I'm at the recuperating stage where I feel well enough to want to do things, but too weak to make much headway. I've noticed that when I'm sick at home for any length of time, I reread Laurie Colwin's books, Home Cooking, and More Home Cooking. If you've never read them, you should. Reading them is like sitting with a friend in her lovely kitchen sharing a cup of hot tea. (Be aware that you will want to eat comfort food while you're reading, but there's nothing wrong with that, is there?) I have added another ritual this time--reading SouleMama's archives. I read her blog on a daily basis, and I own her books, but it's also interesting to go back through her archives too. She is such an inspiring person, so welcoming and calm and thoughtful. Try it, next time you need a little comfort.