Thank you all for your kind comments,
each was really encouraging!!!
BTW, I realized after posting and looking at my post again later,
that blogger is having a difficulty sending comments right now.
I noticed that gmail is offering a new look again and by the sounds of it
that is the cause of the problem (see here)
so I will be more deliberate in looking at my comments on my
internal dashboard to try to see them all.
So at present it feels like I have a cold in my throat;
as in I have drainage like a cold that is bothering my throat but my
nose is oddly not yet impacted; I've had it before that a cold
sneaks in round about and starts somewhere other than in my nose
so that's what may be happening (we will see) and if so,
I may be in for another week or so of this.
Boo :( ... so my throat is swollen I think because of the drainage at present
and I am fatigued as if I have a doozy of a cold.
But your comments were honestly quite encouraging.
Thanks. I know that when one is feeling under the weather
everything seems a bit harder to bear than normal
and things have been hard and so, I am glad I have friends who care!
I've been re-reading DE Stevenson which has been just right
and I realized I needed to add lemon and honey to my herbal tea
and have black tea as well as it cheers me up.
Well, other than this Deb P on IG (of Smitten Kitchen fame)
posted on Stories a fun vintage cookbook and I ordered it!
I did not know of this cookbook but they are part of the 1980s-now
fame of NYC/East Coast/American cooking world (James Beard, Julia Child) I found out
with a small bit of research. So that's fun also as I love
reading about these cooks/chefs and the like.
I love reading cookbooks and have been loving this one all over again:
Marion Cunningham worked with James Beard
and this book (and The Supper Book) have so many
mouth watering recipes that I want to make!
I used the above (The Breakfast Book)
for the epic brunch I had for my goddaughter and her Mother
that I see I still have not blogged about but will try to do so
Anyway, please if you may pray that I am able to go to liturgy tomorrow
as our local priest is going to be honoured for 55 years of service + marriage and
I missed vespers with the Bishop (who will return tomorrow DV) so that I will
have more strength to go tomorrow...
I am more resolved again to patience,
as I wrote on social media earlier today:
This [sickness] is another lesson in the many
layers of learning to be more patient.
Our Good Lord knows that I need the lessons
even when I have to make myself be thankful,
for I do know that patience brings inward peace,
ultimately as all of the fruits of the Holy Spirit,
the parts of love (1 Corinthians ch 13) do.