With all of my 'chilling' supplies gathered, quilt, iPad, tissue box, and glass of water, Winnie and I settled into the recliner in the living room beside the radiator.
You can't see her, but there's a Chihuahua snoring quietly under that flap of quilt in my lap.
There we sat, Winnie and me, snuggled under the quilt. She snored and I read. It felt good to sit and do nothing ... unless you count blowing my nose as something ... I did a lot of that.
At one point, Winnie (and Ruby) alerted to something that I couldn't hear. Fed Ex was dropping a package on the porch. The driver didn't knock, and I didn't get up ... and the dogs barked and barked at the 'intruder'.
bark bark bark
Big barks from Ruby ... little barks from Winnie. Ruby did her barking in the foyer by the front door ... Winnie was still in my lap. Bark, bark, bark, until they realized that they had successfully chased the intruder away. Then a couple more barks for good measure.
Is he gone yet, Ruby?
Then everyone settled back into what they had been doing ... Ruby asleep in her spot on the family room sofa, and Winnie under the quilt in my lap ... and I continued to read until dinnertime.