Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Day of Rest

A big pot of comfort...
Thank you so much for all of your well wishes! I slept for six, yes six hours yesterday. I woke feeling no better, but my dear husband made supper and I felt better knowing that I didn't have to cook. I was able to sleep surprisingly well last night, considering all of theZzzzz's I had yesterday.

This morning I woke, and took a very hot shower. I felt better for a few brief minutes until the stuffiness set back in. Oh dear. We are going through loads of tissues! Verne and the children headed off to Sunday school and church. Grandma emerged from her room, and she and I sat and chatted.

I pulled some frozen broth from the freezer this morning, and after I set it on a warm burner to thaw, I headed for the Bible. After some reading, and prayer time, I made my way back to the kitchen where I cut some carrots to put in the broth. I also skinned and boned the leftover chicken from Wednesday's meal. This, too, went into the broth. Now, for some noodles, and I'll be all set.

God is so good. Several weeks ago, I cooked three large chickens, and froze lots of broth. I was able to prepare a nourishing and satisfying meal today with minimal effort because He directed my path! Praise be to God!

This afternoon I'll retreat to the couch with a small quilting project or a book.


Yes. It did taste as good as it looks!

14 comments:

Karen said...

Hey Tracy, I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading/commenting, and see you're not feeling well. I'm sorry to hear that! I just prayed for you, and a quick recovery.
The soup looks delicious and very filling. I can't think of anything I like more when I'm sick!

Elise said...

Yum. E. (That's "yummy" when Elise is really hungry!)
Glad you're doing a little better - I missed the previous post mentioning you were down! Okay, it's spring now, no more sickies! :)

Trella said...

Looks yummy! I am glad you are doing a little better and got some rest.

Becky said...

That chicken soup looks delicious. Nothing like it for cold. My 21 year old called tonight from out of town where he lives. He is sick. Two hours away, a fever, needing mama's TLC and nothing I can do. I remember when I was sick in college for the first time and I just wanted my bed and my mama. Oh, I hate not being there to make him some soup. I hope you feel better by tomorrow. More soup will help :)

Christie Belle said...

Ugh...I just got over a nasty cold! I feel your pain, lol. I do hope you feel better quickly, colds are no fun! That soup looks yummy. Just what the doctor ordered for that cold:)

Oh, and thank you so much for yours and Autumn's sweet, sweet comments and prayers. You both are such sweethearts.

Kelli said...

Oh, that soup looks delicious!!! I'm glad you are feeling a bit better but be sure to get lots of rest this week!
Hugs!
Kelli

bluemountainmama said...

you know... i have never made chicken noodle soup from scratch. don't know why. it looks delicious!

hope you get to feeling better very soon!

Anna S said...

Hope you feel much, much better soon. Having frozen food sure helps.

PortraitofPeter said...

A wonderful idea - soup - and it looks so tasty too.

Hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for your comments.

Lori B said...

I'm so glad you could catch up on sleep.
That's what we try to do at our house here too when we are sick: rest, sleep, soup, fruits and juices.
The soup does look delicious.
I hope you continue to feel better.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Candy said...

Wow, that soup looks good. I will pray for you to feel completely better very soon!

candy :)

Jennifer said...

Poor thing... I hope the chicken noodle soup hit the spot.

Haus Frau said...

Just a note to say I'm praying you feel better with each passing hour. That chicken soup should do well to help bring you to total health.

Bless you...

Momma Roar said...

Soup looks yummy! I too stayed home from church yesterday. My 2 year old daughter was sick this weekend, tonight is the first she is feeling better. *My* Colin stayed home too, since he is just 4 months old - it is easier to keep him home than to put him in the church nursery and risk him picking something up there. That was neat to learn that about you!