I don’t like being sick

But then again, who does like being sick, right? πŸ˜‰

I started feeling like I was getting a chest cold on Sunday night. Sure enough on Monday morning I was wiped out tired, my throat was scratchy and I was coughing a lot. But I did still deep clean the house. I know, I’m stubborn, but if I’m going to be sick all week anyway, I want to be sick in a clean house. πŸ˜€ lol That did run me down a bit, and I slept for part of the afternoon, after I was done cleaning.

I feel about the same today, which like Paul said, is good I don’t feel worse. We have to go grocery shopping today, but Paul gets home early from work so we are going together. I wouldn’t go by myself, I’m just too tired. Paul really enjoys going grocery shopping with me. We use to go all the time together when we were first married. I like going with him too. I enjoy going to just about any place with just him. πŸ™‚ The biggest thing I need to watch for when we shop is it’s so windy. I’ll be bundling up nicely before we go.

I’ve been trying to keep busy with some crafts while I’m resting. I’m working on my knifty knitter and doing some cross stitch too. I’m actually making a project on my knifty knitter with bright red yarn, yep I’m using some color (thinking of you Shani πŸ™‚ ). I’m also working on some cross stitch and I’ve been looking at Doodle Stitching. My mom had this book and I’m borrowing, it looks fun and like something I might want to try. I need to look through my material and see what I have to stitch on. Right now, that would just exert too much energy that I just don’t have. πŸ˜‰

But I wonder sometimes if I’m trying too many new crafts. Do any of you crafters out there think someone can do too many different crafts? I’ve been pondering on this lately, and then last weekend at church our pastor said, “Do you want to be real wide but only an inch deep, or not that wide, but very deep?” Meaning being good and focused on one or two main things, and getting really good with those main things, or being stretched with lots of different things, but not doing any of them really well. You might be doing more, but are you doing them really good or are you doing so many different things, you are not doing any of them well? I know he wasn’t talking about crafts, but since that’s been on my heart lately, it’s what I focused on. I’m trying so many different things, am I not doing any of them very well? Should I just focus on a few crafts, and learn all I can about those particular crafts? Would I do better with those few crafts if I did that? When I think that way, the few crafts that jump into my mind is, cross-stitch/embroidery and crocheting. But then I also like hand piecing quilts (though I haven’t done that in years), so now that’s three. I don’t know, maybe not feeling good is making me over think things. Just letting you know what’s rolling around in my head. lol

I did get out for a walk before I got sick, and I’ve been taking more pictures. That’s where I post most of them. Our weather has been just as crazy as others, we have no snow and sunshine, strange. This field usually has so much snow people ride their snowmobiles on it. And look at the mountains, not much snow there either.


I like snow, though out here in Idaho, once it comes it usually stays for 6 months (I’m NOT a fan of that). But our area is a touristy kind of area, with lots of snow boarding and skiing, which isn’t happening right now. Plus, our water comes from local reservoirs, which will be very low come summer if we don’t get more snow. For those reasons, I do hope it snows some soon. Though I don’t really want it lasting until June. πŸ˜‰

Well, guess I’ll catch up on some blog reading and wait for hubby to get home. Once I’m done shopping this afternoon, I’ll really be able to rest. I have nothing else pressing the rest of the week. Yep, I’m thinking there will be some nap times coming up. πŸ˜€


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7 thoughts on “I don’t like being sick”

  1. OH, I hope you soon feel better!

    As for choosing your crafts, what’s your goal? Is it to make beautiful things and be creative? Or is it to become an expert at a few things? Being half an inch deep and very broad is not a bad thing in crafts. And you could be half an inch deep in, say tatting, and a mile deep in cross-stitch. As my husband says to me about things like this: just do what makes you happy. There is no right or wrong.


    Annie Kate

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. Push the fluids; sprite and chicken soup. Have your hubby pick some up on his way home from work. As far as the crafts. Do what you like. If you enjoy a mix of crafts, do that. If you have one you enjoy more than others, focus on that one. I don’t think there is any right or wrong answer, but do what works best for you. Have a good week and take care of yourself. Heather

  3. Sorry you aren’t feeling well again. I hope you get to feeling better soon. It is rough being sick.

    I cross-stitch and knit a very little bit, and even think that is almost too much in the way of crafts. Except I haven’t done anything but read lately. Just no energy in the evenings.

  4. What a beautiful photo!
    I understand about the crafts. I’ve tried a few over the years. I think it’s good to have skills in different areas. Sometimes I just feel the need to be creative, but it can be expressed in so many ways. Right now I’m concentrating on photography.
    Hope you’re better soon!

  5. Butternut squash is a delicious treat, but it did take a while for us to learn to enjoy it. We don’t really enjoy the other kinds of squashes and now grow mainly butternuts in our squash patch.

    If you lived nearby I’d give you a few to try. They are very healthy, full of all sorts of good vitamins. It’s the next step after V8! πŸ™‚

    I hope you’re feeling better.

    Annie Kate

  6. Oh, JoAnn, I’m so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well this week! That darn chest cold must be going around, because hubby was gone all last week and came home with it. I think he probably picked it up on the airplane; you know what a hotbed of illness those things are. πŸ˜› In today’s technology, you’d think there’d be a way to get FRESH air on an airplane, wouldn’t you? But I digress (if I had a dollar every time I said/wrote that, lol…)… I hope you’re on the mend and taking it easy until you’re back to 100%.

    I’m so excited to read that you’re knitting something new, and in red no less! Good for you!

    As for the quality over quantity dilemma, I really don’t look at the crafting that I do as different things; they are all part of the creative side that makes me, ME. Also, they are skills that I need in my very important job of wife and mother. I make clothing and things for my home using a variety of methods, but they’re all creative. Necessary, diverse, yet the same category in my mind. Besides, they each require a different mind-set from us. Some days I’m up for a challenge and some days I want something comfortingly routine. Make sense?

    Have a lovely weekend, and feel better!

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