Monday, December 15, 2008

Sick Day

I'm taking one. I have to say, taking a sick day is hard for me. Anyone else? But I'm certainly under-the-weather, like the little drummer boy is playing inside my head.

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum!

So I'm all tucked into my room (at least until the girlies are out of school). But I can't just curl up and do nothing. I'll most likely spend the day cozied up with my laptop on my lap. That's what it's for, right? To sit on my lap, keeping me toasty.

And warmth is what I need right now because it's Jack Frost freezin' out there. Just ask the hummingbirds. I truly wonder how these sweet little guys don't turn into little birdsicles when it's this cold. Yesterday when we woke up to a white world, the feeders were covered with a good couple of inches of snow and the hummingbirds couldn't get to their food. Once we got it cleared, they went wild. This morning, their food was solid ice and the poor little guys were having a fit. We couldn't see them, but we could hear them clicking away.

The snow meant that building a snowman was a must. Well, I didn't build one, but the girlies did. And it was no ordinary snowman. He had to be a character; have some personality. So, they built a snowman outlaw. This picture was taken before he had his stolen bag of rocks...I mean bag of money.

That lasso reminds me of our December La La goals. Hope you're all doing better than I am!
Here's the snowman outlaw later. I believe this one was captured just after he left the saloon.

Here's to staying warm and healthy, friends.


Jaime Temairik said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather! It was a big week last week, though, so you need some downtime I bet.

That is one rootin-tootin snowman! I love that he is frowning. The last pic, though, he looks like he drank a little too much frozen margarita.

holly cupala said...

Oh! Hope you feel better soon! We're taking a sick day, too. Love the snowman outlaw and birdsicles!

Wyman Stewart said...

Love the snowman. Feel for the hummingbirds; thought maybe they hibernated in winter. Hard winters must take a toll on their population. As for missing work, if this will make you feel any better; my former employer did not hesitate to unemploy me even though I had not missed a day of work all year. Sick days are there to be used when sick. You can bet that is figured into what they pay you annually. Okay, that does not make you feel any better, but I thought I would try. Get well soon.