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Tuesday so far

I turned off the computer at 11:00 p.m. and read a BA Tortuga book until 1:00 a.m.  I don't think it took me too long to get to sleep.  I woke at 7:00 a.m., when it was still dark, and couldn't get back to sleep.

I looked at the bird feeder and suet.  There was a downy woodpecker on the suet, so the woodpeckers have discovered it.  I saw juncos, cardinals, a chickadee, a tufted titmouse and sparrows at the bird seed, plus the ubiquitous squirrel.

I made it to my appointment with the nurse practitioner.  I have a sinus infection.  I was not surprised.  I had figured that Mom had shared.  I picked up my antibiotics.

I called home to see if Mom and Dad wanted to meet me at the grocery store, but no one answered.  When I got to the grocery store, I saw they were already there, doing the big shopping trip for the week.  We saw P.  I told her I had sinusitis.  I think it was clear I had something, because I sound hoarse.  She said her mother had had bronchitis.  I had talked to Ms. F. the other day, so I knew that.

A few hours later: Mom dropped me off at the library and went to have a mammogram.  I rented a couple of DVDs, the fourth season of "Call the Midwife," since I'd seen that Netflix cut some from the original episodes, and one replicating life in Britain in the war years, except without actual death and devastation.  Apparently it does still duplicate to some extent the conditions Londoners were living under.  I kept reading the third in the "Release" series.  Mom met me back at the library.

When we got home, I finished reading the BA Tortuga book.  I counted, and I had read 57 of her works, from short stories to novels, and had never before read one without on page sex.  I didn't really mind, but the fade to black was not what I expected.

I reviewed the latest of Julia Talbot's "Grizzly List" books.  The one protagonist's deafness is "cured" by telepathy.  I've only had the beginner sign language class and read some books on Deaf culture, but I felt the lack of Deaf culture in that book, even though the other protagonist knew sign language because his mother had been deaf.

Later: I reread the second in the "Grizzly List" series.  Mates do have telepathy with each other.  Using it to "cure" deafness still doesn't seem right to me.