Believe me, day seven feels a lot like day one. The cough is a little lighter, but the headache is still there. A small piercing pain. I prefer it to the horrific pounding pain of days 3-5. If the Center for Disease Control's website says that influenza lasts anywhere from 4-7 days, then why-oh-why does my body feel like it is pushing for a record-breaking eight? Oh please, let this be the last day! Let it hold at seven and give me a healthy day eight tomorrow. Pretty please?
But don't blame me, blame Ina. This recipe for Easy Sticky Buns is really that easy. You'll be happy at first. Until you realize that they are way too easy and that you can make them anytime. Like at 9:00 at night when you should be done eating for the day and you find that you can throw them together in 10 minutes and eat two (and a half) in a row until your stomach aches and you have to go to bed and read David Copperfield for three hours. And it all could have been avoided. Except that they are so easy! But, like I said, don't blame me. Blame Ina.
A Little Tip
The recipe says 400 degrees F for 30 minutes but I found that they burned at that time/temperature. So I did 375 for 26 minutes. Could be my 25-year-old-oven though. Just make an effort to watch them carefully and do flip them onto the parchment right out of the oven.
This is a shot of our bedroom doorway looking out into the hall. (See it bigger.)The title is a bit misleading. It would be more appropriate to say that I stare at what isn't there. Why? It always takes me a while to get out of bed. I spend at least 10-15 minutes staring at this corner or that until I come to my senses and realize that I've been staring at nothing for a very long time. Sometimes Mark will ask me, "Are you staring?" We've been married long enough that he doesn't ask me what I'm staring at any more.
p.s. I plan on painting the rest of the door frames white (not the doors themselves). For some reason they are white inside the rooms but not in the hallway.