Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 19 ~ Rest (or I love our bedroom)


Yesterday, as I cleaned our apartment, I noticed I was running out of energy. By evening, our home was clean, but I was starting to feel ill.

So today, while Dave is out in the suburbs preaching, I am reading a book ... one I could not wait to get my hands on.


New York Times bestselling author, Jan Karon, has (finally) written another Mitford novel. I love this series and have read it several times.


A  day of resting and drinking tea.



We should all rest when we feel crummy. I am glad the house is spotless. And, when I changed the sheets, I put out my favorite cheery pillowcase ... just perfect for these darker Fall days.



Two years ago, I spoke for a women's retreat at my home church in Seattle. It was delightful to be back and see so many friends.

In my lovely room, was a huge gift basket, full of all my favorititte things. Not many people know I like pillow cases, so I asked who did the gift basket. 

Victoria told me she reads my blog, and had been keeping track of things I mentioned ... pens, note cards, chocolate, nuts, lime green things ... and yes, pillow cases. (how sweet is that)

Pillow cases showed up in my post Top Ten Things I ALWAYS take on a mission trip.

ps. I often buy a book I really want to read, read it very carefully and then give it as a gift. (shhhh ... don't tell)

What do you do when you do not feel well? 



 

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely gesture on the part of your friends to fill a gift basket with all your favorites. I will file that idea away for future use.

    When I am not feeling well, I also look for a favorite book or something new I can't wait to read. It does take your mind off of how miserable being sick is. Hope you are better and 100% well. Thanks for your post.

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  2. It's the simple things that bring so much joy! What a thoughtful friend you had! I love scented candles and curling up into a bed with freshly washed sheets!

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  3. I'm sorry that you aren't feeling well. It does help to have Jan Karon by your side!! I have the book too. So far, I am just relishing the fact that she wrote it and I have it--and waiting for just the right time to join my special friends in Mitford. Feel better soon!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. I can't really remember the last time i didn't feel well, but I'm always up for snuggling under the covers with a good book. My son and i like to snuggle close when he doesn't feel well. :)

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  5. I work at resting not only when I start to feel under the weather but even before - to avoid getting sick! When I am under the weather I let myself sleep in; I try to always take a shower and change out of my Jammie's so I don't look as bad as I feel; I make sure to step outside and get some natural vitamin D; eating or sip on tea with honey

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  6. Sorry about my incomplete comment - it wouldn't let me delete or change anything and I still wanted you to know that I had stopped by! Praying you rest well today!

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  7. When I'm not feeling good, I take a warm bath, sit back in a recliner and listen to my Dr. Weil tape of soothing, relaxing, what he calls "healing" music. It's classic instrumental music blended with global instruments.

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  8. Can't wait to read that book! I've not purchased it yet...waiting for the perfect time.
    Hope you feel better!

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  9. So sweet of your friend to keep track of your favorite things - love the cheerful pillowcase!

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  10. Keep going; didn't realize there was a choice -lol-.
    lovely basket and beautiful woman to do such a wonderful thing...bet she's the friend everyone wants to have. at the library, I'm on the reserved list to read Karon's book; like you, I enjoy her and she's a "neighbor up the road in Charlottesville, VA".

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