With the amount of times I beat myself up over it, I should be black and blue...
Well this last month has seen one very poorly girl be sick for a whole weekend and nursed back to health with the aid of three pussy cats. Namely Dr Charles Remoray, Dr Florence Nightingale and Nurse Penny. Each of whom spent their shift in ICU in the bowl next to the patient.... just in case.
I think there is nothing like having your picture taken while you are ill to lift the spirits..
Katie was visited in turn by her siblings in true " Scrooge" fashion. Each bringing gifts of either too much noise, a slightly irritating presence or the time honoured tradition of sitting on the patients feet by accident. I however, remained a dignified vigil at her bedside, occasionally mopping brows, refilling glasses of water, holding back hair, emptying bowls of sick and plumping pillows, as and when required. Katie is much better and has been back at school for a week or two now.
In other news, the curtain pole fell down at the dining room window. For the last month or so we have kept the sun out by using two blankets and a bulldog clip. Rustic Shabby Chic we have called it. Today I could stand it no more and looked on the Argos website for a blind of some description to replace the rather fetching homespun curtains. They are all quite expensive and there was nothing to fit the window width without chopping a lump off.
When the pole fell down, these were the curtains that were hanging there. Rather than hang the curtains as they were before with a new pole, I have used a broom handle and hung them from the large cup hooks that were holding up the net curtain...
Ingenious or slightly crap, I can't decide....
Anyway, as the weather has been GLORIOUS I have splurged and bought myself a new skirt and frock. I have already worn them both and today I hand washed them as the material for the skirt is very sheer and delicate. It has petticoats and I wear another for good measure.
This first picture is of the scarve/scarf that I wear with my dress and or skirt. This picture doesn't do it justice, it has silver threads running through it too.
I have just worn them with my white cardigan which has 3/4 sleeves. It has been so warm lately wearing these has kept me cool and looks quite pretty I think.
I think my poor old washing machine has worked so hard today, by lunchtime It had done 5 loads of washing, Considering the first load went in at 7am, that's not bad going.
I have also made 5 beds, hoovered 5 bedrooms, washed up, mopped the floor, washed the windows, hung the
crappy wonderful curtains, cleaned the hob, fed the cats (twice), hung out washing, put more washing in, hung out yet more washing and emptied the bin..
So it is now time for lunch and today I am having a cheese and beetroot sandwich and a well earned cup of coffee...