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Greetings, Kittens!

I've been under the weather the last few days and feel rather fuzzy-headed as a result. To be on the safe side, (and frankly to increase my likelyhood of being coherent), I decided the best list today would consist of the things that make me feel during these times. So here you are, 13 Comforts While Under the Weather. Come back tomorrow for Crush of the Week which I'm nearly, almost, sorta sure is going to be here. *grin*

Enjoy.


13 Comforts While Under the Weather
 
1. Rainbow Afghan:  I crocheted a queen-sized rainbow afghan last year as my first project. I learned the technique off youtube and just taught myself the obvious expansion on the idea to get the size I wanted. I want to jump in again and make another one, maybe a solid color, but maybe not. This one started with a full skein each of purple, blue, red, orange, yellow and green, then another skein of green followed by yellow, orange, red, blue and purple. You can tell it's made by new hands to the craft, but I love it all the same and cuddling beneath it while feeling achy is wonderful!

2. Hot Chocolate: It doesn't matter what time of year it is, hot chocolate is always a guarantee feel-better. 

3. Fuzzy White Robe: I've only had this a few months but it's my new favorite purchase and made a wonderful fuzzy hug during the times I couldn't be under the afghan.

4. Hooping: Yes, I'm not feeling well, but you can't hoop without smiling. I only lasted just under five minutes before the fever and dizziness got me, but it was five minutes that made the rest of the day all the better. 

5. Wordcount: I got in 1200 on the second PsiCorps novella onTuesday and 1000 on a different project Wednesday. My thoughts tend to scatter when unwell, but as least I got them down.

6. White Soda: I can't stand carbonated water, but white soda is my best friend at times like these.

7. Televison: I spent much of the last couple days off and on the computer, so the television has been my primary engagment with the world. I've taken in a lot of news and Supernatural reruns. No complaints.

8. Walking: This is not quite as straight forward as it could be. I didn't want to walk at all. I didn't like it while I was doing it. And I don't see that changing as long as I'm this congested. However, I've made my steps goal on my pedometer every day this month and I wasn't ready to give that up, so I walked anyway. It was a comfort to get it done and keep my streak.

9. Music: It always makes me feel better no matter the day or time. It gets particular praise these last few days because without it, I wouldn't have gotten through the steps.

10. Fanvids: Youtube is always a friend and I've been indulging in great loads of Supernatural and, (to my surprise), The Vampire Diaries fanvids. It's great because it combines the love of music with slashy-goodness. Made of win!

11. Steamy Showers: Aside from being a lovely chance to breathe, it pounds all the aches and pains away which is just luscious.

12. Cake: I made red velvet cake Tuesday just because and it's delicious. It was also a chance to accomplish something with a beginning, middle and end when everything seemed overwhelming. And since we don't own a hand mixer, whisking by hand was a nice forearm workout. *smile*

13. My Sweetie: He's been very good some 89.4% of the time and I appreciate it.


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(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
A bath is less work. Hula hooping? I should get mine out. http://looseleafnotes.com
xakara
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not a bath person when it comes to getting clean, I've always preferred showers. But the right tub can definitely inspire a soak.

And yes, I love my hula hoops! I'm going to start making them in a few months. I can't wait!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
You're killing me with the thought of the cake :)

Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/01/13-consumer-tips-from-the-consumer-action-website/
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
It came out all moist and fluffy, and it's still that way two days later. It's great! :)
s0ulistic
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Candy @ soulistic.org
OH MY I want to learn how to make a red velvet cake sounds YUMMY post some pictures ^_^

and i'm craving Hot CHocolate.
Great answers!!!
Happy THursday!

Thanks for your comment
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: Candy @ soulistic.org
Take it in steps, find a good mix, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines have some good ones. Once you do the mix a few times you can figure out exactly how you want to adapt any of the recipies you find!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
addition
Booze! That's #1 and #13, and a few in between for me on sick days. ;)

.....we have to watch ads to comment? :(
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: addition
Brandy hot toddies are a great thing, is true!

I don't know why there are ads, I have a paid account. I'll look into it.

Edited at 2011-01-21 02:52 am (UTC)
KMenozzi
Jan. 20th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
MMMMmmm...
Cake *and* hot chocolate. Might as well indulge, eh? ;)

Happy TT!
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: MMMMmmm...
Exactly! Gotta keep your energy up :)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better.
Lots of good comforts. I hope they help you feel better soon.

http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2011/01/trying-to-lose-weight-thirteen-tips-to.html
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: Hope you feel better.
Thanks so much!
wordtrix.blogspot.com
Jan. 20th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Heather
Aw, I hope you are feeling better soon. Sounds like curling up under an afghan with a cup of cocoa or 7-Up and a good DVD or book is just the thing you need!
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: Heather
Yep, it's been helping. Hopefully, this will all pass soon. Thanks for the good wishes.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Alice Audrey
You write while sick? I never get anywhere when I try to do that.
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Re: Alice Audrey
It depends on how sick. I don't always write on the WIP at hand but writing on something usually helps take my mind off how I feel.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon. A new series of Supernatural is starting here tonight. I can't wait.

Shelley
www.shelleymunro.com
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks, Shelley! I don't get to see the return of Supernatural until next Friday. I can't wait!
whereisrikki.blogspot.com
Jan. 20th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
These are nice comforts. I never would have thought hooping would be one of them, but it does make sense somehow.
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, the instant smile always lifts my day! Also, I'm sure there's some physiological, organ massaging, endorphin plus to it all :)
Virginia Cavanaugh
Jan. 20th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
89.4% of the time isn't bad at all, LOL. Sorry you have been under the weather, but I give you kudos for hooping still. I think I would have looked at it with a "as if" look if I was sick. :)
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
"As if" was my look at kickboxing. The hoop just seemed helpful and patient. It's been brief but awesome spinning lately. For those few minutes it's just about seeing how long the hoop stays up rather than being sick.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 21st, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Agreed!
Hot Chocolate and a white fuzzy robe (as well as that hot shower) sound so good right now. Great post!
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Re: Agreed!
I'd like more hot chocolate now, but we're out of milk so I'm going to the next best--hot cider. Mmmm....And then another shower.

Thanks for coming by!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
I am impressed that you were able to write and walk under those circumstances! Good for year.

CountryDew@Blue Country Magic
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, those are the things that make me feel better. But goodness knows I can't wait until this passes so I can do those two things with a smile again!
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xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Thursday Thirteen
We're going on fifteen years together, I can time his good behavior down to the tenth of percent at this point. Being sick has meant fewer "stop that", "that tickles", "go play a video game and leave me be" moments. I'm just not quite sick enough to get him to the full 90% of the time. I'll take what I can get. *grin*
Vanessa V. Kilmer
Jan. 21st, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I just bought a hoola hoop and i am going to start using it tomorrow although I've never been co-ordinated enough to actually make it spin around me.
xakara
Jan. 21st, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Good luck and keep me updated on your progress. It's such a beautiful habit to form. :)
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