November 8, 2012

Sniffle, cough, snort, moan

{or "Boo Hoo For Me, I Have a Cold"}

I feel like crap. I have one of those colds where you can feel your brain banging around on the inside of your skull and every time you stand up you feel like you're going to faint. I'm wearing lots of layers, resting when I can, drinking lots of hot tea with honey during the day, and drinking my fair share of Nyquil at night.

A cold front moved in today and began spitting bits of snow. Tonight the real storm hits and we should have snow falling for the next three days. Sounds like a jammies-movies-crocheting-hot tea and soup kinda weekend.

Other things I'm doing when I'm not sniffing:

~ Reading "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. It's really good. Heartbreaking, but good.

~ Crocheting lots of white granny squares with no specific use in mind, just piling them up (?!)

~ Thinking about Italian Wedding soup. My friend Crystal over at The Skillet blog posted the recipe and it reminded me of my sister-in-law, who comes from an Italian family from Yonkers, New York. It's a tradition in her family to serve this soup as a first course before the big turkey dinner. She made it for us when she came for Thanksgiving several years ago and it's sooooo tasty.

~ Daydreaming about learning to quilt.

~ Listening to this song. I love Zooey Deschanel.

~ Giggling a little as I watch these poor children who think their parents ate all of their Halloween candy. I love the little kid who just drops to the ground.

What are all of you up to this week?



  1. Jenny, thanks for the link to the recipe. I wish I was in Missoula so I could make you a batch of soup to help you feel better.

    Cold here in Reno this weekend - snowing off and on. Looks like I'll be cozying up in the house, just like you.

    Love your new banner - very chic! Feel better soon!

    1. You're welcome Crystal! Us bloggers gotta stick together. :)

      Enjoy the cold and snow. Cozying up in the house sounds so fun right now. Of course, by February I'll have a whole different outlook.

  2. Get well soon Jenny, I am sorry you are ill. Mums are not allowed to be ill! I think your weekend sounds lovely. I like the sound of Italian Wedding soup - I've never come across that before.

    Here, it's cold and windy. I am crafting like a mad woman for Christmas craft fair stalls. My parents are coming to stay this weekend and I am looking forward to some time with them. x

    1. Are you setting up some booths to sell your creations?! How fun. Enjoy your time with you parents and stay warm.

  3. Oh no! Sounds like you have all the right cures lined up. Feel better soon! (Great music and giggles BTW!)

  4. Hi Jenny..thanks for visiting me! I have a cold too at the moment and know just how you feel...terrible..despite medication! Get well soon! ps..I'm your newest follower, I hope to get to know you a little more.

    1. Welcome Carol! Glad you stopped by. Hope you're feeling better soon too.


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