In my case, it has become, "if you can't stand the paint fumes, get out of the kitchen!" As the symptoms developed today, I realised that the paint has got to me - and it reminded me of why we don't decorate often at all! My chest is tight, and I have a terribly sore throat, symptoms I remember coming on when I was about 5 and my mum decorated my bedroom for the first time. I felt awful.
So whenever I am in the kitchen at the moment, I have the windows and doors flung open to get as much fresh air in there as possible. The YFG did some more painting whilst I was at gym this evening with the EFG so I was met with a fresh wave of fumes as I came home. I haven't spent a lot of time in there this evening - supper has been a "do it yourself" affair, although I did make a quick omelette for the FH.
As well as painting, the YFG found time to make some wonderful chocolate chip cookies this afternoon after school. In the absence of any chocolate chips, she bashed a chocolate orange that I won in a raffle at the chapel the other week, and used that - and the FH and EFG have decided that they are rather gorgeous. I think that there are a few left....I'll share the recipe tomorrow and a photo if I can get one before they are all eaten.
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