Friday, 19 November 2010

cough, splutter

Well, here I am feeling all sorry for myself. Coughing and spluttering, and curling up on the sofa with a hot water bottle is just about all I've been able to manage for a couple of days. It's starting to get a little tedious - so I'm taking that as a sign that it's nearly over. Fingers crossed!

I took this picture a few weeks ago, when it was still sunny, and realised I hadn't shared it yet. I was standing in the kitchen, looking through to the living room. It's a view I like very much, a little glimpse into the overwhelming red-ness that is the living room, the light catching the guitar on the wall, the stack of old books (red, naturally). Today it's rather gloomy, and I can barely see anything at all in that dark little corner, so this is a nice reminder of what it's like in lighter times.

FOR TODAY

Outside my window... Grey drizzly foggy dampness - late autumn has well and truly set in here
I am thinking... about how sorry for myself I'm feeling - oh dear!
I am thankful for... not having to go anywhere until next Wednesday, hopefully I'll be well and truly better by then
From the learning rooms... er, learning anything is well and truly abandoned until this brain fog moves on
From the kitchen... hot chocolate, hot water bottles, weetabix, satsumas, and not much else
I am wearing... warm things - scarves, cardigans, and several blankets
I am creating... a trail of poorliness-induced destruction around the house - cast off blankets, half drunk cups of tea, books started then abandoned...
I am going... from bed to sofa and back again
I am reading... nothing at all
I am hoping... that I start feeling a little better soon
I am hearing... the hum of the central heating, Peter musically pottering in the kitchen
Around the house... nothing much is happening at all
A few plans for the rest of the week: I'm hoping I'll be well enough for the Women's Institute tomorrow! I've also got several PhD chapters to write, and Christmas to start thinking about...

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo me dear - hope you feel better soon xxx

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  2. Poor you, I'm sending you a hug, to receive it you'll need to hug your computer! xx

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  3. Thanks Mum - I just did! (really!) :)

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  4. Jenni - I hope you are turning a corner and starting to feel better. I am sending a bit of warm weather and sunshine your way. Until it gets there (hopefully it won't get delayed in customs!), hang onto that hot water bottle. Sincerely, Emily

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  5. I love this photo it is so sumptuous. Can I live in your house for a wee while?

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  6. Of course you can cherisong, just be warned that the rest of it doesn't always look like this, I only take pictures of the nice bits :)

    Thanks emily, I am indeed feeling much better now. I suspect your warm weather got a little delayed, it's beginning to snow here, eek! Hot water bottles ahoy.

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