Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Spoonful of Sugar...

 These cheery little spoons put a smile on my face the instant I spotted them deep in the corner of a brimful stall at the Country Living Fair. 
Yes, weeks later, and I am still in the afterglow of all that treasure hunting goodness. 

 It has been a quiet couple of weeks for me here in blogland owing to a multitude of life's muddly stuff. Work being the main time washer. However, last week, I was home quite a bit just not out of bed owing to a case of walking pneumonia.

 I am a frequent sinus allergy patient, but have never had an ailment so afflict my lungs. It was rather frightening to suddenly realize that I couldn't lie flat in my bed without the cold, burning feeling in my lungs overwhelming me. That sealed the deal. I finally gave in and dragged myself in to the doctor the next day instead of seeking further ways to "wait it out" for just a little longer. And, boy, am I glad I did! It may be cliched, but this week, I am feeling like a new me and am oh so happy to be back tap, tap, tapping away at my computer board keys.

Ailments can have a way of bringing fresh perspective on a whole host of odd thoughts that wander through the mind during hours of slothing among the pillows. 

Here are some sugary bits that came my way during my recovery:

1 ~  a start on decorating ideas for this Christmas
2 ~ the discovery of Karen Savage's wonderful read aloud version of The Secret Garden (for free on the ipad's audiobooks app; her soothing British accent set the perfect mood for this classic tale)
3 ~ the opportunity to finally finish reading the last 100 pages of Paolini's Inheritance
4 ~ a re-aquaintance with all things Mitford as I delved into Karon's Light from Heaven
5 ~ the stringing together of once disconnected ideas into a beautiful string of pearlized possibility

Lucy Cat was a dutiful nursemaid never leaving my side. I think she was truly concerned, for as soon as I was over the worst, she began to go about her normal routine again, but until that time whether I woke night or day, there she was snuggling into my side or curled up on my belly. 

Here's hoping that there is a rainbow at the end of any cloud that may come your way this week. 


  1. I'm so glad you're feeling better this week! Thank God for antibiotics (and other medicines). And sweet kitty nurses too.

    When I get really sick, I often have no ideas at all. Even reading can be a chore. It's good to hear that your downtime was somewhat profitable. :)

    And the spoons are adorable. My mom had a very similar set, but without such cute curvy writing.

  2. Such a sweet set!! So glad you are feeling better! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

  3. Hi Aurora, How sweet are these! I love them. If you have a moment I have been trying to let all my followers know that I have started a new blog and will be deleting Shari's crochet so come visit before Sunday.Hope you have a wonderful week, Shari!

  4. I'm sorry to read that you've been so poorly. I've had pneumomnia twice in the past 2 years, and I know how nasty (and scary) it is. Poor you. I do hope you'll be fully better soon - just remember to take it easy and rest lots.
    I LOVE your ideas for getting better. I think they'd work for me too - especially listening to 'The Secret Garden'. What a wonderful, magical story it is!
    Sending hugs,

  5. Glad you are feeling better. Pneumonia can be a scary thing! It looks like you put some of your "downtime" to good use - books and planning are always pleasant when you are feeling rough!

  6. So sorry you've been ill and so glad you are feeling better, Aurora! I have loved reading The Secret Garden, and the Mitford books, too. I am certain your kitty comforter helped you heal more rapidly, too:) Joy in your creative pursuits! [ I want to spend some cozy time stitching] xx from Gracie

  7. Oh my goodness, I am so glad you are feeling better. Having pneumonia is just not any fun. Hope you are feeling 100% again really soon :)

  8. Glad you are feeling more yourself.
    These spoons are a treasure to keep, what a good find they were.
    Have a lovely day.


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