Monday, October 4, 2010

Whistle While You Work

I woke up smiling today, and that is NOT something that happens very frequently, trust me (or just ask my husband, remember he got me this shirt?). It could be the gorgeous weather outside, which is sunny and cold enough to drink a caramel apple cider (my favorite!) without sweating to death.  However, I'm pretty sure it's because we're all healthy again, having put the terror that is the stomach virus behind us.

TANGENT ALERT: Why on earth is it referred to as a stomach bug? A bug is something small (unless you live in Florida - then I get it. Those palmetto bugs are HUGE!) that can be easily squashed. Calling the heinous and destructive virus that went through our house a "bug" just doesn't seem to do it justice - stomach ninja or stomach assassin seems more appropriate, don't you think?

I'm off to clean up some of the aftermath of last week. Wish I had some furry forest creatures like the lucky, er, girl up there in the picture to help me do it - WHY CAN'T FAIRY TALES BE TRUE??? But before I go, I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who sent prayers and well wishes our way this last week...I appreciated them so very much. 

Whose fairy tale would you like to live?
a) Snow White
b) Sleeping Beauty
c) Cinderella
d) Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

(My answer is D - she might live with a beast, but he's got a GREAT library!)


  1. I think Beauty and the Beast too. The prince actually learned something about himself and others so that is always good. :O)

  2. I need a fairy tale where the house cleans itself. Beauty and the beast does that. I'm with you on changing the name of stomach bug to stomach assassin. Good luck getting things back to normal.

  3. I'm with you. Belle all the way. And somehow you did manage to pass that little bug on to our house. Up with toddler throwing up last night.

    Good. Times. Whistling away. ;)
    ~ Wendy

  4. I agree with D. How awesome would that be? Glad you are all feeling better.

  5. My name is Belle, but I would like to be Snow White. I'd like to be friends with the dwarves. And I wouldn't mind a kiss that would make me live again!

  6. That library sells me on Belle as well! :) Glad you're feeling better! :)

  7. You convinced me~ D it is! I'm glad you and your family are feeling better:)

  8. Yay! You're all healthy!

    I think I'd want D also. I've always been drawn to beauty and the beast themes in books!

  9. Glad you are all healthy, sorry to hear about the stomach ninja...I love that name.

    I want to be Cinderella (I'm banking on the prince having a library bigger than the ball room), BUT only if I can smack the wicked mom and stepsisters upside the head with a broom when I waltz out of the house.

  10. I can't believe I found someone who understands me! Oh, that library! That is my one biggest dream! I really don't think I'll be completely happy if I don't get that library!
    However, as tired as I've been lately, I would probably go with Sleeping Beauty...

  11. Oh, and that stomach flu? It's been going around here too. I think my brother and I have been passing it on to each other (through water bottles, not anything gross), so we've been alternating sick weeks for a month now. Not fun!