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I had a terrible cold last week and took the rest of this week to get to normal. And by normal I mean no coughing, blowing, dripping and irritability. One good thing that became of all that resting was reading. I've read two novels in the past week, which is a lot, even for me. I read Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers and still really enjoy Lord Peter, he kind of reminds me of Qwilleran but without the luxurious mustache, though I think he did have one and just never talked about it as much as old Qwill does.
I also read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Her name reminds me of Sherlock Holmes, I wonder why...Any way, I devoured this book and discovered once I was done on the Kindle that it was 432 pages in the printed edition. It was a very good read. And it has given me a lot to think about in regards to what would I think about my life if I happened to show up in it 10 years in the future. Good stuff, go out and get a copy and tell me what you think.
Hard to believe but it's been almost a month since my doctor's visit which means that it's been almost a month low carb. And to be quite honest, the thing I want the most that I shouldn't have is a coco-cola, which is crazy, because it is the epitome of everything I should not put into my body: caffeine, sugar and zero nutrients. But luckily, because a few minor health issues have already resolved within a month, it's just temptation and not something I think that I will be doing anytime soon. It truly has become recognized as a poison to my mind, so I just have to be patient while the body decides that the brain knows what it's talking about.
I'm hoping for a couple of walks this week with the crazy hot weather we've been getting.

What about you? What have you been up to?

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