Monday, February 24, 2014

My Second Favorite Holiday?!

I have a confession to make.  

I spent today in bed instead of earning my keep.

Don't worry, I won't leave you hanging like that.  If you've been reading for a long time, you may remember that I have extremely sensitive ears.  Yes, in terms of hearing, but even more so in terms of the other functions of ears, like balance and equilibrium and not feeling like you're falling off a flat surface all the time.  My balance issues come and go, swinging wildly from no problems at all to landing in the ICU a decade ago with atrial fibrillation brought on by acute labyrinthitis.  Good stuff.

One of the things that worried me about the move was what would happen to my ears.  I was moving from a very dry climate several hundred miles from any sizeable bodies of water, to a town right on the ocean.  I wondered what the humidity and elevation changes might do to my ears.  Much to my delight, I had almost no issues for the first couple of months after the move. 

Unfortunately, that didn't last.  I've had several bouts of vertigo lately and have been generally wobbly, bumping into things here and there and feeling a little unsteady.  I've just been riding it out, because eventually it always goes away.  Sometimes it takes hours.  Sometimes it takes weeks.  This morning, though, I woke up to a severe bout of it, and I just could not force myself to try to stay upright.  So as much as I hate to do it, I called in sick, which is something I hate to do and that I haven't done in many months.

I'm not at liberty to discuss the day's activities (*cough* naps, Lifetime movies and HGTV *cough*) except to say that for the first time in a long while, I hopped on to Pinterest.  Ohhhh, Pinterest.  You know, the place where we all pin outfits we love, recipes we can't wait to try, and craft ideas we have no intention of ever actually doing anything with?  Yeah.  That.  I only made it through the first half dozen pins in my feed before I ran across something that made me grin...

So we made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas (which I should blog about - since they were my first holidays away from home, ever) and Valentine's Day... which means that my second favorite holiday of the year is coming up.  I didn't even think of it until Pinterest pointed it out.  


Okay, yes, it's two months away.  (Who decided it should be so late this year?!  I'm going to write to the committee.)  I can start getting excited now.  Executive decision.

I love Easter!  I love the meaning of the holiday, the explosion of pastel everything in the stores leading up to it, coloring eggs, picking out goodies for baskets, having excuses to bake and eat adorable things... I love it all.  And this year will be exceptionally fun for our family, for reasons I will blog about later.

So when I saw this picture of Bunny Bum Pancakes on Pinterest, I nearly squealed in delight.  Quietly, you know, so as to not upset my ears.  But still.  I'm thinking Aidan will need to have these soon.  He'd love them!  You should go grab the recipe from The Chick'n Coop and make some too.

What's your favorite thing about Easter?


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous! Not of the vertigo, but of your day of naps and HGTV. Oh, how I miss maternity leave...! :)
The bunny bum pancakes are just too adorable!