Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Flu At The Cozy Cottage

Whoa, Nelly. Despite all of us having flu shots, with the exception of two people in my office, all of us have fallen to a rotten flu bug. Today was my turn. I had gotten up and was nearly ready for work when I felt totally flush with fever. Even my toes felt hot. I love my job and really hate it when I have to miss work. But I knew that I had to go back to bed. I actually slept until noon, which is totally crazy to me, and the only reason I woke up was because a certain schnauzer was alerting the whole neighborhood to the fact that the garbage people were "stealing" the garbage.

Mostly I watched really bad daytime television this afternoon, but I did stitch a little. I just have a few more words to do, then I can move on to the red, white and blue border. I think it is lovely. I have already picked out my next project, a blackwork project, so I will be glad to have this one done. I included my little hand painted pumpkin needle minder at the bottom. I finally found this again after a couple of years of looking for it. Apparently, it had attached itself to a metal bobbin in my thread drawer and had just blended in, I had to make a repair to a pair of black pants this week, and stumbled upon it in my search for black thread. I am so glad to have it back. It is so cute. I had bought it in a little shop in Carmel, which has long since closed. It makes me happy.

I am often reminded of how truly fortunate I am and I count my blessings daily. Today I just feel so fortunate for my friends and all of the great people in my life. I had sent an email to my knitting group, which is comprised on old and new friends, letting them know that I will probably have to miss tomorrow night's gathering. I do not want to spread germs to someone else's home. I immediately received emails offering to bring anything I need, including ice cream. I truly have amazing friends, who are just so kind, caring, funny and awesome.

I am so grateful for all of the love that I am blessed with. I have a great family, a beautiful little dog, wonderful friends, awesome co-workers, and a loving church family. I feel fortunate to be able to share good times and bad with each of them. I think that in general, you may find one or two truly good friends in a lifetime. I have been blessed with more than I can count, and the circle continues to grow. Life is truly good.

1 comment:

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery! You've got a great blog. Your posts are full of happiness and contentment about the simple things in life. Just a nice place to visit. Feel better soon!