Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Virtual Coffee {33}

Hello dear friends, welcome to coffee.

I’m finally, slowly, starting to get back in the swing of things… kind of. Although I still can’t get my mind to wrap around the idea of all that snow out there. And yes, I know it started snowing late this year, and I avoided most of winter due to my month and a half long vacation in Houston, and I also shouldn’t complain since I just wrote the words “month and a half” and “vacation” in the same sentence, but seriously, enough with the snow. I’m pretty sure my friend Bridget, who lives in Alaska and can be found writing an extremely funny blog under several feet of snow for at least five months out of the year, definitely thinks I’m a wimp. But I have had enough. Enough.

This whole weather antagonism I’m feeling right now is likely due to the fact that our entire household was felled by the flu this weekend. The kids started it (don’t they always?!) with vomit-fest 2012  last Tuesday, then inexplicably high temperatures, an ear infection, then the nanny and the husband started feeling ill and by Friday I threw in the hatchet and declared our house officially a plague zone.
Of course the kids are feeling better now, and have recovered all of their energy, which means they will no longer sit quietly in front of the tv all day whilst I nurse my sinus infection and fever so my wonderful mother in law came down from Milan yesterday and has officially taken over child entertainment and general care duties. This warrants a big round of applause for mother in laws. Thank you.

So, if we were really having coffee today… well luckily we’re having it over the internet so I’m not spreading any germs.

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s day! I’m not feeling very Valentine-y myself today, though I did get some nice red roses from the Husband. He got some Ugg slipper/shoe type moccasins. And that’s as far as we’re going in the “celebration of our love” today since we’d just be sneezing all over each other and generally spreading cooties otherwise. Though we do have tentative plans to go out to dinner this weekend sans kids, cause that’s what Valentine’s day is really all about for parents, just a good excuse to have a quiet meal with no children in the vicinity.

Valentine’s day also means that the Boy’s birthday is right around the corner… and this means that I have to figure out what to do about it. We have tentative plans for a small party on Saturday, which will probably be a costume party as carnival time is here and it’s a pretty big deal in Italy. In fact tomorrow there’s the carnival party at their preschool and daycare but they’re both going to miss them due to the plague that has befallen us. Although the Boy’s been wearing his Spiderman costume non-stop for the past week, so he’s fully in the carnival spirit already.

That’s all the news from here, I’m going to go play dead in bed for a bit now cause I just poured all the meager energy reserves I had left in this sorry excuse for a coffee post. Thanks for stopping by, and for ignoring the tissues strewn all over the place!

And don’t forget to stop by and visit our hostess Amy



  1. Our house is full of germs too and I am so over this deep freeze we have going on here in Europe!  Welcome back though. I've missed your posts!

  2. I do wish playing dead worked in my house.  Alas.  I'll send you some TLC and hot lemon toddies to get you back on your feet.  My son's birthday lands just before Valentine's Day - way too close to Christmas for my liking.  It's always a scramble to get the enthusiasm up again, on my part at any rate.  I'm going to leave you in your misery in the off chance you may still be contagious.

  3. Oh, I totally feel your pain. I too am nursing a terrible sinus infection. Hopefully, after a trip to the doc I've nipped it. Hope you feel better soon. 

    Have a great week.

  4. Bleah. Boo to the plague! I do hope you all feel better soon!

  5. Tis the season! We'll be out of it in no time, I hope!

  6. Thanks! On antibiotics this time so should clear up any minute now!

  7. Yes, contagion bad! My kids are little enough that I'm still enthusiastic, but I should be over it in another few birthdays!

  8. Thanks! The only good thing is that it can only get warmer from here, right?!

  9. i certainly wouldn't last in Alaska!!
    hope your boy has a great birthday :)
    and thanks for coffee xx

  10. I forgive you for complaining about the snow, but only because your sick. Feel better soon:)