This is wiping me out.
Last night I went home and after having gotten through my work day (somehow) I was exhausted. I’m pretty sure I have a cold on top of this, which, on the back of strep throat, has me pretty peeved at my immune system. Or lack thereof.
I pretty much took it easy last night and tried to talk as little as possible. Although I still feel like shit, I’m not “sick” enough to miss any more days of work. I hate missing work. So, I’m here.
This morning I went in to get my coffee. Normally I would go to drive through, but for obvious reasons this is not an option for me right now. The same girl was at the counter that I had yesterday. In her favour, she remembered my order. BUT, now she was just miming things at me. She typed my order in, pointed at the little screen that shows the order and gave me a thumbs up with a questioning look on her face. I nodded and mouthed yes and thank you at her. She went off to make my coffee and handed it back to me with the sympathetic head tilt (you all know what I’m talking about here….usually reserved for hospital visits and funerals) and a small smile and a wave.
I went back to my car shaking my head a little. On one hand, I’m touched that she obviously feels for my plight, on the other, mildly annoyed that she apparently thinks I’m also deaf.
In any case, I have a big day ahead of me and still not a sound will come from me. Well, a few awkward squawky ones, but that is it. I am going to try to talk less today at work and hopefully find some way to expidite this thing being gone.
I miss my voice.
Not to mention, I want to audition for a musical next week. So, I really need my voice back.