Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cabin Fever

There is light at the end of the tunnel, the stomach bug, which gripped our house for so long, seems to be lifting. No more glassy eyes, relief from the side-splitting cramps and, most importantly, a shower. I have to admit to being too nauseous to have taken one and so this morning I washed several days of sick and yuck off. I feel renewed and am chomping at the bit to get out.

The girls and I will be cutting Easter eggs forms and bedazzling them the old fashioned way, with bits of glitter, sequins and ribbon and then hanging them in the window. Sean and I have a project planned, taking an old glass cabinet door from what used to be our dining room and turning it into a massive picture frame. I'll post pictures when it is complete. Later I have plans to make homemade french fries with the girls and maybe take a walk around the block if the sub-arctic winds ever let up.

I have a stack of diaper and wipes coupons waiting under a magnet on the fridge and Target sent me a $20 gift card, the only hitch being I had to make a registry. Seriously, you want me to virtual shop (an activity I hold dear to my heart, all the fun of shopping without the pinch in the pocketbook, something my new definite-friend-material-almost-pal-Amy enjoys too!) and in exchange you'll give me a $20 gift card? 15 minutes for 20 dollars, dee-licious!

So this afternoon I'll take the girls to Target, Briar will hop on the big red concrete ball outside the entrance, Avery will grab something totally untoy-like such as her beloved Swiffer and call it her present, and I will roam the aisle, delirious with being out of the house, showered and armed with coupons and 20 free dollars!

It's enough to make a gal kick up her heels!

I love a day filled with simple things making me happy. What's making you happy today? C'mon, share, it feels good!

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Ree said...

I'm so glad you all are feeling better. Can't wait to see the new project.

Amy said...

Target is a wonderful place. I can't leave there without buying something. Ever. It's quite like virtual shopping, but in reality I have an actual shopping cart loaded with un-neccessaties that I have to really think if I need or want, rather than just hit cancel:) I'm glad you're feeling better...we on the other hand have a sick daddy with a 103 temp and double ear infection. Seriously? and it's beautiful out today. Maybe you'll see me and Luke at Tarjay this afternoon.

Damselfly said...


My mother sent an Easter basket to Fly, JP and me, which arrived today. So fun!

Janet said...

Sounds like you're having my favourite kind of day.

I took a walk with my boy in the warm-ish sunshine, knocking on the doors of neighbours, fundraising on behalf the Kidney Foundation. It was a lovely slice of rare one-on-one time and we raised over $100.

Cheryl said...

Meeting my brand new baby niece this morning. Holding her, seeing how totally different she looks from my daughter, knowing that we're still family, and I'll love her just as much as I love her brothers. That made me happy.

Myshka said...

We spent the morning at the gym- a nice little competitive one on one time, and then walked 30 minutes to watch the soccer game on a tv at the local pub. (it makes me happy that I've turned into a bit of a sports nut). xxHugsxx

maggie, dammit said...

*happy sigh*

This post just inspired me to get off the couch and take a shower. Maybe even brave the great outdoors. I thank you.

Crystal said...

Oh yea! I am so happy you are feeling better. My girls must/can't wait/just have to jump on those big red balls outside Target every time we enter.

abs said...

Well, speaking of fries, I learned two things about them recently:
1) McDonald's fries do not break down when you put them in a jar...ever.
2) The FDA apparently decided that french fries do count as a vegetable.