coughing and sneezing and here I thought it was the "common cold."
The evening news reported that there has been a flu outbreak here in our fair city.
I have never had a flu shot although many of my colleagues swear by them.
It's a scary thought to think we might be having an epidemic.
I am wondering if Mother will manage to keep it at bay. So far she's been staying close to home and I have been unable to visit her for fear of spreading and sharing my germs.
Mr. HB has not been able to see his Mother since Christmas Day as she is in an extended care facility and the residents are elderly and frail. She is 95!
I've been sleeping in the guest room so Mr. HB and I can cough at our own pace without the fear of waking each other. It's very cozy and warm downstairs and there have been quite a lot of lazy lie in's when I have not surfaced until after 9am. What luxury!
When I sat down to type this blog post I did not think it would be on this topic. My plan was to focus on the cats this morning...
The cats have been up to their usual tricks and are very much enjoying the new laundry area.
Pepper is the elder of the two cats and she has the upper hand
and does not take any nonsense from Chester despite his best efforts
she keeps him in line.
He's laying at her feet
waiting for the opportunity to play
she calls the shots so when she wants to play they play.
If he tries to get her to do something that she doesn't want to do he gets a swift and mighty swat with her paw.
Both cats sleep on our bed at night
on my side!
We discussed installing a rod or rack for hanging delicates
and I spied these iron hooks at a local gift and card shop and thought they'd work.
I don't know about you but I have quite a few items of clothing that I like to hang to dry.
They seem to last longer and there is less pilling of the fabric.
I hand wash all my cashmere sweaters.
If you've been reading for awhile you already know that I use Aveda Shampure Shampoo
to launder all my cashmere.
Look at the spring shades that I have chosen!
These are two new sweaters that I picked up online when Lands End had a sale
free delivery and 40% off.
I've worn them both and to my mind there is nothing more cozy than cashmere next to one's skin...
there's always silk but I do not find it very warm.
I've been on a mending mission
sewing buttons, repairing seams
nothing like being house bound to make you realize that there are some jobs needing attention
and what better time to get on with the task as there's not much point making yet another lame excuse!
Procrastination is the name of the game when it comes to plying a needle and thread.
I don't know why I have an aversion to mending but I do.
Ironing used to be another chore that I'd avoid but since the laundry room is so lovely
it's not such an onerous task.
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Are there domestic jobs that you put off?
Has the flu invaded your home?
Take care and have a great week.