As it is, I'm enjoying the blue skies, sunshine, and snow-covered mountains through the windows from my couch, not far from my Oil of Oregano drops and my Ginger Tea (do these work? Not convinced about the former, but the latter does seem to open airways and soothe my throat).
You might suspect that I get a bit restless after too long on the couch, and you'd be right (although Tana French's latest mystery The Trespasser pinned me there for several contented hours). Still, the myriad indoor adventures I've got up to have been of the simple, slow, domestic variety, nurturing and perhaps even healing, I sense.
Bread-baking, for example. Not the complicated artisan-style bread-baking Pater's taken up in the last few years, nor even My Mother's Bread as I used to make it for years, beating the first liquid-flour mixture 'til it "sheets" before adding more flour and then kneading. And kneading. And, yep, more kneading. Punching down. Shaping into loaves. Etc.... Nope, this bread is made in oven-proof bowls (although I used a 1-litre LeCreuset casserole dish for one, and then filled two 1/2-litre Pyrex measuring cups for two small loaves). It requires perhaps ten minutes hands-on, and if you're sprinkling yeast onto your sugared water at 2:15 p.m., you'll have fresh bread to go with your soup at 5. Good-tasting bread, if not the prettiest. . .
this website with its very clear (nearly exhaustive!) instructions.
What else did I get up from the couch for? Well, there was my first batch of kimchi in our new home.
kimchi chahan again (No, I couldn't wait for fermentation, but "stole" a cup within a few hours of putting the kimchi into the jar).
And before I used the last of the turkey in the Kimchi Chahan, I made a Turkey Pot Pie and a second big pot of soup. The last several years have seen Pater take over most of the kitchen duties here, and although I'll be very careful about messing too much with that goodness, I'm enjoying feeling my way back to some chopping, mixing, whisking, and sautéing on my own terms.
Also keeping me occupied while I'm grounded by (poor) health and weather? Sweater-knitting, card-writing, and bird-watching (we put up two feeders and have been delighted by visitors, although those house sparrows will have to be made to feel much less welcome somehow, eventually...)
Right now, however, this Nasty Bug is lowering my eyelids, and I'm back on the couch, debating a move to my bed. Hope you haven't caught it yet. Take care....