It’s been a while since I blogged because I’ve been busy coughing and running a fever. Don’t be jealous. It hasn’t been as pleasant as it sounds.
The bug the kids had last week, I got, and was basically in bed for a week. I don’t remember ever being so sick and it’s a slow recovery. The cough is kind of hanging on and I get tired easily, but the worst is behind me.
Today I am taking my four younger boys out for some much needed fresh air and exercise. Last week all of the older kids were gone to a film festival and I was sick, so the four yung’uns were left pretty much to themselves which basically means lots of wii and eating nachos. After an early ortho appointment we will do what every red-blooded American boy wants to do on his first day out of the house in week…. see Cinderella and eat froyo.
And we’ll definitely blast some music in the van and rock ’til we drop. Maybe some show tunes….let the good times roll.
I do have a few reflections on being sick and in bed for a week. There’s always something good to find no matter what you’re going through. First, I got my entire DVR cleaned off and watched every show I ever recorded, including The Wizard of Oz, which I don’t remember recording. But I watched it anyway.
Second, I am pretty sure I caught up on all of the rest & relaxation that I have missed for the past couple of years. I can check that off my to-do list.
Third, we don’t have to figure out if we are going to take a spring break this year. That was decided for us. No school for a week. Bam. Done.
In other news, my kitchen makeover got pushed back a few weeks since we have been sick. Also, in rethinking the project, I feel like I need to drastically reduce the budget for it. So I have been sitting on the bench in the kitchen and staring at the walls. I did buy the paint already, but I am undecided as to how to proceed because I originally planned some new cabinets but they’re not in my new budget. The puzzle I am trying to solve is how to get a well done look for basically, well, no money.
It is kind of my favorite problem to have because it forces me to come up with some of my best ideas by being restricted with a tight budget. The summer before last I made a great towel holder in the boys’ bathroom out of scraps and I would never have come up with it if I had been able to just go buy something.
I built this cabinet last year that solved three problems in my bathroom for very little money….
While I stare at my kitchen and watch a princess movie with 4 superhero fans, I hope you have a great day.