Sweet Little Things . Week 6

Sweet Little Things . Week 6

Okay, now I’ll say Uncle!

I prefer to save my seasonal complaints for the summer, because I am not a heat person. It weighs me down and zaps my energy. And since I’m guilty of issuing forth an It’s too hot! or This is relentless! every other 90% humidity day in New England, I figure I should keep my mouth shut from September through March {what’s not to love in the fall, anyway?}

So I’ll say it just once this winter: I need spring.

I need fresh air, and cool breezes, and the end of cold and flu season.

The last few weeks at our house have been germ city. I came down with a terrible sore throat and head cold, which was passed along to my husband, who tried to take it up a notch, then The Boy started complaining about discomfort {and he never complains about feeling under-the-weather} … each of us saw a doctor and were told we did not have strep, so we just plugged away and drank our fluids and kept hoping the colds would pass.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Then Wednesday night, I came down with a case of I-must-have-swallowed-a-flaming-golf-ball. And this time it was the real thing. Even the doctor said she hadn’t ever seen such a scarlet-colored throat.


Even so, there were lots of things to feel good about this week.

Letting go of more stuff. I’ve held onto this sweater since my wedding rehearsal dinner back in May of 1999. I loved it. Baby blue with this gorgeous beading, paired so beautifully with a pale blue mini skirt and a matching cami.

Let’s just say that my mini-skirt-wearing days are over, and the cropped look of this sweater was no longer flattering.

Still, there it stayed in my closet month after month, serving no purpose, until now. I’ve decided I’m passing it on to a lovely little gal down the street, whom I think will just love it.


Ladybugs. Spotted this guy on my windowsill the other day. That’s a good sign, right?


Pretty flash cards. I truly believe that there’s no reason a kid shouldn’t enjoy studying these days. Just look at these flash cards. Crazy cute. No learning tool looked that nice back in the ’70s and ’80s. Back in my day

Flash Cards

Fun treats on your doorstep. Among the many great reasons for your husband to follow your blog is the fact that he’s always hip to what’s on your wish list. Nothing gets by this guy, so after a long day on Wednesday, I came home to this fun package from my Valentine.

Modcloth Box copy

… with this inside:


From my Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ post a few weeks back. Well played, honey … well played.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy weekend!



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  1. OH MY GOSH THAT IS SO SO SOOOOO SWEET!!!! What an amazing hubby you have my friend!!!
    I too am really starting to feel the pains of winter’s captivity… this is the hardest time of the season. Yuck. Praying you and the boys are feeling better soon! Embrace your dear sweet thoughtful hubs for his gift! I agree- WELL played!! 🙂
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  2. What a sweet hubby! And sorry it has been so crummy around your house… I don’t even know what the Groundhog saw, but maybe your “uncle” will be spring soon? 🙂 Happy weekend to you, Michelle!
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  3. We seldom are ill, but this winter has hit us hard. Which is strange because we’ve had such nice weather. One or both of us have been sick almost constantly since the beginning of December. Christopher is currently healing up from a norovirus while I’m attempting to get over a 10 day cold, haha! Hope you guys are all healthy soon!
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  4. What a beautiful purse!! This season has been so rough when it comes to the flu, strep, insert terrible sickness here. I’m ready for spring so we can all recover too! Happy belated valentines day girlfriend!

  5. that bag is gorgeous!!
    love the flash cards in that jar, so cute.

    happy weekend! xo
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  6. I’m with you on the need for a change of seasons. Taking college courses has become a serious hazard with the severity of the flu season this year. I’ve been sick twice already this winter (both dragging on for weeks), and I think a little sunshine would do wonders for my general outlook. I found a ladybug in my room the other day…perhaps it is a sign? I really enjoyed this post…it was just lovely and the perfect reading for a Sunday morning.
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  7. Oh wow – I hope that the germs leave your house and you’re all healthy from here forward. It sounds like you’ve met your quota! And girl, your husband did goooood. That purse is lovely!
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  8. Hope you feel better soon!! We’ve been fighting more bugs than normal this year too for some reason and it’s bumming us out! 🙂 Feel better!
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  9. I LOVE your bag! What an awesome husband you have….

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