Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Nice Little Visit

Last weekend we had a long weekend. It was Glorious. It was actually really great for my sick self. Thursday I stayed home. Sick. Oh, and I went to the doctor. She gave me some medicine that gave me some very uncomfortable side effects and allowed me to blow lots of colorful snot out of my nose. I took that as a sign of getting better. I am nearly all better now. Hopefully I stay that way and I don't relapse and get sick again. As it happened last time. The only thing that I am still really suffering from are awful headaches. It's like one big permanent headache. Not so enjoyable, let me tell ya.

Another good thing about the long weekend was that we got to go visit my sister in Ohio. It has been forever since we went up there. Not because it's a long trip, it's not. It's because shortly after visiting her this past summer I got a job. Which was a wonderful blessing and answer to prayer. However, it also left me with no time to breathe. The long weekend provided a chance to breathe and visit. It was loverly.

cuddling with the pup while I'm sick before heading up to my sister's

playing nap time : ) my favorite game

Legos!!! We used to play for days. Only stopping for dinner and bathroom breaks. 
Love me some Legos.

playing Legos with two of my little Ns : 0 

My sister and her baby boy. And Light Saber. 

I just thought this was so sweet. 

cuddling. Not the best of all of us, but the best of the pictures to pick from. 

I love visiting my sisters and their cute kiddos. I'm glad we were able to go up for a little visit and some cuddle time. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

it's back and spiffy

I have been avoiding our guest room (aka: room with the computer) for quite some time now. I didn't really realize why until a few days ago.

You see, a few days ago the hubs and I went through all of our papers and I actually filed papers and put things away in their proper home, or the trash, for the first time in a very long time. Longer than I would like to admit. I knew the room was a mess but I didn't realize just how messy it was until after we cleaned it up and put everything away. It's amazing how stacks of papers can make a place look so cluttered and disastrous.

Now that the room is all cleaned and spiffyed up I love coming in here and wasting time on the computer :) A very productive pastime let me tell you. It even smells yummy in here too thanks to a new little wall-smell-good-plug-in-thing. It makes me happy to have a tidy space once again. The goal is to not let it get so messy like that again. Ever. I really don't know how that happened in the first place. Actually, I do. I got a job. Got busy. Stopped being the OCD person that I typically am at home. Just ignored the fact that the room was in desperate need of cleaning and organizing.

Anyhow. I'm just happy things have returned to normal.

I hope you are having a good start to your week!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

trip to the doctor

I thought I was all better. But, apparently I was wrong. All of the symptoms came back with gusto plus some fun new symptoms. After having a headache for three straight days and sleeping for about three hours last night with a fever, I decided I would call in sick and go to the doctor today.

So I did. And oh, my goodness. It was so nice. I slept all morning, or tried to at least, my head and body ached a lot so it was more tossing and turning with hopes of falling asleep. But still, it was nice to be laying down with a box of tissues next to me in hopes that I could clear some of the congestion that was filling my head. Then I went to the doctor and she fixed me up with some medicines. After picking up the meds I came home and crashed on the couch. I'm pretty sure I slept for five hours straight. And I still feel tired. Though I do feel a little bit better. At least I can breathe easier through my nose. That is always a welcome thing. Hopefully, after taking this round of medication I will be cured and back to my 100% self. It would be nice to be all better.

Thank you Kels, for your advice. It's just so hard to make myself stay home when I know I can function. But I'm glad I finally took a day.

There were some papers and some work things that I probably should have worked on and thought I might be able to work on. But it didn't happen, not after a restless night and little sleep. Plus, like I said, I slept all day today, so obviously that didn't happen. I think I will have to play catch up tomorrow. I am going to go to bed in about an hour and I still have to eat dinner and clean up the kitchen.

I will say this, the Hubs is a sweetheart. He went to work today and even though I've been home all day he insisted on fixing dinner cause I don't feel well. I love that guy : )

I hope you all had a happy day and aren't feeling under the weather. And if you are, I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day

We have never really celebrated Valentine's Day. I mean, sure, sometimes we do something. He has surprised me with sweet gifts before. But it's not something that we really put a lot into.

But I love my hubs so much and I am just so thankful that he is my best friend and supporter and encourager. Looking around and visiting a bunch of blogs today has made me think that so many of us are so very blessed with a dear friend for life. It really is a wonderful blessing, isn't it?

I love you sweetheart! I am blessed beyond measure to have you as my best friend. Thanks for always helping me even if you don't feel like it. Encouraging me when I'm down and gray or don't want to do something. Making me laugh at my ridiculous shenanigans. For setting me straight when I am wrong. For chilling on the couch with me at the end of the day. For just being you. 

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope it was a happy one : ) 


Saturday, February 11, 2012

box of tissues

You know, I think you never really realize just how sick you are until after you get better. I did not realize that I was sick for a whole week. I mean, yes, I realized I was sick, I just didn't realized just how sick I was: sniffles, runny nose, coughing, itchy throat... fun stuff. In two days I went through one whole box of tissues. That's not counting the other box I went through the five days prior to those two days. Thank goodness for Puffs Plus Lotion tissues! Otherwise, I'm pretty sure my nose would be brighter than Rudolf's right now.

Probably, I should have stayed far far far away from people while I was sick this week. But I didn't. I was at school every single day. The way I see it, I got sick from those kids anyway, so what's the difference? Thankfully for two of the four days I had no voice the kids were taking tests, so I had very little talking to do. Thankfully, I only almost died from a coughing fit once, and my collaborative teacher was in the room and took over the lesson for me. Thankfully, I am 96.2% cough and stuffy nose free.

Anyhow. I hope I didn't get any of you sick by accident. If I did, I apologize. I just have a problem staying home when I'm not laying on the floor next to the toilet because I am so sick and am able to function, i.e. walk and breathe 49% of the time as long as my mouth is wide open. Do you stay home if you feel a smidgin sick or do you go out and about your daily business unless you really cannot drag yourself out of bed or away from the barf bowl? Just curious.

I hope you have a happy weekend! I know I'm enjoying mine very, very much! I love the weekends, they are my favorite.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

reading books

I got three new books today. I am so excited. They are fun books that I plan on enjoying very much. It's been a while since I've purchased a new book so it only makes it even better. But, you wanna hear the best part? I got them for $3. That's all. My school library always has a bunch of books on sale, paperback for $1 and hard back for $2. We've been working in the library for the past few days and my class is so amazing (seriously though, my new block class is wonderful!! I could brag on them for hours. They really actually seem to care about learning and working. Such a Huge change from my last block class. I think the Lord knew I couldn't handle another class that was full of crazies! Thank you, Jesus! :) Isn't that such a steal of a deal? $2! Hopefully these books will be fun reads! ... now I just have to figure out when I'm going to actually read them! I think I might have been subconsciously planning ahead and preparing for this summer. Because, oh yes. I will be reading a lot this summer! It's just seems like the perfect time to get some quality fun reading in.

These are the books I got: "To the Nines: A Stephanie Plum Novel" by Janet Evanovich, "Eleven on Top: A Stephanie Plum Novel" also by Janet Evanovich, and "Hello, It's Me" by Wendy Markham. Have you read any of these books? Are they good? Awful? Wait. Don't tell my if they're awful. Or you can. But I bought them, so I plan on reading them. Just no spoilers. Hopefully they are good and I enjoy them. What are you reading that you are really enjoying?

Have a happy Wednesday!

Friday, February 3, 2012

fill in the blank friday

I find it a little strange that every single Friday night without fail, I am in bed earlier than any other night of the week. It's Friday for Pete's sake! I should be livin' it up. Being young and exciting. And I am. Sleeping is one of the best things ever. And one of my all time favorites.

This Friday before I go to bed, in about 10 minutes, I thought I would share a little something. I've seen "Fill in the Blank Friday" before and it always looks like fun. But, I pass out before I can get my creative juices flowing. So I thought I would finally give it a go this week.


1. If money wasn't an issue, the first thing I'd cross off my life list is  . . .  adopt my little Ethiopian baby boy. I have always wanted to adopt and it is in our future, but it is so very expensive, the Hubs and I are going to be saving up for a very long time before we can do this. One day. Right? 

2. Something I like that other people think is weird is  . . .  I'm not really sure about other people, but the Hubs think my love of pickles is odd. 

3. If my life were a movie right now, the title would be . . . Finding Joy [work is incredibly overwhelming and I and trying find/keep the joy that there was once more of]

4. Three things I am looking forward to this month are . . . going to fun new Zumba classes! surviving one more month of teaching, and baking some banana bread or scones or something else equally tasty. 

5. My favorite song to sing in the shower is . . . I don't sing in the shower. So, none. Is that lame? Are you supposed to sing in the shower? 

6. If I found out that the production of . . . Matrix Biolage Gelee [aka the best gel for curls ever] . . . was ending this month, I'd go out and buy as much as I could tomorrow. 

7. One thing I'll never grow tired of is . . . eating dinner with the hubs and sitting on the couch just chilling. Or going on adventures with him. Really anything as long as it means spending time with the hubs. I love him a lot, so yep. Cheese? I don't care. It's the truth.