I feel SO bad for not posting this earlier but between being out of town for seven days then getting the flu and THEN coming back to work full force, it has been insane. So here it is: the delightful box that Kelly at Sparkles and Shoes sent me.
There are a few things not pictured: gift boxes that I used and a little frame that I already took to work. Most of the stuff was decoration/gift wrapping related and all super cool! I do hope she got my box; it was missing and as much as I tried to track it down, the post office gave me the run-around.
Sorry again for being so late. you can check out all the swaps here:
Oh man, you guys. Shortly after I posted Monday morning, I really got to feeling bad. I had errands to run though so the boys and I hit up Target and Burlington and we went to Chik-fil-A – because they love it – and by the afternoon, I knew I had something worse than a sinus infection. I started my “dead to the world” phase then. Tuesday, I barely had the energy to do anything but luckily, Ash was off work so he took care of the kids. By 2:15, I dragged myself to Urgent Care and came home with a flu diagnosis and an RX for Tamiflu. I tell you what, that stuff WORKS. That night, Ell had a low grade fever and by Wednesday mid-morning was full-on sick. So he and I went to the ped around 2 and sure enough, flu. My doc also got Isaac on the meds as a preventative and Ash went and did the same. Tamiflu for everyone! I lost so much time; I barely knew what day it was. I’m not 100% but WAY better than I was. I plan on finally taking down the Christmas stuff today while Elliot rests; I think he’ll be good to go by tomorrow.
But what a cruddy way to welcome the new year, you know? I wanted to begin by cleaning the house and resetting after the trip but I’m lagging behind. Plus, I was supposed to have been at work the past couple days. Without fail, I’m going tomorrow. The thing is, it’s not just my FSU job I have to do stuff for. All my other online and teaching obligations begin really soon and I was planning on getting them squared away these two days while in the office. I think best there. Sadly, I am going to need to learn to adjust.
And just when we’ve settled in next week – school begins the 7th – we’ll leave mid-day Friday to go to Orlando. We have yet to do Christmas with my family because of the Chicago trip and at the same time, Ash is running the Disney marathon. It’s going to be an insane weekend. But I am looking forward to it. I know my mother wanted us all to be together for the holidays but it can’t always be that way. She’ll adjust as well.
Well, that’s what’s been going on here with us. It’s been crazy and there’s no sign of that letting up soon but we’ll get through!
This is a wee bit late but we got into town late Friday, I spent all of Saturday trying to get back to normal (laundry) and then yesterday, I got sick. Still sick now but I wanted to complete this one.
In October, I got back on track with running and trained for a half marathon and bought my Keurig, Felt kind of down, Took Elliot ziplining and bought a new couch, ran my half marathon, and did Halloween up good.
In November, we took the kids to the fair, I was pretty stressed and started listening to Christmas music very early, I had some odd issues and Elliot got sick, and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving right here in my home.
In December, Ash kicked off the month by being sick for an entire week, then Isaac got the ick, Ash and I saw The Hobbit, I finally bought my domain, and we took our road trip to Chicago.
And some photos:
This week, I am taking on these middle months, wherein a lot of good and a lot of really bad things seems to happen!
In July, we lost our dear dog, Iggy, to start off the month, I had to really strive to get my mood turned around, Ash and I took a weekend to ourselves in Cocoa beach, I wrote about ten things that make me angry, and I wrapped up summer complaining bout the heat but loving breakfast and fireflies.
In August, we went to an end of VPK party wherein Isaac had a near-drowning event, I blogged A LOT about running, Elliot turned five, and I had to randomly have my appendix taken out!
In September, I got a wee bit too excited about not being allowed to run, I decided not to run the marathon I had signed up for, I found myself overworked, Took Elliot to a football game, and I mused some, coming out of my depression.
Those were some busy, crazy months but I got through them and enjoyed them nevertheless. I’m in my office this morning (with Elliot because public schools are closed) but I’ll be heading out in a couple hours to do some last minute shopping and then pack the car! If you don’t hear from me for a while, it’s because we’re out of town. Maybe I shall post photos; I probably will put some on Instagram, if you follow me: Scriptor79
Oh, and some photos from those three months:
I’m borrowing this from Vandy, who stole it from Kenzie at Life and Lemons. She borrowed it from someone else. These things do tend to make the rounds.
Five things I can’t live without:
- Reading. I may not do it all the time but it keeps me sane
- My family, of course. Sometimes they drive me mad but I love ‘em
- Music. Even if I am not into one band or song, I have to have it on
- Goals. I have to have things to look forward to
- (This is actually kind of hard; the older I get, the more I realize that I could live without quite a lot.) I’ll say the comforts of home. After a long or stressful day, I need those soft pajama pants and a comfortable couch to recline upon.
Four things that terrify me:
- The idea that when Ash leaves the house, he could potentially never come back due to some freak accident
- That one of us will suddenly lose our job
- Never really “making it.”
Three things that annoy me:
Two things I’m working on:
- Patience, with myself but mostly, the boys
- Being more aware of changes I need to make
One thing I’m grateful for:
- My mundane life. It has ups and down but nothing insanely crazy and I guess I like that.
This week, I am tackling April through June in my look back at the fabulous year 2012!
In April, I bought my first pair of Vibrams, got contemplative about my life, celebrated Isaac’s second birthday and got really into Jimmy Buffet.
In May, we went to my friend, Jon’s, 40th birthday, I started dreaming about a beach vacation, went to the beach and celebrated mother’s day, Elliot graduated VPK and we went to Wild Adventures Theme Park, and I tried to changed some of my ways.
In June, I got my new tattoo, wrote a to-do list that talked about our trees being removed, Got a new A/C unit and scanned some old photos, stayed in a Disney Hotel for a few days, and I didn’t blog on the 29th or 30th because that’s when we started dealing with the Iggy problem, which will show up in my July recap.
May was when my life got super hectic and I can tell you, July through about September, I was super depressed. But you get to read that next week! Here are some photos from these months for you to enjoy!
I really wanted to participate this year and even though I am a few days behind due to a sick kid, here goes.
In January, I ran my best time in a half marathon, started doing kettlebells but quit, and planned my newest tattoo.
In February, I participated in a swap and got paired with one of my bloggy friends, Vandy, everyone seemed to get sick, and I had a major sinus infection that I finally cured with apple cider vinegar. We also went to our first Monster Truck Rally!
In March, I did the dialect meme so you could all hear my lovely voice, went to a couple birthday parties, ran a really awful 5k for St. Patty’s day, and I turned 33 and blogged about my awesome husband instead!
Here are some photos from the first three months as well:
Hey everyone, I am doing this really awesome swap!
Stay tuned for more as it progresses.
I was pretty excited when a new swap came around on my radar. I did the Halloween one last year and loved it!
The person I sent to was Mary.
The person I received from was Kenzie.
She sent me a lot of cool things! There were even some bubbles and a couple cars for the boys, but when I took the photo, I couldn’t find them. They must have already integrated them into their myriad of toys.
I think the glass is the coolest part; I can drink my nifty seasonal beers out of it!
Very happy with my box; thanks Kenzie! Hope everyone who participated got cool things this year.
I need something to get me going today so here it is: EPIC!