Is it really Monday? I am slowly arising from the sofa for a few hours... only to return now and then. The days have passed as if they didn't care I was not taking part in the things of life. Uggghhh...
I have had sinus "issues" since childhood so I was familiar with the symptoms. I wasn't feeling well last week but while running errands on Saturday, I became very ill. I had stopped by the Christmas open house of my favorite "primitive country gift store" just to see how it was decorated this year.
I'm not sure if it was the intense aroma of scented candles, or the unusual warmth of the autumn day, or just being out and about... but I became so ill I had a difficult time driving home with nausea and dizziness. Since then, I have become good friends with my pillow... this, too, will pass. :)
In the meantime, I give you two links I was going to share this week, anyway...
My friend, Manuela, had a great post last week about getting organized... especially her pantry. Yes, the pantry that is in her extra shower! When I first saw it on her old blog, I was inspired to turn our unused shower (in the tiny bathroom) into a storage place. It looks nothing like this beauty... here.
Lanier sent out an e-mail that her husband has completely renewed and updated her delightful blog/journal. Lanier's Books was one of the first online journals I read when I discovered this whole new world of blogs. I am so happy she is back! Her writing reminds me of the old Victoria magazine. :) She can be found.... here.
Thank you for your kind e-mails and comments. I do hope to feel better soon. My goals for today are to get some dishes washed (hubby did wash some yesterday) and throw together soup for dinner. Otherwise, I'll prop my pillow up on the sofa again and grab Christopher's blue blanket...
I also want to thank the anonymous friend who sent me $20.00 to purchase an inexpensive (but quite good) coffeemaker. Thank you, whoever you are. It is so good to have morning coffee again. I am always touched when someone shares from their own provision. I just used the last of the Charlie's Soap another anonymous friend had sent to me last year!
One doesn't want to feel sick or in need but God shows me His love and compassion through so many of YOU. It is very humbling... all I can return are words. :)
Picture: End of Harvest; allposters.com