If we were having coffee, or tea, I would start by apologising for my absence last week. You see, my daughter started to not act like herself on the 16th, and the morning after she woke up with a high fever. I stayed home from work to care for her of course, and the next day it was my turn. Our bodies ached everywhere, we both experienced the worst headaches, and at night the fever peaked at almost 104F three nights in a row. The days were slightly better, but the headache never left, we had a horrible cough (still not completely gone,) shortness of breath, and sniffles. Yes, we both tested positive for Covid. It was a night mare. My fever left me completely after the first week, all the other symptoms stayed on. My head is still to some degree very foggy, but not by any means like it was a few days ago. My daughter’s fever have been coming and going, and she’s only been completely without a fever two days now. I’m vaccinated, she is not (they don’t vaccinate children her age in Sweden.) We both got very sick, but she was ill much longer. I heard on the news earlier this week that scientists believe that the peak is in a couple weeks in our region, and that Covid are going to slowly disappear after that, (unless a new variant shows its ugly face.) I sure hope it disappears completely.
I tried reading some of my books from school while having so much time on my hands, but I honestly couldn’t read much at all. I really tried, but it took forever to read one page, and I didn’t understand much. I still need to take it easy this weekend, but I am going to finish An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method, by James Paul Gee. It is very interesting so far. He is good at breaking things down into small pieces, and then explain them in an understandable way.
Discourse can be big or little (e.g., runners, gamers, lawyers, politicians, evangelicals, gang members, or birders). There is no end to them. They come and go in history. They are rooted in conventions that allow us for a time and place to enact and recognise being certain socially significant socio-historical types of people.An introduction to discourse analysis : Theory and method, by James Paul Gee (page 26.)
This morning I started to reflect upon all the discourses I’ve been a part of at different times. This is what I came up with; child, big sister, student, horse woman, snowboarder, hiker, photographer, writer, blogger, teacher, minimalist, gardener, wife, mother, single mother, traveler, dog person, foreigner/expat, rancher, RV:er, and baker. It might not be a complete list, but still, it was in fact very interesting when I started to think about all the different discourses, and in some way I really enjoyed them all.
Get yourself a refill on that beverage and tell me what is going on in your neck of the woods? Any interesting discourses of your life you want to tell me about? Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you Natalie for hosting The Weekend Coffee Share.