It's just me, Bellamine. I'm writing this post all on my own cause Wendy and most of our hug have beary bad colds or maybe the bear flooze. Mom might be getting it now too, but not the bear kind. Maybe it's going to be my turn next. I hope not cause then who would take care of all of us? I hope they all get better soon cause they cough all night and keep us all awake.
Here's what they've been doing all week. Just laying in bed with the covers pulled up and the boxes of tissues close by. Mom got the wrong flavor of cough drops. She was supposed to get the Honey ones but got the ones called "Mountain Menthol" instead. She said she would get the other kind the next trip out to the market but now that she's getting sick too I guess there won't be another trip for awhile. I like the way the cough drops smell and I like the smell of the other stuff in the jar called "Vicks VapoRub". It's supposed to help you breath when you have a stuffed up nose and Wendy says it feels good when Mom rubs it on her neck.
.......and this is what I've been doing. I've been reading, "the Great Book of Amber" also called, "The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10". There are 1258 pages in this book and it is really heavy. We're almost to the exact middle of the book. That's a lot of reading for one bear if you want to know what I think. Sometimes I have trouble with the really hard words and I have to spell them and then Wendy or Booker will tell me what it is. I'm getting better at reading out loud after reading 618 pages all by my self. Have any of you read the Amber Chronicles? I think Mom said our aunt Maggie gave us this book a long time ago.
Mom said that out in the hallway with the door to our room closed, it sounds like a bunch of yipping pups in here with every bear coughing. Speaking of pups, Vinnie didn't get sick either.
Until every last one of them has stopped coughing and sneezing and there are no more temperatures and runny noses, I'll be sleeping at the other end of the bed or in with one of the dolls. I don't want to get sick. I don't care if I can have all of the tea and honey I want. I don't care about the special muffins or the broth and all of the juice I can drink. I don't want to get this cold!! I don't want bear
flooze flu. Mom just corrected me. She's up now and came in to check on us. It's really early and still dark out but no one can sleep with all of this coughing noise. "Hey Rudy, cover your mouth when you cough!!!!"
When everyone has gone back to sleep I'm going to go get myself a cup of hot chocolate and then I'm going blog hopping to see what our friends are up to.
Until next Friday, this is Bellamine saying have a great weekend.
Hugs from the North Pole Bear Clan
(If you're not afraid of catching something)