11 August 2012

a week of weakness

Greetings all,
Love it or hate it when a blogger skips a few days of posting then professes illness & how tough life has been while passively begging for sympathy??  Hmmm . . . that's my weakness this week, i've been half dead on the lounge with a head cold, cough & neat crescendo of vomiting.  Ick!!  I'd love some sympathy.  
When i woke up this morning . . . i asked if handsome soldier was going to be late for work, then opened my eyes, flicked on the television news & couldn't find Sunrise??  Disorientated & wondering why no one was going to school - i have lost a week of my life, poof, it was suddenly Saturday again.  I had the sore-belly-nose-eyes-throat-deaf-ears thing so reading & relaxing weren't happening, i was home alone staring at the ceiling.  I dragged myself out to see the new Summer fashions one afternoon on the way to school, my eyes were blinded by the colour & patterns, i know, me - the colour lover!!
So let me distract us all with some of the lovelier things as i gather my croaky throat, runny nose & aching empty belly . . . like some pretty jonquils which made the living area smell beautiful, until my hyper-nose-sensitive husband requested they be tossed to the chickens.
 Last Saturday i was sewing with Jan-Maree of Aussie Hero Quilts & was lucky enough to have lunch with her on Thursday & Friday as well.  She generously baked up a load of chewy delicious chocolate cookies for my husband . . . 
 & remembered how much i love pears, so presented me with this lovely addition to my collection.  Thank you Jan-Maree, i have gazed at this sweet burst of colour frequently from the lounge during my recouperation.
 An Italian chocolate vanilla layer cake was baked (very much the consistency of scones, so it went down nicely with gelato, so the family tell me.)
 I did manage to struggle a road-side-find into the car & convert it into a day house for the chickens.  I'm a tad concerned that our beloved first chick Viola is rooster??  My husband calls her 'Violo', sigh.  This side profile doesn't help her 'hen' case but she's incredibly nurturing, non aggressive & silent in the cockadoodledo department for 5 months.  
I actually feel like i've been on a juice fast - at least the chickens, ducks & i have been shovelling all these fresh fruits & vegetables into ourselves each day.
 I honestly believe i would have been sicker sooner & for longer if i hadn't been drinking home juiced goodness with garlic all Winter.  Use your juicers folks, it's not that much effort to wash up the parts.  See how i save on washing up a glass by putting a straw straight into the jug. 
Wishing you all lovely weekends.  I scored an enormous box of lettuce & cabbage leaves from the Farmer's Market, i was so happy until the bottom of the box collapsed in the car park!!  Thank you to the lovely Rotary volunteer who helped put all the leaves back in the box & loaded them into my car!!  Stay well everyone, love Posie

23 comments:

Sim said...

My family has been sick most of winter; it just seems to be passed on from one little person to the next! I am so going to get my juicer out tomorrow and make everyone juice with sneaky vegies and garlic in it! Thanks for the reminder, I don't think it has been used for years!

Mother Down Under said...

Being that sick is the pits!
I seriously hope that you are on the mend! And that your family has looked after you this week!
Feel better soon!

Amanda said...

There are lots of bugs around this year. Hope you feel enter real soon.

m.e (Cathie) said...

hope you feel better soon, feeling sick isn't fun.
big hugs Miss Posie ♥

Michelle said...

I hope you feel better soon. Those fresh veggies will definately do the trick and lots of garlic xx Take care

Claireyhewitt said...

I lent my juicer out saying I never ever use it. I want it back...lost my voice at the moment thanks to a winter virus!

Emma said...

Viola is such a rooster! How funny that he has been so nurturing with the younger chicks. Our little bantam rooster is trying to crow so it won't be long now :-D

Mum on the Run said...

Oh no.
Hopefully you get to enjoy much more of this week.
xx

Bron said...

Be well soon xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Poor thing ....a week went by you have had a nasty bug.....glad hubby was there for you all.....keep drinking your juice!

TexWisGirl said...

sorry about the illness! no fun w/ husband and kids and animals around you!

Bree said...

I've been loading us all up with vitamin c tablets this year and if it doesn't prevent it then it does lessen the duration for sure. Get well soon :)

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Oh dear. I thought it had been quiet round your parts. Hpe you feel better soon. P.S> We find putting our juicer on a tray reduces eliminates the issue of having juice all over the kitchen bench.

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks ladies!! So Viola is a rooster?? I've tried to deny it for so long!!
YES, GET YOUR JUICERS out!! WE have the latest Breville (remember we realised at our 15th wedding anniversary we never got one as a wedding gift so finally purchased one ourselves, we use it every other day!!) They are so low maintenance & fresh fresh fresh, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh & feeling better today, like the last hurrah of my nose drying up, throat itchy & tiny tummy rumbles. Thank goodness i'm alone in this sick department, the children haven't had more than a day off each this Winter, freaky health nuts that they are. So it has been me at home with a blanket & Modern Family season 2. Good times, love Posie

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tash said...

Being a mum and being sick is no fun at all. Hope you get better soon! I agree that juices and smoothies have helped us out this winter. And as for Viola - what looks like a rooster and doesn't sound like a rooster - is still a rooster.

x

The Accidental Housewife said...

Much sympathy! If you were sewing with Jan on Saturday, that means you were at the community centre... I wish I could have come down and met you properly in person! I heard from Jenny that it went really well, we should have another one soon. Hopefully one I can come to! Or, perhaps, you should come along to the trivia night? ;)

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

Oh no! I hope your feeling loads better today and next week is brighter too! I love that pear!! :) xx

Jan-Maree said...

Hi Jennie,
What a drag it is being sick -we mums are the only ones who do not have sick leave built into our entitlements. What a bonus that the children didn't get it though! Glad you like the pear - I thought of you as soon as I saw it. Here is hoping you bounce back even better than before.
JMxx

Lisa@RandomActsOfZen said...

Oh, hope you're on the mend, keep up the juice!
I had to laugh at your day house for the chooks, we have a day bed for our dogs, just a little bit spoilt xx

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