January Update



Oh my gosh you guys, where have you been?!  Just kidding, where have I been?!  No January Goals or updates, no garden pics, house tours, decluttering or recipes.  I've had the Flu from Hell.  I can't remember ever being as sick as I was.  I'm finally finally on the mend but it has been a very slow recovery.  It literally kicked my rear.  But I'm so happy to report that I'm among the living again.

It is January 22nd and that just shocks me that it has taken so long.  I promise to get back to the biz of blogging and boring you to death asap.

xo


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  1. I can't believe you've been so sick, I'm so sorry you got kicked in the butt by this flu. I've heard there's a really bad one going around. Take it easy please and I wish I could stop by with some vegan soup for you. And also a hot toddy. So happy to see your beautiful face this morning! xx

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    1. thank you so much dani. i'm still mending and now L is sick. so the saga continues...x

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  2. Oh, sorry to hear this horrible flu bug got you, but happy you’re on the mend! I’m in San Diego and the flu has been one of the top news stories, daily, for weeks now.
    Feel better, and I’m looking forward to your next post!


    Andrea

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  3. Hi Janet! Glad you are on the mend...I had a horrible flu a year ago, I was in bed for 9 days! I think getting over the fatigue is the worst. You think you will never recover...I have been lucky that I haven't had a cold or flu this season. Especially because we are still trying to get my in-laws house cleared out. So much stuff but also some very cool things I have acquired to sell on ebay. It's unbelievable how much silver jewelry there is, even with 7 heirs it's still going to be too much silver so I will probably end up selling much of it on ebay. There is only a few Tiffanys pieces, some cool rings but the rest is southwestern style.
    Hope you are back to your old self soon!
    Linda
    xo

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    1. linda you are so right, the lingering fatigue has been overwhelming. it's so frustrating but i know i cannot fight it bc it just makes it worse. now L is sick...x

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  4. I'm so sorry you have been so sick. I know my mom had it at the beginning of December, and then it came back at the beginning of January. Something bad has been going around and her doctor told her it really compromises your immunity system. Hope you are finally over it, and I hope all your readers stay well too!

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    1. thank you emily. sorry to hear about your mom. that's exactly how it is here. the actual flu is gone but i still feel like i'm getting sick. it's so strange. i just can't shake it and now L is sick so ugh. x

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  5. Yahoo, so glad to read that you are on the mend from the evil flu. Cheers and best wishes for renewed energy, Ardith

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    1. thank you ardith. it has been slow going...xo

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  6. Welcome back! You were missed!
    I was reading your old posts and they were great! Sorry you had that terrible flu. I had it for a week and took me a week to build strength back. 😊 January has been ridding out little by little. Painted our living room and walls to upstairs.Moved things around.
    Added a few robin egg blue colors and freshness.
    Hope you get stronger day by day.

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  7. So glad you're feeling better! I've heard that the flu has been horrendous this year.

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  8. Glad you’re feeling better. I look forward to your posts.

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  9. Phew! So glad you're feeling better. I hear that it's a particularly nasty flu doing the rounds this year. I'm "of a certain age" so get a flu jab in the autumn. Look forward to catching up with you soon, hugs, Mary x.

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    1. thanks mary. i will never go without a "jab" again. xo

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  10. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. Hoping you feel better everyday!

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  11. glad you're feeling better missed you xo

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  12. So glad you're on the mend! That flu is a butt-kicker for sure...

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  13. I was really worried about you..glad you are better. We had bronchitis crud and cough lasted over two weeks. Now sticking close to home to avoid catching anything else. Looking forward to your new posts..take care of yourself.
    Connie

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    1. thank you connie glad you guys are better. xo

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  14. First of all, I'm glad you're feeling better - my husband had the same and it was quite awful. I've been a little under the weather, but nothing like he was. Second of all, you are never nor have you ever been boring! I'm always happy to see a new post from you and I know all your readers feel the same.

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    1. thank you jeanine. glad you guys are better. it's dragging here still. x

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  15. Very sorry you've been so sick! It's a bad year for flu. I had the shot, so my go with it wasn't so bad as many people's, but it's been kicking a lot of tushies. I look forward to you being back in the saddle.

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    1. thanks lisa. i've heard that even tho they missed this virus the people who got the vaccine and got the flu were a lot better off. not missing the vaccine EVER again. x

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  16. I was wondering where you were...take it slow and easy! Get plenty of ginger and garlic broths into yourself!

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    1. thanks dani. i've been drinking ginger tea all day and lots of fresh garlic too. xo

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  17. So there's hope. I can't believe this flu. Now I've added to that a sinus infection and a broken blook vessel in my eye. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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    1. right! i hope you are on the mend sandra. it's been awful right?! x

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  18. So happy to see that you are back! I was getting worried.
    Darby

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    1. i'm semi back darby. still struggling with lack of energy. x

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  19. Thank goodness you are feeling better . . . still, continue to take it easy. Everyone will understand and except but one goal for the remainder of the month: for you to be completely recovered.

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  20. That would be "accept" not "except."
    I am the world's worst proof reader.

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  21. I'm sorry you had the flu. I've heard it's a doosy! Glad you're better. You have been mussed!

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  22. I"m glad you are on the mend. You are looking very well! Did you color your hair again?

    Isabella

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    1. thank you isabella. i've not colored my hair for almost 10 years now and don't plan to:) xo

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  23. boring? never. I hope you're totally well and strong soon!
    I'm having weird bouts of dizziness.
    so laying low on computer responses.
    always enjoying your blog & Instagram though! xo

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    1. same here tammy. lots of dizziness and fatigue. xo

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  24. Dearest Janet, you are never boring! ;-) Take care of yourself!
    Tanja

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  25. Good morning dear! I hope you're back to yourself soon. xoxo The flu is nasty this year and literally everyone I know has been sick. Take care and don't rush....we'll wait for you!

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    1. thanks sara. it is a nasty virus that will not let go! x

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  26. BORING!!!!!!!!!YOU????????????NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!XX

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  27. I am curious...did you get a flu shot? Glad you feel better!

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    1. i did not dianne. but let me tell you i will never not get it after this flu. it has been the worst! x

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  28. Please, I beg of you, tell us about the birds! Judith

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    1. judith it is only one antique pheasant. it looks like 2 bc of the mirror. my son gave him to me. xo

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  29. It’s been a rough flu season . . . and I’m sorry it hit you so hard. Take your time!

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  30. Sorry to hear that you've been kicked in the teeth with this nasty H3N2, but so glad that you're feeling better and can continue to bore me early and often. ;)
    ~skye

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  31. Glad you are feeling better. This years flu is a really nasty one.

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  32. Janet,
    So sorry to hear you had the flu! But you look fabulous and I hope you are feeling that way again.
    xo
    Annie

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  33. Glad you are feeling better. I had this flu also, but not while home in Italy, but while visiting our dear friend in Austria. How crappy is that? Anyway, better now. Happy 2018 Janet.
    xxo

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    1. omg robin. i could not imagine travelling and catching this flu. that would have been horrible. hope you are well now. x

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  34. Thanks Janet. We are supposed to fly to Thailand on Friday, and now the Austrian is sick. OH BOY!! Let us just hope to get these bugs behind us!! I am thrilled the days are getting longer. How is your garden? I love seeing your roses. We have US cousins arriving at the end of the month, to Firenze, then to us in Umbria. THRILLED. Thanks Janet for your fabulous blog. XXO R

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    1. robin my garden is atrocious. it needs so much work right now but i have zero energy. i hope hubby gets well quick for your trip. xo

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  35. Be well Janet...I know that is such a nasty bug!

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  36. Lovely to see your beautiful face again!!

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  37. Your garden always looks gorgeous. You should see mine!! Serious!! I need serious help, but that is not going to happen. I hope the Austrian gets well too. I am dragging him along, and he is not a good traveler. PAIN IN THE ASS!Can you imagine, he is an Airline Capitain? This flu season has been hard??!!

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  38. By the way, dear Janet, Please continue to bore me often. Love your sense of humor. xxo R

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  39. Dear Janet, I have an idea- Come visit us, you and Larry. If you are flexible, I could give you standby tickets. One must have nerves of steel for standby tickets, but the price cannot be beat.I am more than 30 years with American Airlines, so can have friends passes. I know that you follow- for the love of a house.Do you know that Joan bought her house in October 2008, same month I bought my house in Umbria- can you believe it?Did you know that Dan {Joan's husband} is a captain with American Airlines. and started withAA in February 1987 just like me. We probably flew together- both based in Dallas.
    SO DEAR JANET- how about a trip to Italia, with Larry. And on my tickets?

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    1. wow robin what a generous and kind offer! i'm blown away! yes, i know joan, who doesn't?! that's so interesting that you most likely crossed paths with her husband dan. the hard part of the offer would be the flexibility. larry is not v flexible with work right now but will be when he retires:) we've always wanted to go to italy so maybe soonish we will! xoxo

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  40. Cannot wait, for you to visit. Too funny about Dan and I--both starting at the same time with AA. And Joan and I both buying our houses, and renovating at the same time. I remember when she revealed her walkin closet, and I saw Dan's blazer- I commented that perhaps we {Dan and I} worked for the same company. She is really a sweetheart. Soonish is good.

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kindness is never out of style.

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