I sound like a broken record lately, but here it goes. I'm sick, so I haven't been blogging. It's been a really mild winter here in the PNW, so people are getting and staying sick longer. There are flu, pneumonia, and whopping cough outbreaks as well as cases of measles and mumps in Washington. Crazy! We've been battling all kinds of colds and respiratory infections in our house all month. Nolan's three week cold took a turn for the worse on Saturday when he spiked a high fever and started throwing up. He has a sinus infection and bronchitis. I went in on Sunday for this cold I haven't been able to shake since mid-December. Since then I've been diagnosed with a sinus infection, upper respiratory infection, and laryngitis. I take the antibiotics, feel ok for a week, then come down with something again. The doctor said it's clear I have some sort of infection going on and decided to treat me for pneumonia. I'm also on a muscle relaxant because I've hurt myself by coughing. What the hell? And as if that's not enough to handle, on Thursday, Milo was spinning and twirling in the kitchen with socks on, as he usually does. He fell, bumped his face on the hardwood floor and split his chin open. Every time the boys fall I automatically say, "I'm pretty sure this needs stitches," and Jacob blows me off. This time I called Jacob at work and said, "No, really. I'm 99% sure he needs stitches." Jacob rushed home, then rushed Milo to Urgent Care, where sure enough, he got three stitches under his chin. UGH!
Anyway, on to something lighter. Jodi and Rachel have this What I'm Loving Wednesday link up, so it's an easy way for me to post something positive while I'm feeling like life is seriously kicking my ass.
I'm loving Netflix DVDs. After eight years of getting DVDs by mail, we decided to cancel it (but kept the streaming service) a few years ago. We weren't watching the movies fast enough and downloading or running to Redbox a few times a month was easier. Lately I've been downloading like crazy though, and that really adds up! I decided to give the DVDs another shot and I'm so glad I did. I've had thirty movies on my IMDb watchlist for over a year that I couldn't find anywhere relatively cheap. Netflix had 26 of them! I'm so old school.
I'm loving my neighborhood book club. I joined a book club a few years ago, but ten out of twelve months of the year they read books I'd never think twice about, so I hardly participate. A neighbor started a book club through Facebook back in December and the first meeting in January was so much fun. The conversation flowed, new friendships formed, and we were all on the same page about what we like to read. I'm glad to finally get to know some of my neighbors better too.
I'm loving One Direction. Duh. But seriously, I haven't stopped listening to their album FOUR since it came out in November. And I'm getting so excited to see them in concert again this summer! I'm most obsessed with the upbeat '80s sounding songs Stockholm Syndrome and No Control, as well as the ballad, 18, written by Ed Sheeran. Take a listen. They aren't as boyband-y as you might think.