Thanks, yes i do.That is one possible interpretation. More precisely, it would be "said" because there is nothing there which indicates "told me" specifically (or that it is a female speaking. The interpretation/translation can vary according to contextual information.
Do you read all the replies to the threads you start?
Thanks, yes i do.
To answer your last question. The Textbook i am using is BUNKA SHOKYUU NIHONGO II.