Happy Homemaker Monday, Sick On The First Day Of Spring

Yes, you read right.  I am sick.  AGAIN.  The weather is all wrong from me to have pneumonia.

I’m supposed to be “up” as opposed to sleeping which I really want to do so here I sit using some fumes of my oxygen consumption, listening to the neighbor mow his lawn, and continuing on in my small determination to post every Monday.   I’m still struggling to move beyond simply posting on Mondays though.

Be sure to check out the Happy Homemaker Monday link hosted by Sandra from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom.

The Weather

Absolutely beautiful! A perfect first day of spring.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, our windows are open.  It’s 70 degrees right now and supposed to 80 later. The rest of the week is back to “normal” with highs in upper 50s and a chance of rain on Friday.

On My Reading Pile

A couple of now very overdue library books.  Must get to the library.

Movies or Television Shows I Watched This Weekend

This weekend, I mostly slept.  I did watch a couple of episodes of The X-Files late in the afternoon yesterday.

On My TV

Probably just more of The X-Files, and I’ll probably watch The Flash on Tuesday.


With me being sick, my husband has been mostly in charge of pretty much everything.  So it will possibly be fairly up in the air this week.  He made tacos last night.  Nothing sounds good to me.

MONDAY:  Roast is in the crock pot.

TUESDAY:  *I work until 1:30*  Maybe some sort of chicken

WEDNESDAY: *I work until 4:00* Breakfast for dinner?

THURSDAY:*I work until 4:00* Spaghetti?

FRIDAY:  *The boys first day of spring break* Probably OUT

To-Do List

Much shorter than last week and not everything is crossed off that list.  I was supposed to host Bunco this week but had to cancel, not enough energy for that plus a hacking cough with rolling dice, not a great combo.

  1. Figure out school conferences.
  2. Put away winter clothes (guess it is officially safe to do that now.  I have a whole drawer full of sweaters I didn’t get to wear this winter because it was never cold enough).
  3. Figure out why I’m not getting the e-mail notification when people comment on the blog
  4. Rest


Still want to figure out something for the front door.

Happening This Week

*Working 3 days, I’ll have been on antibiotics long enough but I let them know what’s going on and I have the option to leave early tomorrow if I don’t think I’ll be able to make it.  It’s only a half-day tomorrow.

*Teacher conferences for both boys but my lucky husband will have to do that duty, I think.

*The boys first day of Spring Break is Friday.  Can’t wait to sleep in! I’m actually kind of hoping for a morning thunderstorm, the best kind of sleeping in weather.

Looking Around The House

It’s in really good shape.  My husband was in cleaning mode yesterday.

From The Camera

I really need to get back to picking up the camera!  Obviously, I didn’t get out much to take any pictures over the weekend.  So one quick walk around the front yard, one coughing fit later (apparently a good thing with pneumonia), and here are a few first day of spring pictures for you.

The spring flag!

This robin was enjoying the late morning.

Isn’t it just a little too early for Dandelions though?

What I’m Wearing Today

Ha, I’m honestly a mess today.  My red Pike’s Peak t-shirt, brown Capri pants, and tennis shoes without socks.

Simple Pleasure

Breathing.  Being healthy.  Actually, on that note, I’ll say ice.  Partly melted ice cubes.  Yes, I’m an ice cruncher.  But there is something very satisfying in that especially when I’m sick.

Quote For The Week

This seems fitting for today:

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. (Elizabeth Gilbert)


This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)


How is your first day of Spring going so far?



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20 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Sick On The First Day Of Spring

  1. Ann

    I hope you feel better soon! That’s especially difficult when the weather is so beautiful outside. Sounds like your husband is very supportive and caring. It’s thoughtful he is helping with meals and cleaning. You definitely have signs of Spring there with the robin and dandelion. I bet the honeybees love the dandelions. 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Yes, it is so much easier to be sick when it is rainy, snowy, or cold outside. He has been helping out a lot. I was glad to have older kids on Saturday since I was too sick to really do anything but sleep. I’ll have to start watching for bees. Reminds me I wanted to get some sunflower seeds somewhere although it is probably still a bit early to plant those.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I will definitely rest, not much choice at this point. I was not too happy to hear how long it could take to fully recover from this nastiness.

  2. Deanna

    Sorry you’re feeling sick. It’s absolutely no fun at all.

    My girlies have their Spring break starting this Friday as well. The actual start is Monday, but it’s a work day or something.

    Hope you start to feel better soon.

    Lucky you that you get to hear lawn mowing. I think we had the last of our snow melt, but we are likely expecting additional? UGH! This time of year we get absolutely done with the snow.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think it might be the same for us with Friday being a work day. Teacher conferences are today and tomorrow and then, the kids are off Friday until Monday, April 2nd! They have a long spring break this time around. Pretty sure they thought they’d take snow days out of it but we didn’t have any. I don’t think the neighbor really needed to be mowing his lawn. I’m not a snow person by far but we are apparently now in a drought due to our lack of it all winter. We really need some rain around here. I do think the antibiotics have started to kick in a bit today. Hope your snow melts and some good weather with lots of sun finds you soon!

    1. Jean Post author

      I don’t think so. I don’t have a “need” to do it, just enjoy it sometimes. Hope your week is going well!

  3. Beverly Meyers

    I hope you are feeling better. I like the robin picture. The robins in New Zealand are black with white chests! I did not know they came in other colors. So cool.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I am slowly starting to feel better. I did go to bed at 8:30 last night though so I guess opting out of Bunco was probably the right choice although I missed everyone. Thanks for picking up the slack! I’ll have to look up a picture of a NZ robin (or see one of yours).

  4. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    OH no Jean!!! That stinks!! I hope you kick it soon and stay healthy Lovie!!

    I love visiting with you for our MOnday fun time and just post when it’s fun and works for you. Just Monday’s is just fine. 😉

    I love your Spring photos. I can’t wait to see warmer greener days here. We’re slowly getting there.
    Blessings for a great (& healthy) week ahead! xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! It was kind of cold this morning after being super warm on Monday and now it’s supposed to be super warm again tomorrow, no wonder people are getting sick around here. Hope your week is going well!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! School breaks always seemed busier when my boys were younger. Now, I have to force them out the door-ha! Hope your week is going well!

  5. kareen

    So sad to hear that you’re sick. I wish you recover soon. Pls take a rest while your husband is doing housework, and comeback with hundred percent energy. Spring is just now and I hope you can share us many lovely photos . I do love your quote for the week, it’s right just let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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