Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Gift That Keeps on Giving by Victoria Roberts

On Valentine's Day, Mr. Roberts was kind enough to give the whole family the gift that keeps on giving. The flu. Yep, the entire Roberts clan is down with the sickness.

As I sit here curled up with an afghan, hot cup of tea, and box of tissues, I'm gazing out the window at the sub zero temperatures and wondering if this brutal torture will ever come to an end. I live in Pittsburgh, and gloomy winter days are what this time of year is all about. Yeah, well, I'm done with that. Finished. I've had enough. Bring on the sun and my 70 degree weather.

My poor dog, Zoe, won't even brave the cold. Once we let her out the front door, she quickly does her business, then bolts around the back of the house to be let back in--all in less than one minute. lol

Due to this lovely weather upon us, my kids haven't had school for the past two days. My husband is in construction and hasn't worked for the past two days. And guess what? On top of that and the flu, everyone has cabin fever!

So I did what every good mother does. They're all fed. They're all watered. I put in a movie and told them all that I didn't want to hear another word. How long will that last? *shrugs* I'm hoping at least until the movie ends.

What do you do to escape the winter doldrums?


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5 comments:

  1. Hope you all are feeling better soon. Now on top of our cold here in Pgh., we're getting the snow (sigh). I put on a crock pot of soup or stew but there are only the two of us now so I don't have to keep anyone entertained and it's a great time for reading.

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  2. I'm so sorry you're all sick! We aren't having a bad winter in Houston so there aren't winter doldrums.

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  3. Hope you all feel better soon! Of course, any time is a great time to curl up with a book, but snuggling up in winter with a good book and a cup of hot tea or chocolate is always delightful.

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  4. Get better soon. All of you! Zoe needs you.
    I'm lucky. Don't have to escape winter doldrums here (San Diego) and yes, I'm feeling guilty. ;)

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  5. Get better soon. All of you! Zoe needs you.
    I'm lucky. Don't have to escape winter doldrums here (San Diego) and yes, I'm feeling guilty. ;)

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