So, the illness that has been making me miserable for nearly three weeks seems to finally be loosening its grip on my sinuses, though I do still get an annoying cough & some congestion from time to time. Though I love being pregnant, there is nothing worse than feeling terrible & being able to take nothing but Tylenol...which basically does nothing to help. So, I had to tough it out & try my best with the homeopathic treatments as well as lots & lots of rest!
Knowing how under the weather I've been, my mom planned a visit for this past weekend. It was originally intended as a trip to make me chicken soup & let me lay in bed all weekend resting. But, because I was (finally!) starting to feel better, it turned into a restful but also very productive weekend. I was able to sleep in...words can't describe how wonderful that felt! But more than that, I love having my mom come for visits like this because she has the ability to kick me into gear on some projects I might otherwise be finding excuses not to complete.
For starters, we took down all the Christmas decorations. I had already taken down the tree, but all the other signs of Christmas still remained. And with the arctic cold temperatures that we've been experiencing this winter, I didn't really appreciate the reminder of how long winter is likely to remain. So, I packed everything up & we did a quick clean of every room. Then, I brought up what few Valentine's Day decorations I have & put them up. The girls enjoyed helping put up the window clings, but I also got a little crafty & made a couple really simple decorations. I'm so proud of them & think they look super cute!
One of the unexpected things that I finished (and that gets me on track with the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year) was to complete our pre-approval application so we can finally start house shopping. It is painfully obvious that we are outgrowing our current rental house. In addition to needing more space, I am greatly looking forward to getting a dishwasher. I can't even describe how exciting that will be!
Overall, I owe my mom a huge thank you for helping me feel better, making me chicken soup, letting me sleep in & kicking me into gear on a few projects to start off the new year right! I've been trying to continue this attitude & move forward with some other things that need done around the house. So far I've been fairly successful, but it's only been a couple of days, so we'll see what happens over time! I'm very blessed to have her as a close friend who always has a willing ear & open heart to help me out. I hope someday to be able to provide the same loving care for my daughters as adults as my mom does for me.