Monday, March 03, 2008

The War on Mucus

Is currently being waged here, as it has been off and on since early January. The fact that my six year old son knows which Muc*nex to take and when ("...bubblegum or grape during the day, orange cream before bedtime...") seems a little worrisome to me. We had it beat, but only for a short time and now both Ben and I are hacking up a storm.

I know that dairy products should be avoided due to their phlegm-making properties. I also know that flour makes paste, and so bready-type things should also be avoided. Ideally, ideally, we should be enjoying lots of fresh fruits and vegetables right now. But Come on! Two months without pizza? Or lasagne? Sorry, no can (or no wanna) do.

"My husband is so tired, he's re-tired!" (badum-bum)

Really, the man can (and will) fall asleep anywhere. And since he's been retired from the Navy for 5 months now, I'm shortening his moniker from TFH to just TH - Tired Husband.

Some of you may remember last year's valentines, which inspired these gift tags

I wanted to do something different this year, and inspired by the crayon/waxed paper hearts I came up with this

which I affixed to the front of a card. It can be removed and hung on the wall, or (as here) from a curtain rod. I like hangy-things, they take up very little space, but can add a nice punch of color.

I've volunteered to help out with an auction being held this spring to generate funds for Ben's school. I never would have believed that it could be so much fun! I'm getting donations from local merchants and businesses, as well as crafting up a storm; covering plain-jane journals in imported art and wrapping papers I've collected on my travels. At first I wasn't sure if they'd be something people would bid on, but the other moms were very enthusiastic about them, so I made up a few more which I then tied up with a pretty ribbon and fancy pen.

I want to thank you all for your expressions of interest in my little blog. It's somewhat surprising to me , and EXTREMELY flattering that you are so happy to see me posting again - what nice people you are!

Busy, busy, busy. But also happy, happy, happy! Spring is on it's way, YAY!


Misty said...

Auctions are fun. And it really does inspire you to find more stuff/make more stuff/do more stuff to sell.

Yay, Spring! Although I think I might have to move my newly planted seeds indoors. We have had a cold snap and I don't think it will be warm enough for germiniation outdoors. Oy, have to find somewhere to put them inside. But soon it will be growing time. And this is good.

Jennifer said...

Hey, what a nice surprise to find you back! I love the crafts you've posted below -- and the journals are to die for. Bee-u-ti-ful! Nice work. :)

vintagechica said...

Oh, I hope you are on the mend soon. Love the heart garland. Hang in there, Spring is on the way!

Oh, and I spoke to my papaw this morning and he commented that he hadn't seen you commenting on my blog in awhile. I told him I would check up on you and let you know he said hello.

Blessings to you friend,


Kathryn said...

I've often wondered about that "no dairy" rule when a phlem situation occurs. I think it may be a myth. I still eat my cheese and drink my milk. Then again, I am from Wisconsin.
Hope you are all feeling better soon. :)

Mad said...

Hey you. You are not coming up in my feed reader. If you hadn't commented over at my place yesterday I wouldn't have known you were really back. The only feed notice I got was for your triumphant return. Since then, its been google reader silence. I'll look into from my end but I thought you'd like to know.