Tuesday, August 16

Puffy Eyes and Green Tea

I’m feeling much better now. Not quite 100%, but close. I’ve pretty much spent the past 24 hours in rest and relaxation mode. They called me off of work tonight. It seems to be the pattern that they are over scheduled in the beginning of the week and under scheduled towards the end. So I guess I know when I'll be working until I gain some seniority.

I finished off Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince just a little bit ago. My eyes are still all puffy and my nose is runny as much from crying as from my cold. I have to say that she has left lots of juicy possibilities for the next book. Despite the sad ending and dark beginnings this was a much more hopeful book then the Order of the Phoenix. I noticed that she also seemed to up the reading level and vocabulary on this a little bit, which I enjoyed. I know that these are kid's books, but I think the thing that is most likable about them is that she doesn't talk down to her readers.

I finally tried the Green Tea Frappuccino that Starbucks has been advertising like crazy this summer. There’s a reason why they are pushing it so hard; they’re trying to get rid of it. I know I will not be ordering again. Not that it was bad, but it was not good enough to justify any of the fat and calories that it contains. I prefer my green tea in a hot and in a mug, guilt free.


Sue said...

I'm still waiting for our Harry Potter book to arrive back from the UK when Richard returns and looking forward to it. I've heard such mixed reviews! Several people have said it's not a children's book, it's a teenage one, as there's a lot of hormonal girl/boy stuff. I guess the higher reading level would make sense, then. Not that it will stop younger children reading it, of course!

Kel said...

glad to hear you're feeling better.
A hot bath and a good book, with lots of naps under the doona are always a good cure.

oceanskies79 said...

Glad to know you are feeling better. Wishing you good health.

Sorry to have missed you for a while. I was away in UK the past few weeks.