March 07, 2007

Little Voice and Big News

I had mentioned that I had sort of respiratory distress last time I posted. Well, it turned into a really yucky bout of bronchitis, causing me to leave work early last Monday, and stay in bed three days after that. Out of misplaced-guilt of some sort (or fear of losing my job), I went in sick on Friday, and then convalesced at Erik's place over the weekend. Videogame-playing all day is fun, don't get me wrong, but it might not be the best for a chest infection. The gaming made my heart beat faster, which made me breathe faster, which made me cough more. I'm a genius!

I felt a bit human again on Sunday night and went to the doctor on Monday and had a chest x-ray. No pneumonia or lung cancer (I'm living with a family member who smokes a LOT, I have reason for concern!), but I was prescribed an inhaler to help with ASTHMA and, curiously, some strong allergy medication. Whatever is going on, it's working, because as each day passes I feel better and better.

One fun thing that's started this afternoon is I'M LOSING MY VOICE!! Sure, my voice got deep and somewhat-raspy this past week (my Demi Moore voice!), but today my voice is cracking and intermittently disappearing. I had to have a work-related conversation with a fairly-recognizable actress, and felt like a complete dolt because my voice was obviously failing. Now I'm trying to do all of my work via email, as talking on the phone is just too embarrassing.

But you didn't read this to find out about my lack of voice (dot com!), you want to hear what this "Big News" business is all about. I think I can now safely announce that Erik will be moving up to Seattle this summer, as he has accepted a position as a software developer for Microsoft - and I will be tagging along. I don't yet know what I'm going to do when I get up there, but at this point in my career (and life), I welcome the adventure.

The big change is why I haven't been posting as much lately. My thoughts have pretty much been dominated by the idea of moving, changing jobs, changing state citizenship, moving in with Erik, etc. - making devoting thought to anything else (other than work) nearly impossible. But I'm glad to finally be able to announce it to all my friends online.


posted by julie at March 7, 2007 04:39 PM


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