I'm feeling lots better. In fact, I felt a huge improvement just hours after starting on my prescriptions. Steroids can work wonders. And, keep you up for 28 hours straight. I got a lot of reading done.
With this little episode nearly behind us, the entire fam will be drug in for flu shots this week. We're taking no chances on anyone else getting sick. Lack of routine and normalcy creates illness. Exhaustion, too. All in the forecast for us.
And, according to this site, this year's shot WILL include 3 strands, including the H1N1. Wonder if those opposed to it last year will not get one this year? We vaccinate. If it's available and recommended by our doctors, we do it. But, I know lots of people had questions last year. No doubt, the media helped feed those uncertainties.
In between making enormous life changes, we've done our best to keep the punks in their routine. Carter's in school. Lainey and Jack are up to their usual nonsense. Blake took them to the KC Zoo, the Deanna Rose Farmstead, Union Station, Crown Center and Kaleidoscope. All while I was sick at home recovering.
Blake = good dad and husband.
The week prior, we enjoyed a lovely morning at the Farmer's Market.....just one of the many things I will miss about Overland Park as we venture west.
Yall know I'm big on markets like this and supporting local business.....especially farmers. Take pride in where you live, peeps!
Want to know one of the hardest parts of this move? Parting with old loves. (Not Blake....he's making the move.) I'm talking about furniture we've been hauling from Texas to Colorado to Kansas. Carter used this collection, below, upon exiting the crib and until we bought the bunk/loft system currently used by the boys today. I kept the armoire and dresser that go with this because it blends well with the bunks. But, these......have to go.
And, this. The rocker used to rock each of our babies to sleep. Started with Carter and moved down from child to child. I will be sad to see it go.
Blake and I are big on keeping furniture and buying simple, quality pieces that will last through the years.......and hopefully decades. I'd much rather re-paint something (as we did with this rocker with each nursery) than buy something new.......not only to save money, but because it's yet another extension of recycling.
So, we've made a lot of money from a garage sale on Saturday and lots of CraigsList buyers. And, no one got murdered! Awesome.
New subject. Donuts With Dad.......last Friday at school.
Blake said the PE teacher, whom directs traffic and sets up the cones in the parking lot, went up to Blake and said, "Man, I hear those carpool lanes out in San Diego are really tricky. You ready for that?"
Caroline has confirmed with me that we are the laughing stock of the teacher's lounge right now. Can't blame them.
The littler punks are busy resurrecting toys from areas we're cleaning out. Meow Meow got a ride on the train.
Packing starts tomorrow, bloggies. Our ticker shows 13 days until we move. Pretty close, although we're not absolutely sure of the exact drive out day. What I do know is that the freight carrier will drop off the trailer next week. For us to fill with the contents of our lives, now scaled down about 40%. We've accomplished a lot so far.
Place to live? Still working on it.
Jobs? Still working on it.
Quit worrying about the little things! :)