Hey all! Sorry about my slacker ways! It's been such a busy time!
Christmas was good! We went to New Mexico to spend it with my parents and my grandma. We had a really fun time! We came home the day after Christmas. That night, The Bear started throwing up. Projectile style. yippie skippie. Two day later, Cheez stayed home from work with the same ailment. Ohhhh...good times! By New Years, I had that yucky feeling, but never actually followed through with the yuck. We spent a quiet evening at home. I was asleep way before midnight. (such a party animal!)
The Bear turned six on the 3rd. We had a fun family evening. We went to dinner at Golden Corral, then went bowling. We all pretty much stunk at it. They didn't have a lane open with bumpers, but we got a ramp for The Bear to use. He beat us all on the 2nd game. How sad is that! Cheez had the ramp all figured out!
As we were bowling, I started feeling really yucky. Chills, sore throat, ect. so I headed over to the Minute Clinic at CVS. (fab, by the way.) They, of course, had just closed, so I had to go back the next morning. I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and given some heavy duty anti biotics for 2 weeks. Well, today is one week later, and I still feel like crap!
Today was my first "Art Masterpiece" day. I presented a Paul Klee print in the morning at The Bear's kindergarten class. It went really well! The kids really loved talking about it and telling me what they thought! In the afternoon, I presented a Picasso to the Special Ed class. This also went WAY better than I had thought. Maybe it won't be such a scary thing to do after all!
Friday, we have an Exchange Student coming from Australia to stay with us for 12 days. I am SO not ready! My house is a mess and I haven't got ANYTHING done that I need to. I've started planning out a menu to take some of the stress off me for next week. But, I have so much to do. And I really do feel crappy. At least our Christmas stuff is put away.
We are all trying to eat healthier this year. We are having some success...I hope we will all have more energy soon. It takes a lot of focus to cook healthier. It's going to take some getting used to. I'm a great "yummy" cook, but "healthy", not so much!
I will keep you all posted on how our time goes with the exchange student. If you had never been to America, what would you want to see and do? (They're in California right now, so Disneyland has been taken care of!)