I got hit with a terrible cold last Sunday and Monday. Thankfully, that fell on our fall break from school so I had the luxury of laying around and doing nothing. In between napping and taking cold medicine, here are a few things I watched/read/used.
Binge Blog Reading
I like to binge read blogs that are not part of my normal list. This time I read through a lot of Life in Grace. I met Edie at the Becoming Conference in August, when my friend and I crashed her breakfast table. She’s just as kind in person as she is on her blog.
I love the concept of her workroom. It’s the spot where laundry, books, studies, crafting all come together. I crave a more minimalist space, but still…the books, the color, the idea of mundane work and creative work happening in the same space is very appealing.
And this description of an ordinary homeschool day is perfect. Our homeschool has never quite looked like that, but the image is a lovely one.
I always love to hear about the books that influence so deeply. Edie shares some of hers here.
Binge TV Watching
I started watching Gilmore Girls and I’m really liking it. It’s like a “comfort food” show – a little humor, a little drama, fun characters. It’s on Netflix instant watch now.
I used a lot of Vick’s Vapor Rub, but I wish I had some of these made up too.
Steamy showers are wonderful when you’ve got a cold, but some of these homemade Natural Vapor Shower Discs would make it even better.
Feed a Cold
Jim brought me a bowl of chicken pho from the local Vietnamese restaurant. It tasted so good! But what I was really craving was a bowl of Virus Killing Chicken Soup. My daughter made some the week before and still had a few bowls in her freezer. I thought about buying some from her.
*note to self – update the photos in that post.
This soup is the best chicken soup you’ve ever had. It smells amazing while it cooks and with every bite you can feel that it’s battling the cold virus. It is a bit of a process to make. So having it in the freezer, ready to go is a great idea.