"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It came in the night

I wish I was only talking about snow, but I am not. I am talking about the flu. The dreaded flu that everyone has heard about, been wary of, and praying that they never meet this season. It found it's way into our home this past weekend, carried by my husband from his plane trip last week. I was sure that I would be immune. I've been eating kale by the bunches, taking my Fire Cider recommended by this friend, exercising, popping my vitamins, drinking water, yada yada yada. But, a virus is a virus. And it will find you if you are near it. Insert evil laugh <Muahahahahah!!>  here.

YET.  All those things that I have been doing have not been in vain. This virus hit me Sunday night, I was in bed all day Monday, and today, I feel...better. Tired yes, coughing yes, but much much better. Really, a one day flu? Okay, maybe 2 days, but hey, REALLY?

I wish I could say the same for my husband, and now my son. They have been hit hard and I am playing nurse interspersed with making myself honey lemon tea (my favorite sick remedy).  My daughter was the only one that received the flu shot, and so far, other than a 99.5 temp, she has made it through without any other symptoms. Could the flu shot really be getting more accurate? This is our first use of the flu shot and I have to say, I think it's working.

Okay I'm finished with my flu narrative, here is what I did finish this weekend:

Some of the ideas came from a pattern, but it's all free hand baby. (I didn't make the felted zipper wallet, though I found a couple patterns on Ravelry if I was so inclined.) I like embroidery, I really do. But am I inching closer to finding voice? Or just distracting myself further with fun things? I don't know.

But sometimes we just have to do,
and make the time to learn,
to eventually find the know.

I feel like an under-ripened peach. I get impatient with the whole becoming bit, but when I pause to see what I've done, I do know that there is a process to it all, and that the process is part of a larger purpose...

My tummy hurts. I just made cupcakes with the girl and I ate some batter.

"You're still sick silly!!" says the voice in the back of my head.

Okay, I will go act sick now, lay around like under-ripened peaches and do nothing...........except maybe some knitting :) hee hee.

Virtual hugs to you my blogworld friends...

Be well...


  1. Oh no! I hope you'll all feel better soon and get over this flu quickly. I think you definitely should take it easy and chill instead of baking cupcakes ;-)

    Love that little pouch, it looks fab, great job.

    Wishing you a good and hopefully soon healthy week xo

  2. Sorry about the flu, though hooray for preventative care, love fire cider! Love your embroidery, just so colorful and cheerful. Sending well wishes to you and your family for a quick recovery. xoxo

  3. Love the little pouch. It looks so southwest -- !! Embroidery is wonderful. I find it relaxing and once I get going, I don't want to put it down. Rest as much as you can as you nurse everyone else. Isn't preventative care great?!!!

  4. I do hope everyone is feeling better soon. Love the pouch, gorgeous.

  5. My family came down with the yuckiness too : ( We're on the road to recovery along with you! Beautiful blue bird on the yellow pouch. Hope it brings you happiness, like the blue bird of legend!

  6. the flu hit my husband, too. nasty thing. hope you're all feeling much better.

    sweet embroidery!!! it's so happy. :)


  7. Every one I talk to says the same thing: worse winter for the sickies ever! I think I made about 5 gallons of kale soup in the last few weeks, and we pop air-born (all six of us...girls won't touch kale). Love the embroidery!...its the only hand-sewing I can tolerate or am dextrous enough to accomplish without it looking like the work of a 2nd grader. Little embroidery samples then sewed onto paper for mixed media is especially pretty, though it takes a long time to get to that finished project.

  8. feel better you under ripened peach!

    i love your pouch! embroidery is so much more relaxing to me that any other needle art.

  9. my, I do hope it leaves the house quickly. I love your free wheeling embroidery. that is one skill I do not have so I greatly admire yours :)

  10. Feel better soon. I was sick for weeks... not sick sick, but just feeling not me. I hope it doesn't last that long for you!

  11. awww. hope all is well soon. we finally started doing flu shots for the girls last year, i still don't...hopefully we will be spared.

    your work is lovely, love that blue bird. it's one of the things i need to learn to, patience with myself as i learn.

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  13. Ahhh, hugs right back at ya! The embroidery is gorgeous, and freehand! Wow!

    I love your musing about becoming....I so believe that at times our creating is what actually leads us to what we are to create and to who we are to be.


  14. I hope you feel better. it came to our home, too. i hope you get to romp in the snow and eat lots of cupcakes soon.
    love your work on your beautiful tiny purse..wow, you've got skills.

  15. ....not only do you have skills, you learn them fast!
    part of why I'm in a rush to hone my skill is for financial reasons..wanting to sell what I make eventually.
    honestly, if I didn't have to think about that, I wouldn't give a crap about where my musings took me or sticking with them or any of that. I would just have a good ol' time.
    hope you are on the upswing.

  16. That's a lovely embroidery ;) I hope you're feeling better now.


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw