Just as hubby and I thought we were recovering swiftly from our head colds everything changed. Yesterday we had a lot more energy, the odd little cough, and were sure we'd come out the other side of it all. Happy days.
Then late afternoon we both came tumbling down again and after smothering our chests in Vicks Vaporub and brewing warm herbal tea we settled quietly in our recliners and watched the Esther movie "One Night With The King" (this is free to watch on YouTube) before heading to bed.
This morning we find ourselves no better so our weekend will be spent resting, nourishing our bodies with good fresh meals, and pottering around doing things at a much slower pace (because we get bored doing nothing).
My easy project for the next little while is sorting small bits of fabric, whilst my husband is repairing and painting the cubby house we 'rescued' around New Year for the girls to play in when they visit.
I saw on Pinterest how someone had sorted out their applique fabrics into colours and stored them in containers. As I use applique in almost all my designs you can imagine I have plenty of offcuts and scraps on hand, but they live inside a large basket and two large decorative boxes. When I have need of a particular colour it requires much rummaging through a rainbow of fabric pieces to find the right colour/print/size for the project I'm putting together.
With five large decorative jars on hand I decided to settle at the dining table yesterday and make a start on separating my bits and pieces into their pretty new glass homes. Indeed, they are much nicer stored this way than hidden in boxes.
So far I've sorted them into reds, pinks, blues/turquoise, green, and yellow/orange, but when I am recovered from this head cold I'll buy a few more so that I don't have any double colour jars. For the time being though this is keeping me occupied and I'm reacquainting myself with prints I haven't seen in a while.
Last week I bought two copies of the latest (to arrive in Australia) Daphne's Diary magazine, the second was for Blossom, and I'm rather pleased I've not had time to read it yet because now I can relax and enjoy it while taking some recovery time.
And a bonus is a good supply of my favourite herbal tea which I shall enjoy frequently in coming days.
We're picking fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden each day now and tomorrow I'll finally cut into one of our pumpkins for soup making.
Here's the cubby house in progress. The undercoat is finished inside and Mr E has begun painting the outside. Not sure what colour inside will eventually be but probably white as I have a beautiful house quilt to hang in there and lots of decorating ideas that Blossom and I can do together before we hand it all over to Cully May and Rafaella.
If you haven't seen "One Night With The King" (the book of Esther) here's the link...
We've found some wonderful faith based movies on YouTube lately, and especially enjoyed the Gospel of Luke...
We also enjoy just listening to the Bible being read as we sit quietly at night...
Perhaps some of these will be a blessing to you.
I hope and pray you have a lovely relaxed weekend ahead of you, that your health is good (or improving if you've been under the weather lately), that you have interesting and fun things to occupy your hands and mind, and that in all things you see evidence of our loving God's hand in your day to day life.
Bless you heaps,