I've had a cold all week. Nothing too bad, just a stuffy nose mostly. Today I woke up with a headache. I took some Advil and felt much better by lunchtime. But I started losing my voice this evening. It was fine this afternoon, but it's now all scratchy and low. I call it my "Demi Moore" voice. I'm pretending that it's sexy. No one needs to correct me and tell me I sound like Roz...
"I'm watching you Wazowski; always watching..."
I'm drinking buckets of mint tea with honey (right, Kelli?), and I've decided that I shouldn't speak a word until Saturday. What? It could happen. I can just text my kids. I can be hip and happenin' and say things like, "ur making 2 much noyz!" Or maybe, "wat do u want 4 dinner?" Or perhaps "idk, go ask ur dad." And then I can end with, "g2g ttyl."
Actually, scratch that. It was physically painful to write that stuff. I just can't write "ur" for your or you're. I can't do it. Now I'm far from perfect, but I meet more and more people every day who just can't spell. Do you think our texting generation of kids will have a clue how to spell by the time they get to high school? Instead of explaining the difference between "your" and "you're", will we have to explain that "ur" isn't actually a word? Or, worse yet, maybe the powers that be will decide that "ur" should replace both "your" and "you're" and it will (gasp!) be added to the dictionary! Oh, I cringe to think of it.
I'm going to bed
early before 2:00 tonight. I have to get my voice back before Saturday because I'm speaking at the Baby Expo in Milwaukee. If you're in the Milwaukee area, stop by and say, "Hi!" You can find me HERE!
(By the way, my spell check just blew up after going over this post.)