Happy Sunday. Thank you all for your get well wishes when I was dealing with a cold last week. I am sooo much better thanks to you and my knitting. I guess one can use many things to help them during all the downtime that being sick offers, here are some things that helped me.
Pinstripe socks SSYC Poste yarn in the color Humbug, AZ
Simple and easily memorized sock patterns. Socks in general can give us that portable knitting that can be carried from couch to bed and bed to couch.
Good mail days cause you to have to get up and go outside to pick up your mail. I would qualify that as physical activity which will help in getting over a cold, right? I received more donations for my sock yarn blanket from my friend Anne.
A gift of one of my favorite yarns, Beaverslide Dry Goods. I have found I don't nearly have enough lavender in my stash. This situation has now been resolved!
Alright, we have covered knitting time and good mail days as medicine for cold/flu. Another thing that occurs when I am couch/bed bound is that I listen to more podcasts. Here are a few that kept me company.
- Serial~ Everyone is talking about it on the blogs. For good reason as it have the same feel as This American Life because it is from the creators and hosted by Sarah Koenig.
- Love + Radio~ I really enjoy this show as it introduces me to music and artists that I may not find on my own. They have been described as, "The Sundance of Public Radio".
- Radiolab~ A long time love for me. They have a constant stream of entertaining shows. Great show for binge listening.
How about healing from the inside? I am talking drink and foods.
Tea from friends. Obviously an everyday occasion for me but it's the quantity and type of tea that changes when I am illin'.
Quinoa Tabboule salad with a side of cuties.
Food, an everyday necessity, becomes more important as certain foods help the immune system. There was a lot of chicken soup sipped during this time as well, just no photos taken. However I did come across this recipe that I want to try this week.
As you can read in my casa there is quite a bit of nurturing going on when I am sick. All things listed are obviously important when one is healthy, but more so when you feel like death (insert drama here).
Do you find as the years go by that you too tend to yourself more in the way of prevention or maintence when your sick? Do you find that you have more knitting time? Inquiring mind wants to know. :)
Have the best day today!