03 February 2008

Atishoo ... atishoo ... we all fall down ...

Well, I don't think I've felt so pathetic for so long for years! And just when I'm beginning to feel like getting up, getting dressed and getting the house in order .... yep, Pauley's coughing and spluttering and hot and cold and equally pathetic. Now, strictly speaking I should be rushing round administering to the sick, but I'm all for treating like with like as the saying goes! If he really needs something then I'll get it for him, but if he doesn't I'll let him a) get it himself, b) go without or c) tell him he looks rough. Don't worry, I won't let him starve, and this is all very tongue in cheek (I'm sure you knew that)!

I'm loving blankets this week - and a hottie and an eiderdown and a quilt. I've been as snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug so to speak!! I got myself comfy in the spare bedroom with a double bed all to myself and still P managed to catch the lurgy!

I really need him to be fit as we're supposed to be popping up to Northampton again this week - lunch with friends, staying with Gillie, pensioners lunch (he's the pensioner, not me!!), another night with Gillie and then back home, after collecting a mannequin I've just won on Ebay. But somehow I have a feeling we won't be going, which is a shame. I was looking forward to both lunches. The first because it's with old friends who we haven't seen for several years and the second because it's the Northampton Nationwide pensioners lunch. I know as many of them as P does as I worked there, too, in the 1970s, and it would have been so good to catch up with everyone again. Perhaps I could go anyway, even if it is P who is the official pensioner.

My lovely parcel arrived from Lucy Bloom the other day but I'm afraid I didn't think about blog photos until everything was unwrapped. Trust me - it was a beautifully wrapped pink and green package, even down to the green outer wrapping and pink tissue inside! Lucy already knows how thrilled I was to receive it.

I must get back into the habit of blog photo taking - there was a classic before and after moment earlier today. I spent most of the afternoon (yes, really) clearing the pile (sorry, piles) of papers off my desk. It was so bad I was beginning to lose the bottom of my screen. It was my intention to find the sitting room floor (again) but instead I found the top of my desk. At least I found something, so does it really matter whether it was what I was looking for? No, I don't think so!

I've also been sorting my stocks of lace and notions in readiness for a website upload. There's no need to race over there just yet though, as in my inimitable fashion it could be another couple of weeks before I finally get them listed. If there was a 'Mr Men' 'Little Miss Good Intentions' then I'd claim to be she - I'm full of them. They just take a while to come to fruition.

I think I've rambled enough, especially as there's only one measly photo as light relief. Apologies, but have a jolly week everyone, and I'll let you know (maybe in pictures) whether we get where we're supposed to be going this week.


Kitty said...

Oh dear ... we've all had the lurgi too - hope you both feel much better soon :-)

PS Word verification = igohopoi (sounds like a tribe of Native American Indians?!)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

I hope Little Miss Good Intentions is feeling much better today! (And Pauley too of course.) Such a good job that you have so many lovely vintage eiderdowns and blankets at your diposal!

Maybe you should have one of those shoulder strap things attached to your camera - then you could hang it around your neck and be ready to snap a pic at a moments notice!

Glad Lucy's pressie cheered you up - Take care,
Niki x

OhSoVintage said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend, Sue. Hope you got to Northampton.
Ruth x

cd&m said...

Actually I think that I might just pip you at the finish for the Little Miss Good Intentions award! Hope you are Pauley are feeling better at least you have lots of lovely blankets to keep you warm.

thehomelyyear said...

Hi, you can guarantee that I've never got my camera with me when there's something lovely to photograph.
Hope you're all feeling better...colds are such a nuisance!
Margaret and Noreen

Nonnie said...

I think I could be that 'Little Miss' as well! Or maybe 'Little Miss Not enough Hours in the Day'! But then I'm sure we could all be that one. Sorry to hear the sickness has gone on so long and that you've now got another 'invalid' in the house. I do like your idea of treating like with like! Hope you both start to feel better soon and that you don't have to cancel your trip this week. Take care.

Clare said...

Hi Sue

You've had a proper stinker this time haven't you?!

It's a shame if you don't get to N'pton but these bugs always come at an inopportune moment (I'm thinking back to my birthday!)

Keep warm, keep snug and I hope you are both fighting fit soon.

Clare xx

LiLi M. said...

I was so thrilled that you visited my blog! It's so nice to meet new people especially when they like 'vintage to Victorian". Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling that well and its even worse when you have to play little mrs Florence Nightingale, that isn't my favourite part either! Take care! Hope you are going to both lunches and pick up the mannequin. Of course I'm looking forward to see her! Have a nice week!

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sue, looks like this bug has really got its grip on you, hope it doesn't hang around too long! I thought I had got away with it but have been feeling decidedly yucky the last couple of days - time to dig out some blankets I think.
Get well soon,
Lucy x

Curlew Country said...

Oh Sue yuoo poo thing, you're really getting pummelled by this bug aren't you. Do hope you're feeling brighter soon - not fair!