Thank you everyone for your kind comments on the last mumps post - it seems very unfortunate that I should have succombed as an adult since anyone who has had it seems to have had it as a child! I was glad to know that other people remembered the illustration of Nancy Blackett (which sadly I can't find anywhere online :( )
I don't feel well enough to read, which is good, since I have very little to read, but I have been promised a book parcel from a bloggy friend which is lovely! I am also expecting an Amazon package, but it should have been here yesterday :(
In the afternoon, I did get out the cross stitch magazine that I purchased at the weekend; I shall never feel guilty about random purchases of magazines again, after all who knows when you might get mumps?! It didn't come with a kit, but lots of patterns and when I looked at one of them, I realised that I had quite a lot of the colours needed. There are also a lot of mini patterns for Christmas motifs which I could make into Christmas cards. I realised shortly after this, that Mr W, working in Trowbridge yesterday, would have to come home past the Hobbycraft at Swindon, and made a list of the colours that I wanted. And this is what he brought me home - it's not quite flowers, but it's still pretty good*
And this was what I was working on:
Yesterday I felt like a fraud, but today I definitely feel ill enough to be off work. Hence not even attempting to talk about anything meaningful in this blog post. Time to go and lie on the sofa and maybe look at the pictures in one of my favourite books: Jane Brocket's The gentle art of domesticity.
* Hopes for flowers tonight maybe?!
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
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