Wednesday, January 04, 2012

things you can do when you have a cough

the good stuff

have i mentioned that i have the cough from hell? it's keeping me up half the night and giving me fits all day long. i get some relief from this opium-laced cough syrup, tho' it also leaves me unable to operate any machinery heavier than my iPhone. the lack of sleep is making me decidedly crabby.

light and bright

so i went to the library for a little inspiration. i picked up a book of pretty pictures of workspaces and fell in love with the light and with the ladder and with the stacks of books in this shot.

decorating bits & pieces

the low ceilings around here meant my old ladder from the bathroom at the old house was too tall to be used, so instead i took one side of an antique iron bed i brought over from the US when sabin was a baby and used it as a ladder to hang up some works in progress - both as decor and as a reminder to work on them.

veggie garden bread

i picked up another book at the library...of course it's on nordic food and i love the look of this vegetable garden bread - leaving the veg rustic and whole in a focaccia - i'll definitely be trying this as soon as i feel better.


i pulled myself together and hung up some of our paintings that we did at the old house. they used to hang in my blue room and now they're on the wall behind the couch. i don't know why i didn't hang them ages ago. it makes it look like people actually live here.

cutie pie

there was even time for a bit of bunny love. the bunnies are wild demons as they chase one another around the cage, but as soon as you bring them inside, they're snuggle central.

a knitting kind of a day

and now, back to my knitting...

what do you do to pass the time when you're feeling under the weather?


Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

I do hope you will get over your bad cough soon! Love the new blog look.

Tracy :)

Sammi said...

I hope you start to feel better. I am a huge fan of staying in bed with hot lemon-honey drinks a good book and dvds :)

Lost Star said...

Hope your cough leaves you soon.

I've finally succumbed to the cold I've been fighting. I am choosing to curl up in bed with a hot water bottle, my iPad, and some sewing. Although that may just turn into going to sleep soon.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Wonderful photos. I love your bunny!! I'm so glad I've been able to do a little catching up with my favorite blogs. : ) Happy New Year and feel better soon. My husband had the cough from hell for two weeks!! BLAH!!!!!

~ Wendy

Corrine said...

Sorry you still have the rotten cough. I am a horrible sick person. I am cranky, whiney and I isolate. I read, knit, and drink lots of tea. A nice little nap works well too.

CiCi said...

Your photos are so warm and comforting. Is it the tone and colors? What is it that you do to make them so soft? I like all these photos. You have a way of making every item interesting.