Last night when I went to bed I had a bit of a sore throat and did not sleep well.

When I woke this morning (Friday) anticipating that I would go to the club for my workout, I did not feel well. Initial thought was that I spent too much time in the sun yesterday.

Then I looked at myself in the mirror.

My first reaction was, when did I get this fat?  I had swollen jowls that spread from ear to ear.  Forget the concept of double chins, I had one chin and a huge round jowl.

When you have first woken up you are not firing on all 8 cylinders so I was thinking, how did I get this way, and how come I did not notice it before?

Pat then came in and was just as stunned.  Apparently I was not this way the night before.

I did have a sore throat and when I tried to talk I sounded like Donald Duck.

As this was not a natural look.  I thought I had an allergic reaction to something.  We had a great seafood meal on Wednesday, but that was 36 hours earlier.  Last night we had a Cobb salad for dinner, so nothing obvious.

I booked an appointment to see our doctor and with one look I was told it was not an allergic reaction.  I had a throat infection that had swollen my glands big time.  Actually good news.

So tonight I still have a face that looks like Eddy Murphy in the Klumps, but my voice has deepened where I think I sound like James Earl Jones.

We were sitting outside for dinner tonight (smoked salmon pasta) and I was trying out my new voice on Patty.  Some of the great lines like  “hey little girl, you want some candy?” and “I am sorry, I am lost, can you give me directions to your heart” and the famous “can I drive you home tonight, I hope you do not mind but the top is down on my sports car”   Would be much more effective if I did not look like Orson Wells

I really hope to lose the big fat jowl but it would be nice to keep the voice.