Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Effort.........


Do you ever get out of bed in the mornings and it's a REAL effort? Yes.....of you course you've had that. But, then find, the whole day is an effort? Well, i'm sure you have had that too at times.

I have just had a couple of weeks that have been an EFFORT.

I caught the tail end of the Bears colds. Once over the shivvers and the streaming nose, I had the most tremendous sinus cold. It affected my balance a bit in my ears so for the past couple of weeks I have been feeling oddly dizzy with that sort of car sickness feeling........continuously.

Never good.

So......I have just wanted to take it easy. It's been hard to focus on anything without feeling sickly, so craft stuff, computer lounging have all been minimal. My enthusiasm for blogging was non existant for a while. Just managing to do the basics around the house was enough.

Sorry about that folks.

On the mend. Still feel a bit 'odd' but not as bad as I was.

Hopefully normal service will resume.



So, there we are.

That's it in a nutshell

Snuggles, blankets, fire, soup, fruit, dark rooms, and quiet have all been on my list of favourite 'to do' things these past couple of weeks.

Back soon.........

xxx

50 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've had a rotten couple of weeks, I hope you are feeling better soon. I have to say that I know what you mean about everything being an effort, I think we all suffer from it, me particularly at this time of year even without being poorly and I've only got two kids....hibernation is the key : ), or military planning (no help when you're poorly ).
    I love your hyacinths and their little crocheted pots lovely.
    Emma x

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  2. Thank goodness for that! I was beginning to think you were super woman. Now I know you are normal I can stay friends with you! ;o)

    So sorry you are feeling crappish. Have to say I have been feeling a bit 'efforty' myself lately. Fortunately I haven't been fighting the illnesses but I have a pile of ironing too scary to look at, 125 emails in my inbox, a heap of blog posts I have read and enjoyed but not yet commented on. All I want to do is play with yarn and bunker down. I spend the days longing for that moment after supper when I can flop in front of the fire and play with wooly things.

    I hope you feel well again soon, just look after yourself. Everything else can wait.

    xxx

    ps. I wonder how many people will be rushing out to make a hyacynth plastic pot cosy now they've seen yours!!

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  3. pps. Oooooh bakers twine heart. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

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  4. Oooh, I have been feeling like that pretty much since the beginning of december. Not a great feeling isn't it! Anyway... your cures sound pretty much like mine, so I guess we're both on the mend. Good to see you back in blogland.
    Esther.

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  5. Sorry to hear that you have been poorly Vanessa.So glad you're on the mend!
    I agree with Moo and Mouse,your Hyacinths in their cozy crochet jackets are adorable!
    Rachel x

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  6. Forgot to say, love your new header!
    Rachel x

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  7. Glad you feel a tiny bitsy bit better, up to the other 50%.
    Have a lovely week.
    Karen

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  8. Hope you feel all better soon, you are being missed :-). Take your time snuggling under your wonderful blankets.

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  9. Sometimes it's all too much. Hope you're back at it soon. Love the new header. C.x

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  10. Hej Vanessa

    Sorry to hear you've been poorly, glad your getting back to your 'normal' self.
    Onwards & Upwards...
    Have a gentle rest of the week ahead
    LOVE PEACE enJOY what you can do
    kRAM
    Julie
    x

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  11. Poor you, there is nothing you can do when you feel poorly like that but rest and wait for it to pass. Hope you feel better really soon, Vanessa. Thank you for popping in to share these gorgeous hyacinths today, the pictures are so beautiful.
    Take care and keep cosy.
    Helen x

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  12. Sorry to hear that you've been poorly ~ but glad things are starting to get better :-)

    I had a cold last week, thought it had gone by the weekend and now the dratted thing is back ~ even worse than before :-( So yes, I totally understand about how hard it is to make the effort to do things ~ all I want to do is sleep LOL

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  13. You have just described my life at the moment with that single word "Effort" and I'm not even poorly! Dev x

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  14. i am so sorry to hear your story.. but you will get better soon!
    your blog is really lovely.. and i like the flowers you are showing!
    xx svenja
    http://traumzuhause.blogspot.com/

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  15. I am glad that you are on the mend and hope you get better really soon.
    xx

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  16. Glad you're feeling a little better and you're back lifting our spirits with your gorgeous piccies.....I had a blue hyacinth, but sadly it's way past it's best now....and I forgot to take a pic while it was in it's loveliness.....thanks for sharing yours.....I'm loving the pinkness.....regrettably Tesco didn't have any pink when I got mine.....so I'll just keep popping in to look at yours if you don't mind. Stay warm and cosy.....they say more snow is on it's way -xx-

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  17. Hope you feel better soon. That's the best thing to do when you have a cold, just try and take it easy as much as you can..the world can wait till you are feeling 100% :)

    Magie

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  18. Sorry to hear you have been feeling so poorly, sounds as if you were doing the right thing and taking good care of yourself. Looking froward to reading about your crafty joy when you are feeling up to blogging again.

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  19. Oh poor old you... I'm sending you lots of healing hugs...feel better soon :)x

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  20. Hope you feel back to your normal self soon. Blessings Niki x

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  21. Lovely Vanessa, yes of course I understand. I too have caught the children's cold and am finding looking after a toddler and our new puppy (yes, yes, yes he is adorable!) a little bit of an effort. It is very wise indeed to take things easier in these moments when you can. Beautiful pink hyacinths. My favourite colour.

    Take care of yourself and stay warm. Here in France we are at -10°C!

    Stephanie

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  22. So sorry to read you have been feeling so poorly but its lovely to see you back and hear that you are feeling a little better. Take lots of care, dee x

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  23. ***** huggers ***** and best wishes and get well wishes your way my lovely Nessa xxxx
    I've felt my low sinking feeling a lot, try and forget its there is my only way to get forward the last weeks! ;0(...just want some positives in my life!, other than dealing with floods, work men and plumbers and ruined craft and inspiration books!...my fault leaving nice things on the floor in piles!...lucky i have sophia to keep me here cos not sure where id be if she wasnt around, totally feel life is a real effort!!. but gotta keep positive some how!...I hope you feel miles better soon huni xxxxx love your photography, i had missed it the last weeks, its always a joy to see you around xxxx

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  24. Hope you're feeling better. I can feel your pain. It never feels good to be out of sorts.

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  25. Get better soon my friend...hope the sun is shining..that always helps! Hugs xoxoxo

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  26. Oh no... I do hope you're feeling more chipper soon! The winter is not the best for making us feel energetic or healthy is it... So many germs lurking, naughty things! The Spring better hurry itself along I think... We need some warm sunshine and bird song :-)

    Much love...xx

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  27. Oh... Forgot to say... I LOVE your new blog header!!! XX

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  28. It was a real effort getting out of bed today! Work does that to me! But I know that being unwell makes it so much worse! Thing is you needed to rest! Hopefully your well on your way back to normal now!

    Also I LOVE the new blog header too! It's beautiful! xxx

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  29. Yes although I wasn't sick I just felt trapped in my snuggly robe and didn't want to take it off....with almost a month of that way below zero weather.....all I did was bake and feel depressed! Its amazing what a burst of warm weather can do for ones mood and mental health......I'm glad your feeling better too!

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  30. This weather doesn't help either does it? Makes me want to hibernate until the Spring!
    Hope you feel your old cheery self again very soon. :0)

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  31. I have rheumatoid arthritis so my days are so often like this ~ slow and easy. I will pray you stay on the upswing. Give yourself permission to take as much time as you need. Take good care of yourself. Spring will be here soon and Summer days once again and we will put all these sniffles behind us! Hang in there and rest up!
    Danette

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    1. I feel for you. My Dad has rheumatoid arthritis. I understand where you're coming from. Take one day at a time and enjoy what you have :) Spring is on it's way.

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  32. I hope you get back to feeling normal again soon. Hugs!

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  33. Yes i do - When physically run down, or when emtionally running on empty.
    I'm now learning the balance of slowing down when I can.

    Rest & recharge lovely lady.

    Lx

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  34. Take it easy and make sure you make a full recovery. Time to lie on the sofa and we waited on by the bears ;) xxx

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  35. Hope you feel better soon! Rest, rest and some TLC :-)

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  36. I really hope your back to your normal healthy self really soon! Sending lots of healthy vibes your way! :-)

    Ashley xxx

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  37. Oh how hideous dizzyness is soooo awful. I had a bout of labrinitis a few years ago OMG! Horrible that giddy feeling. I know how you feel, hopefully you will be back on top form soon, till then just TAKE IT EASY and look after yourself. ♥

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  38. I have just read all these lovely comments and agree; take your time, rest up, let nature take it's course, don't rush getting better. You will get there! xx

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  39. I think you have the perfect prescription for recovery - "Snuggles, blankets, fire, soup, fruit" and, once you are feeling a little better, throw in some crafting to ease you back into fitness. Take care of yourself, don't rush it.
    Carol xx

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  40. I wanted to snuggle under the blanket all morning. Too cold to get up and face the day!
    Brenda

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  41. What a perfect post to read today. First of all I am so sorry you've been so unwell hon, but you are right just to slow down a bit and take care of yourself. I just found out a friend's cancer is back, another friend died suddenly last week and it is definately one of those times when its an effort to do anything - your post reminded me that sometimes its okay to slow down a bit. As always - a delight to read! Becks x

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  42. Hi Vanessa,
    I am passing along the Versatile Blogger Award, if you are happy to accept it...there are some rules, if you like you can take a look at the post where I awarded this to you :)

    http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Have a great evening!

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    1. Thank you Heidi, that's very kind of you. I am a bit pants at doing these, and have had a few come in my inbox this week, so I may just combine them on a post. Hope that's okay. You are a no-reply blogger and I cannot comment on your blog so I hope you may manage to read this! : )

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  43. Oh you poor wee thing! I hope you are feeling better soon. Definitely add chocolate to that list because I'm sure the calories don't count if you're unwell. I love your wee plant holder cosies!! Take care hon. Leah xx

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  44. Feel better soon lovely. xxx

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  45. I'm sorry you've been feeling a bit rubbish. I hope you'll be feeling much better soon. Hugs, Em x

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