I’ve lost my voice!  I’ve looked everywhere for it, but’s gone.  I’m not talking a little hoarse here, either.  Nope -completely. gone.

Phil’s taking a week off of work after finally finishing his school, so he’s here to help with the kids.  He even took over the reading for school today, which, if you’re familiar with Sonlight, is alot of reading.  There’s absolutely no way I could have gotten through it.

He found me a bike bell to ring if I need something, though right now, Bip has walked away with it.  Before that, I’ve been whistling or snapping if I need to get someone’s attention.

I’d be starting feel like quite the princess, ringing bells and snapping fingers to have people do my bidding, the only problem is, my lost voice was caused by a cold of sorts.

It’s not the worst cold ever, besides the whole I-can’t-talk thing.  I’m just sort of congested, and have a slight cough, though I’m starting to feel fatigued.  I hate that worn out feeling that being sick causes.

I was doing so well this season, too.  I’m usually the victim of one cold after another, with some gastro-intestinal flu thing thrown in for good measure.  But this year, the feast of St. Blaise, patron saint of throats, fell on a Saturday.  We were at Mass that day and all got our throats blessed, even Bip, who thought it was very amusing. Usually there are up to 4 other homeschooling families there at the Saturday evening Mass, but not that day.  While all the other families suffered through illnesses this winter, ours was untouched.  We chalked it up to St. Blaise. 

Well, I guess he held off the germs as long as he could and I am grateful for that.

I can’t believe I’ve lost my voice.  It’s really annoying me!

The only fun thing about this whole thing is that when I whisper to Bip, he will whisper back to me.

More Mac and Cheese, please!


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  • Praying for your voice recovery. I lost mine right around Palm Sunday and just recently recovered it…and now have a new head cold.

    The hardest part was not being able to do read-alouds. And sing.

  • I used to have that happen every Spring – 2 or 3 times I would lose my voice.

    But, you have no excuse for not typing!! Blog away! :)

    I have actually heard if you yell at your kids, a great way to stop is to whisper everything and you’ll find your kids whispering back – funny to see Bip doing that! He’s a cutie!!

  • I’m sorry you’ve lost your voice. That sounds like fun though, ringing bells and snapping! Don’t get to used to it :)

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