That little cold got a hold of me and whupped me good. I even took time off from work and I usually reserve time outs for the 7 year itch or the every 5 year flu.
I'd like to write a paean to the neti pot here but if you don't know what they are never mind, TMI, and if you already use one you know what I'm talking about.
As I was lying about on my fainting couch, sipping hot water, honey and lemon, napping, reading, cursing in Olde English the fates were gathering to make my life just that little nicer.
I won a giveaway from Annie at Lovely Things and and before I could respond to her comment I was opening a smartly wrapped parcel that contained an assortment of black and white objects: beads, #2 Ticonderoga pencils,black and white straws, a beautiful wool black and white scarf and a note from Annie with her signature swipe of blackboard paint at the top and my initial written in chalk.
All this good taste cheered me up no end.
And today I took myself out for a usual Monday afternoon of eating and shopping with my BFF's and Blaise gave me a necklace he had made for me of black pearls strung on black leather. He made the other crazy, Ann, a necklace of black rooster feather trimmed in black velvet.
Needless to say we both felt v. glamorous and ready for the next awards show.
So a big thank you to Annie and Blaise ( named after a Catholic saint, not a stripper).
Wednesday, hump day for most everyone excepting florists and hairdressers, shall be the next 10 Things I Can't Live Without List.
I know you'll all love reading these as much as I have.
Till then, wash your hands, you don't want this cold!