I've been existing entirely on the likes of the above photo for two weeks now. Orange juice and ice cream blended together, with a straw! The strep is back, or more accurately, I suppose it never went away. Damn. I've been sick each day of this new year. I've left the house twice in the past 12 days--once for the doctors (wahoo! I got dressed!) and once for a much needed walk (stayed in my pajamas for that one). I've been a couch bound mama who's put on the Sound of Music nearly every day this week (with no complaints from 'Fredrick', mind you). I don't even have the energy to knit! Wah! whine, whine, whine. I'm not a pleasant sick person, as you can see. It seems to be when my dramatic flair appears (Hmnn...wonder where HE got it.)
What I am feeling joyful about, however (I'm not all grump!), is the enthusiasm I see for the Corners of My Home group. I'm so glad the idea resonated with others, and that people are sharing their photos on the Flickr group. I'll do another photo on Thursdays, but invite people to do so whenever they want. It's so inspiring to see all these spaces that people treasure so much.
My children and husband are for the most part being dears to my grumpy sick self. Yesterday, in an attempt to muster some play energy, I asked Ezra if he wanted to play a game. He replied, "Let's look into each others eyes on the couch, Mama."
Joy does abound.