Yesterday was the school Fall party. I had 15 enthusiastic, loud, excited, out-of-their-minds students. AND I had no voice. I lost my voice...literally. Can you imagine trying to control a classroom FULL of students/parents stuffing themselves with more sugary treats than I can begin to describe? That was exhausting! I was so glad when 3:00 came! Then my husband and I left to go to a visitation for a funeral he was going to be the speaker at. Once again, a true struggle to try to communicate and give condolences. I nodded. I smiled. I hugged.
Today, we went to visit mom. We giggled because as I whispered to talk to her, she whispered back. Then I had to take Darb to an eye appt and do grocery shopping at Walmart. Survived trying to communicate to the eye doctor/receptionist about insurance and thought I was home free just getting my groceries and heading home. OH NO! I have to pick the aisle that has the most talkative, jovial, happy cashier. I tried nodding and smiling....didn't work...the questions kept coming...I squeaked....he kept talking...I whispered....he kept talking. I paid my bill and smiled. Darb and I didn't talk on the way home. Complete silence. She understood I was worn out!
Tonight I am continuing being completely silent...blogging allows that. My family is watching TV and carrying on the biggest conversation and having the most fun talking.... and I sit silent. They are probably very happy! My husband is happy! It is the strangest thing to not have a voice. I'm not even squeaking anymore...nothing is coming out. I've decided that I didn't realize how much a person says in a day, until you really can't. But I'm enjoying reading your blogs tonight and sitting cozily by the fire drinking my coffee.