February 23, 2015

What I've Been Up To

While much of the country has been buried under snow and facing freezing cold temperatures, I’ve been here in Southern California with temps in the 80s…and I couldn’t even enjoy it. 


The view from my front porch.


Unfortunately, Influenza  A took up residence in our house and we were hit hard.  After nursing my son back to better (after 5 days away from school), I came down with the flu and it was miserable.  Fever, bone chills, a persistent, aggressive cough.  I think that I’m pretty tough, and this flu kicked me in the butt!  I was sick for 14 days before feeling any relief, and even now, I’m still coughing.  But for me, the worst part was that feeling of not being able to work on TPT.  In January, I was on a roll and posted eight new resources.  I was hoping to keep my creative streak going, but it came to an abrupt halt when I got sick.  That’s life, right?  I’m finally back at it and hoping to get back on a schedule.

In other news, yesterday was my birthday and to celebrate, my husband and I were able to head out of town for a romantic getaway with no kids!  We took a long drive up to the Central Coast and spent the weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea.   We relaxed, took scenic drives, tried new restaurants, whale watched from shore, and drank lots of wine.  And it was perfect!  So even though I missed too many work days in February, I made the right decision not to cancel our trip. I missed one more Monday, but the time spent reconnecting with my love was well worth it.  Alas, back to work, and the real world,  tomorrow….

Looking out at Big Sur.  Whales were breaching so close to shore!

John Steinbeck and me on Cannery Row


So that's what I've been up to.  I hope that you’re having a good week, too.  What’s on your agenda?


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