Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday and I'm still here...


It is highly unusual for me to miss a Sunday Afternoon Tea post two weeks in a row but I had a bit of a relapse Saturday evening.  Nothing horrible, just the return of queasiness and the cold symptoms getting a little worse.  Typical winter stuff... and I have been very fortunate.  There was a "super cold" that was going around and my husband had it (he is still coughing) as did Christopher (he ended up with pneumonia).  This is not even close to what they experienced.

So instead of writing yesterday, I spent the day with a box of tissues, multiple cups of tea, and a cat sleeping on the back of the recliner.  I still can't get used to a kitty asleep behind me because Victoria was too large of a cat to be comfortable there (even though she kept her girlie figure but Maine Coons are big cats).

Florentine is so little compared to Victoria.  While she is still skittish, she now loves to be around us and anyone spending hours on the recliner makes her very happy.  I'd love to bottle her energy.  One of the toys her Auntie B. sent her was a kind of a fishing rod thing with feathers on the end of it.  That was wonderful yesterday as I could stay in the recliner and "play" with Florentine. 

Today I saw her with the feathers in her teeth, walking into another room with the "fishing rod" following on the carpet.  If that happens when I have the camera near, I will take a photo.  Hilarious.  Even when you don't feel well!

Thankfully, there was both an Alaska: The Last Frontier marathon and a Finding Bigfoot marathon yesterday.  So if one had to choose a day to be down and out, it was a good one.  I know, I do have odd taste in TV programs.  Although both shows take place in wilderness or forested areas.  Come to think of it, I've never been to a psychiatrist.  I expect someone could have a field day with my Bigfoot obsession.  There is a story behind it by the way...

I need to return to the sofa and my pillow.  The more I rest (except for dinner and dishes!), the faster my weakened immune system will heal.  I have a publisher's book review due in a day or two.  I had planned a Book Talk this week but it probably will be put off until next week.  

Hot tea sounds really good right now.  Perhaps Candy Cane Lane. Yes, that is just what the doctor ordered.  ;)

8 comments:

mdoe37 said...

Just prop your feet up and get better! Knock on wood....no illness here, well except a cat that had some sort of asthma thing (?!?).. $200 and steroids later.

Isn't it funny how different cats are. Remington, long hair, struts it like he's the king of the avenue. All 10 pounds of him, prefers chicken and only chicken.

Little brother, Benelli Tooterville, occupies himself as a clowncar. Not the brightest bulb. He's fallen bed and all off the cedar chest in the living room ....three times. Benny Toots came as a tiny rescue and has chowed himself to 14 pounds. Tacos, pork roast...

Anonymous said...

I kept checking back for your Sunday Afternoon Tea post and was concerned when you didn't post one. So sorry you had a bit of a relapse, but so glad it wasn't that awful cold and that you are getting better! Florentine sounds like a fun kitty and keeps you laughing, which is great! I Love "Alaska the Last Frontier" and am sad the season is over for now. I gave my daughter their cookbook for Christmas and she loves it! Take care and enjoy your tea!
Blessings,
Laura C. (WA)

rebecca said...

Sorry to hear you're under the weather, but glad you can rest AND enjoy the entertainment while you recoup!

Vee said...

Yes, I am sure that there is a story behind this Big Foot obsession. Are you telling it one day? Hope so!

Well I knew that you weren't feeling so great from Instagram, but it doesn't seem fair and I am sorry that it circled back. Of course, if one must be under the weather, it is best to have a cat, good books, and odd errrr favorite tv programs. =D

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This too will pass. I sounds as if you are doing everything just right. Rest. Liquids. Kitty!I hope your husband and Christopher will get well, and if they are already so, stay well!

Carol Slater said...

I have had the same thing - the super cold and it was miserable! I drank quite a bit of hot tea and I rested often. I still am! Take care of yourself!

Ann said...

Though I miss your posts I'm glad you're taking time to pamper yourself and get better.

Anonymous said...


Laughter is the best medicine so I'm glad you have your sweet and funny kitty. Glad you are on the mend. Pam (SD)