Good morning, friends.
I am sorry for going MIA last week, it was certainly unplanned. On Tuesday afternoon, I started to feel a bit under the weather at the end of the work day. By the time I arrived home, I knew something was going on but was able to spend a few hours with Mitch. But minutes after I put him to bed the sickness set it. I spent the next three days in bed sick with a mix of flu and food poisoning. My days consisted of sleeping. I managed some fluids on Thursday and ate for the first time on Friday morning with a piece of toast. I was down for the count.
By Friday, I was starting to feel a bit better, my fever and was able to get out of bed. To say it was a slow weekend would be fair; I was low on energy and in a lot of pain. But we managed to make the most of our weekend!
Saturday morning Phil was studying, so Mitch and I decided to head to Trader Joes. Knowing I had a short list and it was early, we gave the kid cart a go. Mitch loved pushing the cart! Luckily we only had five items on our list because the kid carts hold next to nothing.
Mitch and I went to lunch after. Nothing like a little date with my boy.
I spent time reading. Yes, you read that right. Reading is one of my favorite past times that has slipped away in the throws of parenting. But I heard someone say that we can all find 15 minutes to read in the day. I decided to take this thought to heart when it comes to reading for pleasure.
On the flip side, I watched a lot (A LOT) of Netflix. When I was in bed during the week I watched the first season of Fuller House, which is perfectly corny and comforting all at once. It was exactly what I needed!
Phil and I also watched the first part of the four-part documentary Cooked based on Michael Pollan’s book. It’s a long-view history lesson in how innovations that we take for granted transformed the human species. Each part of the documentary explores food past and present through the four elemental categories — fire, water, air, earth (the four installments of the series). While it did move a bit slow, the show was incredibly interesting, informative and really makes you think about
With a little energy back and the weather making a drastic warm up this week (40 degrees warm up coming!), we decided to get in one last romp in the snow. One little problem – Mitch doesn’t always love the snow. Somedays he will be a snow shoveling machine, other times he stands in one spot and cries. Unfortunately, this time was the later.
After a major fail on the sled (I tipped him over further upsetting him), we resorted to singing and dancing in the snow. Soon we were on the upswing! We made snowmen, kicked snow, threw it in the air and of course, blew bubbles. Mitch’s love for bubbles knows no season.
Please notice Mitch’s “get me out of here” face. Dying.
Food was limited and scarce all weekend – hell, I didn’t even have coffee until Sunday morning when I braved a few sips and called it good. (#youknowyoursickwhen)
Sunday night wrapped with the final episode of Downton Abbey (we are about to sit down and watch as I type this up) and a popsicle. So thoughts, feeling, tears to come.
But the one thing that DIDN’T happen this weekend? House of Cards! Gah! I have been waiting for the return and then I was burned out on TV and we did not watch any. Now I will need to shield my eyes from any reviews online with all of this reading I am doing.
OK, that is all on my end. It feels great to catch up! I hope you are all well with you!
Tell me a highlight and lowlight from your week/weekend. What show are you watching?
Do you love the snow or are you waiting for it to melt?
What show are you watching? Do you love the snow or are you waiting for it to melt?