Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sick Day

Sick, I think, so I'm taking a slow day.

Here I sit with the ottoman, covered with my chocolate brown blanket (a gift from the beloved Sall). Chai tea is steaming, tissues are nearby. I'm reading this. I'm flipping through this and making plans to copy the Ralph Lauren room for my new little study/home office. They look odd in this picture, but I adore those dark walls.

Also getting some knitting done. How appropriate that it's the makings of a hot water bottle cover? It's this one, by Sarah Dallas. I can't wait to finish and show you, but it may be a week or two.

(No, it's not your eyes. My camera's playing out on me. Must, must get a new one for Christmas!)

Millie's under the weather, too. A nasty allergy. Poor thing had to get a cortisone shot. I heard chocolate labs are prone to skin rashes and allergies. Is this true? She's at my feet, gnawing on a peanut butter-flavored dog chew. And sighing. Lots of doggy sighing down there.

The tea's cold. Going to risk getting up for a warm refill. The heat doesn't get turned on until Friday and I have to carefully plan trips outside my cozy cover comfort....

18 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather. I am on the right side of surgery... all very successful and no more cancer! Thank you for the darling items from Etsy.. can't say more as one or more recipients might figure out what they will find in their stockings...

Sue said...

Feel well. We toured a house with black walls during our house hunting. I wanted to buy the house because of that one room. Never, ever would have imagined it had I not seen it. Lovely! I can't envision those walls in the house we did buy, though. Stay cozy!

Blessings said...

To answer your question about Labs, YES they are prone to allergies!
I have owned two faithful, loving, Labs and both eventually suffered from allergies. You may inquire of your VET about giving Benadrill tablets, as we gave our beloved to help the suffering.
~~HUGS~~

Joy said...

yep, the Labs tend to have the allergies... at least my daughter's does. Hope you feel better soon. The dark walls in that room are dramatic and interesting.

vintage girl at heart said...

Feel better soon and enjoy the downtime flippin' through those magazines. L
Love the dark walls,very cozy and striking at the same time!
Stay warm and hope Millie feels better soon too.

Donna said...

Hope you and Millie feel better real soon!

Lulu said...

hope you both feel better soon..
hugs,

Debi said...

Sure hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

Christy said...

We had a black lab that was highly allergic to fleas. One flea bite felt like a thousand (at least that is what the vet said). She would get red blotches on her belly and her ears would smell terrible. Of course once we figured this all out she went on meds and everything was okay.

~ Sara ~ said...

Sorry to hear you under the weather, chalk it up to stress. :) I've been told you can give dogs benadryl to help with allergies.

Sandy said...

Hi Brin, sorry to hear you are not feeling well, maybe you are doing so much better now and the warm tea helped. The hot water bottle knitted cover is very beautiful.

Sorry for your poor darling Millie. Maybe consider buying her Taste of the Wild dog food, it doesn't have any grains in it and that is usually what they are allergic too.
Innova is very good too and I am feeding my puppy Life's Abundance Dog food, but that needs to be ordered online, however their shipping isn't bad at all! All the top breeders are feeding their show dogs the Life's Abundance.

Just thought you might like to know.

pk said...

Hi Brin, sorry you are under the weather , take care . Millie is so sweet hope all this is figured out soon. As always , love hugs and prayers for you and yours.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Stay well sweet Brin, Millie too!

Deb said...

Hope you and Millie are feeling better ♥ Re: allergies, our Black Lab Ben would have a bad reaction when bitten by bugs & (like the other comments you've received) we gave him Benadrill for that too.

carla said...

Thanks for reminding me about the Dear America series. They are really enjoyable books.

Kristie said...

So sorry you are both feeling lousy! Keep warm and cozy! Love the knitting project. I'm about ready to move onto a new project if I ever figure out how to do a thumb hole that looks right.

I feel for Millie and her allergies...our bulldog (well actually grandpuppy bulldog) has severe allergies and we were just at the specialist today...lots more testing and $$$'s.

Patty's Stitches said...

Hope you feel better soon. I must say, that will be one snazzy, well-dressed hot water bottle. I wish you were near me so you could teach me to knit like that! I can only make a simple scarf!

Jillie said...

Take care & I hope both you & Millie are feeling better soon. We wouldn't want you sick for the holidays!