Friday, May 22, 2015

What Do The Signs Say?

Ever since I had the stomach flu on Sunday, I've been s-l-o-w-l-y getting better. I still feel slightly queasy for a good part of the day, and that, combined with my cold, has been getting the best of me. However, yesterday showed some signs that maybe, just maybe, things are starting to look up.
I was able to drink a pot of tea for breakfast, but the only solid food which appealed was saltines. Yay?
Rachel and I both got dressed and left the house (yep, we've been having a lot of pajama days lately), but Rachel didn't have many clean clothes to put an outfit together. Yes, she is wearing red socks and peach coloured pants. No, I didn't care.
We did make it to Costco, but then I "fed" Rachel a lunch of Costco samples. She had half a popsicle but balanced that out with some Ceasar salad, among other things -- sausage, popcorn, chips. That's a healthy lunch, right?!
We did get some laundry done but Rachel put everything in and out of the washer and started the cycle going. I think all I was providing was moral support.
The dining room and the kitchen got cleaned but Rachel cleared everything out of the kitchen so I could wash the floors, and then put absolutely everything back once they were dry.
We got the flyers done but Rachel pulled the wagon the entire time.
I made supper but didn't have the energy to make mashed potatoes to go with the goulash.
Dave and Sam had haircuts in the evening, and because I am a gardentrovert, I actually got quite a bit of yard work done. I planted the rest of the front beds, and watered everything.
I also put another couple of planters together.
And I mowed the front lawn. However, I only had energy to mow half the back lawn so that still needs to be finished.
I got some vegetables packed up for Sam's lunch, although Rachel did the spinach. And yes, she was on the floor, but remember, it got washed earlier.
So either the signs prove that I am indeed on the mend, or that I have perfected the art of using child labour. Either way, things are looking up!

Happy Weekend!


  1. Ha ha ha! I love the last paragraph. =) I'm so glad that you are almost feeling better. It's so hard being a sick mama. But, Rachel sure was a great helper. I'm really far behind on laundry too and we've worn a few mismatched socks over the last few days.

  2. I'm impressed with how helpful Rachel is!! Send her my way anytime!! Hope you keep feeling better!

  3. Wow, I am impressed with both you and Rachel and how much you got accomplished! If she is like Brody, she loved getting to help! And I love her outfit. She looks so cool! :-)

  4. Hope you continue to feel better. We used to do the "sample" meals when we were really broke. :D


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