Challah

Sick Daze

Whew, it feels like it has been a while since I last posted. Jimmy and I both came down with a cold on Wednesday and have been pretty miserable since then.

It’s just your classic head cold: sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, and that foggy feeling. Thankfully we haven’t had fevers (at least I don’t think?!), so I don’t think it’s the flu. We’re just in a sick daze.

Black cat sleeping on guy

We’ve never been sick at the same time, so we’re kind of enjoying being in the trenches together. I told Jimmy the other night that there’s no one else I’d rather be sick with than him 🙂

We even went on a little “date” to Walgreens to get medicine, cough drops, and other necessities (aka chocolate!). It has been a little rough figuring out what medicine is safe to take during pregnancy and I kind of miss being able to take Nyquil at night, haha.

Ricola couch drops, Halls couch drops, Ghirardelli chocolate, tic tacs, and tylenol

I’m hoping we’re on the upswing now. I felt okay enough to do same baking today. That has to be a good sign, right?! I made chocolate cherry challah from this cookbook and highly recommend it.

Chocolate cherry challah from Modern Jewish Baker cookbook

The pets have been giving us lots of love and attention. I really feel like Malcolm knows when we don’t feel well because he sleeps on top of us when we nap and is extra snuggly. So sweet. Mavis and Lola stand by the couch, and Mavis puts her head in my hand and stares deeply into my eyes. She’s something else.

Brown and white parti colored cocker spaniel puppy with freckles

Well, I’m going to close out this post and stop talking about being sick! I’m actually looking for a birthday gift for my sister-in-law. She loves cats, dogs, coffee, and Penn State. If anyone has any gift ideas, send them my way!

How do you treat the common cold?

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Currently: April 2018

I don’t know how we’re in the fourth month of 2018 already, but here we are. This year is flying by, and I am looking forward to this new season. I saw some daffodil leaves (is that what they’re called?) beginning to bud in our neighbor’s yard, so I know spring-like weather is truly coming soon. Here are some current things from my life!

Current goal Organizing our house and going through all of our items to see what we no longer use and can donate.

Current Drink Peppermint tea, and also warm, frothy milk. I read peppermint tea can often help morning sickness, so I tried it out and love it! I have also tried this tea for morning sickness (and it has helped), but it’s a lot more expensive than buying a 20 pack of peppermint tea for less than $2.00 at Aldi.

Benner Tea Peppermint Tea from Aldi

Peppermint tea with a side of Malcolm’s paw…

Current beauty product Dollar Shave Club Pillowy Shave Lather. Random, right? Dollar Shave Club is a shaving subscription service totally geared towards men, and Jimmy loves it. I tried his shave lather and got hooked, so he ordered me my own bottle! It. Smells. So. Good.

Current book Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. I first read this book in 2013 (I have no clue why I was reading a parenting book at age 20?!), and it has been fun to reread it now that Jimmy and I are expecting. Lots of interesting points and differences between French and American parenting styles.

Current craving More warm weather walks with Lola and Mavis!

Black lab and cocker spaniel sniffing telephone pole on walk with harness and leash

Current song Point to You by We Are Messengers. The lyrics are just beautiful.

Current obsession I just brought home a cookbook on Jewish baking (challah recipes galore!) and have been thumbing through it and finding so many recipes I want to try. I think a chocolate cherry challah is first on my list.

Current food Pork chops.

Bone in pork chops with glaze and fresh herbs

Current blessing Jimmy and I did our taxes and will be getting enough of a refund that we are able to replace the gutters on our house! This is much needed, and we’re feeling so thankful that God worked that out for us.

Current excitement Jimmy and I are planning a vacation! We went camping for two nights last year, and this year we are doing something a bit longer (and easier, lol). Super, super excited.

Current procrastination Getting Mavis re-tested for the Canine Good Citizen Test. We need to practice having strangers touch her paws and body a bit more before she re-tests.

Girl hugging brown and white cocker spaniel puppy

Current indulgence Naps, naps, and more naps 🙂

Current prayer We’re praying the boy we sponsor at Ninos De Mexico has a great birthday next month. We’ve been getting his gift together (we bought him The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in Spanish) and have been thinking of him and praying for him as we get ready to ship it.

Tell me something current in your life!