I shouldn't be sounding so whiny and down. I am making progress each day - it's just very slow progress. And the antibiotics have definitely helped my chest congestion, though I still sleep half-sitting up, propped with extra pillows (I'm kind of getting used to it).
On the plus side, I have been reading non-stop for the past 8 days and enjoying lots of good books. I thought I'd share a quote today from The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, a quirky novel set in Newfoundland that won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. One of my book groups will be discussing it this week. The main characters struggle with some terrible tragedies but keep moving forward (a good lesson for me this week):
We face up to awful things because we can't go around them, or forget them. The sooner you get it over with, the sooner you say, "Yes, it happened and there's nothing I can do about it," the sooner you get on with your own life. You've got children to bring up. So, you've got to get over it. What we have to get over, somehow we do. Even the worst things.
- The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
So, I'm trying to rest as much as I can and get over it. Hope you're enjoying a restful weekend.