Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Oh, what a beautiful day! I've got a beautiful feeeeling everything's going my way!

Yes, I'm singing to you. You heard me right. Not only am I cheerful on the first day back at work after a delightful, relaxing long weekend, but I'm so cheerful that I'm actually singing.

Wanna know why?

Can you guess?

Maybe because something wonderful is happening...

I'm not sure why, but I'm not questioning it...


YUP. Big news in Bev-town, my peeps! My voice is coming back after almost 5 months of me sounding like Minnie Mouse with a horrible case of laryngitis. I can't tell you how happy I am to have some strength back to my voice and to know that something will come out when I try to speak. It's still not perfect, but it's noticeably better. I can speak up and be heard across the room. I can hold a conversation without running out of air. I can talk to people I haven't met before and NOT have them ask me if I'm sick.

It's... well, it's pretty fucking fantastic.

It's still not perfect, but it's better, and I'll take it. I'm due to see the ENT tomorrow, but I don't need the scope to know that ol' Lefty the Dysfunctional Vocal Cord is back in business. I hope he enjoyed his hiatus, the lazy little prick. I don't plan to let him take another break anytime soon; in fact, before you know it I'll expect him to belt out some karaoke!

ANYWHO. Did everyone have a good 3-day weekend? I certainly did. We spent time with friends on Saturday and Sunday and then took a family chill day yesterday. All I did was lie on my chaise lounge and read, eat, drink a few cold beverages, then read some more. Even my children were so pooped from their busy weekend that they chilled out for a change. BLISS.

How about you? Do anything fun & exciting?

Who wants to hear me do some scales? WOOT!


BigSis said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear you singing to us :)

Frank Irwin said...

Yay, Bev! Now, the next time we meet, I won't spend half of our talky time just nodding and smiling.

As for my weekend, nothing exciting.

Samsmama said...

HOORAY!!!! Very excellent news, indeed. Although I'm kind of bummed I never got to experience your phone sex operator voice.

Face it, Frank. You were staring at her rack the whole time. And there's entirely too many pictures for you to deny it.

Frank Irwin said...

Why do you think I was smiling, Samsmama?

Rich Girl Red said...

Bev, that is FANTASTIC news! I can't even imagine what it's like to have a forced 5 month hiatus from speech. (I'm sure my family fantasizes about it though!) No wonder you feel like singing. How frustrating to have a song in your heart that can't get out! Your weekend sounded fab, too, btw. I managed to get sunburned on the FIRST damn day we opened the pool so the rest was spent in the shade.

For the record, I ADORE Snoopy! I love his happy dance.

MJenks said...

Sweet. Now it's okay to call up and ask for the phone sex, right?

I stained a desk over the weekend. My wife was impressed with my mad stainin' skills. Not enough to reward my hard work, even after I cleaned our room after refinishing the desk. But, you know, at least the desk looks better, right?

Bev said...

BigSis - Be careful what you wish for! ;)

Frank - What? So you didn't even hear me when I asked you to do unspeakable things to that goat? Yet you did them anyway. Huh.

Smama - Oh, I can still rock out the phone sex, never fear. Call me!

RGR - Oh yeah, I'm a chatty gal, so this whole mess has REALLY cramped my style!

Also my style? Getting burned on the first day of vacay. Sorry, girl! Hope it fades fast.

Jenks - You can't see, but I'm holding my pinky and thumb to my face, phone-style & mouthing "call me."

Better that you stained your desk rather than your shorts.

Heather said...

I'm so happy for you!

As for my weekend, Friday I saw my baby. Saturday I put up my swimming pool. Sunday I went swimming. Monday, me and the man told everyone about baby. All in all a great weekend!

Heidi Renée said...

Calloo callay!

Frank Irwin said...

Oh, Bev, that was you? I thought it was the goat talking, and it's bad luck to refuse a goat's request.

Congrats on the new bun, Heather!

Stacie's Madness said...

wooohooo for your voice, it's about fucking time!!!

Salt said...

HOLY SHIT! It is about time!! I just squeeee'd with excitement when I read this.

I say that as soon as it's back, you do a vlog!

onebadmamajama said...

That is fantastic news! Please don't forget to post a video of your karaoke;)

As for the weekend..not much going on here either. Just the usual-worked in the garden, hung out with the kids and grilled on Memorial Day.

Heidi Renée said...

What Salt said! You should definitely do a vlog.

Bev said...

Heather - Thanks, and I'm happy for you right back!!

Heidi - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

Frank - People often mistake me for a goat. Thanks for reminding me.

Stacie - YES, it is about fucking time!!!

Salt - thank you!! I am so glad I can make you squee! I will totally vlog once it's back to a more steady level. Right now it's "modulating" a lot, which is a fancy way of saying that I sound a little bit like a teenage boy whose voice is changing.


OBMJ - Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!

Heidi - Oh, I plan on it! Just give me a little more time, then watch out!

Mala said...

Yes, I can attest; Bev's rack is awesome! Oh wait, we were talking about her voice. Yes, yes, her voice is awesome as well.
Does this mean I'm out of a translator job?

Bev (in a whisper): I'd like a merlot, please
Mala (translating): She said she like to take you in the back room and... well... here, let me whisper it.

Gawd, I'm gonna miss that gig.

Soooooooooo happy for you! Hoot!
And yes, let's chat about that vlog...and some mad Karaoke!

Heidi Renée said...

Don't mind me, I was joyously chortling.

MJenks said...

Score. Phone sex. *writes down digits*

Well, I did stain my shorts. With the actual wood stain. There was no anal leakage this weekend. Well, not enough to stain the shorts at least.

The sheets...well, that's a story for another Thursday.

Mike said...

Happy to "hear" you're back again.

Mike129 said...


For fun and excitement this weekend I took my wife to the ER where she bled all over for about 5 hours after trying to use a biscuit joiner to manicure/remove one of her fingers.

Your accomplishment is better.

Brooklyn ML said...

Great news! Glad to know your melody will continue.

MtnMama said...

Dearest Bev:


I knew you'd come back! There's no keeping YOU down, that's for damn sure. Still, the relief must be palatable. So happy for you.

I spent the three-day sick with a miserable head cold, but hey - no biggie. We know how to keep things in perspective, right?

Love you!

Heidi Renée said...

I just had to Google biscuit joiners. Turns out, they're not an instrument of cookery.

Senorita said...

You rock, Le Bev ! So glad your voice is making a comeback !

Bev said...

Mala - That explains A LOT about our recent trips to restaurants together. Talk about a light bulb moment. ;)

Heidi - Ahhh, gotcha!

Jenks - Any day without anal leakage is a good one, IMO.

Mike - Thank you!

Mike129 - WHAAAA? Yeeeeouch! Is she okay?

Brooklyn - *muah*

MtnMama - Aw, sorry you were sick! You need a do-over 3-day weekend! And yes, the feeling is one of utmost relief. I was truly resigned to spend the rest of my life as a low-talker, which is very un-Bev! Love u back!

Heidi - I had to google it too, and man... Mike129's wife is da' woman!

Senorita - Thank you so much! Besos!

Mike129 said...

Yes, the wife is fine. Except for the missing part of her left middle finger.

The biscuit cutter part of the biscuit joiner is a very aggressive cutting tool. :(

Cary McNeal said...

Hooray! Now you can start screaming at your kids again. That'd be first on my list.

Harmony said...

Hooray, Bev! I am so excited for you!!