Yes, both DH and I have come down with awful colds. It is not pleasant being stuck in the house with these colds. However, I believe it is the first time in my life that I sat around and watched movies most of the day. DH started with his a few days ahead of me and so far, has it much worse than me. He has been sleeping a lot more than me too. By nature, I don't usually sleep during the day and I am a nighthawk as well - guess I am afraid of missing out on something. LOL
Around here, there is also a stomach virus going around and so not only is my MIL's hospital floor closed to visitors but my own DM Nursing Home has also closed its doors to visitors. We, of course, would not have gone in with these colds anyway.
The weather has been cooold! We are thankful, however, that we are not in Regina where my SIL is as their temperatures have been much worse than ours. This morning here it was -22C. It is clear though and from the inside looking out, it looks quite nice. On morning such as this, I feel sorry for those poor souls that are street people or people that have to stay out in this cold.
Yesterday, our dearest friends left for Florida where they will get on a cruise for a few days. Since they have a devon rex cat, we have been the recipients of Simba the cat. Simba is not suppose to have any fur but now at the ripe age of 11 or 12, he has grown a short curly fur on most of his body. He has also put on a lot of weight and looks a lot like Garfield in colour and body except he has a smaller head. Simba is thoroughly spoiled but knows us and doesn't mind spending time with us, even if we don't spoil him as much as his masters. Right now, he is perturbed with me as I'm on the computer and would not allow him to come up on my lap.
DD was supposed to come and visit this past weekend but due to our colds, she decided against it as she doesn't need to catch it again. Truth be known, we may have caught it from her in the first place. LOL Maybe she can come to visit later in the week.
I have been collecting Royal Doulton figurines for a while and DD and her DH have given me one more for Christmas. This one is called Julia and she has a cloth that she is stitching on in her hands - appropriate or what! She is beautiful and I just love her. Most of the figurines I have do have a special meaning one way or another. Some are named after people that are closed to me like DD, DM, MIL, friends and even one named Zoe. Then others are the Bride which DM gave me when DD was married, the Queen Mother's 90th birthday and one that matches my own china. Once my kitchen renovations are finished, DH is making part of the new cupboards as a china cabinet, then I will have more room to display my dolls. Woohoo, I can't wait.
Enough rambling for today. Simba is presently watching our goldfinches at our feeders and it is driving him batty. LOL.
Have a Great Day everyone!
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