Well, it’s true. I am not an immune powerhouse. The past week, I have gradually started having symptoms of a cold, which is the major reason why I have been neglecting my blog for a few days. I just haven’t had the energy.
The first day I didn’t feel like myself at all. I was lethargic and my throat hurt. I have no idea who gave it to me or how I got it, but something broke through my barrier of constant worry and protection.
I have been relying on my usual methods to cope: oils, teas, and Zicam. As you can see from the picture, I have even brought the oils to work. That little pouch is so handy 🙂 I have been taking OnGuard beadlets daily and putting Thieves oil on my feet before I leave for the day and right before bed. Within two days, I noticed a difference. I’m not lethargic anymore, my throat no longer hurts, and although a little stuffy, I feel pretty much fine. I find that putting a drop of Eucalyptus on a Q-tip and swabbing the inside of my nostrils is an incredibly effective way for clearing the passages and ridding me of some of my stuffiness. It’s intense for a few moments, but so worth it. Basically it’s like a really strong Vick’s vapor rub.
The other reason for my absence is my constant work on my dress. It has taken up a lot of my free time, which I don’t mind. I’m not sure how much my boyfriend likes it because my attention is totally focused on it and not on him. I think he’s actually a bit mad at me for that. He doesn’t know how much I need to do this for me. I need to feel that I CAN DO THINGS! Sometimes I feel like my life is wasting away and what have I learned and what do I have to show for it? I want to have some useful skills! Thus, I’m trying to teach myself how to sew.
I’ve learned a lot of new words in the sewing realm, such as basting and ease, which makes me think that I’m learning something. Plus, the bodice is almost finished! Next, probably tonight or tomorrow, I’ll be working on the skirt, so I’m almost finished! Then, ta da! I will debut it on my blog. Hopefully it looks more like a dress and less like a garbage bag 🙂 We will see.
I just wanted to say, sorry for my absence and sorry for not getting back to comments! I will do so tonight (unless I get consumed by sewing again, in which case I probably won’t respond).
Thank you for reading and thank you for all the support!