January 13, 2013

I Looked for the Silver Lining~Found Family & Friends

The nasty influenza has run its course and I am on the road to becoming healthy.  Thank you for your get well wishes and your blog friendships.  I appreciate each and every one of you.

I can't remember when the last time I was ill for over seven days, perhaps when I was a child, but this is the first time as an adult. Between sleeping, coughing, taking medicine, and moaning, I tried to read a book. 

I had heard about this book from Susan a fellow Wisconsin blogger, she writes the fabulous blog Upscale Downhome and also has a facebook page. Her blog is filled with delightful decorating ideas. 
"I believe in creating a home with upscale style on a downhome budget."

I am reading, 
Killer Stuff and Tons of Money by Maureen Stanton, 
published June 9, 2011.

While I still haven't finished reading the book, what I have read has opened my eyes to new terminology, other publication, and general knowledge about items I knew nothing about. 

This book is not a guide but a look into a mans life that loves antiques and tries to make a living to support  his family by selling his antiques at different venues such as Brimfields. 

The song, Look for the Silver Lining, 
popped into my head while I was ill.

Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember somewhere the sun is shining
And so the right thing to do is make it shine for you.
A heart full of joy and gladness
Will always banish sadness and strife.
So always look for the silver lining
And try to find the sunny side of life.

I was touch by my lovely children, they took the time out of their busy lives to make sure I was doing okay and running around doing my errands for me, friends who popped over with comfort food, delicious chicken soup, and cheesy rice with broccoli, and phone calls, from so many people to see if I needed anything. I am blessed.



  1. Glad you are so much better Paulette. Flu is really horrible isnt it? It can knock you off your feet for a couple of weeks.

  2. Glad you are feeling better. I read that book last year- a very interesting take on the picking game.

  3. I'm happy to hear you're finally feeling better. How wonderful that your family and friends were there to help out during this time.
    That books sounds like something I'd love. Thanks for sharing.

  4. So glad you are feeling better, Paulette. I think you will need to gradually ease into your routine as I understand this flu really knocks you for a loop. Take things slow and easy.

    Thanks for sharing this book as well as Susan's blog. I look forward to reading both.

  5. Glad you're feeling better, Paulette. Flu is hideous. The book sounds very interesting - right up my street. xx