A sick day, a quilt blog and a little tea snorting

Before hubby left for work this morning, he made sure I was tucked up on the couch in my jammies and a quilt, with a cup of tea and 2 aspirin at my elbow, my laptop and iPad, and about a dozen sewing projects close to hand. Yup, he’s a keeper, that one!

Did you guess from the clues? This is my second day home from work. While it’s nice to be home from work, having a mouth full of cold sores  (did you know you can get cold sores inside your mouth? ugh) is not. It hurts to talk and it hurts to eat. Two of my favourite activities. Sigh. So what’s a girl to do but browse the internet and catch up on bog reading? (I hope Amanda isn’t reading this…she’s my NOST 101 instructor, and she’d probably be telling me that I should take this time to start my research paper that is due next week. Did I tell you I’m taking an on-line course called Introduction to the Circumpolar North? I thought maybe I should be introduced to it since I live here, and all that.)

So I’m sitting here under my quilt trying not to spill tea into my keyboard while being entertained by Katy over at Monkey Do (or I’m a Ginger Monkey, whichever she calls it, I’m not 100% sure.) Honestly, that girl made me snort my tea up my nose, she is so funny!

I’ve decided that there are some really cool quilters in England, and that I should probably go over there someday and meet them.  Like Miss Ginger Monkey. There’s also Lynn over at Lily’s Quilts, who not only has great tutorials, but also gives great blogging advice. And is very funny to boot. (what do you suppose “to boot” really means?). AND they have the London Fat Quarterly Retreat! Just listen to this: “ we have planned a fun-filled weekend of silly games, sewing challenges, tutorial workshops and more!” (now, if you ever took a bellydance class from me, you KNOW how much I adore silly games, lol!) So I figure that silly quilt games must be just as much fun, right? I just gotta go and meet these English quilter gals!

Meanwhile, Sam is keeping my feet warm. I just hope he doesn’t wake up and want to play ball or something energetic that requires me getting up. Besides, it hurts to laugh. Here he is snuggled with his favourite squeaky toy. Goofy guy!

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4 Responses to A sick day, a quilt blog and a little tea snorting

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  2. Fawn says:

    To boot:
    “Moreover; in addition to.”

    Origin
    This term has nothing to do with footwear. The ‘boot’ is thought to be a derivative of the earlier ‘bat’ meaning ‘good or useful’. This is also the root of the word ‘better’.

    Forms of ‘to boot’ in Old English date from around 1000AD. Robert Manning of Brunne included a version of it in Langtoft’s Chronicle, 1330:

    “A hundreth knyghtes mo… and four hundreth to bote, squieres of gode aray.”

    I hope you feel better soon! Snorting tea is probably almost as good as using a neti pot. No wonder laughter is the best medicine.

  3. Kara says:

    Feel better soon!

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