Friday, 16 December 2016

Hot Water Bottle

I never had many tummy aches when I was growing up, but DH did and bear seems to be following in his footsteps.  He has been poorly all week and today he was sent home from school halfway through the last day of term.  I took him to the doctor.  It's almost certainly not serious but we need to keep an eye out.  Poor bear.  He has been up late at night all week and he is now a ghost of himself.

I've been fairly baffled. I've dosed him with milk of magnesia and kept plain snacks coming at regular intervals.  He hasn't really been interested in treats, so it has been bad.  DH had the idea of giving bear a hot water bottle tonight.

Bear loved it.  He snuggled next to it and sighed.  DH got so nostalgic for his own hot water bottle and also sighed.  I made a mental note to pick up an extra hot water bottle.

As bear snuggled down with the hot water bottle wrapped in a towel, I thought about making a hot water bottle cover.  It should be fairly easy, and there are a few sets of instructions on the web.  Then I checked my friend, eBay.  It is more cost effective to buy a hot water bottle with a cover than make one.  Or it would be if I didn't have a pile of fleece baby blankets I bought randomly when bear was tiny.  The pattern I saw on Instructables here needed fleece and the baby blankets should be awesome.  Sometimes I'm glad that I have a stash.

In other news, I've just junked 8000 words of a story.  It just wasn't working.  I feel really good about it, though, because I think I've worked out where I'm going wrong.


  1. I have to admit there is something about a hot water bottle that is just comforting. I always had one as a child - there was no heat in our bedroom so it was needed! With the cold we've been having I admit that I added a hot water bottle to my Christmas list a few days ago. Here's hoping someone buys it otherwise I'll be treating myself! Hope Bear feels better soon.

  2. Poor Bear. Prayers the little guy is muchly better soon.

  3. I also meant to say YIKES on dumping all those words! Hopefully you know where the story is going now. Sometimes those pesky characters just seem to have a voice of their own!