A Chilly Morning With Earl Grey

Enjoying a nice cup of Earl Grey this chilly morning. We were supposed to get freezing drizzle and snow or some form of wet last night, but nope. Still sunny, still dry.

It’s been a week since the plague descended on us and I still haven’t managed to get my fever under 99.5. But I think I’m on the mend. OU Boy, not so much. But then he doesn’t listen and eats crap and won’t take his meds. So on the one hand I don’t feel sorry for him but on the other, he is still going to work everyday and I should cut him some slack for that, but seriously don’t expect me to feel sorry for you if you won’t help yourself heal. I am not that person.

In case anyone was wondering….the above picture perfectly shows what I expect to show up at my door on Galentine Day! We tried calling it V-Day, but Corbin said vagina and we all dissolved into 5-year-old hysterics, so now it’s Galentine Day.

My little munchkins will be here Saturday and I can’t wait! The markers and paints are at the ready and who knows what will happen!

Now I shall go back to bed and read. I’m reading a cookbook. Kind of like Science Fiction…it’s cool, but it’s not going to happen!

xx Patricia

The Plague…Cough, Blow, Repeat..and a Bun!

Oh, Monday, here you are again. Here at the Pirate Nation we are in Day 5 of The Plague. I have had to change the batteries in the thermometer! I never even knew that was possible. There isn’t a lot we can do right now but cough, blow, throw off the cover, add more covers, drink soup, drink tea. I’ve found that most of the Spice teas help out the most. Warming you from the inside out.

Yesterday was a good day to be an Eagles fan! I was so happy for them and for Carson. NDSU Alum. But back to the plague. Yesterday I ran across a chart to tell what the color of your snot means. Yes, it was titled ‘Snot and what it means’. So now OU Boy is giving me updates on his snot. Which only makes me throw up. As I told him, I don’t care if you are sick. I only care that I am sick. So go to the store and get soup.¬†

And Lord bless him, he did. As he is putting things in the pantry I looked at him and asked, ‘How long are you planning on us being sick?’ I’ve never seen so much tomato soup and broth in my life! But we are not dead so that’s something!

He even brought me a hot chocolate and a vanilla cream filled bun shaped like a heart. It’s back to bed for us. Enough of this upright business.

Enjoy your day and for God’s sake wash your hands!!


A Day Off, Some New Teas and Reading


“Fog on her glasses from the still steaming tea, A book in her hand as she casually reads. A catch in her breath as the climax grows near, She’s deaf to the world: The book’s all she can hear. She’s completely lost now, Or perhaps she is found in this strange paper world that’s far from the ground.”

I am off for the next two days. I am tempted to go to the Library and see what is new there, but my TBR list is being overbearing and insisting I clear some space on the Kindle.

Since I’ve been up since before dawn, I think I can get at least two done today.

How is everyone today? Since an asthma attack woke me up before it was light outside I have managed to get a lot of work done. And I’m enjoying a nice cup of Harney&Sons Organic Peppermint Tea. It’s so soothing to my throat after that nasty albuterol stuff!

Make it a TEArrific Day! And don’t forget to take time out for a cup of tea.

xx Patricia