Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The dreaded house hold cold....

Yep... Snotty noses, constant whining, coughing til you wake yourself up, sore throats, itchy ears... You name it, our house has it.
Kaylee was kind enough to bring home her findings from the germ factory (aka daycare) last week. She was really sick for about 2 or 3 days and now all of the lingering affects are still in full force.***Side note- Kaylee probably goes to the cleanest daycare there is... Germ factory refers to the germ breeders she plays with on a daily basis- I love you and your cleanliness Melissa!-End side note*** She passed it along to the hubs, who like Kaylee, does not handle being sick well. I will say he is trying to be tough this time. Tougher then normal anyhow. Whether or not this is due to hunting season opening on Friday and him certainly not going to miss it...I am not sure. Having to deal with me after him being "deathly" ill for a week and then heading into the cold damp woods might not go over so well.
Very sick little one.
Needless to say, he has been slightly better at handling illness this go around. That is not to say he does not exploit my need to take care of people, especially those I love and especially when they are ill.
Sunday night, sick hubby, took a swig of NyQuil and headed to bed. Kaylee was sleeping and I crawled in bed to read before turning out the light.
And then it began.... The NyQuil snore... Yep... The cover your head with a pillow and sing to yourself so you don't hear it kind of snore. Except, don't cover your head or sing too loud, you might not hear if your sick toddler wakes up and calls for you. UGH.
Said toddler did indeed wake up. About 4 or 5 times throughout the night. Now I am not talking about an infant. I am talking about my almost 4 year old. The one who has never been a great sleeper, no matter what method I have used. Add a cold to that and it makes for a cranky Momma on Monday.
Also, I have a touch of this ickiness.
There... I am done whining.

Other then the colds, I have been a cooking machine. I cooked the most amazing prime rib on Sunday. It was delectable!!! Slow cooked on the grill, with grilled veggies as a side. MMM.
Roast started in red wine sauce, with onions, then
moved to the grill with dripping to be caught.
Roasted veggies- Zucchini, baby potatoes, onions, mushrooms
and garlic. Yum.

Saturday I made a chicken cacciatore. I have never made this before. I pulled the crock pot down and wiped the dust off it. I have to admit, it is not a kitchen tool I often use. However, I threw the ingredients in, I found a recipe online and loosely followed it (as I usually do with recipes- hence why I am a bad baker). I put everything in the pot and walked away. A couple hours later the fragrance in my house was mmmm. I made a simple rice to go with it and the three of us sat down to enjoy. I did forget to take a picture of this one however.

Also, an apple pork loin roast... Just think about that for a sec.... Yep, was as good as it sounds. Other then that, we have just been settling into a fall routine. Darkness comes so much sooner, so after work/daycare, we spend the little bit of time out in the backyard playing with the dogs. Then inside for chores, supper, bath and bed.

Hubs plate- pork loin, steamed broccoli, oven
roasted taters, warm buttered buns and the onions
that cooked with the roast.
It's a simple little life. One most days I love. Some days I feel trapped by chores and the endless list that goes with them. However I think most people must feel that way.

One last note... I broached the idea to the hubs of no cell phones after he gets home from work... I am the worst, when we sit down to watch tv together and pulling out my phone to chat with Mum, surf facebook, more often then not, chatting with Holly. I know he does it too- less often then me. And I also know we both have a tendency to get annoyed at each other for it.

So I know there is a lot of talk about less technology... What are your thoughts? Do you throw the iPhone, laptop or whatever other gadget aside once your home with the family? Would love to hear what you think!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday Y'all!!!



  1. My very scientific opinion is that nothing cures a cold like some delicious cookin'! That pork loin looks so good.

  2. I am completely against the no phone rule, for the record!!!! T
    hat actually means you are cutting me off?
    What did I do???
    I can't help but be over dramatically saddened by this idea...
    Sure you wanna spend more time with the family,
    BUT WTH ???
    what about me???
    LOL just kidding I think its a great idea...

  3. I love the Fall for the weather, I hate it for the colds & flus. I more or less expect to have some level of congestion until the Spring at this point. Thanks germy kids! --- Christopher