Sick + Snow

A few posts back, I mentioned that my sister was sick. She ended up having the flu! Poor Hannah. She started out feeling really awful on Christmas day and is just starting to feel better. My brother came home for the holidays and caught the flu from my sister. Then my mom got it a few days later, and I caught a cold. WHEW.

I’m still not feeling good at all. I have been taking DayQuil, Alka-Seltzer, and NyQuil as well as popping throat lozenges like nobody’s business and downing chloraseptic. I can’t wait to feel like myself again. I haven’t felt this awful since I had the stomach flu in October!

Even though I’m sick, I’ve been enjoying my break as much as possible.snowpicturePittsburgh got some snow! The picture on the left and the picture on the right were taken about 30 minutes apart from each other.

With all of the snow on the ground, I played in it on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday. On Saturday and Sunday, Jimmy and I rode his family’s Rzr (kind of like a sporty go-cart) in the snow and walked on a trail by his house. On Tuesday, my family + Jimmy went sled riding! It was a ton of fun. I haven’t been sled riding since Christmas 2010.048

I sprained my finger some time before Christmas. I have no clue what I did! I went to MedExpress on the 27th for X-rays and was so glad to hear it was only sprained. The doctor said it should be back to normal in a few weeks. IMG_4716Yuck.

Jimmy’s younger brother got me the cutest coffee mug for Christmas…IMG_4743The mug goes from “sleeping” to “awake” when hot liquids are poured in it. So cool.

So all in all, I’ve been relaxing and enjoying my time off. I go back to school on Monday (don’t want to talk about it… ugh haha). I’m not too much of a winter person, but I’m embracing all of the snow and having fun with the crazy weather. snowy2That’s my wowit’scoldandwindybutthiswillbefun face before playing in the snow.


What have you been up to lately?!

Bible verse of the day: Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12


  1. Love the coffee mug! I hope you’re feeling back to normal soon.
    Yesterday my sister and I went to a town a couple of hours away which involved crossing 2 major rivers. It was a very rainy day and we were lucky to make it back as one of the bridges was closed due to flooding an hour after we crossed it coming home!

  2. I hope you feel better! Sledding is so fun, I haven’t been in years! I love that coffee cup- I’ve never seen one like that but it’s so cool!!

  3. So sorry to hear about how sick Hannah has been and the rest of your family, I’m glad you didn’t have the flu but it still sounds sucky to deal with a cold. Hopefully it clears up before classes start again for ya too. The snow looks super pretty for sledding, we never get any here.

    I love that mug! My husband got me a t-shirt with all these little cartoon coffee mugs making different faces on it, it’s cute, hehe.

  4. I really hope you feel better Allie! That is a lot of sick people and of course Hannah too! Anyways, you know I’m all over that coffee mug LOL that’s awesome. When I was in Pa last week (Chambersburg area) it was snowing out the ying yang. It was awful!

  5. Thaaaat mug is amazing! And so is sledding, I haven’t been in years, guess I need to come visit PA 🙂 Sorry about the sick and the finger–but it sounds like there’s been more than enough good&awesome to make up for it.

  6. AHH all your snow adventures and sledding looks like a blast! I’m so happy you guys got to enjoy it! 🙂 Bummer though about being sick, I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery! ❤

  7. I am so happy to hear that despite all the yucks going on you’ve been smiley regular ole Allie. I was seriously bummed and then when you posted about the cold too? ARGH.
    Your body must be getting all the “illing” out of the way so your 2013 can be nothing but stone cold chilling.

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