Saturday, 28 September 2013

Recipe for a Nothing Day

Take one family struck down with a virus...

Add a pot of homemade chicken soup simmering on the stove

The smell of chicken soup is most comforting...

Treats and tissues

The words "Krispy Kreme" and "share" have no business being on the same box...

Some light reading material



Vitamin-boosting fruits



Some more treats

It wasn't me!

A few library books



Pyjamas and pillows in lots of cuddly, fuzzy fabrics



Optional ingredients: DVDs, TV, games (electronic and board)

...and lots and lots of cuddles.

I have been hit by the first virus of the new school year (which probably explains why I was feeling so fragile earlier this week). Unfortunately for me, I seem to have it the worst in the family, and Darling Husband is out of town this weekend. Bunny came back from her awesome school trip sniffling as well, and Little Flower woke up at 5 a.m. with a stuffy nose and cough. A Nothing Day was ordered.

When I was growing up, we had Nothing Days after busy weeks, stressful times, when hit with colds, or just for nothing at all! The idea is total rest and relaxation, with no worries about accomplishing anything. Except personal restoration.

So we threw on some clothes (yoga outfit for me and leggings and tops for the girls – pretty much one small step up from pyjamas) and popped into town for the Nothing Day ingredients listed above. Less than an hour later, we came home and shut the door, with no intention of opening it again until Monday morning’s school run.

Remember the nest? Well, it’s being put to use big time this weekend, surrounded by all the ingredients for Nothing Day. Darling Husband is away, so he’s missing out on all the fun – yes, one can have fun even when poorly – of snuggling all weekend!

The nest in healthier, neater times

I wish you all a happy, healthy Saturday. I'll be doing a bit of stitching today for tomorrow's Stitching Sunday post. And I can’t wait to hear about Yarndale, all you lucky folk going there this weekend!

And have you entered my giveaway yet? Time’s a-ticking!
Chrissie x


25 comments:

  1. Oh no poor you. I hope your weekend of nothing helps to restore you all back to health. I think there is something very comforting when you close the door on a Saturday morning and don't open it until school run Monday.

    I am joining the CAL but doing my own projects if that's ok? I have just done a post all about it. I haven't entered the book giveaway as I was lucky enough to win the last one.

    Enjoy your nothing days x x

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    1. Thanks Laura, and please do join in the CAL with your own project - I love seeing what others are up to! I'll pop over to yours now to have a peek... Chrissie x

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  2. Oh poor you, I hope you all feel better very soon. I love Nothing Days....I think I feel one coming! xx

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  3. A nothing day sounds good - apart from the unwell part of it! I hope you all make a speedy recovery, I'm sure the treats helped ;0) x

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    1. Thank you Julia and welcome! Good luck with the giveaway, and please pass the jam jar cover pattern to your daughter! Chrissie x

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  4. Ooh nooo.. poor you - hope you're feeling much better soon. I do think all your snuggly things will do the trick, the idea of a Nothing Day is quite appealing (without the dreaded virus of course!)
    I loved The 100 year old Man, hope you enjoy it too. Am just catching up on blog reading today - I was soooo way behind, and definitely going to join in with your Crochet Along too :-)
    Take care of you & the littlies,
    hugs xxx (1 each)

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    1. Thank you Gilly! I'm enjoying the book, it is very funny - the translation is excellent, it doesn't lose any of that Scandinavian style of dark humour...cx

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  5. I do hope you are all feeling better really soon. Your nothing day sounds just perfect for when you are feeling under the weather. I admit I am a wee bit in love with your pink soup pot in the first picture! Take care..
    Marianne xxx

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    1. Ha ha I took that photo for you Marianne! I knew you'd like it, and Christmas is on it's way, so pop that on your list! (I have the smaller size, too, got that for a birthday gift one year...) cx

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  6. I'm so sorry you and your family are sick .. you have the perfect plan though.... the chocolate would be the first thing to go in my house!!
    Tammy x

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  7. So sorry to hear you are all poorly, looks like you are making the most of your nothing days. Love the idea of that but without the sickness! Hope you are all well soon and enjoy the chocolate (and fruit of course!). XX

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  8. There's nothing better than a nothing day, as long as you have provisions. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    S xx

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  9. Just off to bed (up early for Yarndale tomorrow- woohoo!). So sorry to hear you n yours are under the weather...looks like you've got everything in order for a speedy recovery though, bit of choc n a crochet magazine - just what the doctor ordered!! ;-D Take care of you x

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  10. Chrissie you take care of yourself, these things are just horrid and do knock you about. I can't go to Yarndale either as I have a poorly person to look after but I am sure we will have lots of stories from all the lucky people who have gone. Next year Chrissie hopefully we will be going. Have a lovely snuggly weekend and enjoy your little treats.
    Big get well soon hug
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. OH I'm so sorry and am sending you all lovely warm hugs to go with your perfect Nothing Day! Love, Joy xo

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  12. Hope you are all feeling lots better soon. Snuggling under a blanket is the perfect way to spend a day when you're all full of the lurgy! x

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  13. I hope you're all feeling better by Monday - or an extended weekend & extra nothing days may be called for! :-)
    Sometimes it's good to do nothing, especially when you're under the weather. We're having chicken soup for dinner tonight - not because we are unwell but because Spring is here and we shan't be able to enjoy soups once summer hits!
    Take care!
    Sarah x

    PS you're blog is SO lovely!!

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    1. Hello Sarah Jane, thank you for your lovely comment, it gave me this morning's first smile! So strange how we have this crossover of seasons on opposite sides of the world, both having chilly days, but ours heading to winter while yours to summer...enjoy your soup, too! Cx

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  14. Oh, Chrissie. I hope you're feeling better now. I completely understand those days. We have them too and it's really the best thing you can do. I am sending you all healthy vibes!

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  15. Hello lovely I hope hot chocolate and stories was fun last night and a nothing day sounds like the best kinda day to soothe the body. All the ingredients there to feed a cold too. Hope today is another restful day for you and by school run you're all feeling heaps better xoxo

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  16. I like the idea of Nothing Day. For whatever reason I can't seem to give myself permission to totally do nothing though I wish I could! Hope you and your girls get better soon. xx

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  17. Aw cosy times :) We could do with some chicken soup here, always the same when they go back to school bringing there bugs home.
    Hope your feeling better now. I've read that hundred year old man... book I enjoyed it a very different book.
    Hoping your all feeling better very soon xx

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  18. I sure hope you are all feeling better, cause you have all the BEST remedies and fun things for wellness fast.
    Thinking of you, xoRobin

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  19. hope you've had some lovely restorative days Chrissie. You have all the right ingredients there! this Simply crochet looks good, I've had a peak! Heather x

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  20. Sorry that you have the ickies in your house. Hope that you are all feeling better soon. I am sure that you made good use of the nest in the meantime though! It is amazing how a nest can make things better. Take care of yourselves. xxx

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