Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Well hello there!

Just me, your local invalid. Convalescing.

I tell you, I am not one to sit around and do nothing, and I am REALLY not one to get sick. Oh sure, there might be a surgery every now and then, but ever since my nasty little encounter with a scalpel three years ago, I've taken my health pretty seriously. My family will laugh when they read this, but I totally believe in the power of the probiotic (they've listened to me preach it too many times, I guess). I've been taking probiotics for about three years now and I rarely . . . RARELY, I tell you . . . get sick.

Except for this week.

Well, yesterday I was sick of being sick and I was sick of my dreary self, so I decided to just pretend this little virus/infection thingy wasn't going to get me down. So I did my usual day which included laundry, a couple of errands, meeting a friend, making dinner, and helping one child with a resume. What I didn't count on was not being able to sleep and then having my husband come home at midnight (!) from a church meeting.

Today, I'm back down. Oh, I tried. I made a valiant effort to go to Bible study this morning, but I had to leave early to go back to bed.

So while I'm lying here just waiting to feel better, I thought I'd just pop in to say hello. And to list off some things I've been meaning to tell you.

1. Take a look over there---> See the "Followers" tab? It should read 150 or greater by now. Thank you to so many of you who took the challenge and followed me over the past week. I will be handing out that Anthropologie gift card tomorrow, so get ready!

2. Check out these amazing shoes. We walked into a shoe store in Charleston last week (probably to escape the rain) and these were just sitting there, much to my delight and to the confusion of my family. I guess my squeeling, "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!" just didn't make sense to them.

You know why these caught my eye? BECAUSE I HAD THE EXACT SAME PAIR OF SHOES WHEN I WAS IN 8TH GRADE!!!! No kidding. These were my all-time favorite pair of shoes. Of all time! I loved those shoes so much and I wore them to DEATH. I wonder what ever happened to them. Mom?

I guess I should have held onto those shoes. They're catching a pretty penny these days: $120. Whooo!

3. Congratulations to the Texas A&M women's basketball team. National Champs. Pretty impressive. And I know my niece, Kira, was cheering them on last night. Gig em, Aggies!

4. One more South Carolina picture. Have you ever seen a tree that big?

This is the Angel Oak on John's Island, SC. We usually have to make a quick visit to the tree whenever we're in the area because it's just so . . . amazing. It's said to be one of the oldest living species of anything east of the Mississippi--about 1,500 years old. I don't know why, but it boggles my mind every time I see it.

What can I say? I love trees.

5. Have you ever seen that scene in "You've Got Mail" when Meg Ryan gets sick and Tom Hanks comes over for a surprise visit? He brings her daisies (her favorite) and she throws her trench coat around her as a make-shift bath robe. She's sitting on the bed with wads of kleenex all around her and she says, "My head is fuzzy. I can't think." And then she makes that cute, pouty little Meg Ryan face and Tom Hanks falls in love with her all over again.

Yeah, that's kind of how I'm feeling right now. Fuzzy. So take the daisies you brought and put them in some water, cover me up with a blanket, and tip toe out the door.

I'll see you tomorrow.



  1. *hugs hopped over from UBP11 and sad to see you're under the weather. Get well soon. Love your blog so far xoxo

  2. Hi! I’m stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : ) I'm sorry you're not feeling well, hope you get better real soon!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

  3. Hey! just stoppin by for the blog party. LOVE your blog and are proud to say we are your newest followers and {blog} friends. We'd love for you to come check out our new blog and be our newest follower and {blog} friend as well..much love (family blog)

  4. We missed you.


    PS. congrats on 151.

  5. I might bet that midnight meeting was an Elder's mtg... :-) Adelyn and I just go to bed and say "see ya in the morning" on those nights...

    Hope you are feeling better!