Last Thursday Tony and I had a date night. I had purchased tickets to see the movie The Best Man Holiday about a month ago. To my surprise there was only about 10 people in the theater. We went the day before it actually hit theaters which I’m sure helped. The movie was amazing and the time that we spent together was even better.
Since the movie is only a week old I won’t give a review and spoil it for anyone that hasn’t seen it yet. Get out and go see it if you haven’t already.
I noticed Sunday evening that I had a sore throat. I took some sinus /allergy pills and went to bed. I didn’t think much of it because the temperatures were changing and that usually causes my allergies to go crazy. Until the next morning when I woke up to the same sore throat, a queasy stomach and the feeling that my head was going to pop right off my shoulders
I hesitated but I decided it was best to stay at home to nurse whatever this thing was turning out to be. By the end of the day I wasn’t better at all. Night time was worse because trying to sleep when you can’t breathe but your nose is running is one miserable feeling. I tossed and turned and tossed some more. I tried everything. Sitting up to sleep, a warm towel on my face while applying pressure to my sinuses, just not sleeping. Nothing worked. I finally dosed off in front of the fireplace around 5:30 a.m. or so. I woke up to my 6 a.m. alarm going off.
Needless to say I called in again today. I’ve been running a low grade fever but no signs of infection. YAY!
After another day of meds, sleep, and plenty of fluids I feel better. If I could get my head to feel like I wasn’t inside of a bubble and the sinus pressure to go away I would be so much better.
Oh Yeah, I did manage to cook chilli tonight which is an improvement because we had chicken nuggets and French fries yesterday. Sick or not a mommy’s work is never done.
So we didn’t make it to the zoo because we waited too late to go. It closes at 4 p.m. on Saturday and we didnt decide until after Dre’s voice lesson and my nail appointment which was after 3 p.m.
We did get out and enjoy ourselves for a little while on Saturday. I spent Saturday morning relaxing while Tony and the boys went to the barber shop. After Dre’s voice lesson (with our very talented friend Vaughn ) I went to the nail salon for a quick fill. It was time to change my Halloween nail costume from a spider back to something a little more simple. And when I say simple I mean a blue iridescent purplish color.
Then it was off to dinner. We wanted to go to On The Border for their endless enchiladas, that no one ordered once we saw the menu. Isn’t that how it always happens?
I love getting pictures of the boys when we go eat. It keeps them occupied while we wait on our food.
Tony and I even got in on the act.
Afterwards I wanted to check out the new Academy Sports and Athletic wear store that was recently opened in Overland Park, KS. It was perfect because we were right around the corner. Let me start off by saying I am not into sports and I’ve never been but I do have two boys and a boyfriend that love them. Plus we needed to walk all that food off. Can I tell you that I was extremely impressed by the numerous options in every department as well as the prices? I expected them to be much higher. I expected to be bored half way through the store. I was neither. I can’t wait to go back and neither can the rest of my family. We each have several items on our wish list.
Sunday was all about chores, chores, chores! I washed clothes. So many clothes. I have to start back doing a load or two during the week. It makes my weekend better.
Dre’ worked on his science invention project. He came up with an idea to have a pencil sharpener on a pencil. He did a fantastic job!
I tried a new recipe that everyone loved. Picture and recipe link below.
Creole Shrimp, Greens and Sausage.http://knorr.com/recipes/detail/11775/1/creole-rice-with-sausage-greens-shrimp
Oh Yeah and I baked cinnamon rolls this morning for breakfast but I burnt the first set. I felt bad because Marc helped me and he worked so hard. Dre’ was nice enough to run to the store and get another can. The next time was so much better.
Overall I had a wonderful weekend and I hope you had a great weekend too!
(a picture of a couple of gorgeous tree’s outside of Marc’s school)
It’s Friday! I’m super excited that the weekend is finally here. My family and I are looking forward to the warm weather tomorrow. It’s expected to be in the 60′s here in the midwest which is warm for us for this time of year. The Kansas City Zoo has a penguin exhibit and the weather is going to be perfect for it. I’ll post pictures soon.
Have a fabulous Friday!
No this is not an old picture from last Halloween. It’s from today.
You see my youngest child Marc is very active and loves to pretend play. So when we bought this Super Mario brother costume two Halloweens ago I wasn’t surprised when he wanted to wear it after Halloween. I didn’t think he would still be wearing it but hey I’m not opposed to it because he’s definitely getting our moneys worth all while enjoying himself.
I love his ability to be himself and enjoy his freedom as a kid. He often tells me to “calm down it’s going to be OK”. And he’s right. I need to loosen up and be free a little more often.
I love when I can learn from my kids.
Enjoy your Sunday!
I had the pleasure of receiving some free Progresso Soup. Not many of you know this but I love soup. Especially during the winter and Fall months.
I received a can of Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese and a can of Light Chicken Pot Pie Style. I really didn’t care for either of them. My main reason is because there was more broth than anything else. What I did love about the soup is that portion sizes are just enough for lunch time without leaving you feeling too full. They also have box tops which I send in to my sons school. Enough about me let’s get to you.
Progresso is having a sweepstakes that you can enter but you have to hurry and enter soon. The sweepstakes ends on Monday, Feb. 11th. Visit facebook.com/Progresso for your chance to enter.
The information, products and ProgressOh! gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and very little writing. I decided I needed to get the ideas out of my head. So I started reading blogs again to see exactly what got my heart pumping. You know what I’m talking about. That feeling you get when something exciting happens to you. For the most part I came to the conclusion that I really like blogs about faith, shoes, and how to be better. All three of these topics are very popular and can be found being discussed on several blogs already.
My quest is to figure out a particular discussion that I should have here on my blog about those three. I’m still not really for sure what I want to tak about under those three topics but at least I have a direction now :0)
I will definitely be updating the blog with my ideas. Until then I’ll just keep it random for a while until I feel a particular way about one subject.
Until next time remember to smile between the minutes.
Here are the first 3 gifts from the boys and I:
1) Making it to the doctor on time to get a new plan for my diabeyes regimen.
2) Having the day off from work to spend with the kiddos and my honey.
3) that the cable company acepted pay arrangements on our bil.
4) kids that are understanding to our financial situation.
5) good health for my family and I.
I think we’re off to a good start. What are you thankful for?
Yes that is a picture of my son’s pants in our kitchen drawer.
When I asked how they got there he just shrugged his shoulders
and said I don’t know as he laughed and walked away. Crazy kid!
I wonder if I should look in the drawer in his room for my missing pastry brush. Hmmmm!
Have a Great Weekend!