Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Nasty Ass Flu

Micro-mini roses, growing in my sunny window.
 That nasty ass flu that everyone is so worried about getting? Well, it got a hold of me and I've been lying in bed all afternoon, playing computer games and dreaming about Downton Abbey.

 Wouldn't life be grand if all I had to do was ring a bell, by my bedside, and a member of the [imaginary] kitchen staff would scurry upstairs, delivering Lady Kate some hot tea with lemon + honey?

Yup, I could definitely go for a lady's maid. And, a stable hand!

Sick as I was, I knew I had to check the temperature because we're stuck in the middle of a perfectly horrid & bitterly cold weather pattern. And, I'm Mom to 2 horses who need me.


Sure enough, it was already 2 below zero. Which is unbelievably cold around these parts. And, destined to drop to 10 below zero by midnight. With no snow cover ~ which serves as a thermal blanket ~ there will be some serious winter kill in my flower garden.

So, I pulled on my coat and schlepped my aching body over to the horse corral to bundle them up for the evening.

And, boy were they excited to see me!

Typically, when people work with horses, they put a halter on them and tie them up to something so they can't run away. But, I don't do that. I figure if I'm going to all the trouble of paying you a visit and bringing you a nice, warm blankie, the very least you can do is behave.

They didn't move a muscle while I bundled them up. Still as statues while I buckled them into their toasty warm coats. I was so proud of my girls!

Then I bee-lined it back to my own toasty warm blankets and here I shall stay until the weather warms and the flu says bye-bye. Or, until I need another cup of tea.

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7 comments:

Gail said...

Hope you feel better soon...

Rilly said...

Recover post haste....as my mom used to say. Hope it's just a mild case.

patientgardener said...

Hope you feel better soon. What a luxury it would be to just take to your bed and not worry about any chores or responsibilities.
I love the photograph of the rose with the snowy background

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Get better soon Kate. Valerie

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Kate girl you are a very good mommy to those lucky girls .. no wonder they behaved for you, they knew you were doing such a good thing for them.
Weather is weird everywhere .. I worry constantly about my garden yet plan the hell out of it too .. now that is optimism ! haha
Stay in bed and get better and ring a bell for the heck of it? LOL
Joy

Melospiza said...

Feel better!

ProfessorRoush said...

Yep; that NAF is why I haven't posted for a week or so....hard to post while you're throwing up. Hope you're better.