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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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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.

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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