Family Time

Last week we enjoyed precious time with our family:

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We’re so blessed to live within a couple hours of the gorgeous, all public access, Oregon coast!

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This week isΒ not going as planned. I’d intended to hitting the office in full swing on Monday morning to catch up with emails / contact queries, take pictures of spindles and start lining them up for the Store. Instead another raging cold completely knocked me off my feet Saturday evening. Energy is nonexistent, along with my voice, and the ability to breath through my nose. There’s not even been enough moxie to successfully knit the most basic of items, spinning a spindle has fared about as well.

This morning after writing on the spindles Ed made on Saturday and Monday, I allowed myself to vegetate. Copious cups of hot tea have been consumed. Nettle, red clover blossoms, yarrow have all taken turns steeping in hot water.

The timing has been good: we’ve had some much needed rain and temps in the 60’s. The forecast warns of temps in the 90’s on Friday. By then I’m hoping to have kicked this bug, edited spindle photos to put in the Store.

Playing at the surf’s edge.
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21 Comments


  1. Hope you are recovering and feel better soon.


    1. Thanks!


  2. Ugh; I’m sorry you’re ill again. So thankful it’s been cooler!


    1. Thanks, it’s discouraging to be down again this summer! Mentally gearing up for a hot weekend.


  3. Looks like a lovely visit to the coast, made better with family! Hope you feel better soon.


    1. Thanks. Family makes everything better. πŸ™‚


  4. What beautiful and very precious pictures!!! I’m so glad that you & Ed took some time for yourselves to get away and enjoy the little ones as they grow up way too fast.
    I’m so sorry to hear that another cold has hit you, Wanda! Please don’t push yourself. Give yourself plenty of time to recoup from this cold so that you won’t get hit with a worse one further down the road! In other words, VEGETATE, VEGETATE, VEGETATE! LOL! (((Hugs))) Kat


    1. Vegatating… Thanks for the hugs!


  5. Hi Wanda! So sorry to hear you are under the weather. Steeped tea of fresh ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon and honey seems to ease any cold symptoms and sore throats for me – very soothing with a little boost of energy. So glad to hear you plan to list spindles when you are on the mend. I am having a little challenge in passing on the Lark I purchased for a gift. It is an amazing spinner! I’ve got to grab one for myself so, I can actually give the gift and not continue to just make sure it ‘works’ before passing it on πŸ˜‰


    1. Hi Patti, Thanks for the reminder of this tea recipe!


  6. Glad the bug stayed away for the vacation, at least… take good care of yourself!


    1. Trying to. Thanks!


  7. Gorgeous scenes! I’m so glad you had a good rest. Continue to take good care and feel better soon!


    1. Thanks!


  8. The beach is lovely! I hope you feel better, Wanda!


    1. Thanks!


  9. At least you got the family time in before the cold hit, so you have good memories while you’re feeling icky. Hope you feel better soon!


    1. So true! Thanks


  10. Oh what beautiful photos and precious memories. Do hope you feel better. Have you tried olive leaf nasal spray for the nasal congestion? It is wonderful and no risk of rebound congestion.


    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Janet. I’d not heard of olive leaf nasal spray. I’ve been using grapefruit seed nasal spray. We have loose olive leaf so I’m making some tea with it right now and see if that helps. (I can hardly stand the taste!)


  11. Sending love and good energy to regain your center. Hope the cold passes soon. I tend to take grapefruit seed extract orally which will knock out viruses.

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