Finally made it to MN to see my family for the holidays. Unfortunately, a knarly cold followed me from CA, rendering me a useless blob on the couch for 4 of the 6 days here. A real disapointment, I missed out on some serious quality time with my three sisters, parents and other family spending most of the time either:
- Blowing my nose (two boxes kleenex in one day, a record)
- Eating chicken soup and drinking copious amounts of tea, OJ and water
- Sleeping on the couch
Today is Sunday. I woke up feeling somewhat human today. My sis and I went out for breakfast at the cow-themed restaraunt (The Scandia Calf-e – REALLY!) where I had my first job. Bussed tables and washed dishes there. Under different managment back then (we’re talking age 14/15ish), it sucked. Badly. I had the oomph to make chili for a family gathering that afternoon. Felt great to be upright and productive.
Sisters convened, uncle stopped in later on the way home from the deep freeze…errr…Ely, MN.
Here, some family snapsots:
Rachel cutting out adorable kid clothes for her business, Sweet Pea and Company, found on www.etsy.com
Sister Ali and her dog, Tully, chillin:
Maizey, my folks cat, who likes to be a neckwarmer. (She also enjoys ear-licking and will “groom” your hair.) Dig the Rudolph nose I sport?
Bridger, Karen and Wes’s dog, looking adorable as usual. (I don’t have a pic of Loki, their Husky.)
How cold is it here? Cold enough for the cat to curl up inside my down parka! (A chick after my own heart.)
Was glad for a day when I could enjoy my family’s company, laugh, knit, eat real food and feel like a person again, not a part of the couch’s upholstery.