Saturday, January 7, 2012

The view from here...OOTD, music and more

I have been temporarily sidelined...

My bed has been unmade for several days
as I have spent the better part of the past week hunkered down.

Pepper has been my companion and she seems to like napping with me.

I cannot decide if I have a bug or am over tired or have something else unknown going on...
I've made an appointment with my doctor just to be on the safe side
but he's a busy GP so I will not see him for another few days.

Many of my co workers have been sick too 
so I know something is worming it's way through the ranks.

I make a very bad patient on all fronts.
I get frustrated laying about
and feel so unproductive.

I'd never be the kind of woman who likes to eat bon bon's in bed!

I have finished The Distant Hours and it was a great read.
I read her other book The House at Riverton
and I also have The Forgotten Garden on my book stack waiting.

I did get myself up and dressed to attend the memorial service for my BFF's husband's father.
I found it challenging trying to decide on my OOTD
with a foggy brain...

Black ponte knit skirt, Joe
nightshade hose, Secret
black leather boots, Naturalizer
grey V neck jersey top, Talbots
grey vest, Orange

a light spritz of eau de toilette

The service was held at the Yacht Club
and many familiar boaters were in attendance.

It felt good to connect with all the family 
and to take a few moments to look at the board of photos taken throughout the years
and see his deck chair, burgee and boaters cap on display.

Driving home I felt a melancholy rise up in my chest...
Michael Buble's Crazy Love CD was playing in the car and I cranked it up on Whatever it Takes My Love
and had a good weep.

Music moves me
it always has and continues to do so...
I hope you'll take a few minutes and have a listen 
to Michael and Ron Sexsmith 
as they weave their melodic magic on this early Saturday morning...

What are your weekend plans?
I'll bet they are much more exciting than mine!

I plan to sink my teeth into a new novel

and keep hydrated 
while keeping warm in bed.

You'll find me wearing LuLulemon Yoga pants in grey
and an oversized grey sweatshirt (eons old) by Tommy Bahamas
warm cashmere socks
my hair will be piled atop my head 
and crudely fastened with a black plastic claw clip
no make up, 
but plenty of Avene deep conditioning moisturizer
and a swash of Burt's Bee's lip gloss in pink

It's me at my least glamourous...
but it's the real me.

Your Humble Hostess
reporting from the Bungalow Bed.


  1. I'm a firm believer in taking care of yourself when you're feeling've been in a mad rush for some time, with the sad death of a dear almost-family member, the holidays, and your new job. No wonder you don't feel quite right, and please take good care of yourself!! So glad you're reading the Kate Morton books. The Forgotten Garden is my favorite of the three--she's working on another one that she says on her website will come out next ear, I believe. Go pick up Barbara Vine's Anna's Book for something kind of similar, but a bit more somber. Delving into books is my favorite escape when ever I can steal a moment!!!

  2. I'm so sorry that the end of the holidays found you under the weather. Take good care - that bed looks like the best place to be, and a good book is always the best companion - nap, read, nap, repeat!

  3. Maybe there is some kind of "virtual virus" in the air . . . I have been in bed for four days . . . not usual for me, AT ALL . . . Kind of you to pay respects . . . Treat yourself kindly these next days and hydrate to the max!

    I loved The Secret Garden . . . I plan to read The Distant Hours and will try The House at Riverton again. I tried it last year and it didn't grab me in the first fifty, so my style is to drop it and try again later. . .

    Enjoy your reads and fluids!

  4. Sorry to hear that you are ill. Maybe it is nature´s way of informing you that you need a break now.
    There has been so much going over at your place.
    How on earth can you resist the bon bons? Maybe just a few ; )!

  5. Oh Hostess, sending you best wishes for a reasonably fast recovery. My whole office has been passing germs round now for a couple of months. Drink a lot of water, rest, let your body settle down and repair itself. Hugs to you.

  6. Best wishes for aspeedyrecovery, I hope you are well soon. The visit to the doctor may with any hope be futile as you will be well by then! Keep warm,

  7. Ps, my cat howls for me to sit down and snuggle with him, he always follows me into bed and curls up under my chin, I love it, some others wouldn't cope with it.

  8. I hope you're feeling better and getting some good pampering in (I love the picture of Pepper). An excellent weekend for staying indoors - I'm going to be venturing down to My Sister's Closet in the rain shortly.

  9. Hope you are on the mend. It's been a quiet weekend here - just enjoying the sunshine and the empty calendar. Ange

  10. Get Well, soon! Must read Kate Morton - thanks for reminding me!

  11. Everyone seems to be "sort of" ill. Some non-specific bug. Hope you get some rest, and allow yourself to relax and heal.

  12. I admire your effort to go to the service. While I don't know your friend, in my experience such gestures are deeply appreciated. Now- feel better soon!

  13. Hope you feel better sounds like a touch of the flu. The book looks like a fun read.

  14. I hope you feel much better very soon. Bed is a wonderful place to snuggle down and read a book. I have Morton's The Forgotten Garden and I've requested The Distant Hours from the library.

  15. There is a nasty bug going around. I spent the week between Christmas and New Years either in bed or wrapped up on the couch with a cat on my lap and Rory beside me.

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Until you are enjoy your books and Pepper.

  16. Listen to your body hostess and lets hope it's nothing more than a winter bug.

  17. Think you are wise to listen to your body time for lots of TLC....hope you will soon be feeling better...what a treat to be just able to wallow & read books. Ida

  18. Sometimes winter demands we hibernate for a few days, whether in response to the grey or to a bug that's going around or to sad circumstances such as the death of a friend. You're wise to take care of yourself and take the downtime that you end, making it as enjoyable as possible. Rest up!

  19. I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather. I wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. I'm always fascinated by your reads. It just occurred to me, are you in book trading group or are you interested in setting one up? It'd be so fun to swap books with the women here. Just something to consider, but no obligation, of course.

  20. Thank you all for your get well wishes, I am feeling much better now!

    Victoria- Your idea sounds like a good one and if we lived closer I would join in. I already pass my books on to Mother and then my friends, we all trade the good ones, it makes good economic sense too.