We’ve been sick, the children with seemingly never-ending gastro one after the other, and me with pneumonia, requiring a few days in hospital and subsequent enforced rest.  While the low energy levels and general fatigue are no fun, the rest has proved somewhat novel.  So in my convalescence, apart from actually getting enough sleep, I have had time to:

  • knit!  A shawl and child’s garment are complete …
  • read a book!  Hastily chosen from the Library as I had heard others recommend Neil Gaiman’s writing, these clever, fanciful, spooky stories took me away from the mundane reality of hospital rooms and untidy domestic arrangements.
  • get a head start on Christmas shopping for overseas friends by browsing Etsy – and maybe getting something for me … (and got to love the current exchange rate!)
  • enjoy meals outside on warm evenings

  • think about Christmas craft projects to make with Rex.  I was considering simple paper-cut snowflakes and I love those angels made by rolling a single piece of paper into a cone, kind of like these (which are much nicer than what I was thinking of – aren’t they beautiful!).
  • catch up on the mending pile and sort out children’s clothes
  • cook proper meals for growing children.   The babies are ravenous at the moment, a growth spurt must be imminent…
  • make lego models.  There has got to be a better way of storing lego to make this easier – I’m thinking separate compartments for each colour …
  • generally enjoy taking it easy.