How We Spent the First Day of 2021

Our first day of 2021 was pretty relaxed. First things first, I had coffee and read my Bible. Sadie girl woke up with the sniffles and a fever so she stayed in her pajamas most of the day.

She decided to paint her nails on the kitchen table and I decided to document that. She also painted my nails. And my hand. And a little bit of my arm. I got the whole spa treatment 😉

Toddler painting her nails

Jimmy was off work for the holiday, so he worked on a house project. He is going to renovate our mantle and fireplace area. I can’t wait to see what he does. He said it’s going to involve steel and a new fireplace! 

I always let him have free rein with house projects because he has much better design taste than I do and it’s a lot of fun to see him use his creativity and skills. He had some help from Sadie and Niva throughout the day. 

Husky and toddler playing in garage

I went to the grocery store, folded laundry, vacuumed the couches, deep cleaned the kitchen, and did some mopping. It was a rainy day + Niva and Sadie going in and out of the garage made for dirty floors.

I love the way the house feels when the floors are spic and span! 

Siberian husky standing by mop

In the evening I started feeling a tickle in my throat and it turned into a full blown sore throat and runny nose by bedtime. ‘Tis the season, huh?

So far, Jimmy is the only one not sick so he is drinking lots of orange juice to up his vitamin c and hopefully ward off mine and Sadie’s germs 😉

How did you spend the first day of 2021?

Mom and toddler daughter in swim clothes

Questions and More Sniffles

The sniffles Sadie had the other day turned into a high fever. Poor girl. We made the best of it by snuggling up to watch a few episodes of Clifford and getting outside as much as possible once her fever went down.

Niva made sure to stay close by. I have a feeling pets can sense when someone is sick. Either that or Niva was just happy we were sitting on the couch and wanted to join us 😉

Sick toddler snuggling momMom and toddler daughter in swim clothes

Do you have any good cold remedies for little ones? We put this rub on her chest and feet, cuddle and rest, give ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fevers, and use a bulb syringe 24/7, lol. 

I had a feeling I would catch whatever Sadie has and I was right. Meet my new best friend.

Sore throat spray

I was thinking about how this cold came with a sore throat and I had no idea whether or not Sadie had one because she couldn’t tell me. Time to learn to sign about sickness!

I had a few random questions pop into my head. I want to hear your answers.

  • Coffee or tea? Coffee, but I’ll drink tea as well.
  • How do you like your coffee or tea? I like mine with a bit of cream, but not too much.
  • How do you like bananas? I like mine on the green side.
  • Fiction or nonfiction? I prefer nonfiction but I’ll read just about anything.
  • Are you an introvert or extrovert? Introvert over here.
  • Hamburger or hotdog? Hamburger, but once in a blue moon I’ll crave a hot dog.