What do they all have in common??? Well, it's what's going on in this house this morning.
Jasmine is home from school, remember the birthday party on sunday with the water balloons and getting soaked down??? I guess that was the beginning, because yesterday everyone started sniffling and by this morning, the kids are both running fevers and not feeling well and I'm not much better off either.
Right now I have some homemade chicken soup cooking away on the stove, it smells heavenly and it's one of those things that just make you think of childhood days. I vividly remember my greatgrandmother making chicken soup and checking on me while I lay in bed surrounded by books or napping. Gosh I miss her!!!
Anyway, the kids are settled in front of the tv, pillows, blankets and favorite cuddly toys in hand, some whimpering is heard at times and even some bickering, but for the most part they're too miserable to mess around. I'm keeping them fed and giving them plenty of fluids.
I so wish I could also just veg out on the couch, but I can't, I need to take care of them and there's still a house that needs taking care of, so I'm hoping to get all that stuff done and out of the way so I can sit back and do some sewing.
I'm always looking for projects or crafts to make with the kids, so this weekend we've decided to try our hand at some Rock Candy. The kids are excited and honestly, so am I. I'm hoping it turns out good.
If everyone is feeling well, we're also planning a day at the Castles and Coasters Amusement Park........though if we're not, it's home with movies, popcorn and cuddling on the couch. For some reason the second choice is more appealing to me!!!
And now I need to get off, I wish I could chat more today but kids need my attention and I'm feeling a little queasy myself. I feel like I have a chest cold and when I was at the doctor he said it's caused by a lot of dust and pollution in the air around here. I've been coughing and seems that it's loosening up all the gunk in there which actually makes me sick to my stomach.....sorry if I grossed anyone out.
I'm going to finish off the chicken soup and make myself a cup of hot tea with some honey and lemon.
Honey Lemon Tea
* 1 cup water
* 2 teaspoons honey
* 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste
1. Pour water into a mug. Add honey and heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice, mixing until honey is dissolved, then stir in the sugar.