The bacteria and the virus(es?) have been having their way with me. Infection SMACKDOWN is occurring in this here body of mine. A cohesive blog post is on my wish list, but so is actually doing something productive. I am pretty sure that laying on the couch, eyes half-closed, and watching Big Brother would not rank as productive.

I have a bunch of random items bouncing around in this (old, tired) brain of mine and seeing as it is Thursday, I was inspired to shamelessly copy emulate my friend Ali who first introduced me to the Thursday Thirteen. I love (LOVE!) lists and could go on forever, so a set goal of thirteen is probably a good thing. Here goes!

1. The antibiotics have kicked in. Pro: My throat no longer feels like I am swallowing shards of glass. Con: Everything I eat becomes liquid gold.

2. Hannah awarded me with the Daily Dose award.

Daily Dose

I am such a people pleaser that I hate to pick only two…but I am going to pay the love forward. I will pick people who will likely play along. Two people who are on the top of my list are Kami (my shopping buddy last weekend) and Loralee (you can stick it in your sidebar if you want, sweetie).

3. On my last post, Alexandria said she would not mind seeing more Mexico photos. I thought it would be a great Wordless Wednesday post, but got sidetracked using my limited energy for doing things like showering and going to the bathroom and what do you know? It is now Thursday. Here is another favourite, for those who are interested.

Palm Tree At Dusk

Maybe I will post more next Wednesday. Or maybe (hopefully!) I will brush the dust off of my beloved camera.

4. I am head-over-heels in love with my lululemon yoga pants. For once in my life, I have a defined tush. ’tis awesome.

5. For those of you who do not use a feed reader, or have not noticed my side blog (over there – on the right), I was inspired by Kerrianne to send a Declaration of Romantic intent to Honey.
Declaration of Romantic Intent

You can create one here.

6. There will not be a Foto Friday tomorrow. I have barely taken any photos, let alone learned anything new I could share. If you have not heard of Shutter Sisters, I suggest you check it out. I first heard about it from Karen W.’s site Chookooloonks, as she is one of the contributors. Shutter Sisters is a site where a group of amazingly talented women have come together to share what they are learning about photography. I am inspired daily. I am sure you will be inspired as well.

7. In times of sickness, etc., I wonder if I should really post about it, because WHO CARES? Then I wonder if I should post at all because people might be bored. Except? I created this site for me and mine. Those who choose to participate in my little community do so out of their own free will, and have been nothing but encouraging and supportive. Thanks, chicas. A virtual Diet Coke (Or cocktail, if you choose) sent your way.

8. Emily had her immunization shots yesterday. Four (FOUR!) shots; two in each arm. She was (obviously) crying. After the third one, Graham’s eyes welled up with tears and he asked the nurse to please stop “pinching” her. He said that he was her big brother and it was his job to take care of her.


9. Emily got measured and weighed at her appointment. She weighs 27 1/2 pounds (That’s why I have pipes) and is 33 1/2 inches tall (That’s almost THREE FEET!). My doctor was not kidding when she told me Emily would likely be six feet tall when she is done growing.

Tall Girl

Future supermodel? Or WNBA star? Or both?

10. My diet since Sunday has consisted of….toast. Last night I felt my appetite (somewhat) returning. I ate oatmeal for breakfast today. And a hazelnut latte. It was all that I had remembered.

11. My favourite number, for no apparent reason. As is the number 20, but there are reasons for that one.

12. Today I also had my first Diet Coke in five days. It. Was. GLORIOUS! Also. Ever cut out caffeine for five days and then had a full shot of DC? WHEEEE!!!! I almost should not have been driving today.

13. Matthew got out the chainsaw today to cut dead branches off of some trees and brushes. He had the peanut gallery watching him.

Watching Lumberjack Daddy

As much as Honey is my complete and utter partner when it comes to parenting, that does not make him a pansy. He can wield power tools, chain saws and axes. He is ALL MAN. RAWR.

I have expended all of the energy that I have tonight. Thanks for being so good to me, and once I am back to normal (I am getting there!) I promise to return the favour. I will be a better blog citizen next week, unless I come down with some other random viral or bacterial infection.

Or escape on another tropical vacation. Here’s hoping.

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  1. Kami March 13, 2008 6:30 pm edit

    Go for the tropical vacation and um, take me with ya, kay?

    Thanks for the daily dose! My brother used to give me the daily dose but it was along the lines of the WWF so this one if far more to my liking.

    Get all the way better soon!

    Kami’s last blog post..Taggy McTaggerson

  2. moosh in indy. March 13, 2008 6:58 pm edit

    You getting sick is God’s way of showing us in the midwest who didn’t get to make out in Mexico that He is still mindful of the lack of vacation in our lives.
    Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

    moosh in indy.’s last blog post..When 34D shot 40D.

  3. Tina Russell March 13, 2008 7:00 pm edit

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Tina Russell

  4. Amanda Franks March 13, 2008 7:29 pm edit

    I can’t believe Emily is almost three feet tall! Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Hannah March 13, 2008 7:34 pm edit

    Great list!! I can’t believe how tall Miss Emily is at such a young age! Wow! I guess your boys will be tall like mine. Should we both buy shares in King Single beds and extra-large shoes??!

    I really do hope you feel better soon. It’s good that the antibiotics are working. Pity about the side effects.
    Sending ((hugs)) but only cyber ones … I can’t get sick right now!

    Hannah’s last blog post..Toilet Training

  6. Hannah March 13, 2008 7:35 pm edit

    I left a comment, but it seems to have been eaten!!

    Hannah’s last blog post..Toilet Training

  7. witchypoo March 13, 2008 7:42 pm edit

    Glad you’re on the mend. Soon you will be dusting off the camera and wowing us with your tricks again. I can barely negotiate PhotoShop, and now I have Illustrator. It scares the pudding outta me.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Scatological Search Terms

  8. bethany actually March 13, 2008 7:52 pm edit

    You know, it always takes me a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things when I’ve been on vacation, even when I’m not sick. I am glad you’re on the upswing and hope you continue to mend!

    bethany actually’s last blog post..Day 5 – Me and my favorite movie

  9. Meg March 13, 2008 8:49 pm edit

    That anecdote about Graham and Ms. Emily? CUTEST EVER. Big (and little, and middle!) brothers rock.
    I will be filing a Declaration of Romantic Intent soon. :D

    Meg’s last blog post..Mmm, tasty…

  10. sizzle March 13, 2008 9:19 pm edit

    They look so fascinated by the chainsaw action!

    I’m glad you are on the mend. :)

    sizzle’s last blog post..Flushed With Uncertainty

  11. hills March 13, 2008 9:29 pm edit

    The Graham “big brother” thing is so cute – how can you stand it?

    hills’s last blog post..Get Out Of Your 1950’s Fantasy Your Face Shines With Misery

  12. Kristin March 13, 2008 9:53 pm edit

    I totally love the pic of the peanut gallery!!

    Kristin’s last blog post..I haven’t cooked in 2 weeks!

  13. Moose in the Kitchen March 14, 2008 4:54 am edit

    I’ve been hearing about these Lululemon yoga pants of awesomeness for what must be years now. I really do need to get me some.

    And your son at the doctor? Where can I order me a kid like that? In my family, we were more likely to be the CAUSE of each other’s doctor’s appointments, rather than the protector/comforters. My spawn is doomed.

    Moose in the Kitchen’s last blog post..Memories of College in Manhattan: Part 2

  14. ali March 14, 2008 6:01 am edit

    there’s one difference between your emily and my emily. mine is 7 and is TINY. she’s about 36 pounds. at 7!

    ali’s last blog post..mother and child?and when did she become a hussy??!?!

  15. Jen March 14, 2008 6:21 am edit

    Ah! Emily is almost as big as Abby!! Abby is 36″ and 30 lbs.

    Hope you are feeling well soon.

  16. Kristabella March 14, 2008 7:37 am edit

    Yay for tall girls! I’m almost 6-feet tall, so I think it is a good thing.

    Alas, all I accomplished was being a band geek since I can’t play basketball to save my life.

    Kristabella’s last blog post..Where I Ask You For Money

  17. songsinblue March 14, 2008 8:31 am edit

    Get better!

    songsinblue’s last blog post..Chillin? Out

  18. Amy March 14, 2008 9:25 am edit

    Hang in there…I was out for almost 2 weeks…just so tired and having absolutely no energy. Lots of rest this weekend. ;)

    Amy’s last blog post..It’s a Friday!!

  19. Michelle March 14, 2008 10:10 am edit

    I need some info on the lululemon yoga pants. What exact style did you get, that you recommend? How do they fit size wise? They don’t have a store in MN (the nerve!) so I would have to call and order and that is always scary!

  20. Jen March 14, 2008 10:14 am edit

    I so love that picture of Emily! She is such a cutie, and has such beautiful defined features!

    Jen’s last blog post..SOLD!

  21. Sharon March 14, 2008 10:54 am edit

    I love your list! Lists are my friend. Especially love lists, which I did earlier today.

    I had a week full of ups and downs and major stress, so I needed to focus on the positive.

    Your kids are just too adorable for words! Love the pictures!

    Sharon’s last blog post..Some Friday lovin?

  22. Michele March 14, 2008 11:18 am edit

    Awwww! Graham is so sweet! I can’t believe how tall Emily is, that picture really shows it too! As of yesterday, I have joined the bandwagon of the “sickies” too…Not fun! Here’s hoping we all feel better soon!!!

  23. christy March 14, 2008 1:01 pm edit

    I also would like MORE Meyheeco photos. Not that I don’t lurve your babies. Although NONE of them are babies anymoore. WTH!?

    christy’s last blog post..This, That and the Other.

  24. Tamara March 14, 2008 3:29 pm edit

    I am really sick, too. I keep having the kind of coughing attacks where you don’t get to breathe for like, 2.5 minutes and you feel pretty sure that your husband will come home from work and find you on the kitchen floor….sigh…..I hope we are both feeling better very soon!

    Btw, that story about Graham was sooo sweet!

  25. gorillabuns March 14, 2008 5:16 pm edit

    My three year old is 26lbs but my almost fiver? 50lbs and the height of a 5th grader. It’s strange how they can be so different.

  26. Loralee March 14, 2008 6:14 pm edit

    Freaking AWESOME! I’m all glowy with appreciation!
    I shall put this in my sidebar under “Flare”. (I’m working towards 37 pieces, you know!!!)

    Loralee’s last blog post..Truthiness in Self-Portraits?

  27. The Over-Thinker March 15, 2008 10:34 am edit

    I’m very late to comment as I’ve been hitting the sick bar lately myself. I’m glad you’re feeling better–it’s gives me hope :-)

    And….SIX FEET???? WOWsa—that’s pretty cool :-)

    The Over-Thinker’s last blog post..A Brief Break in Humiliation-Style Posts So I Can Whine

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