Spring has sprung, a virus has wiped most of us out, and I’ve got a to-do list that is more outrageous than Donald Trump’s hair. Welcome to Tuesday, September 1 at VMHQ.
I’m so far behind on basically everything (except the laundry, refer to point two above regarding virus) and I can’t see it changing anytime soon. The youngest of us has been hit particularly hard, and this is day 8 – she’s still bleary-eyed and green-sleeved on the couch. I took her to the doctor yesterday for the first time ever (she’s three this month) when she woke up and couldn’t keep anything down but nobody seems to know what it is. I’ve never seen my girls this sick – Biggie got it hard and fast and was over it before you could blink, but Smalls can’t seem to shake it, poor thing. I’m about to pop her in the Ergo and go for a walk to the fruit and veg shop in the SUN, FINALLY THERE IS SUN to get some goodies to make soup. Which she won’t eat.
It did mean I spent a great deal of yesterday watching The Royals documentary and The Chef’s Table on Netflix while sneezing and working on the world’s tightest, angriest blanket. It’s nice to slow down and get some rest, but my obligations don’t go away, which means I’ll spend the rest of today and most of tomorrow trying to get things in order. Except for the dusting – yesterday on the way home from the doctor it was cold and grey and my clothes were covered in lint and crap and the car was cold and dusty and for a moment I wanted to scream – I was so sick of being cooped up in 17 layers of clothes in a cold, miserable car, going back to a cold, miserable house where everyone was sick. I dusted the bejeezus out of everything I could touch, diffused some lemon oil (that I couldn’t smell) and pretended it wasn’t grey as my soul outside. MY KINGDOM FOR WARMER WEATHER. For real.
We did get some in Queensland, where we went for most of last week for a family funeral. It was such a beautiful send-off and its so nice to be gathered with your peeps. The older I get, the more I realise it’s people that are important and spending time with them shouldn’t be taken for granted. I even got to hang out with my sister, which I don’t often get to do, and didn’t even when we lived in the same area. Long story, but it’s a new day now. One that looks a lot brighter.
I was ever-so-grateful for the last little bit of this minestrone in the freezer, which I very selfishly ate in bed with a good book for lunch on Saturday. It’s the best when you’re under the weather, and packed full of veggie goodness. The next day I was craving a challah sticky bun from Smith & Deli so ended up making a whole tray. Of course I ate one and was over it, so have packed off the rest with lunchbox today to take to work. They were so good though, look:
So I’m out. Back to the to-do list via the sunny veggie-shop stroll and a cup or two of that tea from The Rabbit Hole up there with a leftover sticky bun. The tea is insane – full of cacao nibs, coffee beans, dandelion, chamomile, all sorts of delicious-smelling goodies. Gives you a good boost too. Meanwhile, have you entered the Your Home Depot giveaway? It’s for a Global Takashi Knife Block set worth $1199 and a winner will be randomly drawn, so get amongst it!
Happy spring, yo.