Friday, February 10, 2012

What’s a Girl to Do?

I thought I had done a pretty good job avoiding the family cold. 

It had hit one victim after another, but I was pretty proud of myself for dodging it until….

Monday morning I was preparing some food for a funeral dinner and making up a big pot of Ham and Bean soup for our dinner later, my mind was whirling on ahead of itself like it so often does.  I grabbed the coffee cup sitting on the counter and took a humongous swig.  Too late.  I realized it was Joel’s coffee not mine.  He was one of the cold victim’s so I immediately turned to the sink and did the most lady like thing I could think of. 

I spit all of the coffee in my mouth down the drain.

The boys laughed.

No laughter came from me. I knew my goose was cooked.

The past 3 days I have been so achey and sinusey (yes, I know spell checker these aren’t words, but they work for me).

BLAH, about sums it up.

I can say though, I am grateful that it isn’t worse.  It could be. That I know. And that I have experienced. Too many times to count.

Today I decided it would be a good day to catch up on laundry. And pick up the house a bit.  Little sister seems to have majored in mess making the past two days. OY!  The older boys have been very helpful with other household chores that needed done. For that I am very thankful

Now, this afternoon I’m going to indulge myself. 

I’ve got a big mug of hot tea waiting and a stack of seed catalogues to drool over.



Kleenex are on the ready.

I’ve got my p.j.’s on.

And my warm fuzzy socks are attempting to keep my feet toasty.



I’ve got a princess to cuddle.

And my pen is ready.

It’s list making time.


  1. Oh girl, I start gettin' the itch when the first seed catalog arrives in January. Too bad I live in a 'frost holler'. I can't plant 'till after May 15th.

    Sooooo, sorry ya caught the nasty stuff. Hopefully it'll be short lived and you'll be back to your perky self soon!

    God bless ya and have a cozy kinda weekend sweetie!!!


  2. My Rooster and chick are sick. I am washing, taking C, and hoping that I am spared.

    I hope that you have a speedy recovery.

    Happy tea day!!

  3. Sorry to hear you've got the cold that lurked in the coffee cup. Cute pic of you on the couch. Congrats on your pic being best of the week at Misty's..

  4. Sorry you got sick! So sweet to see you and your girl all snuggled up on the couch. What a fun photo of your socks with you two in the distance. :)

    Love and ((hugs)) to you!

  5. Ah, the moment when you realize you've just made a grave mistake. ;o) So sorry you ended up getting sick. Hopefully the rest will do you good.

    I have the same socks! They were a Christmas present from Lexie last year! :o)

  6. Oh sister,
    I have it too.
    So do all of the men-folk at my house.
    That was the sound of my head popping under the sinus pressure!


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