Friday, January 14, 2011

7 Quick Cabin-Fever Takes

1.  After our corner of Missouri received approximately one inch of snow on Monday, we endured two days of no school and near-zero temperatures.  We gladly stayed indoors watching far too many cartoons on PBS, having dance parties, occasionally wearing next-to-nothing, and trying not to get on each others' nerves.  We did pretty well -- no nerves were trampled.  In fact, after missing my girls at the end of Christmas break, I enjoyed the fake-break.

2. The only place we've gone since Monday was to yesterday's ballet lesson. I kept my fingers crossed that it wouldn't be cancelled; Mia had brand new legwarmers and -- as if next week's lesson would suddenly be accompanied by summery temperatures -- I was desperate for her to wear them soon!

3. I ADORE them. Aren't they the sweetest little legwarmers?! I found them on Bloom by Arissia's Etsy shop, where there were several cute choices. These kept her toasty warm in the drafty, old ballet studio, and she loves them, which is really the most important part. (And I promise to scrub my besplashed kitchen baseboards before the next close-up. Probably. Maybe.)
4. Have you checked out my 365-photo blog yet? You should! It's fun over there, in a simple, easy way. Plus, some of my attempts at artistry are quite amusing. I must be getting old and wise, though, because I'm just allowing myself to completely submit to the attempts, and not feel the slightest bit embarrassed about my shortcomings. (Okay, maybe the slightest bit...but you should still come see for yourself.)

5. Here is my sweet Lauren, eating a luxurious snack -- bread. But bread, even the most mundane and common slice of wheat bread, is exciting and adventure-filled when eaten on the precarious edge of a counter top.

6.  In my opinion, chicken noodle soup -- with lots of garlic and onions for their anti-viral (or something) properties -- is vital to the health of our household during the winter months.  Plus, it's kind of pretty, right?  So even though we were stuck inside for most of this week, at least we had warm soup to keep us company.
7.  But the Chicken Soup Theory of Winter Health doesn't work if one of your daughters is already huddled on the couch, trying to keep from falling asleep under the weight of some invisible sickness, instead of happily spooning mouthfuls of soup at the dinner table.  I'm hoping Mia was merely exhausted from not having left the house but once for days on end.  However, it appears that our cabin fever, actually, might have led to...a real cabin fever. 

Which means we might not be going anywhere this weekend, either.  

What are your weekend plans?  I hope they're fever-free!  Visit Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes.


  1. I am not joking when I say that leg warmers are one of my top 5 reasons I am most excited to be having a daughter. I haven't bought a single pair yet because I don't think I could stop at just 1... 10, maybe ;)

    I am really enjoying your photo blog! It's simple, the photos are great, and it's a lot of fun to see the world through your eyes in daily snapshots.

    Anti-viral -or something- properties; love it! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Cutest. Legwarmers. EVER!

    Seriously, how adorable is that?

    Also, your chicken soup look delicious (and filled with restorative properties) and my baseboards are so spattered that I doubt I can FIND them to clean them!

  3. a few things: cute girls! Lauren really reminds me of Mia in one of those pics oh and her hair IS getting long ha ha:) adorable legwarmers and adorable dancer-love the shot with her in your shoes cute cute cute. oh and Savannah is joining the 9:30 class on Thurs. might we see you there?

  4. The picture of Lauren on the counter is SO CUTE! And sorry, but 2 days of school cancelled over a measly 1 inch of snow made me laugh. :)

  5. Oh my goodness, those leg warmers made me swoon! They're adorable!

    Also adorable? Lauren on the counter--such a cutie!

    I hope Miss Mia's feeling better soon!

  6. Forget my kids, I want some of those leg warmers! =>

    PS: Hope the fever (cabin and real) skedaddles soon.

  7. Those leg-warmers are adorable, and also I just love it when I see pictures of other people's houses (or visit them in real life), and they are imperfect. Just like mine. Makes me breathe a big sigh of relief to know that I am not the only person in the world to have unscrubbed baseboards!


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