Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's up with me!!!!!

I got the idea of this blog post from my book blogger friend Cheryl @cmash loves to read. I have been on hiatus for the past four days and so I thought that I should let you guys know what I have been up to during that time.

For much of last week, I have been nursing the flu; a runny and congested nose, coughing, sneezing, and constantly feeling tired and drained. I was so thankful that I didn’t come down with a fever. I actually got the flu from my little sister (because she and I are inseparable) and the rain has done nothing to help me. I keep getting caught in it wherever I go (the showers are so unpredictable that even though I have an umbrella, I still get sprinkled from time to time). So I have been walking around like a zombie, coughing and sneezing all over my folks and having trouble breathing because of my congested nostrils. I have been trying to keep up my reading schedule but I have been feeling so miserable because of the cold that I have not done a whole lot, hence my absence from the blog and book club.

I have since then taken some medication for my cold but I still have the sniffles and I feel even more miserable because of it  : (

Additionally, my family and I have been getting my brother reading for his trip to Colombia.  He left on Saturday as part of a Student Exchange Programme with UWI. He’s going to be over there for a year teaching English at a University while being immersed in their culture and language. It’s a great opportunity for him since he is a Spanish and History major and he’s going to get a firsthand experience speaking the language. It’s also going to be great for him since he’ll be living without mum and dad for a while and more or less living the life of an adult.

Here's a picture of us at the airport.

That's my brother on the left, his best friend and me : )

I have to say that although we argue a lot, I will miss not having him around the house. We have been together since we were younger and the only thing that has separated us was the three year age difference. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he’s safe and am keeping an extra cautious eye over the situation between Venezuela and Colombia. I really just hope that he works hard and have fun.

So that’s what I have been up to for the past week or more. What’s up with you?


Bookventures said...

Oh, forget the date on the photo. I just got the camera and haven't had time to programme it yet.

CMash said...


Thank you for sharing. Hope you feel better soon. I know you told me about all the rain you get, which was an education for me, because when I think of the Caribbean, I think of tropical beaches and year round beautiful weather. You and your brother look so much alike, the same gorgeous smile !! You are beautiful!!

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