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Friday, June 21, 2013

Sick Day

Stanley with flower, 2013

It is the first day of summer, the sun is shining, and I am sick. Sigh.

Sniffling, sneezing, and slumped on the sofa. It just isn't right.

To make myself feel better I am making a list of good things in my life. Here's what I've got, so far:

1. Feeling better than I did when I first woke up.
2. Muesli with peach compote and raspberries.
3. Our new cactus, Stanley.

How about you? What's been making you happy lately?

26 comments:

  1. Boo! no fair that you are sick on June 21st.
    Your list sounds great, especially a plant with a name, like a pet. Because, why not? Sun is finally here for us (although the rains and storms did quite some damage: tree down in driveway, and branch hit the car). I am finally getting in the water today with the kids... I think I am ready for summer. I will bring my summer reading to the pool (catcher in the rye). what are YOU reading this summer? Feel better, my friend!

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    1. I just finished Life on Mars, poems by Tracy K. Smith. I'll be picking up Madness, Rack, and Honey at the library this afternoon, if I'm feeling up to the walk. Enjoy your sunshine and swimming!

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  2. Feel better soon Denise. I'm also sick so I empathize...

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  3. Hi, Denise. I've recently tended and repotted and repositioned several of my houseplants and when I come up the stairs I find this new green space which makes me happy every time. Also, my sweet peas have just started to flower: https://twitter.com/tadaja/status/347484071385001985/photo/1
    Get well soon!

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    1. I made it out for a walk to the library and market. What a pleasant surprise to return home and find this comment and photograph. Making our day-to-day hold this type of joy is such a good idea. Well done, Tadaja.

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  4. today I abandoned responsibility and went to the country to see a friend, wandered through her flourishing garden, ate a big salad for lunch and drank coffee on the front porch. feeling restored. I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

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    1. What a perfect day, Nancy. Restored just in time for the weekend. Enjoy.

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  5. I like that your plant has a name. Hope you feel better soon - :)

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    1. Only Stanley and one other plant here have names. Stanley and Tilly. I cannot explain why the others haven't been named. Perhaps this will change.

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  6. Stanley makes a perky contrast to the horizontal blinds and shadows, and to the low red flower, floating in water no less. Its too bad to be sick on the first day of summer. I hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Not 100% yet, but I just ate some very good chicken soup and I'm feeling hopeful.

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  7. canned peaches are my go to remedy when i´m sick, too
    hope you´re feeling better soon

    my regards to sweet stanley

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    1. The peaches were delicious, but it took a little work. They were actually fresh, but barely ripe, so I peeled, pitted, chopped, added a little vanilla sugar, and made a compote.

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  8. So unfair, a summer cold on the summer solstice.

    Remember this too shall pass.

    Just hope it passes quickly!

    Maybe go buy yourself some flowers and put them in the house:-)

    xo J.

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    1. My dahlias are looking limp. It just might be time.

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  9. The first raspberries of the season :)

    Love Stanley. We can't have indoor plants due to a cat who loves to eat them yet is allergic to "something alive and green".

    Feel better.

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    1. Those raspberries were so good. Your kitty would definitely be unhappy if he/she tried to nibble on Stanley. He's very prickly.

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  10. A dear, old friend from across the country came for lunch and brought me a new book. After reading several amusing but mediocre books recently, I have happy smiles all over my face with this one. A friend, a gift, a new book...Elysium.

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    1. A good book is always a treat. Who is the author of Elysium?

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  11. Wishing you health, Denise and a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I'm feeling much better today.

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  12. Awww, hope you feel better. I just got over a hideous cold/flue/ear infection/sinus infection thing that lasted three weeks and made my life miserable...and now we are all restricted to five minute infrequent showers around this city!! Trust me - a small sacrifice to make when I think of all the people still not back in their homes! Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Oh no. Three weeks is way too long. Scrub quickly. Maybe some lively music will help. Happy to know you are safe in your home.

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  13. Oh dear I do hope you are feeling better - being unwell in summer seems so unfair.
    Things that are making me happy right now are fresh figs, riding my loopy but loveable horse outdoors, and successful baking endeavours.

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    1. I'm feeling much better. Ripe fresh figs are a favorite of mine. Enjoy your figs and riding and baking!

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