Luckily I did accomplish a few things, trying to focus on the positive...right?
I finally got up my St. Patrick's Day stuff, better late than never!
I realize that I don't have a ton of stuff and for the past 2 years when I have put it up, I can't find the St. Patrick's Day quilt that I made. I have no idea where it would be. I always have it over this chair in the living room. So until it reappears, I decided to put my crocheted afghan over the chair, and then I made a pillow (out of the left over fabric I had from the quilt). At least it gives me a pop of color there in the chair!
you can see his work HERE:),
and realize that he has been enjoying ART since he was very young! Humble beginnings!
By Saturday, I knew that this flu bug that was going around, had finally bit me! I was cold and chilled all day. All I wanted was some HOT Chicken Noodle Soup and to call my Mom! Funny how I miss her sooooo much more when I am sick! My Mom's Birthday was this week, and oh I wish she was still with us. I wish she could have had more time with me, my kids and I would have loved her to meet my sweet grandbabies! She passed away 15 years ago this year and still... what I wouldn't give to pick up the phone and just call her and tell her about my day...like we used to!
Well, after a small pity party, I decided I was going to have to make the Chicken Soup myself, didn't want Jeff to do it... because he still has more germs than I do! :)
Grateful that my Mom taught me how to cook, she was much better cook than I ever have been. But then again she enjoyed food more than me. I eat to live, instead of living to eat!
Soon the whole house smelled like my Mom's kitchen and I some how felt... a bit better!
Can't say that I really accomplished anything else on Saturday other than my soup. I did crochet some but mostly I just slept or laid around ( something that I am not really good at! )
Sunday morning came and I had to make myself get out of bed and get ready for church. I am sure the time change didn't help!
But I was glad that I made it, because as always ...I am grateful for the Spiritual Uplift it gives me.
A wind storm came through, while we were at church and I had heard on the radio about the High Wind Warnings. The lights flickered a couple of times but never went out. As soon as I got home I hurried and heated up our soup, just in case the electricity went off. We had no longer finished our lunch than ... the electricity did go off!
Luckily it wasn't terribly cold because we have a Gas Fireplace down stairs. We also have a lot of laterns and so that helped. Our neighbor has a Generator, and he invited us to come over, so we did for an hour or so to charge our phones and get warm. So nice to have such a thoughtful and generous neighbors! We are very blessed! Still wonder if some day we should invest in a Generator? Not a cheap thing to do, that is for sure.
All in all, it was a different weekend, not one I would have planned but... we survived and I know I need to just try and count my blessings instead of all my problems.
That reminds me of a song that my Mom always sang to us as kids, if we were down or complaining alot. Here are the lyrics for it...