Thursday, 2 February 2017

A Week Of Flu

February arrived with warnings of a February freeze, I am hoping that the weather forecast is wrong and that we will be comfortable with the long drives that we are anticipating.  Although there is still no news of a date for completion, the majority of the packing is complete.  There is another couple of boxes for the charity shop and some furniture to be collected that we no longer need.  There is some garden rubbish that needs to be taken away and some plant pots that need to be sorted.  It has been a damp and miserable week so there has been no great enthusiasm to work outside.  The workshop has been sorted but not packed and the shed still remains on the list of things to do.  A start has been made on cleaning the rugs, there is only the large lounge one left to do.  I am hoping that I will be able to do that at the weekend.  Sadly I have had a week nursing a horrible flu like virus which has left me quite weak so I have no nice craft projects to share as I have spent most of the week in bed.  I am going to take things easy today and hopefully by tomorrow I will be able to potter a little.   We have been browsing properties on the internet and have come up with a possible eight so far that we would like to view, exciting times.  We are beginning to feel a little impatient but remind ourselves of the quote all good things come to those that wait.  At this time of year we are usually planning our garden so it seems a little strange not to be doing that.  Victoria took some pots with her at the weekend so we know that those will be cared for and loved.  We are looking forward to planning out a new garden, and learning from those around us what grows best.  I have started to research the Island of Lewis with regards to events and find there is a lot of activities that I would be happy to join in with.  I say again exciting times, let the adventure begin...

41 comments:

  1. You have done brilliantly with your packing, let's hope you soon get a date. Get well soon.

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  2. It certainly will be an adventure! Hope one of the eight on the shortlist is your dream home. Sorry to hear you have been unwell - hope you are on the mend now.

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  3. I hope you are feeling better soon. We were hit hard here around Christmas time with some sort of virus; I know how it can wipe you out. Wishing you the best of luck as you finish your packing and looking forward to hearing more about your adventure. Take care, Heather

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  4. I hope everything will be fine !
    Hug
    Anna

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  5. Oh you poor girl....I would wish that nasty flu/bug/lurgy thing on anyone. It really does knock you about.
    Just take the time to get yourself better.
    How exciting that you have a shortlist of houses. I can't wait to see the house you eventually buy and turn into your home-x-

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  6. That should say wouldn't wish not would....lol-x-

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  7. Feel better soon. There's so much to look forward to. X

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  8. You've done so much already, hope you feel better soon, I feel quite swept along with your adventure, I can't wait to see where you go next xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, not the bug! You have been so busy I am surprised that it caught you! Your move sounds exciting, many new places to see, people to meet. Hang in there, you have come so far! I hope you feel better very soon!

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  10. I'm no good at waiting, I get so impatient. Hope you're feeling better.

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  11. Hope you're feeling better soon, it really does seem to be a bad one doing the rounds this time.

    How exciting to have come up with a shortlist of properties to view, such fun to think that one of them might become your own home, good luck!

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  12. I think your body was telling you to rest! I'm sorry to hear that you have the flu.. I had a bad one too and lost out on a few months of swimming. How exciting to have so many homes to look at.. will you have a view of the sea? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. I hope you'll soon be feeling perfectly well and again and ready to go forward with your exciting move. I look around my home and think how difficult it would be to move and so I had begun to go through household items and get rid of them either by giving them away or taking them to the thrift. Then I fell on the ice and fractured my back and all projects besides knitting are on hold for awhile. Oh well.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. You are so well organised, amazing. I hope you feel better soon, a bug that keeps you in bed for a week is bad. Look after yourself. x

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  15. Oh, dear. I hope you feel better soon. One of the hardest things I had to do when I made a cross-country move was to leave a huge philodendron to die in the backyard of the old house in December. Nobody wanted it and the moving company would not allow me to take live plants in the truck. I was so sad, it was the first plant I'd ever been able to keep alive for more than a few months. I'd had it for five years and it killed me to leave it behind.

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  16. Prayers for you, my friend!
    Your organization is so inspiring!

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  17. Get well soon.. Hope you will feel fine very soon.. Big hug..

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  18. With everything you have to do the flu was definitely not a good thing. I hope you feel stronger tomorrow so you can continue packing. What a job that must be.

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  19. Oh bless your heart! I hope you are feeling better right now! We were so sick with a terrible cold and cough and it is still lingering after a whole week. Sounds like your move is coming along.

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  20. Sorry to hear you have also been unwell, I hope you are back on form very soon.

    Very exciting times ahead of you for sure. You are making good progress by the sounds of things.

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  21. So sorry to hear that you have been unwell and I hope that you will feel well again soon. It sounds as if you are well on the way with packing and clearing. I hope that the administration will soon be done so that you can move on with all those wonderful plans:)

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  22. I'm sorry to hear you've been ill, there's been so much of it going round. It's lovely and sunny here today so I hope it's the same where you are so that you can get those garden jobs done if you're feeling up to it. It's all getting exciting now, what an adventure you're going to have.

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  23. feel better soon! and I hope you find your forever home.

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  24. Sorry that you were sidelined by the flu. Glad that you will only potter about...no relapses! Yes, what exciting times for you...

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  25. You should house somebody else then the flu, poor you, here too there are many and the hospitals are full. I can imagine that it is exciting to look for a new life ! Finally when I read your intention to move up to the isle I wished I could do that too, but it would be foolish in our situation.

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  26. So sorry to hear you have been unwell and wish you a speedy recovery. Perhaps the slight delay means you will be able to view potential new homes in Spring sunshine rather than misty gloom. Take care.

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  27. Take a good rest to recover fully and regain your strength. Hope you will get a date fixed soon and you will also get your dream house too.

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  28. Sorry to hear that you have the flu. Hope you're feeling better by now. I've been behind again and just caught up with your last post too. Those damp miserable weeks make it hard to get interested in doing anything. Take care.

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  29. Oh dear! The flu is quite miserable! I do hope you are feeling like yourself soon.
    Prayers for a quick recovery,
    Amy

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  30. Hope you start feeling better soon! Be sure to take some time to rest and recuperate, those things will be there waiting ;-) Enjoy the weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  31. I am so sorry you've been sick! I sure hope you are quickly getting well! Really enjoyed seeing the sweet little faces in the previous post. And truly it is a blessing to have a good relationship with your daughters. That is such a treasure! Get well soon!
    xo
    Lynn

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  32. I hope you are feeling better. I've been down all week myself. Today was first I've felt better and warmer, as normal rather than freezing. I am glad you found some properties to think about buying in your new area. Phil and i looked on the map awhile back to see where it all was. Sounds interesting and hope it all works out for you. Now I need to get my chamomile tea sweetened and drink it! Have a good weekend!

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  33. Do take it easy until you regain your strength. Sometimes it takes longer than one would hope. I'm glad you are starting to feel better. Moving can be so unsettling.

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  34. Hi dear, how are you feeling now.. hope you've already recovered from flu..

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  35. So sorry to hear that you haven't been well, I do hope that you are picking up now. House buying and selling is frustrating, but it will come through in the end - says she who is also frustrated with house selling!

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  36. I am so sorry to hear you have been down with the flu. I hope that you heal quickly and thoroughly. Warm hugs.

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  37. I'm sorry you've been sick and hope you're feeling better soon. You've got to get well with your move ahead of you. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope the rest of the organizing and packing go smoothly. Feel better.

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  39. Apologies for not having stopped in sooner. I keep reading all your very kind comments on my blog, but have been having quite a time getting round to visit and catch up with everyone! I've read quite far back on your blog just now, but will leave just the one comment. Your crocheted throws look wonderfully cozy! And I like the edging you have added to a bath towel. Looks like you've had some good memorable times with your expanding family too. I too have a lot of artwork done by my own kids (no grands yet). I kept it all in binders and tucked the artwork into clear plastic sleeves (I think they are "report covers" from the business supply store). Every so often I go through them and get rid of a few things, and over the years I've got it down to only one binder for each of my two kids. It's so hard to part with these things for me too. They do take up valuable space though, but I just can't bring myself to dump the whole lot in the bin. Maybe one day they won't matter so much to me, but I have gotten rid of tons of other things instead.
    Hope you're feeling better soon,
    Wendy

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  40. I hope that you are feeling better by now. Just in case, I'm sending a virtual cup of lemon-ginger tea, a slice of chocolate cake and a hug.
    Amalia
    xo

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