Inputs: convalescent edition

August 31st, 2012

A sort-of weekly review of what’s been nourishing me lately.

Photos taken with HTC Droid Incredible, provided by Verizon Wireless Ambassador Program*

How was your week? I’m recovering from a horrible, rebounding episode of Norovirus, that hit me hard but briefly last weekend, before returning with a vengeance Wednesday night. My body feels like a toothpaste tube that’s been rolled through an extruder. I spent all day yesterday horizontal, drifting in and out of sleep, listening to the wind and rain we caught from Isaac. Except for aching all over, it was kind of lovely. It’s not often I feel like I have permission to do nothing.

Here’s some of what I took in this week that didn’t come right back up.


The Lioness pinterest board, created to portray powerful and positive images of women aging, with a lot of help from some friends.

Kurt Vonnegut on How to Write With Style.


Why Travel Makes Us Happy by Britt Reints

Hunny Bunny by Tanis Miller

Forever and For Real by Sarabeth Jones


A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


The Head and the Heart

I hope your weekend brings you many more good things.

*Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.


One Response to “Inputs: convalescent edition”

  1. Kath Hale says:

    So glad to see nausea hasn’t affected your ability to quip. Loved the “…that didn’t come right back up” reference. How have you managed not to spread the contagion within your family? (Or is that presuming too much? More likely small fry walked it through the front door.) My best days in recent memory were spent this summer in a serene, hydrocodone-fueled haze reading Shadow of Night. Permission to check out of daily life granted by an orthopedic surgeon who repaired my gimpy foot in July, then ordered me not to walk on it for two months. I relate.

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