Country Living...Island Dreaming

March 6, 2015

Emerging from the Storm

Quite the stormy week around here...


We began with a delayed school opening on Monday.
Then the big storm hit Wednesday night
and school was called off for Thursday.


The kids (and the dog)
were in the backyard playing in the snow by 8:30 am.


Rosie could have stayed out there all day!


And I think we ended up with 7 to 8 inches
on top of what we already had.


The boys worked hard on shoveling the sidewalk.


But by evening we wondered if the snow plow guy 
would ever show up and clear the driveway!


 Luckily by this morning we were plowed out
and back to school!
(With a 2 hour delay of course!)

But the snow wasn't the only "storm" I had to deal with this week.  Last Friday night I felt a little tired when we took the kids out to dinner.  Didn't think much about it...Then later that night I woke up with a slight fever which turned to chills, body aches, congestion, sore throat....Let's just say I haven't had the best week.



I can't remember the last time I was basically useless for days.  A couple of the days I literally stayed in bed almost continuously.  I really only started to feel better yesterday and even then (and now) I couldn't do much because I feel weak very fast.  Drinking tons of hot tea, resting and eating chicken soup has pretty much been my routine.  My eyes were watery and I had so much head congestion that I didn't even read much.  Basically, I flipped though TV channels, read some of my favorite blogs and scanned through Instagram.  So I want to thank all you bloggers out there who provided me with pretty things to look at and allowing me to keep my mind off of being sick.

And I want to thank Rosie for keeping me entertained....


I think she knew I wasn't feeling well 
because she was right by my side all week.
(When she wasn't prancing around in the snow with the kids!)


Love this dog.

And thank you to my wonderful husband for taking care of dinners, dishes, kids, homework...just about everything.  The house ran surprisingly smooth this week besides the occasional brother disagreements and bedtime shenanigans.  Thank you to my darling boys for "tucking me in" and making me love being your mommy even more!

Feeling sick really makes you appreciate all the things in life to be thankful for...just as a loooooooonnnngggg snowy winter really make you appreciate spring!  It's gotta be here soon....


How is your weather?
Has anyone come down with the flu in your house?


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8 comments

  1. So sorry you had to suffer through the flu, Shelley. Glad you're feeling better. I know you're all sick of snow in your neck of the woods, but I love your snowy photos! And Rosie, of course.

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  2. So sorry you have been under the weather. Hope you see on the mend and back to normal soon. The stomach bug is going aroumd here.

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  3. What a bummer to get the flu. My daughter came down with a brief version of what seemed like the flu. She did have the flu shot so we're thinking it helped shorten it up. Hopefully your feeling better soon. Love the antics of your dog. She looks like a sweetie!

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  4. Oh I am so sorry you were so sick. We have been lucky with no flu so far. Rest up and thanks to the hubby and boys for taking care of you.

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  5. So sorry to hear you have been sick. Glad you are feeling better. There is nothing like feeling unwell to make you appreciate your health. It looks like you got a bit more snow than us this week. Here's hoping for an early spring!

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  6. Oh my goodness, hope you are feeling better now, Shelley! Neither of us have gotten sick, and we are both very grateful. Wow, you did have quite a lot of snow. So did our son who lives in NE Virginia -- have just about used up their allotted number of snow days for the school system. I won't tell you what our weather is like (well, you already know), so I will just send you sun-shiney thoughts from AZ!

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  7. Rosie is so cute and I'm glad you are feeling better and she kept you entertained.

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  8. I hope that you are on the mend now. Being sick is never any fun. As any good golden knows, it's no surprise that Rosie was right there with you. They just have this sense when you aren't feeling well.

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