The 3 Ps

VoletIn France those shutters you see everywhere are called volets.  Sort of pronounced: “voolay”.  They’re traditional components on all French homes, made in all sorts of materials and designs.  The opening in the morning and closing at evening time is custom and sensible, as it’s all a matter of the Ps for why:

  • Preserves the temperature inside the house
  • Protects the house from the elements and intruders
  • Privacy from the world outside

 

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What is it now?

Is it:

  • Feed a cold and starve a fever or
  • Starve a cold and feed a fever or
  • Drink and eat sensibly when and what you can

Anyway, last week, while they stopped over, one of the grandchildren had a snotty cold.  I made him plenty of fresh strawberry and banana smoothies.  Read on if you have the mind to or stop here.  The cold didn’t stop him from playing at the park.  His energy levels never seem to dwindle.  Occasionally when he sneezed, it was far more than a tissue could cope with, way past his chin.  Swinging the dangled green goo, he ran laughing and at this point I imagine you might be saying:  “Thanks for sharing that!!” 😀

What is it now?  I’ll tell you what it is now:  My ruddy turn to cope with a dreadful snotty cold!  I’m currently using rolls and rolls of tissue on my nose and sipping water to combat a tickly throat.  Will I be running about?  Not likely!  What is it now, is me thinking towards my beloved lively, happy grandchild:  “Thanks for sharing that!!”  😀

Zipp.s. and now a headache too.

So, did my beloved grandson actually get a headache and still run around, going again and again and again on the ruddy zipline?

Kids are so resilient, don’t you think?

p.p.s. 3 hours later and now a temperature too!!!

I’ve been in bed most of today reading other people’s blogs…  Sick of this now, if I wasn’t so bloody weak…

Last note:  I slept very little, a bit like being seated on a train that stopped at many stations.  Sleep, snore, wake to blow nose, sip water, go back to sleep…  I think I’ll live though, after all it is only a ruddy cold “sneeze!”  😀