Enjoying the scenery, with sniffles

Yesterday was the first day in… days… we could get outside and enjoy the fresh air. The kids were bouncing off the walls, Fynn was begging to go outside. We promised several times.

And then someone woke up with a sore throat. And that someone got sicker with every minute. But he still came out with us for our hike, because fresh air does a body good (and unless you have a fever, in this house, you go outside when you can. Now, when I’m the one who’s sick I like to stay in bed and have soup and cocoa brought to me while I hide with books and movies… but I appreciate a push to get fresh air because it helps. Really. Remind me in another day that I said that)

We like this specific walk because we see the commuter rail, even on Sundays. Fynn loves seeing just the train tracks, so you can imagine his delight when we actually see trains (forgive me if I’ve said that before about this hike… my brain… not so good…)

On said walk, we pass by a farm, and they are already getting into the spirit of Christmas. The small touches bring such joy to my heart. Nothing is prettier than red berries nestled in with greens.

Festive, merry, full of spirit.

And those festive thoughts will help to get us through the next few days. Because as of about 5pm yesterday afternoon, we all have sore throats and sniffles… heads that are clouded over in nothingness. All of us seem a little zomby’ish, even the ones with normally endless amounts of energy.

Though you would never have guessed that we were all coming down with stinky colds during our walk. It was a beautiful day, even when the day ends with stuffy heads, days full of fresh air are always close to perfect.


***Special note… today marks the last day of November, which means the last day of NaBloPoMo! I made it… and am proud to say that I posted {at least} once a day for 30 days. While I can’t say I was ever at a loss for inspiration, there were days when posting on here wasn’t on the top of my fun things to do list. It was a great exercise to keep the words flowing, even on days where I just didn’t feel it.  Congrats to all who participated, the month is over! 🙂

*****Other note. I wrote this post last night, for today. And now, we are definitely all sick. Snot flying, laying on the floor doing nothing kind of sick. Blah. And really, I don’t know why I feel like I need to share that. Expect to inform you to keep your expectations for this blog low for the week….


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11 responses to “Enjoying the scenery, with sniffles

  1. Corinne's Mom

    Congratulations on your 30 days…as always you leave me in awe of your blog and your ability to put your thoughts, feeling, desires and more into these wonderful, thought provoking, laughter inducing, smiles, hugs, longing to be there, awe inspiring words. Once again, thank you for sharing your “everything”… I love you!

  2. A couple things.
    1) Every time I “see” you on Twitter I think that you live in the same town as I do and that we need to get together for coffee, evidence that the Internet really has made us into one great big village…
    2) I would love it if you would bump up the size of your photos, they are *good* and we need to get a better look, and
    3) I wish you and yours a speedy recovery. Get the tissues with lotion embedded into every fiber, they are dreamy.

  3. Beautiful post!! And congrats on achieving your goal. Sending warm wishes for speedy recovery and health in your home!!

  4. So sorry you’re sick! Your walk looks lovely, and your pics have inspired me to buy those cute boughs of holly Trader Joe’s has displayed by their carts– they seemed unnecessary yesterday but seem vital today.

  5. Congratulations on reaching your goal! I hope you are all feeling better soon. I am praying for you and yours. God bless.

  6. Congrats on finishing the month! =) Now you can go rest and get better.

    I agree with Laura; if you increase the size of your photos could you let me know how? I can’t do it on mine without losing a lot of quality. Maybe I should switch to wordpress……

  7. Feel better soon, new friend!

  8. Oh no, you’re all sick too? Bummer. Glad you got your walk and fresh air in before the aches hit full force.
    Feel better soon!

  9. Congrats on completing NaBloPoMo! I fizzled out, after the blog-related family drama I had told you about. You really impressed and inspired me with the thoughtful posts you added day after day.

    Where were you hiking? I can just picture how thrilled Fynn was when the trains roar by — I remember how excited both he & Sean were watching the trains pass the last time we got together.

    I’m so sorry you’re all sick now. Try to take it easy this week, although I know that’s easier said than done. Mommy takes care of everyone when they’re sick…but who takes care of Mommy?

  10. Your photos are gorgeous. So crisp, so bright… maybe even enough so to cut through a head full of snot. Feel better. Soon.

  11. Way to go on posting for 30 days in a row! I think I’ve gotten close to that, but not quite. I really enjoyed all of your November posts, and I apologize for not coming by to comment more! I was commenting in my head as read, but didn’t quite get over here each time to write it down. 🙂

    I hope your family all feels better soon. Having everyone sick at the same time is no fun….though going through it one by one isn’t too fun either. I love the photos you take on all of your walks! This is something I really need to be doing more of with my Finn.

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