Calling in Sick.

The kids are still coughing but definitely on the mend. Now I have a creeping suspicion that I am next in line. So I'm off to pound another gallon of ginger-echinacea- lemon tea. I'm calling in sick.


In the meantime you get to gaze at the spines in my cookbook collection. (I couldn't leave you with an empty page, could I?) This is how I found them a few days ago, with four felt beads and an acorn cap perched on top. Cute.


Pete organized them in a sort of rainbow a few weeks ago. I found it rather insane and yet endearing but now I find it visually wonderful.


So have at it.

I'm going back to bed.

8 thoughts on “Calling in Sick.

  1. denise says:

    That is nice! Most of my cookbooks are in the basement – I’ve been missing them. We have a whole dining room wall of bookshelves, but they are filled with baskets containing our projects, art supplies, kid books…not to mention board games. And my kitchen bookshelf is full of dried herbs & veggies stored from last year! Need another few walls of shelves to pull out all my books again. 🙂 I love looking at books.

    I am not yet sick either. *Most* of the time (knock on wood) I don’t get the viruses the kids have. I think it is from kombucha, fresh sprouts, special concoction teas, and my immune system from my crazy allergies. Hoping not to get this one. I have had a sick 5 year old sleeping on my head for a few nights! 🙂

    Hope you stay well.

  2. Rachel Wolf says:

    Weve tried to corral homeschool and art supplies out of sight in cabinets and sideboards. It helped us reclaim a bit of grown-up space in our home. I love the changes we made. Our cookbooks too were always demoted yet they are such an inspiration to have at hand.

    ~ Rachel

  3. denise says:

    We have a small home so not much space in the way of cabinets or anything. Supplies are out of sight in that they are in baskets or photo boxes, but all in shelves we put up for that purpose. We don’t have much pantry space either, which is why we even have shelves with canned goodies in the (small) kitchen. Small is nice, but books are away. I would love to pull out all of my first edition books though – I collected so many wonderful rare books for so long, and now they are all in plastic! 🙂

  4. Rachel Wolf says:

    Sounds wonderful, Denise. Our last house was tiny tiny small, so I understand fully the phenomenon of the squirreled away treasures. It makes them that much more special when you do bring them out though.
    ~ Rachel

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