Sunday, January 13, 2013

...the cold and flu season

I've been fighting a flu bug for, what seems, a very long time. It hasn't budged and is just bad enough to throw me off my game. I managed to get Christmas back into the recesses of the attic and that's about it. Thankfully, no one else has succumbed.

I have not had the energy to pick up a needle or hook, so I have been keeping company with this Virginia gentleman. So far, it's a great read...but then I am partial to anything about a fellow Virginia born citizen and Mr. Jefferson is one of my favorites.

 Also caught up with the folks above and below the stairs at Downton Abbey. Can you believe I had never watched it? Managed to find a reasonably priced used copy...both seasons...and was in early twentieth century England glory for hours at a time. I recorded the third season premiere and am now caught up.  I have a rabid schoolgirl crush on Lord Grantham.

I took the white duck slipcovers off the camelback and wing chairs in the living room and remembered how much I like anything with a Jacobean pattern. This is the linen on the sofa. I will be playing in this room this week...a bit of blue is creeping back into my decor. 


I am always at a loss as to how to answer when someone asks a question on this blog. I don't know "where" to answer I feel bad when I appear to be indifferent so, from now on, if you ask a question, I will reply under your comment...duh. 

Barbara asked about my kitchen window....since I love my window I will give you the backstory. When we first moved here the window was a plain house window. The sun room it looks into would have been an outside lanai (screened porch) on the original house plans...but the builder made it a room...closed in with walls and windows just like the rest of the the window in the kitchen was the same window as the other windows. Shortly after we moved in we had French doors installed to replace the original sliding glass doors. The same fellows made a custom folding French window for the kitchen. That window stays closed most of the time. The sunporch is where our tv is and it is so nice to be able to close it off from the rest of the house. is nice to have the option of opening it up...

...and folding it flat against the wall.

Here's hoping the pics explain it better than my fuzzy flu laden brain was able fair looking at the mess on the counters!

I have been remiss leaving comments, but I have visited you and left with a smile.
Thanks for your visits and lovely comments...welcome to my new followers...I love having you drop by.

Enjoy the day,


  1. I hope you feel better real soon. Not fun to be sick for so long. Love reading the history of your kitchen window and the sun room beyond. Very nice! I also love that fabric you chose for your sofa and chairs -- LOVE!! I'm going to have to pick up that Jefferson book. Been thinking about reading it.

  2. Oh Robyn, sure hope you get better soon, that nasty flu.......neat hearing the history about the kitchen window.....nice fabric also you picked, Blessings Francine.

  3. Sorry that you're under the weather with the flu bug. Hope that you will soon be free of it's grip. Everyone seems to be sick with it.

    Everyone is talking about Downton Abbey. You're lucky to have gotten two used copy. I've only seen some snippets on Youtube and it sounds very entertaining.

    I love your french windows. I have the same window over my kitchen sink as we built a sunroom annex to the kitchen and dining area and now we have an open window. We also installed french doors to replace the sliding doors but I don't have french windows.

    It's always a treat when you come for a visit.

  4. Evening Friend
    So sorry to the flu bug bit you.
    I care for my granny boy several days a week. He also goes to daycare and brings Me lots of germs.
    So I went and got the flu shot just in case.
    I love the Downton Abbey. I cannot wait till the wedding tonight.
    Woolie well wishes to you

  5. I watched the 2 hour premer of the third season. Once I figured out who was who I enjoyd it.
    I will try to get the other seasons to get caught up on them.
    the flu has hit this house too. so much for the flu shot.

  6. Oh the flu is making it's ugly appearance everywhere. My dear mother has now come down with it. I do hope sweet Annie remains well. I too have a fondness for Thomas Jefferson, a few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting his most impressive home and gardens. Speaking of homes, your's is lovely and warm and inviting. Hope you are well soon, greetings from Maine, Julie.

  7. Feel better soon! It's a particularly nasty virus this year so take care of yourself. I may be the only person left (well, my husband makes two) that has never seen Downtown Abbey.

  8. We are getting over our colds finally. Hopefully we will avoid the flu since I am allergic to the flu shot!
    I love Downton Abbey! I am going to purchase the DVD's since this will be one I will want to watch over and over.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  9. I hope you feel better soon! You know are sick when you don't feel like doing any needlework.

    Downton Abbey is wonderful show! Glad that you enjoy it as well.