Thursday, April 3, 2014


Waiting for spring.  What a harsh winter we had!
"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn."  ---Hal Borland

On a job the other day in Cape May, a chilly, rainy day there weren't many signs of spring, unless you looked closely.

 Down an alley, I spotted this little cluster of snowdrops.

But now the shopkeepers are busy getting ready to open, planting their windowboxes, and pots.
Three days later... cheerful Pansies- their little faces everywhere!
"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance, pray you, love,
remember, and there is pansies, that's for thoughts."
---Wm. Shakespeare

My grandmom loved pansies, and so do I!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"
  Romans 12:12
 Waiting for the Flu to go away. Ugh! 
Old-fashioned remedies for the symptoms, lots of water and some extra rest, and it will pass.
 Alka Seltzer,  Mucinex D, green tea, and sleep.

For  body aches
" Plop,plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!"

green tea, Mucinex D  for coughing and sinus congestion.
Cepacol for my sore throat.
 Nyquil gave me a good night's rest.

Took off from work today, Staying in bed. Tea and toast, my first meal for a couple days.
 BRAT diet is recomended,  Bananas,Rice, Applesauce and Toast.
 Can't get our to the store for bananas or applesauce. 

"There is no trouble so great or grave
that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea."
--- Bernard Paul  Heroux 

Have you tried a Neti-pot?  Very soothing, clears away mucous.
The sinus rinse helps me, and I believe it shortens the length of the illness.
Gotta get better!  I'm not very patient with being sick.  I need to let go.
I'll just treat the symptoms, try to get more comfortable, and wait it out!

 For more home remedies,

What was that verse about thinking good things?

"Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is admirable-
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-
think about such things."
Phillipians 4:8
My favorite verse!  Now I have my meditations,  and promises to cling to! 
Waiting for our new baby, my daughter is expecting next month!
 We've got the nursery ready, and she will be a very well-dressed little baby,
Thanks to friends, and the nurses at the hospital where Julie works, giving her a shower of love!

Julie selected her favorite colors, lavender and green for the baby's bedding.
 I'm so excited!  Everything is so pretty!
What a wardrobe!  Our little princess has clothes in all sizes

Big brother Thomas calls her "Cupcake".
 He loves making cupcakes,
and month's ago,he started calling the baby "cupcake"
and it sort of became a theme.

Cupcake piggy bank, cupcake shower-decorations-diaper-cake 

Mommy told him, "pretty soon it won't just be you and me anymore".

He takes his cupcake decorating very seriously.
This spring is going to bring me much joy!
I am going to get better, because I have much to do!
 Tomorrow I'll be better.  Today I'll rest.

 Love, Linda 

1 comment:

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Well sure hope you are on the mend! No fun having the flu! The nursery is adorable and congrats on a new grandbaby! Sending some warm sunshine your way! xox