Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alive & kickin'

Yes, it's been two weeks since my last post and no we haven't fallen off the face of the earth but thank you to everyone who emailed and called to make sure that we were okay. We have all been sick since Valentine's Day with colds so nothing major but the stinking colds have just lingered and drained us of our energy. On top of the colds, I have been dealing with yet another bout of insomnia so that hasn't helped in my getting over this sickness.

So, what's been happening? The Monday after Valentine's Day was President's Day, a day off for all of us which was good as we spent the day in our PJ's going through tissues at an alarming rate. After a good day of rest we all tried to go into Tuesday full steam but after school & gymnastics practice for Maisie, it was an early night as the two of us crawled into bed together at 7PM calling it a day. On Wednesday and Thursday I did take Maisie to school but both days I picked her up early and we took some nice naps together. Thursday afternoon she was tired and actually started running a fever so I called the gym and cancelled gymnastics and on Friday cancelled her swim lesson and called the gym again to say that Maisie would miss the gymnastics team try-outs that night. She and I spent Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the house, recuperating, doing crafts, puzzles, playing games and doing a little cooking together. Our attire of choice was either PJ's or sweats and by Sunday night, though still with stuffy & runny noses, we were both feeling considerably better.

This past week has been just a normal week for us though Miss Rosemary had to cancel swim lessons on Friday for personal reasons, we've attended all our usual activities. This past Friday night Maisie did go to the gymnastics team tryouts and she did very well. She paid attention to the coach and did everything asked of her to the best of her ability. They started on the vault then went to the bar followed by the beam and finished up on the floor. I only remembered that I had my Flip in my bag when they were doing their skills on the floor so that's all I recorded. After the try-outs a couple of the parents of the other children came up to me asking how old was Maisie and telling me how well she performed and being quite surprised to find out that she was only four and the youngest of the group. She did really well and made me proud.

Even though we've been sick, I've been in a cooking mood and I've added three new recipes to Cook Lisa Cook, check out my Chinese Whole Steamed fish, Glass Noodle, Spicy Chicken and Spinach Salad and Rum-Cured Salmon Summer Rolls. Even though we've been sick we sure have been eating well and all these new recipes were delicious and quite easy to make.

Maisie and Eammon now both seem to be over their colds and I'm almost there too. Now feeling better we had a good weekend and it was great to finally get out and together with friends again. Saturday morning while I went out grocery shopping Maisie played over at K & A's house for the first time in two weeks. She was so happy to see her friend's again. In the afternoon she and I took a nice long nap together and then had a fun afternoon playing together.

Today was a full day with Anne, Steve, K & A. This morning they all came over here for brunch. We had fun eating, visiting, watching the children play and we all watched The Princess Bride. It was then time for a change of venue so Steve took all three children back to his house, Eammon headed to the gym and Anne and I went out to do a little shopping. Once home again we gathered at Steve and Anne's, ate some more delicious food, visited, watched the children play and we all watched the US/Canada hockey game. It's so wonderful having next-door neighbors that are so great to spend time with and having all the children like each other and get along is a huge, huge bonus. Tonight Maisie and K looked so cute when they were playing dress-up I just had to snap a piccie.

We're now ready to take on another week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned just hoping that the snow predicted for Tuesday misses us, that we sleep well, feel better each day and have a good week.


  1. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Hi, I was just about to email you but then saw the post. This winter has gotten to everyone -- so cold and then bouts of warm and then back to freezing again. Glad to hear you're all better now.

    Ilene, Michael and April

  2. Wow - Briana and Doug were sick the same week you all were! Briana didn't go to school Tuesday or Wednesday of that week! I am glad the colds are finally out of our house too now.

    Maisie did great in the video!

  3. Feel better everyone!! And way to go on the tryouts Maisie. Very cool.

  4. Lisa, I'm going to sound like a dingleberry, but I clicked over to your cooking blog...and now I'm wondering what cellophane noodles are.

    From the photo they look like noodles that we would eat in Chicken Long Rice in Hawaii, but I couldn't even tell you what those noodles (the long rice part) are called. Maybe the same thing??

    The salad looks deee-lish:)



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