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Monday, February 4, 2013

Foggy Monday

Good Morning Friends!

This is what has been outside our window for the last week.
It has been so foggy and generally depressing. There hasn't been any snow though and I'm grateful for that since neither of us is quite up to shoveling yet.

I think I'm a bit better, but still running a temperature. I'm told that's not real unusual for this flu bug. I'm just going to try to take it a bit easier than usual for a few more days. I'll just sit around knitting and crocheting, There is nothing that absolutely HAS to be done. Hubby even has a meeting after work tonight so I'm on my own for all three meals today. Hmmm? I think it will be soup from a can and toast or something equally as easy.

Aren't these little mini roses just cute as can be? My best friend, Jenny, brought them to me on my birthday as a get well gift. She also brought an angel figurine, (I collect them), and a huge piece of chocolate cake. She said everybody deserves cake on their birthday and I just didn't feel up to making one. She also gave me the cutest card that plays the song from Charlie Brown and has Snoopy dancing on the front. It was really nice.
Aren't these little rosebuds darling? I want to try to keep it alive to plant outside, but I usually don't have much luck with that.
Here is my scarf. It's just over halfway done. I've attached the second skein of yarn and have begun decreasing. I'm liking the colors very much but do wish they weren't quite as obviously stripy. You couldn't tell in the skein how it would actually knit up. For socks it would be great, but I'm not as crazy about it in a scarf.
I've begun a heart dishcloth that is also a little over halfway done. I started it yesterday and will add it to my yearlong sets. I may just have to make myself one of these, I really like how the pattern is coming out. It uses size 3 needles! I've never made a dishcloth using smaller than a 6. No wonder both of my current projects are taking so long. Not only am I sick, but both of them are using size 3 needles!
Here is where I'm asking for your opinion. We have a person coming out today to measure this corner to put a woodburning stove in. Everyone thinks we, (I) am nuts because our house is only 10 years old and we live in the middle of town. I say you can't be too prepared. What if the heat goes out like the poor people who still have no heat in New York from the hurricane? We have earthquakes here in the Inland Northwest, albiet rarely, that could easily disrupt the natural gas lines we use for heat. You never know what could happen! The stove we're looking at can also be used to cook on. What do you think of this corner? Do you think it will look too crowded? Do you think we're nuts? Feel free to comment. We haven't bought it yet! :-)

Now, I'm going to check on a few blogs and then get cozy in my recliner for awhile. I have absolutely NO energy which is not like me at all. I feel like I'm never going to be better, but I know it's just a healing process and there are lots of people out there with the same stuff I have.

I am being very jealous today of my blog friends Gracie, Taci and Teresa who are lunching together in Portland without me. I hope they have a wonderful time and miss me just a little. :-)

Have a wonderful day my friends and enjoy everything you are blessed to be a part of today.

Blessings,

Betsy

14 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you are sick. I had the flu the two days after Christmas and boy did it knock me out. I can't remember the last time I was sick. Mostly I slept -- 19 hours straight at one point. And then I was all better. Hope you get your energy back soon. Love that knitted heart dishcloth. As for the woodburning stove, it sure would be cozy, but would it be messy? Would it save on your electricity bill? I guess that's what I would consider. But I really haven't a clue. Sending warm wishes your way, Tammy

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  2. You poor thing...you have sick for a while now with that flu. That's nasty stuff! Glad you don't have to worry about getting better to get back to work or anything like that. I think that room would look GREAT with a fireplace/stove! I love a fire. You can't beat it for feeling all cozy when it's nasty outside. I think you're smart for doing it.

    Feel better soon and a belated happy birthday!

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  3. we'll see if this goes though, my others never have :(
    I'm glad your hands are feeling better to work on your projects. You will get better, I promise! Spring is just around the corner. Think positive thoughts.
    I don't know that once a wood-burning stove in in you would like it. It would take a lot of space, what with getting everyone in for Bible Study and all. There are space heaters that don't need power to run for emergencies. Just an idea.
    Your welcome for the roses and stuff. You are worth so much more!
    love ya,
    Jenny

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  4. IT POSTED! and I see a mistake: 'is in' not 'in in'
    :)

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  5. Betsy, I know the ladies are missing you. So sorry you are still so weak, I hear this flu just is horrible. I think the stove would look fantastic there in the corner, great idea.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Hi Betsy, YES, we missed you! I wish you lived closer! You missed out on getting some fresh eggs from our farm. But Taci has a heart pin for you from Meredith! When you come to town next, let us know. I vote YES on the woodstove. I love our pellet stove - it's so warm and cozy with the flame going. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Hi Betsy. S happy you are a tinny little bit better. We missed you soooooo very much and wished you could be here or us to wish you a happy birthday in person. Hopefully we can celebrate together next time you are in town. I love wood stoves and fireplaces so I say YES. I'll be sending your pin for you in the mail. Loves and hugs and hope you feel even better tomorrow. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH to you :)

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  8. Betsy, I can sure understand how you are feeling, having been sick with the darn thing forever now too! I hope you regain your energy soon. But do take it slowly, when you do!!!
    I love your heart dishcloth, and the scarf is coming along nicely!!
    As for the woodburning stove....I say go for it!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. Hello Betsy sorry you are still not properly well but unfortunately 'real flu' takes a long time to completely go. I know I had it when I was 18 and I'm sorry to say I was not 100% well for about 6 weeks. That didn't mean I was confined to home for that long but I did feel worn out at times.
    I vote yes for the woodburning stove, we live in town and have one and have been very glad of it this winter. Anne x

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  10. Hi Betsy, so sorry to see that you have been sick. No fun having the bug, but it is a good time to do nothing but crochet, unless you don't feel up to it. I'm sure your friends missed you!!!
    I say yes on a wood stove, i don't think it can be a wrong decision.
    Hope you are feeling better, xoRobin❤

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  11. Glad you are a bit better Betsy...being sick is definitely no fun at all.
    What thoughful birthday/get well gifts! I love mini roses and have a garden bed of them. Love angel figurines too :-)
    I would vote yes on the woodstove. My sibling has one and I love it! They are a bit messy and do require maintenance but you can, as you said, cook on them and there is nothing like wood heat. I would check with your homeowner's insurance to see if they have any regs...but you have probably already done that.
    Love the red! You are SO talented :-)
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: Hate long stretches of dense fog too...

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  12. Yes, we missed you, Betsy!!! And we look forward to your next visit!!!

    Love your Happy Birthday presents :-)

    I vote yes for the wood stove, too. We had one in many of the houses in which we lived, and found them to be practical and pleasantly cozy.

    Blessings...including GOOD health to you and yours,
    xx,
    Gracie

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  13. If the wood stove was one with a glass door, it would be really nice. Like a fireplace but warm!

    Hope you are feeling better today.

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  14. Hullo there Betsy,
    Well, at last time to do some blog hopping!

    Some lovely work going on here, love the scarf and the hearts dishcloth.. agree with you on that, but size three no way would I do it over here!

    Re the rose send it over here and will baby sit till time to plant it out..
    I pray it survives and you are able to do so none the less.
    Get well soon dear friend.. :D

    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #61

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