Good morning, wonderful blog companions! Come in and grab a cup of coffee from the dinosaurs. The coffee is delicious, but the dinos do ask that you forgive them for (again) not having homemade snacks. You see, their people have been sick for the past couple of weeks, and they’ve been spending their time tending to fragile humans.
Do have a seat and get comfy…you’re probably pretty safe from cooties at this point. *fingers crossed* We’re recovering from this awful illness in the same order that we came down with it. (Makes sense, no?) Grace is all better, John is mostly all better, and, based on how things went for those two, I still have a day or two of not feeling absolutely awesome…but I’ve gotten beyond the “I just want to roll around and whine and eat jalapeno poppers” stage of my illness, so that’s good, I think. 🙂
Okay, let’s get our chat on!
The layer of illness coating our house this week prevented us from doing anything very interesting. We made it to the ballet last Saturday, but John and I had to cancel our night hike plan on Monday. I didn’t even do my volunteer shift at the kitty shelter on Tuesday. (Fret not! Someone covered for me, of course!) Pretty much all non-essential activities were abandoned. I did make it to a PTSO Performing Arts meeting on Wednesday…because in my mind it was totally essential. While I was there, I actually started to feel like I was getting better. But then I was betrayed! While having my regularly-scheduled Wednesday night phone call with my BFF, I began sneezing. A lot. I mean, like, really a lot. I then continued to sneeze…a lot. And the congestion came. And the coughing. Oh, my. Thursday was a bad, bad, no good day. *sigh*
This whole thing wouldn’t have been nearly so bad if I hadn’t also been preparing for opening night of Sweeney Todd at the school. *sigh again* Again, fret not! I managed to get everything I was supposed to do done. 🙂 I even made it to set up last night to do all of the things I needed to do. (I wasn’t able to stay for the show, but that’s okay…I still wasn’t feeling great…I’ll be catching the show next Saturday as part of John’s birthday celebration.) It is quite a relief to have the set up behind us. I still have quite a bit of prep to do for our dinner theatre event next weekend, but it seems like the hardest stuff is done. And I totally remembered to order the daisies for the centerpieces, so I’m feeling like a ninja. (I don’t know why, but I was really worried I was going to forget to order the flowers.)
Look! The kids made it to the front page of the local paper!
Okay, I’ll stop babbling about Sweeney Todd now, I promise. And you’ve lucked out! I guess because of my sickly state, it didn’t even occur to me to take any pictures of any of the stuff I created for the performance. I did get a couple of shots of the incredible set that parent volunteers and the students created, but they’re dark and blurry. Trust me, though…the people who worked on that set are just unbelievably talented and dedicated. I am in awe! Really, really gonna stop babbling about the production now. 😉
Sooooo, if I don’t really have anything of interest to babble about from the week behind, let’s have a look at the week ahead, shall we? It’s actually pretty quiet, too…but in an intentional sort of way. 🙂 You see, I’ve stolen an idea from my best friend (I do that a lot…that’s what she gets for being so bloomin’ clever), and that means that we now do week-long birthday events at our house…sort of advent style. And that means that we’ll begin John’s birthday shenanigans tomorrow! Well, John likes his shenanigans to be pretty quiet and laid back, so to honor his birthday, we’ve actually removed just about everything from the agenda. 🙂 It will be a quiet week of hanging out at home, eating John’s favorite foods, and having the joy of being able to give him presents every day for a week. I am so, so excited about that! I love, love, love giving presents, and we got him some stuff that he’s going to be super duper happy about. I think I’ll share the whole birthday advent event on Instagram…then y’all will have a better idea of what an awesome doofus my husband is. 😀
Well, between still having a touch of “sick brain” and having had a quiet week (well, except for the hacking and sneezing), I’m all out of things to yammer about. It is totally your turn! I want to hear all about what’s going on with you! Did you do anything fun or new or scary or exciting this week? Started any new projects? Had any victories? Tell me, tell me!
And after you tell me all about your news and plans, it will be time for me to scoot. Though it makes me sad, I think we’ll be skipping our Saturday hike today (two weeks in a row!), but I just don’t think I’m quite healthy enough to get back to that yet. I do have a rather serious nap on the agenda later today…and I’m sure we’ll do a light version of our usual Saturday feasting. Oh, I also have to be at the school tonight for that thing that I’m totally 100% done babbling about. 😉 So, yeah, a busy busy day of mostly sleeping and eating and recovering.
And now it’s time for you to show me (and the rest of the Coffee Share crew) yours!
And until we chat again, I hope you have an amazing week full of love and hugs and giggles and learning and fun! ♥