Common Cold

I have a miserable cold! It comes with a mild fever, lots of leaky fluids, and malaise. My health matches the weather, snowed today, then rained, now windy and cold. Tucked up in a sweater, scarf, comfy bulky socks, and underneath the quilt my Mom made for me.

Learning the double crochet stitch has turned out to be quite a challenge. With the help of another crocheter online, and Bex herself, I think I have it figured out. Having a low key project to take up occasionally when sick is a boon.

It is the weekend at last. I can expect a wee bit of babying! Attila is planning a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for tomorrow, the last big oven meal of the season. Bread baking must also be undertaken during the next few days; and muffins need to be baked of course.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 6:00 PM EDT Friday 7 April 2017
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 100.2 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 2.5°C
Dew point: -2.4°C
Humidity: 70%
Wind: WNW 28 gust 37 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.”
Simone de Beauvoir

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TopsyTurvy (Teri)

Take heart, warmer days are on their way, though we might have to put up with some rain here and there.

I hope your snuggle down time is comforting but isn’t needed for long. Enjoy your turkey dinner!

Bex Crowell

I learned a new pattern yesterday… the Dragonfly pattern. Started this small sized blanket with it:

Using my rainbow colorway yarn that I had here. Not sure I have enough to do a whole blanket, but I wanted to try out this pattern. After doing 2 reps of the rows of Dragonflies, I think I have it in my head now how it goes… I have a relative (P’s sister) who is nuts about dragonflies so she may be the recipient of one like this, maybe in a plain color…

Sorry about your cold. Do you have some good medicinal teas on hand? They might help.

Still the Lucky Few

One of the worst things about having a cold, Maggie, is forcing yourself to be still and recover. Take your time, and be sure you are fully recovered before you take the plunge into your chores! They will wait!

Stubblejumpers Café

I read that several drops of eucalyptus essential oil mixed into a teaspoon of coconut oil and rubbed on the soles of the feet will speed up recovery. Haven’t had a cold or flu for a long, long time (like you), so haven’t had an opportunity to test it out. -Kate

ava south

I am sorry about your cold, Maggie. I just got over one. It was-pretty miserable and kept me down down nearly two weeks with a nagging cough lasting another week or so. The only up side to this was the loss of a couple of pounds. I hope yours is not too bad.