Monday, April 13, 2009

Not Complainin'

I had a miserable Easter weekend.... thanks for asking! With a rip-roaring spring cold plus an abscessed wisdom tooth I wasn't up for much in the way of celebration. I mostly sat in my recliner, going through tissues by the boxful, reading books, napping, and trying very hard not to complain about how miserable I was! I'm pretty sure I didn't succeed very well... but I really did try!

See, a few months ago, my friend Judy shared about a book she was reading, Calm My Anxious Heart, that issued the challenge to never complain about anything. I haven't had a chance to read the book yet, but I have taken the challenge to heart. After all, I don't like to be around complaining people, do you?

So... with that in mind here are some things that I am thankful for with regards to misery of the past weekend:
  • tissues with lotion
  • cold medicine which offered at least a little temporary relief
  • antibiotics so I won't die of an abscessed tooth
  • a thoughtful husband
  • daughters who can run the house when Mom is out of commission
  • time to read several books, as that was all I felt like doing (Lyle laughed at me on Saturday evening when I referred to "one of the books I read today." I do read fast!)
  • hot herbal tea with honey
  • cold 7-Up
  • a cushy recliner
  • a warm blanket
  • a soft feather pillow
  • fuzzy socks
  • a caring family

11 comments:

e-Mom said...

Sorry you've been so unwell... But it sounds like you were cared for like royalty! :~D

TattingChic said...

Hi Karla! I'm sorry to hear you've been sick today! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog post! I really appreciate it! That is exactly what I did today, too! I counted my blessings and prayed when I felt a little down from missing work (I really do like my job) and feeling icky and lonely today. I felt better when I went over all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for! My bloggy friends is definately one of those things! You are one of those bloggy friends! ((HUGS))!! :)

Beth in NC said...

Poor baby! I'm sorry! I pray you feel better soon!

Dori said...

Mom said you had been sick. I'm so sorry and am happy that your girls are old enough to take care of you and the house.

Emily said...

Sorry to hear you were sick - especially over Easter weekend! My hubby and now youngest have been sick with colds. They are the worst with how draining they are! I hope you feel better soon!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Karla,
Sorry you have been sick! {So have I, for over a week now.} Hope you're feeling much better. I'm glad you have such a loving family to take care of you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Margaret Cloud said...

Sorry you are sick, hope you feel better now. It is always nice to have people in the house to help out when you feel out of it.Having a tooth ache on top of it sure makes for a lot of misery.

HennHouse said...

I too hope you feel better soon!

It has been a while, but I really enjoyed "Calm my anxious heart."

A Romantic Porch said...

Well Karla, I hope you are better! I didn't know there was a book about about complaining! Complaining is something I definitely don't enjoy being around either. I'd like to read that book. It sounds thought provoking. xorachel

MuseSwings said...

Karla! Sorry you were sick. It's okay to complain - I don't care what the book says. Aren't tissues with lotion a life saver? It's sweet of your family to take good care of you and great that you found the good things to be thankful for - in between sneezing and coughing.

Farrah said...

We felt better from the flu just in time for Easter, so I was only a little ahead of you! I agree, we should try not to complain. :-)