Monday, February 13, 2012

Miscellany Monday

{1} Emersyn is sick. Again. This makes round three for just this year. We had gotten lucky and avoided most sicknesses last fall and early winter but this year has been brutal so far. And guess who she decided to share her cold with? Me. The thing is, I don't have time to be sick. This week is a big week for women's retreat is this weekend, Ems and I are hosting a Valentine's lunch tomorrow afternoon for some of her preschool friends, I'm singing a solo at church on Sunday morning and have to rehearse for that Wednesday night, the list goes on and on. I'm taking deep breaths, drinking lots of water, and trusting in God. And Zicam.

What a difference 5 months makes!

{2} Speaking of being sick, does anyone else ever peruse the aisles of drugstores or Target in hopes of a miracle cure? I did that this morning and $60 later I left with Zicam, some homeopathic flu remedy, a homeopathic kids cough syrup, an all natural fruit smoothie that is supposed to boost immunity, and a Marie Callenders frozen chicken pot pie. I'm hoping that one of those things will provide the cure I am looking for.

{3} I started watching "Downton Abbey". I'm not sure if you noticed but I'm always trying to follow the cool girls and what they are doing. The thing is, I never like the stuff the cool girls do. I thought "The Notebook" was silly and cheesy (Caitlin, I hope this doesn't jeopardize our friendship), I thought "Twilight" was lame, I can't even remember the name of the alleged hottie in the "Twilight" movies but he does not make me swoon like Michael Buble my husband does, etc. Downton Abbey is intriguing-ish but so so not my style. Historical thees and thous and lordships and ladyships are so not my cup of tea but for the sake of trying to be cool, I am on episode 4. I have been watching it while putting together folders for our women's retreat so between the two activities, I'm entertained enough. Any "Downton Abbey" fans out there?

I realllly want to find him a cute onesie that says "smiling's my favorite" because it is seriously his favorite thing to do!!!

{4} Brett and I went on a date Saturday night and discovered that we now inhale our food. We spent like 30 min at the restaurant and weren't even rushing. I think we're in this "oh my goodness eat while we have the chance" mentality with little kids but it's not a good thing!

{5} Brett has learned the hard way that our daughter is no longer oblivious to *secrets*. She told me all about a surprise birthday dinner for me at the Spaghetti Factory last week and even dug out a card from underneath the seat in her card that Brett had stashed there. She said that her and daddy had bought it while I was cooking dinner and Everett was taking a nap and her and daddy ran an errand. Her memory is amazing, ha! We had a fun extended birthday celebration with my brother and his wife that night!

{6} We are so ready for warmer weather here in Oregon!!!!


Vanessa said...

I'm totally one of your coolest friends (lies I tell myself), and I JUST found out at Downton Abbey. Late to the game! I'm on episode 2. I think I like it. I need to give it more time, but I feel like I could be into it.

Oh! Goody! I can't wait for you to sing a solo this week! So fun!

And I pray that you start to feel much much much better! I don't want you to be sick at the retreat (for selfish reasons, since we're sharing a bed, hello! ;) kidding). But really, I know how hard you've been working on this and it won't be any fun if you're not feeling well!

Melissa said...

You crack me up! I hated Twilight too. I read the books (i was hooked but wasn't sure what i thought of them), but the movies sucked! I wanted to watch the last one just b/c it's filmed here, but i couldn't bring myself to do it! I hear you don't recognize BR anyway.

I just started watching Downtown Abbey, so i got all excited to see you are watching it too! If i watch tonight, i THINK i'll be starting Episode 6. Historical fiction (books & movies) are my least favorite, but something about this show - i really like it a lot. And i had no idea it was the "thing" - i'd just heard my mom & a couple of others mention it on FB so when i was looking for something to watch on Netflix, that's what i picked. I'm glad! It's good!

So sorry to hear about E being sick & you, too!

love ya & miss ya!

Rachelle said...

I *like* to believe that I am pretty cool (maybe even cooler than Vanessa... ok, maybe not) and I have never IN MY LIFE heard of Downtown Abbey. NEVER!!!

Kim said...

I miss your blog post!! It's been so long since Ive made a comment so today the day. :) ..

I over for into those Twilight movies or books either, read and saw the first Twilight and didn't see what the huge fuss was about. Haha.

Oh your Kidos are sooo cute!! Ems is getting so big and baby boy is Soo ADORABLE!! I love his smile!!

I really hope you guys start feeling well soon!!

I'll keep u in my prayers. xoxo

LeAnna said...

Elder berry Syrup! You must get yourself some elder berry syrup! It's seriously awesome stuff for fighting colds and flu. I make my own, but it's widely available in health food stores.

LOVE Downton! But, I grew up watching Masterpiece Theatre dramas, and period pieces, so they are my faaaaaavorite. :) I have to say, I'm really disappointed in the end of season 2. It's getting kinda trashy, and I'm SO not a fan of that.

You babies are adorable my friend!