Katie’s feeling a bit under the weather today. It is rather chilly here so I’m not surprised that there’s something going around the schools. Her temp is up (99.1) so I gave her the option of taking a Tylenol or letting it run its course in hopes that it will kill the germies naturally; she chose to try the natural method.
With the chilly temps we’ve taken to laying around in the living room; I’m snuggled under some throws on the loveseat while Katie and Lily have claimed my bed. The animals can tell she feels bad; Lily refuses to leave her side and Angel (though currently beside me) has been watching her like a hawk, jumping up to check on her every time she moves.
We’ll watch the rest of Charlie Chaplain’s The Great Dictator this evening; we got about halfway through last night and had to quit because it was bedtime. To my surprise we are really enjoying his films even though most of them are silent.
During cold weather I dream of a little cottage with a fireplace or old wood stove. I could stoke that fire the way my dad did and banish the chill from my bones; electric heat just cannot compete even if you didn’t mind the bill. Fortunately we have lots of throws though our quilts are getting a bit worn. I guess I’ll have to stock up on blankets for the next winter season.
With temperatures projected to reach zero tonight I hope that you are all warm and safe. How do you pass the time during the chilly winter months? Please share your stories in the comments below.