Thursday, April 4, 2013

State of the Spring Break Address

To say that Spring Break isn't turning out as I had planned would be a mild understatement. I planned to take the girls to the park, to play with their cousin, to the library, to the courthouse (yeah, really, Emma needed a new dog license), have them clean their room, get the ironing finished, get the taxes ready, and complete some work projects. But as they say, "Life is what happens to you while you are planning to do something else." Life totally happened this week.

It rained and was Arctic-cold on Easter Sunday. I thought about maybe wearing long underwear under my Easter dress. No egg hunt. We fit in a quick road trip to Richmond on Monday, which I'll tell you about another day. And then the weird tummy ache bug that has afflicted our area of Virginia descended upon our house and chose Michaela Byrd as its victim. 

So I spent all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday glued to the leather couch. Offering alternating doses of ibuprofen and acetaminophen, refilling a water bottle, and carefully tuning to the pre-selected channels of Nick Jr. and Disney Jr. We watched a lot of Nick and Disney, people. I feel like I am friends with Peter Rabbit, Doc McStuffins, and that family from Good Luck Charlie. I can sing many theme songs now. Yo Ho, let's go! 

We're keeping my sister's dog this week, so I was lucky to have a back-up nurse around.
Girl and Dogs, Serenity Now blog

On the bright side, lots of couch time meant that I was able to log some hours for a work project that's in full swing. I guess I just wanted you all to know why the posting hasn't been exactly my best material here lately. Lots of family stuff and work fun too. I'm hoping that once the taxes are in and the project is ready to go, I can get back to posting some creative and homey stuff. I know there's a great recipe in my drafts folder, waiting to have photos added.

Anyone else have their Spring Break hijacked by unexpected events?

We're off to the American Girl Store in Tyson's Corner (DC) today with a few friends. The link party is on as usual for tomorrow morning! Bring your best post of the week to share! 


  1. So glad you're feeling better. It's tough being sick and not able to do the stuff you want to do.

  2. Several years ago, we had a relaxing spring break planned with some fun little day trips and lots of down time. And then a stomach bug descended on our house and, one by one, every single member of the family got it. Ugh. It's bad enough to have that interrupt your normal, everyday life, but a vacation week? Double ugh! Hope everyone is feeling all better now!

    Can't wait to hear what special project you're working on. Hope you're enjoying it!

  3. Ha! I totally agree, and I've been there too, life throws us curveballs but you handle it so gracefully!


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