Wednesday, May 12, 2021

I Like Thursday #160

 Welcome to my 160th I Like Thursday post.  Thank you LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color, for encouraging us to find things to like/love in and around our world to share. 

One and a half years....I have went 1 1/2 years during this stupid pandemic without getting ill. I had both doses of my COVID vaccine.  Sunday night while at work my throat started to hurt.  I finished my shift, and headed home.  I curled up in the recliner and slept for a couple hours, and soon my head was congested and my chest felt like I had an elephant sitting on it. No I didn't have COVID.  I had a head and chest cold.  I have spent the past 4 days home, and am finally starting to feel a wee bit better.  I did manage to get rid of the chest congestion finally, right now it is just a congested head and a left over cough.  

In Bobbin's opinion it is all about her and she is enjoying her best life, laying on mom's lap, curled up in the recliner wrapped up in quilts. 

While being sick I have watched the world burst into bloom.  My favorite prairie fire crab apple bloomed its rich maroon blossoms.

The Lilacs have bloomed and faded.  I so wanted to try a recipe I found for lilac sugar, but it isn't to be for this year.

Today I felt well enough to do a wee bit of outside work.  I spent 2 hours just trying to knock down a 25 square foot area of thistle, and save my chives, and veronica.  

One day the chickens escaped and they instantly headed toward my flowerbeds with mulch.  

I sent a text and the kids rounded them back up for the night.  

I have been doing a little more day by day.  I managed to finish 2 charity quilts for church, and started a 3rd.  I have still been cutting strips of the 20's and 30's reproduction fabrics, and I even managed to sew block 12 of my 365 little blocks. 

I have made up for my lack of book reading this past week.  

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas the 2nd book in the Lady Sherlock series.  

Lady Ingram, the wife of Charlotte's longtime friend has enlisted the help of Sherlock Holmes in locating a man she was enamored with long before she married Lord Ingram.  Charlotte is attempting to locate her illegitimate half brother Myron Finch, and a mysterious man if courting Charlotte's sister Livia.  So many twists and turns, I will admit I can't wait to read the next book.  

A Sharp Solitude by Christine Carbo is the 4th book in the series set near Glacier National Park.  In this book we are not with Monty the National Park police, but FBI Agent Allie Paige.  Reeve Landon is the father of Allie's daughter and has been accused of murdering journalist Ann Marie Johnson after spending the day with him and his dog doing research work on scat. 

Reeve's past, Allie's past all come together.  

Isolation is the 9th book by Mary Anna Evans in the Faye Longchamps Wolf Mantooth archaeology series.  Faye has shut Joe out after the miscarriage of their daughter, wandering around their island digging holes.  Joe's father Sly has come to visit, a man that Joe doesn't have a whole lot of use for.  A man who spent years in prison. 

When the lady who owns the local cafe' and marina is murdered it is enough to get Fay out of her funk.  

Finally I read Tulipomania by Mike Dash.  It is the history of the Tulip from the steppes of central Asia

to the lush imperial gardens of Constantinople.  Mike Dash made the history interesting how this flower rose to be one of the most coveted commodity in Europe.  

Now head over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color to check out the other I Like Thursday posts.  


  1. Geeze you manage to stay really busy even when you are sick! So glad you are on the mend now! Take care and keeping resting! Have a great week!

  2. Oh. My gosh... can you even. a cold, which for me always turns into a long time cough... but not covid so that's something. Glad you are seeing the back of it, Bobbin fetch mama some soup

  3. You had me on "lilac sugar" ! I have never heard of this so I looked up the recipe. My lilacs are still blooming as my flowers seem to be a bit behind yours. I may run right out and harvest the petals. Love the colors in your charity quilt block. Chickens running free ... they look like they are having fun, but I am sure they are much safer in their hen house. I hope your head and chest cold is soon gone and you are feeling well again ... <3 Pat

  4. I'm so sorry you were sick, but glad it wasn't Covid and glad you're better! Also glad you had such a good companion in Bobbin, and pretty views out the window, too. That crab apple tree is gorgeous!

  5. Glad you are starting to feel better. I’m sure Bob in is wishing for more days like that.

  6. Hi Colette! Oh, I'm sorry you've been feeling poorly. It is amazing that anyone can catch a cold or anything else with all the masks and handwashing, etc. You were probably a good candidate with all the hours you've been working, and being exposed to so many people. Your crab apple tree is gorgeous! I need to take a photo of mine, too. Thanks for the reminder! I hope you continue to feel better each day. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. No fun being sick, especially for days. Pretty flowers. Your chickens look happy. I like your little block.

  8. Glad you are starting to feel better. It's no fun being sick. Glad Bobbin is there to take care of you.

  9. Your crab apple tree is spectacular! None that color here. We have some deep pink ones but not magenta! I’m glad you are feeling better! Head cold are miserable!

  10. Cute little nurse Bobbin cuddling will make you feel better. Geesh Louise girl. Take care. Love seeing those chicks running. So cute

  11. Oh so sorry you got sick. No talk of the flu around here these days but I guess colds are still on the go. Lucky to have a wee companion for those kind of days. Beautiful flowering about your place and wonderful reads to keep you busy. I think you work too hard at everything, Colette; you've got a lot on your plate. Take care of yourself now.

  12. Oh no, to go so long and get a cold now when the weather is improving. But with all the contact with the public that you have, it was bound to happen. Sounds like you are on the mend. Good thing you have the grands nearby to corral the chicks.

  13. I'm so glad you're feeling better! I chuckled at those smarty pants chickens escaping! Your reads sound good - especially Isolation!

  14. So glad to hear you're getting better. Such pretty flowers! I'm glad you got your chickens back! Bobbin always looks so adorable!


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