Today has been a wirlwind as I have been baking for Easter - I made hot cross buns (I have wanted to make these traditional old Easter pastries for a long time and it was such a sence of accomplishment to make them!!!) and three kinds of cupcakes - easter bunnies, easter basket (filled with jelly bean "eggs") and then just pink with a bunny candy on top. I love Easter! I love celebrating the Savior Jesus and His resurrection - His giving an opportunity for new life to everyone who belives in Him.
But I woke up in a LOT of pain. So i knew that for me to get through the day I would have to be laying down for a lot of it. One tool that helps me very much with managing pain might soud funny to some of you - but it is: COZY BLANKETS. Feeling the soft warm blanket on a painful body is kind of like a gentle hug. It helps me feel protected and just puts me at ease. I suggest that all of you who have pain make sure that you have cozy blankets throughout your house. I have to have my special comforter on my bed always, and I have special blankets in the living room that I can cuddle under while watching TV or reading. Pillows are another part of this. I find that when I get myself all settled and cuzzy under blankets and with soft pillows I feel so much better and I am able to handle the pain in a better way.
In fact: now that my baking is all done I am going to end the day with a cuddle with my husband and a soft blanket right now ...
HAPPY EASTER FRIENDS