Sunday, March 1, 2015

Things that make you feel better when you are sick…

Lots of well wishes and prayers help!

Thank you all!

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(my soft fleece throw and a new bottle of cough syrup)

And a special thanks to Lorrie from Fabric Paper Thread who took the time to explain about her ‘rice bag’. She’s been sick too and mentioned having one. So I wrote and asked her what it was and if I needed one. After hubby went to the store for groceries (and a 2# bag of rice) I made one.

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I made the rice bag out of cotton fabric and then made a cover out of soft flannel.

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I kept enough rice out to make 2 packets with essential oils, one peppermint and one lavender.

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After a hot bath and a small dose of cough syrup, I heated the rice bag in the microwave with a cup of water for 2 1/2 minutes. Then I jumped fell into bed and put it on my chest. It warmed me and calmed my cough. I had the best night’s sleep in almost 2 weeks! Thank you so much Lorrie.

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It always amazes me how many times I’ve been helped by another blogger. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.

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So I think I’ve sunk to a new low in my Mosaic this week. But at least I managed a post. I feel a little better every day. I hope all of you are well and warm and safe from the latest winter storm.

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Have a wonderful day!

43 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, I am sorry I have not been around to leave comments for a while, but life here has been very busy with one thing and another.
I was so sorry to hear that you are unwell. I really do hope you feel better soon and that you are up and about.
Take care.
With Warmest Wishes
Daphne

Arlene Grimm said...

I am going to make some rice bags too Diane. Our Mothers of Preschoolers group made some using socks and donated them to our local Hospice. Yours are much prettier with the flannel lining. Hoping today brings you some relief from your aches and coughs.

Primitive Stars said...

Sending get well wishes sweet friend. I love those rice bags, feel so good, all warm and wonderful. Hugs Francine.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh Diane I have been thinking about you all week. I'm so glad that you are feeling a little bit better. Take care of yourself and rest. Don't forget Downton tonight. I'm sad because it's the last one and I'll miss it. I wish the season didn't go so fast. Take care.
Julie

Joyce Mayer said...

Hurry and feel healthy again. That teddy throw should do the trick. Tell Wendy that she is a great private duty nurse.

Hugs
Prudence ♥

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh Diane, I'm so sorry you are sick. I'm sending you a warm cyber hug and wishes that you feel better soon.

I LOVE rice bags and have used them for years. We call them "hot socks." Each of us has our own. They are great for headaches, body aches, stomach cramps, period cramps and just to warm you up in bed on a cold night.

Feel better sweet friend. xoxo

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love my rice bags and have made them in all sorts of shapes. The grandkids had a sleepover last weekend and I put them in the beds for them and they loved them.

Happy@Home said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Diane. Interesting information about the rice bag. I bought one at a craft fair years ago. I think it is shaped to go around the back of your neck. I never thought to use it in this way. You're so right about the bloggers being a wealth of information and always willing to help one another out.
Take care.

Linda H said...

Oh Diane, I hope you are feeling 100 percent real soon. Glad the rice bags have helped. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I wonder if those are like the rice bags I keep in the freezer for "owies"? BUT...yours have oils in them? Let me know more, will you? I could have sure used this for the past few weeks. xo Diana

Diane said...

Glad to see you posting again. Stay on the mend!!

Donna said...

I hope that you feel better soon! Rice bags are nice to have around. I use them frequently for muscle spasms and pinched nerves in my arms and neck.

cucki said...

Sending you big get well soon hugs dear
Love you xx

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I am so happy that you are on the mend. I am definitely going to pin the rice bag idea. I hope I never get the flu again, but this will be good to know in case I do. Keep resting, sweet friend. We are all here waiting for you. xo Laura

Elizabeth said...

Hope you are feeling better! I have been sick for 2 days! I just said last week that I went through the winter without even a sniffle, I spoke too soon!

Lorrie said...

Oh Diane, I'm glad you are starting to feel better. Adding essential oils to the rice bag is such a great idea. I'm going to do that! Glad that it helped comfort you. I love mine!

Still a bit sniffly here, but definitely on the mend. Here's hoping this will be the week you kick your cold/flu to the curb!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm so glad you are beginning to feel better. I love my rice bag - sometimes I use it to warm my feet too if they are too chilly. Love the collage - guess I never saw one for being sick but it is great.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great idea, I'm so happy to hear that it made you feel better. I love your mosaic, it's a perfect reminder of what makes you feel better. Hugs to you and I hope you're feeling better every day.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you have things under control with your essential oils (which I am sold on) and the rice bag. Sorry you have been under the weather.
Hope your week is better.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I need a rice bag myself! This cough just does not want to leave! I've used some essential oils as my Sara is into them and they really help! hope this finds you a bit better each day sweet sis!
hugs,
Linda

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing the info...2-pound bag of rice going on my grocery list. It has to feel good on sore, stiff muscles, too. Very glad the hear that you are feeling better each day. I know that crud knocks the stuffin' out of a person. Take it easy...

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Diane...just stopped in to see if you're feeling any better? Looks like maybe you're on the mend. i have been missing your posts! get well soon!

Kathy said...

Glad to hear you were able to get a good sleep, that always helps. This crud is slow to get over this year. Take good care.

Diane Lanford said...

I do hope that you are better by the time you read this. Cuddle up with your blanket and watch movies! Di@ cottage wishes

Mimi said...

Feel better, my friend! Thanks for sharing about the rice bags!

Karen Ann said...

Sorry to hear you're under the weather! I hope that cough clears up for you real soon. It can be very exhausting, as you know!

Debby said...

I'm so sorry that you are sick. I have an owl that you put in the microwave that is like that. SO many have these nasty colds that hang on forever. I hope you feel better soon.

Linda R said...

I do hope you are better my friend. Its no fun being sick.. I have made rice bags for my mother-inlaw. She Loves them..

Hugs~

handmade by amalia said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, Diane! These rice bags sound like a fab idea and are new to me. You microwave them, then put them in the flannel cover and off to bed? Must try.
Amalia
xo

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Diane! Happy March. I a so sorry you were sick but I am happy to hear the rice bags have helped you. The oils sound like a great idea..Take care and I wish you a happy day!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. Hope you are doing much better now.
I never knew about rice bags - I learn something new every day - thanks for sharing :)

Donna said...

A perfect mosaic....glad you are beginning to feel better.

Stephanie said...

Oh my friend, I am so sorry to hear you have been under the weather :( Fell better soon, sweet Diane. Sending big hugs your way!

Cathy Keller said...

I'm hoping you'll be up and about soon...I, too, am glad I have a rice bag. Sooo good for those everyday aches and pains too. Take care!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sorry you are still feeling sick Diane, get better very soon and sending healing energy and some virtual chicken soup!

Sam I Am...... said...

Where did you get that "collection" of essential oils? It looks wonderful...did it cost and arm and a leg?
The rice bag sounds awesome especially with that soft flannel and the tea looks great too even if you're not sick. So glad you got some rest!

Jill Harrison said...

I hope you are feeling much better. I have a wheat bag (same idea) that I heat up sometimes in the winter and put it down inside my bed to keep my feet warm.
Stay warm and rest and have a peaceful week.

Marie said...

You and I were sick at the same time. I think I'm almost done with it...maybe! :-) I used to make everyone in my family buckwheat bags to heat in the microwave and use on sore muscles. Your rice bag looks great and would be a help with breathing with the essences added.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better Diane. The rice bag sounds like an interesting thing to make. I have something similar I purchased that came with lavender essential oil in it but I don't thing it's rice inside.
Hopefully it has warmed up in Florida, gee the last 3 days were cool and rainy for us on the gulf.
I'm back to the snow coming down but I don't mind because spring is coming!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Marcia Pilar said...

I had never heard of using rice bags this way. I must make some, Mr G gets stubborn coughs at times. What a great idea to add the oils.
Off to read up on it.
Glad you're feeling better.
xoxo

September Violets said...

Sorry to hear you've been so poorly Diane, although I also read that by now you're up and about. I like this idea with the heated rice bag, and am glad it gave you some comfort. The cute 'hello kitties' would make you happiest of all I'm sure ;)
Wendy

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
Rice packs solve everything! I use mine every day! I actually have two that are the size of small blankets. I have to roll them up so they fit in the microwave. So glad you were able to find a way to feel better!
xo
Linda

Doreen@househoneys said...

I've never heard of rice bags! Thanks so much for this idea (and thank your friend too). Being sick stinks :(

(I'm trying to do some catch up today)