There has been a nasty fever circulating amongst the various groups of people we regularly come in contact with—school, church, gym, friends (most of whom we know from the school, church, or gym). Sometimes, it feels like we’re playing Tag! as every few days or so, one of my own children or the child of a friend turns up sick with “the fever.”
So far, it has sunk its mean little claws into every single one of my children at some point or another in the past 4 weeks. Good thing it decided to spread it out so we could enjoy being sick for a good long while, huh? #sarcasm
At the moment, Della is its victim of choice. The thing is, other than a fever, the only symptoms it seems to produce are lethargy, loss of appetite, and an increase in politeness (Della is currently nestled against my side downing copious amount of watery apple juice, followed up with numerous tiny, ladylike belches, each of which she punctuates with a conscientious, “Scoo me”). So that basically means that every week, I’ve gotten a new little “slug” who only wants to lie on the couch (and, in Della’s case, watch “Cin-weh-wah”) for a couple of days. And that means that very little is required of me except multiple water refills, book-reading, snuggles, and vigilant knowledge of where the remote control is.
So, really, this is a just a service announcement to all Mamas that if your children absolutely must be sick, try to make sure its this particular virus. You may not be able to leave the house for a while, and you’ll have to endure sad faces like this one:
But as long as you’ve got the ingredients handy for a chocolate shake when everyone’s appetite returns (and, no, the twins did not get one, unless you count the mama-milk version), you’ll be a-okay.
In other news, I shared a tutorial for an easy gathered flower headband (and showed off lots of cute pics of the twins), shared about why I wear an “M’ necklace, even though I don’t have one in my name, and showed you the 5 makeup items I use every day (thanks for all your awesome feedback on the concealer question by the way).
And in still other, much more exciting, news, our Texas-sized giveaway is ending tonight, which means you’ve still got time to enter!!!
(you can click to be taken to the giveaway)
And now it’s time to see what you guys have been up to!
But first a quick peek at my faves from last week’s party:
Clockwise from the top left:
1. Dining Room Makeover from Suburbs Mama
2. Mini Luscious Lemon Pies from Shaken Together
3. Bright and Airy Spring Living Room from Meeha Meeha
4. Washi Tape Glasses Case Makeover from Ann Kay Home
5. Vintage Purse Makeover from The Thinking Closet
6. Sewing Room Makeover from The Seasoned Homemaker
7. Burnt Red Dresser Redo from Picked and Painted
8. Eclectic House Tour from It’s Overflowing
And now it’s time to link up this week’s goodies!
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