I woke up at 3:30 this morning feeling terrible. My throat was on fire, and burned any time I swallowed. My nose was stuffed up and running like a river at the same time. I had a difficult time falling back asleep, so when 7am finally rolled around, I felt pretty crummy. My shower helped a little, but not enough - I'm sick.
Even though I felt rotten all day long, little things happened here and there throughout the day to help me feel better and not throw a "woe is me" party, probably making it all worse (mind over matter, right?). First, was Finn telling me, of his own accord, "I love you, Mommy" as I carried him down the stairs this morning. Sweet boy.
Since I wasn't feeling well I decided it would be best for me to stay home this morning instead of going to PWOC (Bible study). So I called my friend Cindy and asked if she would stop by on her way over and pick up the video and things as I wouldn't be there myself. Not only did she pick the stuff up, but she dropped off some super delicious chicken and rice soup! (Seriously, Cindy, I want that recipe.)
Finn and I spent a really nice morning at home, just the 2 of us. We ate yogurt, did a whole mess of puzzles, played with my phone, went and got Deacon from school (which is probably a post for another day), came home and had some lunch, then the boys went down for naps while I ate my soup and watched some TV. After the program I dvr'd was over, I took a wee nap myself and felt a bit better after it.
Then it was time to get Zeke from the bus. When I went downstairs to put my shoes on I saw that some packages had been dropped off. When Zeke and I got back from the bus I opened them. One was Josh's birthday present (better late than never) and the other was a box from Linda. Inside the box from Linda was a big, warm, BEAUTIFUL shawl that she'd been working on for me for the past 4 or so years. OH, it is so wonderful. Thank you again Lin!
After opening my shawl it was business as usual. Help the boys with their homework, make dinner, wrap Josh's presents, feed everyone dinner, bathe and shower the boys, have Josh open his presents, etc. I was starting to feel run down again by this point, so it was really nice that Finn let me hold him while he watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. In fact, thanks to my new shawl, he sat there and snuggled with me for a solid 40 minutes before deciding he'd had enough. It was great.
Then it was time for bed for the boys. Zeke chose me to pray with him, so the 2 of us wrapped ourselves up in the shawl and had a sweet prayer time. After the boys were in bed I went downstairs and made myself some of the hot chocolate my "Secret Santa Sister" got me (we're doing a Secret Santa/Sister thing at PWOC and even though I didn't get to go today my neighbor brought my gift to me after study was over, and what a sweet gift it was - hot chocolate, a new mug, candy canes, and purple gloves).
So, now that I've recapped my day of little blessings, I'm going to go and wrap myself up in my shawl, finish my hot chocolate, and watch my husband shoot up aliens (his birthday gift was HALO 4).