Hello from the other side….
I must have cried a thousand times.
Ha, just kidding it hasn’t been *quite* that dramatic around here this past week, but WOW this flu is the real deal. I am so happy to report that we are (mostly) on the other side of it. The past 8 days have been a blur of taking temperatures, filling Powerade cups, watching-all-of-the-Netflix, sleepless nights, ordering take out and giving extra cuddles. Fortunately, I was able to take Tamiflu and didn’t feel bad very long but it’s crazy how tiring having sick kiddos is! There were several days that I logged over 10,000 steps on my Fitbit literally walking in circles and running up and down the stairs. PHEW!!!!
Needless to say this weekend was pretty low key considering we were still recovering. But it was actually amazing to be forced to stay home. We managed to accomplish lots of little projects around the house over the past few days. One of which is this “howdy” rug. It just makes me happy!
On Friday after several days of being stuck inside, we went for a walk and it was as if spring had sprung overnight. Atlanta is officially in bloom! And to my surprise, we have our very own Japanese Magnolia in our new backyard. We had one in our previous home and it was always a sweet reminder that warmer temps were coming- and it’s absolutely beautiful!
In case you missed last week’s update, we were planning to surprise the boys and head to the beach for winter break this week. Sadly the flu had other plans but I guess it all worked out because otherwise, Sweet P would have missed an entire week of school. And at least it didn’t happen when we were already out of town. But it was soooo sad to unpack our suitcases this weekend! I snapped a pic of an outfit I had packed so I will remember to pack it when we try again for spring break.
Saturday we woke up bright and early to some new furniture being delivered. OH Y’ALL! We have been busy busy getting the living room furnished. I can’t wait to share the updates, but here you can see one sofa. Oh, and we are working on a rug and coffee table hence the green painters tape. There is still lots to do (and I have a new reason to go throw pillow shopping!) but it is fun to see some progress happening.
Here is another shot- where you can see the bane of my existence. Yeah- those built in shelves. They were driving me bananas. So I took EVERY SINGLE THING off of them over the weekend and started over. Book shelf styling is HARD! I don’t have an “after” picture yet because I am still tweaking but they have come along way. (and yes, this something I would have never done had I not been forced to stay home for days. #cabinfever)
Those lamps above were a yard sale find last spring ($8 for the pair!) and a few months ago in a haste I spray painted one of them a solid navy blue. AND I HATED IT! I considered it a massive craft fail and chalked it up as a loss. You know I am a big fan of spray paint but sometimes things are better left alone. We recently spent some time organizing the garage and I came across this paint stripper. Lightbulb moment! Not sure why this hadn’t occurred to me before, but I figured it was worth a shot. With a little elbow grease I was able to bring this lamp back to it’s original state. So if you have every tried to spray paint something and regretted it- this is worth a shot.
We did another finger print art project- this time in the shape of a cross. We used the same method as we did here for the Georgia one, but I decided to reverse the paint and kept the cross white and just used painters tape to mark it off.
It turned out pretty cute!
On Sunday we were finally able to leave the house and figured the best thing to take it easy and stay out of the rain would be to go see a movie. We went to see Peter Rabbit – it was cute. Win for the boys! Then I dragged all of them to the Ballard Outlet. Win for mama! I had that canoe picture in my hand but then decided against it. Sadly we didn’t find anything but it’s always fun to go on the hunt. (and now that I am looking at this picture I am wondering why I didn’t get that canoe….)
And that is what you call a low key weekend! Alright, here is a healthy and productive week.