this week

August 8, 2014

Alright folks, link roundup posts are getting pushed to Saturdays because we could use some more real life shenanigans around here, couldn’t we? I say yes.

SO. Just two weeks ago Liam and I were home sick for a week, then we had a week of recovery and getting back to normal, then this week I felt like we were hitting our stride again. Half marathon training began on the same day as the gym opened at work, and I made it through a weeny 1.5 miles on the treadmill.

training begins

It was pretty boring and I’ll have to get used to it, but still better than dying from heat exhaustion. Anyway, the same day Meredith started swim lessons. The last time I took her to the pool she was scared out of her little mind so this was a birthday gift. It’s a class where she goes every day for two weeks, and I was expecting tears or whining or crying or something of the sort because parents aren’t allowed in the pool area, but she did SO GREAT.

swim lessons

And that night I even threw together a salad for dinner! I was pretty pleased with myself for a Monday.

So then Tuesday came around and threw my week off entirely when Meredith got a fever at daycare. I thought that winter was the season of sickness, but apparently we like to be different in our household. I spent that evening on the couch watching Frozen with her and my dinner plans went out the window in favor of David picking up Chick-fil-a because it just wasn’t happening.

Wednesday I stayed home and we got a doctor’s appointment for 10:40 so I kept Liam home all morning too. Anyone else’s kids love to just watch you play with their toys or is mine just a weirdo? Anyway, there was a lot of stickers, coloring, and Play-Doh going on.


And another viewing of Frozen, of course.

So on the way to the doctor we dropped Liam at daycare because why go through that with two kids when it’s not necessary? Meredith was really well behaved even though we had to wait 40 minutes. There was no obvious source of infection so…virus it is!

Afterwards we stopped at Starbucks for a treat because we deserved it. I had one bite of her cake pop but I wanted the whole thing.


Then why not go to the craft store? I picked up some sewing stuff and I was verrrry tempted to buy multiple quilting books despite the fact that I can’t even really call myself a quilter when I have not completed a single one yet.

quilt books

We got home and then things started to go downhill. I don’t know how she did it considering she was running fever and obviously exhausted, but she managed to not nap until 4pm. So for about two hours I could do nothing but hold her and try to stop her from crying. For example, she wanted to go into the room where her play kitchen is, but she didn’t want to play with it. She wanted ME to play with it. I told her I didn’t want to play with it. Freak out. Then she just wanted to stand in the room so she could LOOK at it. I did that for about ten seconds before I was bored.

sick day

Eventually she passed out, right after David got home feeling sick himself and was unable to help me because of how bad he was feeling.

asleep at last

I probably should have used the time to make dinner, but instead I started actually quilting, and it made me happy.

quilting begins

Before long I had to go pick up Liam, and then Meredith woke up screaming and demanding to be held again, so for dinner we had fruit and nuts and we were in bed at 7:30.

Thursday I was determined to go back to work but David was still sick and incapable of watching M. My mom to the rescue! They had an awesome day and Meredith didn’t have a fever all day so after work I totally mommed up and picked her up, brought her home to change into swim clothes, picked up Liam, went to swim lessons with both of them, then came home and made dinner (also it was totally yum – egg salad with bacon lettuce wraps).

egg salad with bacon lettuce wraps

This morning everyone is pretty much back to normal. (“Say cheese Liam! Why isn’t he saying cheese?”)

meredith and liam

Thankfully Butterball Thumbsucker Forbes (who is busting out of this 9-month romper) stayed healthy throughout the week and is content if you just put a boob in his mouth every once in awhile.


And that was our week! Over the weekend I’m planning to get a longer run in and do some more quilting, or maybe finish the top part of Liam’s stocking. I’d also love to get some art journaling in and pick out my next Bible study. (I’m sure multiple viewings of Frozen will happen as well. I’m getting my money’s worth out of that one.)

Now tell me, how was your week and what do you have planned for the weekend?

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Comments on this week

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    Oh my word, friend. What a WEEK you had. I vote for a glass of wine (or sometime to yourself in the craft room. You deserve it). I hope everyone continues to feel better/get better and that the weekend is more calm for you.

    I have no real plans this weekend and I’m ok with that. Sleep, some workouts towards 31 workouts in August (I’m at 8 right now, but want to stay ahead of the curve as next weekend is busy), maybe read. An exciting life I lead at age 30 =)

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    From Toni:

    OMG….that pic of you and Meredith says it all!!!

  3. 3

    From Holly:

    What a week! I hope you guys are able to kick the sickness soon! We’ve been healthy since February (knock on wood!) – I’m bracing myself for a flu! Topher LOVES Frozen, it’s the only movie he will actually sit down and watch, and he’s seen it dozens of times already. He has all the songs memorized, it’s hilarious :) Our weekend plans include a wedding on Saturday, church on Sunday, and chillaxing at home the rest of the time. It’s been a busy week with day camp for Topher and few naps for Ellie, so I’m looking forward to getting back into our regular routine!

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    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    What a week indeed! Kids being sick is just awful. And there is really nothing like the irrational demands of a 3 yr old. (Or 4 yr old… unfortunately.) I love the pic of your kids together though — isn’t it awesome when everyone’s feeling good and the kids are being cute together? Sam just turned one and I think we’ve finally turned the corner where he will kind of play alongside Josiah and they can entertain themselves without me for short amounts of time. It’s glorious!

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    From Melissa:

    Sick kids is no fun at all. A’ has some kind of respiratory thing & I hate missing work bc she can’t go to daycare, but more than that I really hate when she’s not well. It’s just so sad & exhausting all!

    Glad everyone’s feeling better (except David? Hopefully he feels better soon!) & I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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