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
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!