The Germ Factory

There was one glorious day – Monday – when my nose wasn’t runny and itchy, and my throat wasn’t sore, and my head didn’t ache. Then came along late Monday night, and the whole cold has begun again.

On the bright side, I got tons of work done on le manuscript yesterday, so today I am totally, completely justified in doing nothing but watch the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. This is best done over one long stretch, you know, block out five hours without interruption. But I did a few other things (no chores, don’t worry), like check email, look up recipes for vegetables in the CSA box that I’ve never even heard of before, play a round or two of solitaire (not twenty – I’m finally getting tired of it), tinker with the synopsis and pitch for le manuscript…then I came back to the television, ready to watch Mr. Darcy get rejected by Elizabeth Bennet.

Husband called and I answered the phone with, “Mr. Darcy is about to propose. Can’t talk now.” I could hear him roll his eyes.

But really, it’s like a pilgrimmage into a comforting, familiar world. When I’m sick with my second cold in two weeks, at least give me that.


  1. Pat · November 9, 2011

    That is, without doubt, the most handsome germ I have ever seen. Sorry you’re sick again.

    • Beth Hull · November 9, 2011

      Pat, if you want that handsome germ, it’s all yours.

  2. readingisdelicious · November 9, 2011

    Typical husband timing; calling during the most important/best part of the ultimate chick-flick movie!!

    • Beth Hull · November 9, 2011

      Yes, and for his next trick, he will return home just as I’m swooning over Darcy coming out of the pond all wet and broody-looking.

  3. Danica Paige · November 13, 2011

    How ya feelin now champ? That same thing happened to me last month. I was all, “Germies, please go away…” They lulled me into a false sense of security, striking several days later with reinforcements. Miserable! Goal for tomorrow: email you my comments for the first 100 pgs of TBC

    • Beth Hull · November 13, 2011

      Still sick 😛 And I thought I was done with morning sickness, but apparently not. Ugh.
      Looking forward to your comments, though!

  4. Vic · November 25, 2011

    I’m really hoping you’re not still sick at this point – just now catching up on blog posts – argh!! But in case you are, or for the next time you’ve got hours to kill, get yourself some Larkrise to Candleford on Netflix. ( My mom got me hooked & whenever we’re together on a visit we end up watching a few episodes. It’s quite addictive! Hope the cold is long gone by now!

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