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Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Thoughts

I'm still in the process of deciding if I'm going to live over the stomach virus or not. That is some nasty stuff let me tell you. Once I was past the most obvious parts of it my legs got weak and wobbly and it's taking some time to get my strength back. And my "want to." My "want to" seems to be gone right now. I don't "want to" do anything. Except when things aren't done, like the floor swept or the cabinet wiped off I have a meltdown. Crying even. Good grief...it's just a floor. Or a cabinet. Or both.

Anyway, thought I'd show you this table mat I embroidered months ago and machine quilted last week. That's just how I work....embroider and then wait weeks, months, years to finish. Wonder why that is. Cute don't you think? All three of those stars are black, I promise. That one, for some reason, looks pale in the picture. I probably gave it the stomach virus.


And yesterday I was craving toast but had no bread and no intention of going out to buy bread so I just made myself some. Just about zapped me but I did it. Wasn't it just gorgeous...it smelled like heaven and tasted better. Ever notice how when you're sick there's something you crave. It might be crazy but it's your own particular comfort food. Sometimes it's oatmeal for me, sometimes a scrambled egg, sometimes homemade bread. Sometimes it's an egg salad sandwich because my mom used to make those for me and I miss her like crazy. Do you have a comfort food?


26 comments:

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I hope you feel better soon. The bread looks wonderful. I've seen a few blogs today that featured homemade bread and I'm feeling the pressure to try some myself! lol

OsageBluffquilter said...

My comfort food is potato soup, homemade of course. Hope you have potatoes and milk.
Hubby had that nasty flu for 22 hours. He lost 8 pounds, that's been 2 weeks ago and he is still not back 100%, and hasn't gained the weigh back either. He tires easily.
Take care.
(Quilt show this way March 26/27, wanna come)

Julie in the Barn said...

Hi, dear Marlene. So sorry you've been feeling yucky. Nothing like a little tastey homemade bread to make the tummy better. I always crave pudding...chocolate or tapioca. Mom made pudding a lot. Jello, too. With fruit cocktail floating in the red jiggly stuff. Yummm. Soothing on the tummy.

Lori said...

If I'm sick, it's homemade soup of about any kind, hands down. Otherwise, it's the Lindt dark chocolate truffles. In fact, I was going to blog about that soon.

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry you've got a stomach virus. Hopefully you'll find your "want to" before too long. Be kind to yourself, though...

Your bread sounds delicious. Homemade bread, toasted with a little peanut butter...yum!

My comfort food is mashed potatoes. When I'm sick my hubby goes to our favorite Chinese take-out restaurant and gets me hot and sour soup. Seems very soothing.

I love your embroidery. Very nice.

Hugs and chicken soup...

Valerie said...

My Moms potato soup is mine. There is nothing like it. Yum! I hope you continue to get better and find your "want to"!!! I love the table runner. It is gorgeous and I would love to have some of that homemade bread.

Michelle said...

Mmmmm..I can almost smell the bread. Thanks! It was wonderful! Sure hope you feels lots better SOON!

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes. we love chicken and dumplings and homemade bread is right up there.. Just talked to DD#2 and she had been making bread and said the kids gobbled it up.. go figure.. Hope you get your strength back soon..
Maggey
Oh, Love the mat. love it!!

Needled Mom said...

Ooooohhhh....I can smell that bread all the way over here. YUM!!!! I love to make bread if only for the way the house smells.

I am so sorry that you are still feeling so wiped out. Isn't it a shame there isn't a magic fairy to come in and do the work for us?

Your stitchery is absolutely gorgeous!

Karen said...

You have had your share of the icky stuff. No more. I hope you get back to normal soon.

The little stitchery is cute. Prim style good.

Can I have a piece of that bread. I can smell it now. Nothing better than fresh baked bread.

Susannah said...

Hi Marlene...My goodness, that bread looks soooo good. Do you use a bread machine? Oh, it is making me want to make a loaf right now!

I love your table mat. It is very pretty. You did a great job.

I sincerely hope you get feeling better soon. I never cry until I am almost over it.....that is when I have had enough!

Susannah

Di said...

Oh Marlene, I do hope you get your "get up and go" back soon. At least you haven't lost your sense of humour :-) Any kind of soup comforts me when I'm feeling unwell. Or pudding, like sticky date pud .. yum!

em's scrapbag said...

The bread looks delicious. Hope you have a mixer. Kneading that would wipe you out. Hope you feel better soon.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, feel better soon! My gosh, you made bread when feeling poorly! What stamina!!!

Comfort food? A nice glass or orange juice and boiled egg on buttered toast tastes pretty delicious if I haven't eaten for days ....

Be well ...

Alice Grace said...

I love homemade bread! Sorry you are still suffering from you illness, hope you will be better soon.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

My mommys potatoe soup is what I crave when I feel bad. I once drove clear across the state when I was sick and crawled into bed at Mama's. She made me soup and sat by me and rubbed my forehead and brushed my hair. It was wonderful. I just left my kids and hubby at home. When I got better, I went home. It was wonderful. Have had a stomach ache all day, nothing else but a hurting tummy. Hope its not what you have coming on. Bless you Marlene.

Marie said...

Marlene, I hope you are feeling better soon! Sending hugs and prayers your way. My comfort food has always been tomato soup, with toast.

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh I hate that you have been so puny. I do hope you are staying hydrated, that is more important than food. Drink, drink, drink.
Nothing smells better than fresh baked bread. That could tempt the weakest stomach.
If I am sick to my stomach, jello is about all I can handle but if i am just puny, nothing beats beef stew.
Please be well soon.

Rose Mary said...

There's nothing better than homemade bread! Sorry you've been so sick. Seems like everything that's going around this winter takes a long time to get over. Even my twenty-something daughters are having a hard time shaking their cold viruses. They've both had them 3 weeks now.

Angie said...

Hi Marlene - voice of reason here! First of all you'e not going to die from this :). Second, feeling wiped out is par for the course. Give in to it; have a good old wallow, it'll only be a few days and if anyone doesn;t like to see dust anywhere you point them to the cleaning cupboard and tell them the ironing needs doing as well! Simple eh?

get well soon
love, Angie, xx

PS my own food craving is egg & tomato sanwiches, wrapped up in aluminium foil for a few hours before serving so they go soggy. Love 'em!

Jody Blue said...

Fresh baked bread must be the universal comfort food! Yours does look great...maybe you'd consider posting your recipe!?!

Memaw's memories said...

Your bread looks sooo yummy. I hope you get back to your old self soon. I hate it when my 'want to' has turned into 'don't want to'.

Love the table mat. You do very nice work.

sarahross said...

Oh Marlene, I hope you are feeling better. Your bread is almost too pretty to eat...

EDEN LADY said...

Those are some gorgeous loaves of bread. Simply lovely. Great job.

brenco1 said...

Marlene so sorry you are still feeling yucky, but if you get to feeling better can you give me that bread recipe. My desire is to learn to bake bread. My comfort food is applesauce - my Mommy always made sure it was around (homemade) so I could eat it when I was feeling better.

Grammy Staffy said...

I surely hope that you are feeling better soon. I am having the same problem getting over the stomach flu we got a couple of weeks ago. I feel yucky today. We are suppose to drive to Vegas tomorrow to see our grandson in a gymnastic's meet but I am not sure I am up to it....It is about a 31/2 to 4 hour drive through the Mojave desert to get there. That is not good when I may need to run to a bathroom every half hour. *%%/*#//##!!

I love your place mat. You are so talented....even when you are not feeling well....good for you!
Get better...hugs, Lura