Friday, February 21, 2014

Of Colds and Lego Genius

House decoration

While it is fairly blizzarding outside,
 we are fevering inside.
Tis the season to share the flu and colds with one another, 
as we have done thoroughly this week.  
First one, then to another, and so on, until the whole house is ringing
 in a symphony of 7 people coughing non stop.

This week has been full of reading and napping amid a pile of pillows and stacks of blankets, 
of continually sipping tea to soothe the throat, 
and the less romantic: teaching little ones to blow their nose, 
a humorous and inefficient process, to say the least.

When feeling pathetic, everyone wants to be held and snuggled, 
which means our days have looked like this:




Mama and the littles have been the last to fall to this undesirable virus, 
which means that the older boys, who became ill first, are beginning to feel better. 
 They have been busy in their room doing what they do best:  
creating  lego  structures, vehicles, 
and all sorts of science fiction-ish things imaginable.  
Their talent at building lego anything is nothing short of amazing.  
I can build, like, 
a box.  
What they bring down to show the blurry eyed sniffling mama on the couch just must be shared, 
and since some special folks have specifically asked, 
here they are:

A castle ruins



An original helicopter


and,
A speeder or two



I do hope that is inspiration for some little boys out there,
 and that ya all stay well away from this here bug.

Blessings,
Julianne


5 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am so sorry that you all are sick! Praying you get well soon.

Glad you can take the time to rest and recuperate.

Those boys are making some amazing creations. Legos are great!

Deanna

SarenaWiebe Wiebe said...

This the homemade cough syrup that I make, it works wonderfully! It is also a great cure for a rude mouth ;)

2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon ACV
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

I multiple this recipe, then put it in a small canning jar, shake it up and take a teaspoon full. Keep it in the fridge if you aren't using it much.

Julianne Primer said...

Sarena,
Thank you for the cough syrup recipe, so sweet of you to pass that along, and, I really appreciate it! We will try that, for the cough today, and keep it around just in case. :-)

Julianne Primer said...

Dear Deanna,
Thank you for the well wishes. I am thinking of you getting ready for the wedding, the great joy it will be. Can't wait to see the pics, as I know you are great event planner!

Simply Shelley said...

I pray you are all up and feeling much better very soon....blessings