Maddy Douglass

Knitter, lawyer, and safer beauty advocate in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, and cheese plates.  


What I like to do when I'm sick.

I don't know if I've made this clear through my Twitter whining or my Instagrams from my bed, but I'm sick. I've been sick for a few days (fever time, what up!) and today I went to the doctor to get some real medications. However, I'm still at home sick. Here are a few of the things I like to do when I'm partially, not not completely, incapacitated:

1. Brainstorm knitwear Screen shot 2014-09-29 at 2.41.34 PM


I know, I know. This is probably the nerdiest activity of them all. But in reality, it's what I'm doing most of the live-long day from about August through April - if I see a cute sweater, I mentally try to recreate it. If I see a cute hat, I make note of the crown design. If I see a cute cowl, I try to estimate the dimensions. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BRAINSTORMING, Y'ALL. However, I love the pieces from Wool and the Gang - I think they would be the only company I would buy a full "knitting kit" from. And I might just do that to make myself a sweater this winter.

2. Drink tea stashtea


My favorites are: Stash White Christmas tea, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Winter Dream tea, and Good Earth's Sweet & Spicy tea. Can you sense a theme here people? It's not tricky to figure out.

3. Watch The Office



I am ashamed to say that I haven't yet seen each and every episode of The Office, which means I haven't fully appreciated the Jim & Pam love story (and isn't that really the entire point of the show? Feel free to disagree with me but you'd be wrong.) So I have determined that this sick weekend is the perfect time to do so! I am currently on season 5, and I just have to say, thank god they're only 20 minute episodes! I can power through a hundred of these babies a day.

4. Do some online shopping Screen shot 2014-09-29 at 2.54.23 PM


It definitely didn't help my checking account any that this morning, in my weakened state, Shop it to Me sent me an alert about some of my "favorites" being marked down even further. So, thanks for that, Shop it to Me. Sarcasm! But no, really, thanks - I got something cute.

5. Eat leftover Pho pho


My roommate was kind enough last night to get me some Pho but I was still stuffed from all the tea I'd been guzzling and the Lipton's noodle soup I'd inhaled around 4 pm, so I saved it for today - and let me tell YOU, it was the perfect post-doctor's-office lunch. There's nothing like that extra savory broth (it's probably all the MSG, I love MSG!) and comforting noodle slurping to make you feel better.


What's your favorite thing to do when you're laying low? Give me your tips! I've got at least a few more nights of this.

I should be in New England right now.

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