March 1, 2013


I haven't sat here at the desk since I wrote that post on Monday. (!!!) So I really wanted to stop in today, despite the fact that blogging on a Friday isn't my favorite. Not because I don't enjoy it, but because it feels so lonely and quiet. Am I the only one who feels this way? On Thursday night we were all as thick as thieves, but come Friday morning I always have this sense that we've detached. Like all of my friends are closing up shop and perhaps already signed off until Monday. Anyway, I'm the kind of person who likes to keep talking to you right up until you are out the door or even getting into your car, so here I am. Still talking to you. I'm so glad YOU are here and I'm not alone!

Here's the story of our week: we've been bombarded with snot. Hadley is being such a trooper while her baby immune system builds. At 20 months old, I guess it is about time she caught a real cold. I've mostly been stationed on the couch with her, doing a lot of nursing and Netflix while she sleeps. It hasn't been bad, but man! I have such respect for all of you moms taking care of sick kids. I had no idea. How do you get anything done?! It takes such constant attention, and even though I've been battling selfish thoughts the past few days (wishing I could be up getting my to-do list crossed off) I'm so grateful that I'm able to be home with her and soothe her like nobody else can.



Other non-sicky stuff happened this week, too.

1. Made Erin King's recipe for curry- my first time ever trying curry! It was so wonderful. Easy and fast and all in one pan. I'm dying to make it again and share the recipe with you guys, if it's okay with her. (You can find Erin writing over here at The Baraza. Erin was my best friend in elementary school and she moved away, and then I moved away, and somehow we reconnected in the blog world!! Isn't that so sweet? She is awesome.)

2. Juicing every. day. For 2 weeks now! We are loving it. I started juicing last year, but Grant has really gotten into it now and our juice has gotten way better since he joined.

3. Toast feels good on a throat that's on the verge of being sore. (Mine, yesterday.) We're enjoying some of this millet toast, which we bought as a treat. It's this stuff. We were able to snag one of the last loaves from the cooler that was fruit-sweetened. It looks like they're not doing that anymore. So disappointed.

4. Ordered yet another batch to keep the 50 Promises cards in stock. Wooohoo! I'm still blown away by this. Thanks for snatching them up, guys!

5. Collard greens are my favorite thing to add to this soup, instead of kale.

6. Family visit to the chiropractor. It felt so good.

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7 comments:

Nessa Bixler said...

Ooh hope you guys get better soon - praying for a fast recovery. that to-do list will be there later... no worries. Hip-hip hooray for the new piano.

Tori said...

Love those verse cards!! Thanks for making them available <3 Sounds like you've had a a full, but mostly good, week =)

Toi said...

1. How is Hadley almost 2?! Weren't you just pregnant?

2. Will you share what you're juicing. I was juicing a lot for awhile and then fell off the wagon. I need to get back to it.

Hope you guys are feeling all better soon!

donya gjerdingen said...

We've been in the same boat. My oldest hasn't felt too bad, but of course he gave the cold to my sweet 4 month old too, and he's needed extra love this week. But, like you, it gave me a reason to watch some Netflix while he napped in my arms. Something I rarely have time for otherwise! Hope Hadley gets better soon!
&, I'm always checking my google reader on Fridays! :)

Stephanie said...

Isn't it great to be a stay at home mom? Hope your little girl is back to her healthy self soon - we've had quite a few colds over the winter so I know the feeling of a sick babe in arms :)

Katherine said...

I'm always a bit sad about the Friday blog world sign-off. So glad you stopped in!

Wanna hear a good trick I recently learned for keeping away sickness? You may already be doing this, but cut a raw garlic clove into swallow-able pieces and then take like a pill with a good side of pb or cheese to keep it from giving you a tummy ache. Garlic has antibiotic properties and so far it's worked really well for me!!! Daddy and baby caught the flu, but I stayed healthy (plus help from honey, vitamin d, echinacea, and OJ).

Christina said...

When babies are sick you DON'T get anything done. I'm still trying to catch up from a round of yuckiness here too. And I often blog on Friday. I do tend to feel like a lonely voice too; it's nice to know I'm not alone. : )

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