How are you today? Well, I hope, and staying warm & cozy. I'm still battling a horrible chest/cough thing that just refuses to go away. Being in the fourth week of this battle and seemingly getting nowhere, I finally relented earlier this week and called our Dr even though I didn't want to. Isn't that what you're supposed to do when you're ill though Rosie? Call the Dr?
I didn't want to call for two very good reasons honeys. First and most important being that I knew our surgery would be completely overwhelmed with this chest thing going around, seriously everyone seems to have it right now, and I didn't want to add to their workload.
Secondly, being a spoonie every day I have to take so many pills and potions already that I can't bear the idea of adding to it even a little bit so I tend to put off calling the Dr until, as now, I've tried the resting, drinking lots of fluids and praying it'll go away thing.
My horrid cough though has turned as it usually does into my yearly chest infection. Yuk. It's really irritating honeys, I have so many things I'd like to be getting on with and instead I'm stuck on the sofa, wrapped in a throw and hugging a hot water bottle and our furbaby Jade. I don't mind that last bit actually, Jade is a very huggy furbaby and adores hugs as much as her Mum does :)
Its not all bad though, during the early part of last week we had some snow. I even went to the back door to try to catch a quick photo of it falling for you...
It was so pretty it was even (sort of) worth the coughing fit it set off by my standing at the open back door even though I wasn't there very long and went straight back to our living room and watched it from the window with Jade. She seemed fascinated with the snow falling outside bless her.
It did make our tiny front garden look pretty...
It didn't last very long though honeys. By lunchtime next day it had mostly melted again in the gorgeous (nearly spring) sunshine...
In the huge planter by our back door though there was another surprise! I had heard one of the presenters on breakfast TV mention that due to the unusually mild winter so far (is it just me who's been feeling so cold?) daffodils had been spotted... in January!
Sure enough in the planter, home to our beloved peonies, this is happening...
Our peonies are starting to wake up very early this year. They wouldn't normally be doing this till early March! I can't wait to see them grow and make their corner of our garden beautiful as they always do 🌹🌹🌹🌹
If you'd like a copy of this image honeys you'll find a download here. Enjoy!
Have a fabulous weekend, stay warm, wear an extra layer even if its sunny outside. I have a feeling winter isn't done with us yet. Till next time dear ones, hugs lots (the best way to stay warm I think) and smile even more. Huggles always xxx
ps: my countdown continues, only nine weeks till clocks go forward and we move into British summer time yaaayy!!