Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Musings



Right now... it is actually quiet.  The boys are out playing the what is left of the snow.  Bapa is out running an errand.  Fava is still in bed (the lucky duck.)  And I am sitting at the table with a cup of tea and the computer.  But I'm really thinking about my need for a shower, a nice hot steamy shower. 

This weekend... was nice.  Saw lots of friends who I rarely see (thanks to being home visiting rather than home where we live.)  Got to eat lots of good food (mmm, hot open veggie from the Autumn Cafe, seriously the only way veggies should be served.)  Got to church for the first time since Christmas (between work schedules and sickness it's been EWTN for us every week.)  And have been trying to recover from a cold that hit me once we got here. 

Some plans for the week... get over this cold.  Finally get some knitting and reading done - I can't believe I've been too sick for either :(  Try to get our apartment back into shape once we get home.  Do a little shopping today, Bigger needs some longer pants and I could use another pair of "out-going" pants.  And I need a new rice bag.  Or corn bag depending on what I find. 

If I can find some time for myself, I would like to... sleep.  It is very hard to sleep when we travel.  Added to that the hardcore hip pain I get sleeping on my side on the futon mattress and the fact that I can't breath through my nose.  Oh, and being woken several times a night by Bigger hacking in my face.  I'm tired.  And maybe I should add a new, sturdier body pillow to my shopping list...

I am grateful for... family and friends.  My body pillow, even if it is pretty far past it's prime.  Hot tea.  Moments of peace and quiet.  Vicks. 

Some prayer intentions... for this blasted cold to be gone!  For a safe drive back home. 

Something that makes me smile...
"Look, we be kitties!"  - My parents cats like to sit on the stairs and keep an eye on things.  So in pretending to be cats of course the boys had to take their spots on the stairs and peek through the rails like the kitties.  I can't wait till Littler stops substituting "t"s for k sounds.  Such as "toca tola."  You can figure out what "kitties" sounds like in our house. 

Linking up to join Nadja and Sofia on this sunshiny Monday morning :) 

5 comments:

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. It sounds like you been super busy!

Love the boys pretending to be kitties. I had to laugh, because I almost heard what "kitties" sounds like in your house.

Praying for a speedy recovery and some much needed rest. God bless.

melbatoast68 said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Swanski said...

I hope you feel better soon. I wish you lots of sleep on a real mattress too :) Safe travels!

Sofia's Ideas said...

Body pillows... what would we do without them? I grew up with circular body pillows because in my country, everyone sleeps with one. It's called a "guling" which translates to "roll". But my friends, here in the states, would look at them oddly and ask what they were. lol! You need at least 3 when you're pregnant, minimum!

Please do get some rest, whenever and wherever you can. Easier said than done, I know...

~Kelly~ said...

So cute seeing the boys playing ti...... I mean, kitties! Gotta love it! Hope you feel better soon. I'm home from work today with a bad lower back! I've got my Nook and I'm taking it easy. Body pillow sounds good right about now... hmmmm. I'm thankful for Icy Hot...even though I smell like a menthol mess!