Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Day 118: The Shivers!

I can't get warm today. I've turned the heating up, put on extra clothes and am snuggled up on the sofa with the throws wrapped around me but I'm still shivering. I don't really feel ill but if it is a bug, I hope it's only a 24 hour one. It's pouring with rain and the room is dark already, even though it's only just gone 3:30 pm. All things considered, it's not the best of days!

I've made arrangement to go with friends to see the new release of the film Jumanji next week. I've never watched the original but have a vague idea about the storyline. We were supposed to be going out tonight to see the swing band another friend plays in, but we've cancelled as none of us is feeling 100%. 

Today's treat is proving to be difficult. I seem to be incapable of making up my mind between a piece of jewellery or a ticket to see the Snow White panto in Bath. I haven't been to a proper pantomine for years but am not sure how much fun it'll be on my own. I'll delay making my choice until later today and maybe the choice will be clearer/easier.

I've just read over what I've written. Sorry, it all sounds a bit dreary and negative when, apart from having the shivers, I'm fine. I've started reading a new book - I Sometimes Lie by Alice Feeney - which so far, is proving to be a good read. The principal character is in a coma and can't remember what happened to her; the story is developing by switching between a childhood diary, the days leading up to the accident, snippets on conversations she hears from visitors to her hospital room and through the nightmares she experiences as she lies in a coma.

I have to decide what to cook for tonight's meal. I was going to do a midweek roast but am seriously in need of some comfort food instead. Macaroni Cheese is  the current favourite but I also have the ingredients to make a fish pie. Maybe I'll make both and then choose!


  1. It's felt surprisingly chilly here for a day that was supposed to warm up. Maybe it is the rain? I hope it isn't a bug.
    J x

  2. Good luck with it all! Some days the chill just gets into your bones, it's like that here too and I don't think I'm sickening. My right hand has stayed cold most of the day!
    I wonder which treat you chose - you could wait till tomorrow for the other!! I too would hesitate to see a panto by myself, though, so I know what you mean - although I do love them. (Oh yes I do!)

  3. Oh yum baked Mac & Cheese the ultimate in comfort food. I hope that you were feeling warmer & enjoy a wonderful treat - jewelry is always a perfect gift!

  4. Your new book sounds good. I've just joined an informal book club and had a feeling that you might be in one too? Anyway hope you warm upxx

    1. Yes, I'm in a book group as well. This one isn't on the list for book group but if the story keeps the intrigue going until the end, I will recommend it to the group.