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. 

8 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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  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,
    Carly
    x

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  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!

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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