"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, June 28, 2018

When you can't stitch...



Mr E is gradually recovering from his flu, but unfortunately my beloved shared that flu with me.
More unfortunately I now have pneumonia.

Ugh. Do not feel good at all. 
And I cannot stitch. I am so weary that concentrating on tiny embroidery stitches is beyond me for the time being, so I have chosen a few books from my 'homemaking' shelf and they sit by my side ready for browsing between naps. Nourishment for my mind and homemaker heart. 

Being ill has also given me much time to ponder this life and the things I still need to change or remove or add when my energy returns. Some of them are so simple I wonder that I've not thought of them before. Maybe too much rush rush? Upside of pneumonia. No more rush rush.
Life decisions seem so much simpler to make when you stop all the doing.

Hope to be recovered in time to share the next block of A Year in the Garden on July 1st, but if I'm late I know you'll understand. xx

Praying for you...I have plenty of time for that too. 

hugs


35 comments:

  1. And praying for you, Sweet Girl!

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  2. use your energy wisely! You can't rush pneumonia. There are 31 days in July! Gives us a few more days to get caught up! :)

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  3. I hope you are both feeling better soon, Jenny. Hugs, Christine xxx

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  4. Oh that’s terrible. I do hope you feel better soon. I had it 8 mths pregnant with my third child and hubby stuck overseas when the Icelandic volcano shut down all flights in Europe. He was unable to get home.
    You need to watch it so you’re not hospitalised - take care. Hipe you feel better soon.

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  5. So sorry to hear that you are ill, dear Jenny! I do hope you are feeling better and back to normal very, very soon ♥ Do enjoy your book reading and get lots of rest, though!

    ((Perhaps maybe in the future, you could share a post with your favorite books on the home, etc. I'd love to get some new titles to add to my personal collection. Just a thought!))

    Wishing you a restful end of the week...and sending many "get well" wishes!

    Grace and peace to you!

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  6. I had pneumonia when we were visiting NZ so I feel for you. Rest and take care of yourself. Get on top of these health problems before starting any new projects.

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  7. Sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery. Rest up while you can and enjoy your little moments of reading. x

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  8. Hope you & Mr E are soon feeling much, much better dear Jenny. Take time & rest all you need ... sending love & friendship Xxxx

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a fast recovery.

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  10. Speedy recovery, healing thought and prayers.

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  11. Prayers for you and Mr. E on a speedy recovery. Rest, fluids, rest, prayer, rest. Designs can wait, your health and well being can not. Faith in Texas

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  12. 🙏🏻 and hugs coming your way

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  13. God's blessings and comfort be with you! (And if he helps you find the perfect house, that would be a good thing, too.)

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  14. Be well soon, dear girl! Rest, restore, and renew!

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  15. I've had pneumonia several times, so I know how you are feeling. It is most important that you rest, and be patient; it takes some time before you will feel completely well again. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  16. Oh, Jenny! I am so sorry to hear you have pneumonia. Please, please, take care of yourself. Take your medicine as prescribed and take all of them even if you think you are over this. Pneumonia is not something to take lightly. I know you feel horrible. I've had pneumonia 3 times. Twice as a child and once as an adult. I almost died from pneumonia at age 11. I will be praying for you. I'm glad to hear your husband is on the mend. Bless you, Jenny.

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  17. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Being unwell is no fun!!

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  18. Sending you big *get well soon* (((hugs))) x

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  19. Sending you a ton of hugs and wishing you are better soon!
    Karen B. xo

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  20. I hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs,

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  21. Poor you. I hope you feel better soon. Love and hugs. xx

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  22. Hello Dear Jenny; I am sorry to hear ill you are. Rest is part of the healing process and I agree how amazing it is the way realizations come to us during times like this. I will continue to pray for you and Mr. E. Do not worry about our Block A Month, I am sure that every one understands. Plus, it gives me that extra time to enjoy my stitching time on the block I am on. Take care Jenny.

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  23. So sorry that you have pneumonia. I guess your body was just telling you you needed to slow down. Prayers for quick recovery. When you’re feeling better, will you share the titles of the books in your stack. They look absolutely intriguing. Thanks. Feel better soon!

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  24. Darling girl - LOTS AND LOTS of rest. I am keeping you in prayer dear heart. Love you!!!!

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  25. Be well soon and blessings to you and your lovely Mr.E

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  26. Take care Jenny. Give yourself the time to recover. There is nothing worse than trying to do too much too early. Everyone will understand. In the meantime, enjoy browsing and musing.

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  27. Praying for you, too, Miss Jenny. I'm glad your DH is on the upside again. You have to be careful with pneumonia, so I'm glad you are napping a lot and keeping things slow and thoughtful when you are awake. I look forward to hearing more about your decisions. If the pattern is late, it isn't the end of the world. =)

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  28. Praying for you, dear Jenny. Definitely nothing to mess around with. Take care of yourself - I'm looking forward to hearing about what else you learn from this unexpected "time out"!

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  29. So sorry to hear you are so sick, Jenny. Pneumonia is not fun to have to deal with! Please take as much time as you need to recuperate --- lots of rest for sure.
    Whenever I am dealing with anything respiratory i.e. colds etc., I immediately quit eating all dairy products. It helps a lot in the recuperation process.
    Feel better soon --- we will all be waiting when you feel up to coming back to the blog. Take care.

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  30. Mejórate pronto Jenny. Eso es el amor. Compartimos todo... Hasta la gripe. Te envío un abrazo cariñoso desde Venezuela

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  31. Praying for you for a speedy recovery.

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  32. Praying for you, Jenny! Pneumonia is nothing to be taken lightly. You have seen a doctor, right? Hugs your way.

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  33. Good to know you are taking good care of yourself . You must be itching to see Blossom and the girls. I would be very impatient lol. Gorgeous pic of Rafaella . Can't get over her beautiful big eyes with a sparkle of mischieviousness. ( is that a word? ) Enjoy the visit.

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  34. I had pneumonia last year, and I understand the way you feel...I was at bed for 15 days, and when I felt a litle bit better, I used the time to finish some UFOs.
    Be patient, rest and imagine new and wonderfull projects.
    Best regards from Spain.

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