!

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jewwishes said...

I am glad you are doing better. What a dreadful few days.

I hope you had a nice visit with your father, and that you have a nice birthday.

Melissa said...

Glad to see you're back! Chaucer scratched my hand pretty bad about a year ago (an ice dam had set the building fire alarm off so I had to let the firemen in my unit for an "all clear" - let's just say Chaucer wigged when they came in and I wound up getting examined by the fire chief...) so I know exactly how that feels.

Alayne said...

So glad you're feeling better!
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

Zibilee said...

So glad to hear that you are almost fully recovered! I never would have thought that a cat scratch could be so dangerous! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that your cake turns out fabulous. I will also be eagerly awaiting your review of The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf.

Kitten said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill--especially from a cat scratch! Ouch! Hope you're feeling better!

avisannschild said...

So behind on my blog reading (again) that I missed your post about being under the weather. Wow, I had no idea a cat scratch could have such an effect! Glad to hear you're feeling better and happy belated birthday!