Happies & Crappies

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

My friend Stephanie & her friend Sarah have started a new Friday link-up called Happies & Crappies to share the bad & good things that happened during your week. Here are my lows & highs, starting with the worst so we can get them out of the way:

- I got sick at the end of last week with some sort of sinus infection and spent the weekend & most of the beginning of this week in PJ's on the couch or in bed.
- Being sick also means I got behind on housework and the kids schoolwork. It's hard to clean and teach when you're having a coughing fits and sneezing every two minutes!
- The kids watched waaaaaay too much TV while I napped, sitting up on the couch. Makes me feel like a bad Momma but I had to get some rest somehow and couldn't hardly sleep at night with all the coughing.
- The end of pregnancy can be a frustrating time. It's hard to get comfortable with a big belly - even sitting was proving difficult this afternoon. It's also harder to do simple things like tying my shoes or picking up stuff off the living room floor. Sigh...

- I was sick but I'm on the mend now and was actually able to get out of the house Thursday to go to the store & to take the kids to co-op gym class.
- We did get a bit behind on schoolwork but one of the great things about homeschooling is that we can easily get back on track & make up what we missed. The housework is coming along as well! (It helps that I've got that "nesting" thing going on.)
- I've instituted a "no screen time" weekend (meaning the TV, the Wii, movies, etc.) for the kids. I know, I'm a Mean Mommy...but they've been acting up SO much this week and I think all the screen time has a lot to do with it. Plus, they have so many toys & games that they won't be wanting for entertainment. (This is a "happie" for me but it might also be considered a "crappie" to the kids, haha.)
- Although the end of pregnancy can be a challenge, I'm still very thankful to be pregnant. I'm glad to have made it this far & truly do want baby to stay in there as long as he needs so he can develop fully. It's going to be over with so soon!


  1. I always tell myself we should have a no electronic weekend, but the only way to do that is to leave the house! I try my best to do that though!

  2. I love your 'no screen time' weekends! That is great! Wishing you a wonderful labor and delivery! :)

    1. Thanks Ashley! The no screen weekend was a success & I think I may actually blog about it later! :)

  3. I hope you're feeling better mamacita! Don't worry about the kiddos watching too much TV, it's not like they do it all the time I'm sure, and you need to recuperate!

  4. i'm with ya on being sick. i've had it all week too. glad you're on the mend! i'm sure being preggers and sick is even worse since you can't take anything. thanks for joining us girlie :)

    1. No prob - I enjoyed it. And oh I know, when I saw your tweets I was like ohhh I totally feel that today...ugh, haha.


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