Feathering Fridays: when you’re sick…

The great flu-like virus that is hitting my little corner of the world has struck me down.


What’s a girl to do?

Beauty takes a way-back seat when I’m ill, as I’m sure it does for many people.

Yet, a little self care is in order:

·        First—sleep and rest

·        Stay warm and ward off those chills! I don my fuzzy robe, cuddle duds, socks, slippers and a warm blanket

·        Liquids—lots of liquids: I avoid coffee on these days since my stomach has been rocky. Herbal tea is soothing. I also recommend my latest health concoction of hot water, half a lemon’s worth of juice, a little Himalayan salt and a spoon of honey. This seems to soothe my sore throat and help calm the cough.

·        Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol every 4 hours or so to relieve the headache and body pains

·        Light meals—Mrs. Grass chicken soup, toast or bagel with a bit of jam or light butter; applesauce and Greek yogurt; seltzer water

·        A hot shower to steam and warm oneself

·        Moisturizer to calm the face after loads of nose blowing

That is my recipe for getting through this nasty virus!

Today I was feeling about 85% whole—enough to get some quick errands done and then I came home and sat.

And that is that.

Stay healthy!


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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

5 thoughts on “Feathering Fridays: when you’re sick…

  1. Get well soon…. I have had the flu jab, however dreading catching anything as I have a compromised immune system.

      1. I have Lupus too. And sjorgens. Although my flu jab is because I had my spleen out when I was 13 due to another blood disorder. Xx

      2. You just have to keep going Hun. No other way. Chin up keep smiling and enjoy life. Xxx

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