My apologies for the hiatus. Wowzers, life definitely got away from me over the past many days.
Lots of good, lots of stressful happening over here.
This morning my dear, sweet, amazing sister left to go back to WI.
(Her being here? Good.)
The weather was uncharacteristically freezing cold while she was here.
(Is writing "freezing cold" redundant? Oh, well.)
Matt and I battled our own forms of the stomach flu that had already hit the girls in succession last weekend when we were visiting my in-laws.
(That was stressful.)
I rallied, though, and really enjoyed spending time with my big sis. Saturday was definitely my favorite part of her visit because she and I spent the day alone together. We went on a long walk along the Puget Sound (in the freezing cold) and then decadentally browsed through many boutiques all afternoon long before joining a good friend for dinner. Oh, so much fun. This morning my throat hurt so much I could barely speak. I think that's probably a sign of a sweet conversation-filled evening!
Of course, all good things must come to an end, and I dropped my sister off at the airport this morning. I am crossing my fingers we didn't send her home with any of our germs.
I think our dog misses her most of all. Seriously, Heidi is, like, depressed today. Those two had a bond.
The girls had off all last week from school for mid-winter break.
(Anyone else have this? I find it so bizarre.)
Of course, if they hadn't had the week scheduled off they would have been home anyways from all of the illness and everything. I am looking forward to life getting closer to "normal" next week.
And then, of course, Matt is going to SXSW for, like, an eternity. I am choosing not to think about that, though.
The other day Matt joked that I needed a sister-wife. And OHMYGOD I DO! I would even take two.
Okay, lots more to update on, but that is enough for now.
Oops, P.S. My mom and I are writing a blog about getting ourselves bikini ready for Hawaii. I know, that sounds fascinating, right? (actually, it's kind of fun) Anyways, if you're interested in reading it, and I already know you, let me know via comments, an email, or something and I'll tell you the link. It's not private (you don't need to log in to see it), but I'm not shouting the link from the rooftops because it contains some personal information about us both.