In the midst of our move at the end of February, Philippa had a high fever. A few days later, I took her to the doctor who confirmed she had an ear infection and also Flu B. A few days later, I came down with the flu as well, and spent the weekend in bed. Everyone else has gone on tamiflu to avoid getting it and so far that has worked. Thankfully, one of the few things that the flu is good for is giving time for rest. So I was able to finish a few things! I finished my lila sweater and love it so so much, can’t wait to share pictures with you. I haven’t worn it yet because it seem sacrilegious to dirty it with flu germs somehow, so I’m waiting till I’m all better. I cast on the Campside shawl by Alicia Plummer and have been literally enjoying every stitch. I always love knitting with Madelinetosh, maybe my favorite yarn, and this colorway is so bright and happy.
I finished Braving It, and it was a great read/distraction while being sick. I enjoy any such story about adventures in Alaska, and this one was interesting because of the father/daughter aspect of the story. It confirms to me my desire to raise our kids to love and treasure the wilderness and gave some inspiration toward that.
I’m almost done with Long Days of Small Things, also literally enjoying and marking up every page. It will be one I will return to and treasure. Such great encouragement for this busy season of motherhood. I wish I could buy it for every young mom I know.
I’m also reading Is the Bible Good for Women, a timely read it seems with our cultural and political climate, though I think that’s probably always been true. I’m only a couple of chapters in and curious how it will go.
Joining with Ginny’s weekly yarn along.
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