Halting is about all I’ve been doing the last couple of days – on Friday night when Lunchbox got home from a week away I could feel something strange lurking in my Tonsillarium Region and to my utter non-surprise, I woke up with tonsillitis on Saturday. On Small’s fifth birthday! When we had a whole day planned and things to do and people to see!
She had a frothtacular day what with going to “a cafe with a play place please mum” and her friends over in the afternoon, more Lego than she could poke a stick at, and a chocolate rainbow cake, so I was happy. Turning five is a big deal! She is still the size of a pixie at the bottom of the garden but she definitely seems older somehow. I still can’t believe she’ll be starting prep transition in a matter of weeks… I may or may not have cried when I bought her school hat and bag.
We’ve had a houseful over the weekend so I took the liberty of resting because resting is supposedly what you do when you are fighting off an infection so if there was a gold medal for resting, I’d have won it. I drank copious amounts of herbal tea, fresh juices, and water, I slept, I read, I went for a short walk, ate soup, and basically just lolled about for two days straight. But when I got up this morning the resting was worth it as the Tonsilliculus Region looked a whole lot better and I felt less groggy and blah.
I felt so good that I basically jumped out of bed and unpacked my Aussie Farmers Direct order straight away, which I pretty much never do. I step over those boxes in the kitchen at least 14 times before I find room in my fridge for it all (yes it’s still broken, no I don’t have another one yet), so I knew I must have turned a corner illness-wise today.
I spent a great deal of the day on my laptop in the sunshine doing some work, purchasing electric toothbrushes, cleaning out my closet (bless you Costco shoe rack, $28, and 50 flocked hangers, $18.99), washing bedding, reheating leftovers for dinner, and bathing children. I have decided on an early night though, because while I’m better, I’m not BETTER so no need to overdo it or I’ll be sick another week.
I was late with last week’s Sweet Teen Club episode too (sorry!) but got that up today as well – we delve into the horror that is ELIZABETH BEING KIDNAPPED and Jessica being so beside herself she resorted to DRESSING IN SWEATPANTS. It also contains probably my favourite Jessica conversation when she can’t believe new girl in town Regina Morrow is ignoring her.
Blog-wise I’ve got an excellent Body Shop giveaway for folks tomorrow, so make sure you check back then for your chance to win. I’ve been trialling some of their vegan goodies and it’s been a total delight. I also smell delicious. There’ll be a giveaway very soon of a book pack from Allison Tait (I’m in the middle of reading The Book of Secrets at the moment and it’s awesome), so if you’ve got a middle grade reader who loves adventure, stick around for that too. I’m also going to review What She Left, which is a new novel from Allen and Unwin that I really enjoyed as well.
Other than that, I’ve been celebrating the end of term at All Day Donuts, as we always do; reading my mate Brooke’s book Slow, eating apparently “Melbourne’s best vanilla slice”, buying Halloween candy, watching my seedlings grow (yes I finally planted them), buying activewear (it’s apparently a thing I do every spring?), enjoying somewhat warmer weather, deleting the Facebook app off my phone (again), being terribly grateful about being named a finalist in the Bupa Blog Awards, and generally hanging with the fam. It’s been pretty ace.
What have you been doing?