Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I received this message from my mom yesterday: You need to blog!!!!  I miss it!!!!! 
Here's the truth:  I miss writing.  I miss blogging about my little world...

I want to.  Really I do.
But I feel so...
  • Busy (because my four classes are wrapping up this week and I have lots to do)
  • Tired (just when I think that I am feeling better, my cough returns to laugh at me)
  • Frustrated (it's a long story!)
  • Technologically challenged (I'm sad to say that my computer appears to be failing)
  • Overwhelmed by daily living (let's just say that the dust bunnies and the laundry piles are conspiring against me...)
So that's what is happening here.  No pretty pictures.  No Christmas crafts.
Just me, sitting by my pretty lit up tree, trying to think happy thoughts.

Maybe Santa will bring me an energy boost for Christmas?  Pretty please!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home.

I'm back from dropping off Connor at school and, may I just say:  The roads are frightful.  There's only about 1/2 an inch of snow, but it's so slippery!  I hope things thaw out a bit before it's time for him to come home. 

My house is quiet this morning.  The Christmas tree lights are on.  I keep them on almost all the time because I don't think there is anything sadder than a dark Christmas tree and I don't think there is anything cheerier than a lit one!

I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning.  It's medicinal, self-prescribed for this sore throat of mine.  I went to urgent care on Sunday to learn that I have an ear infection, sinus infection, and bronchitis.  I'm on my second round of antibiotics in two months and after two days, I'm not feeling a whole lot better.  Three more to go...

I'm trying to find the energy to grade student projects.  I'm trying to find the energy to make meals for my family.  I'm trying to find the energy to clean out our garage so that I can park my car inside.  All I really want to do is lay on the couch watching movies...

All in all, I'm just really glad that I am able to be at home, toasty cozy in our little house.  I am very lucky to have this quiet time and I'm absolutely grateful for it.  I hope that all of you have a wonderful day.  I'm off to visit my couch now.  : )

P.S.  Thank you for the sweet comments left for my last post.  I'm sorry that I haven't thanked each of you personally.  I'm not getting a whole lot done right now, but please know that I really appreciated your thoughtfulness!

Friday, December 2, 2011


It has been a hard week at Our Happy Little Home.
  • My grandpa got sick last week and passed away on Saturday.  He was 90 and lived a good, long life.  He'll be missed very much.
  • Connor has had a double ear infection since last Friday and missed three days of school this week.
  • Yesterday was my grandpa's funeral.
  • It also happened to be my 40th birthday.
  • I am sicker than I have been in a long time.
  • Jason is sicker than he has been in a long time, too.
  • We're blaming Connor for sharing his germs with us.  : ]
It's been el stinko around here.  Sad, stressful, germ-infested, messy, crabby...

  • I slept six straight hours last night (from 9pm-3am) and that felt nice.
  • Connor didn't start coughing last night until 3 and then, after about 30 minutes, he stopped.  This is major progress!
  • I listened to CSPAN from 3-5am and learned all about the British media investigation and the candidates nominated by President Obama for positions with the Federal Communication Commission.  There really isn't much on at this time of the morning.  My choices came down to CSPAN, The Nanny, or an infomercial for The Shark vacuum cleaner and I thought CSPAN had the best likelihood of putting me to sleep...
  • I slept from 5-6:45am and when I woke up, I was able to swallow without too much effort so that was progress, too.
I have declared today my un-official birthday and I am going to spend it napping, ignoring my messy house, and reading when the mood strikes. 

So far, 40 feels a lot harder than 39, but I'm not going to give up on it just yet. 
It's bound to get better, right?