Countdown to...Emergency


This last week has been crazy.  Like many of you, it's all about baking..


Baking in my adorable new apron, that is...
I dare say, I`d wear this over my jeans in the summer.


Baking with my girl, who eats more of the icing than she applies...


No, I'm not outside, I'm inside.
 This week also included a lot of glittering...


Ugly old candlesticks are now sparkly and new...


My girls very first Christmas play.  She's the first one on the left.


This meant..you guessed it, more baking. 
School pressure - anyone know what I`m talking about here!
And this is pre-school.


Also, trying to be the perfect festive mom.  Decorating, crafting, gingerbread houses, shopping, festive light tours, train rides..


But how can we not do these things.  This is what it`s all about.


On top of all that, a lot of styling jobs, multiple 3am jam making nights, deliveries and shipments, holiday luncheon parties, craft fairs, and of course, more baking.   
By tuesday morning, I couldn't breathe. 
Off to the emergency.
I have pneumonia, bronchitis, and I tore the muscles between my ribs from coughing.
I guess that would be my wall.  It`s taller than I thought it would be.  I hit it hard.
Super mom/super career gal fails.
But the drugs are swell.  Now, I can fly.

35 comments:

BushBelles said...

I recently hit my wall and spent 3 weeks in bed. You look like you are doing way better than me. Love your blog.

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

Oh, sweet friend, how un-fun is that?!? I think maybe it is time to slow a bit - time spent with loved ones, snuggling, eating, snuggling some more. Take care of yourself as you are clearly very needed!
Have a fabulous rest of your weekend,
xx

flwrjane said...

Okay super woman, now I think you need to take it down a notch.

Don't be scaring us all.

Nice and easy, please.

xo jane

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Dear me that's rotten luck...you need to slow down and rest up.
Cute little angels!

Get well soon.

Edin's House said...

You're creating wonderful Xmas memories for your little girl, Heather... love the gingerbread house!! Now... take good care of yourself!! :-)
Victoria (formally DesignTies)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh my goodness take care of yourself girl. That is terrible to hear you are so sick. Thank heaven for meds.

I do love your gingerbread house with the icing oozing off the windowsills.

oldgreymare said...

Take some advice from a stranger?

Take it easy_ I ended up in emergency twice last year doing the same thing. I was wiped out for nearly 4 months...and I do not have little ones to tend to.

So put on the breaks sister....You hit the wall yes, but hitting it again and having it collapse on your head is far worse...take it easy. : D

feel better soon

xxx
z

Raine and Sage said...

What a beautiful ginger bread house! I can just imagine the tears welling up at the Christmas Concert; at least that's what happened at my little boys Kindergarten concert. You must stop and rest, listen to your body, those drugs are just a bandaid you know. Get well soon! Sonia :)

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh that's bad news, Heather. At least now you can slow down for a while as you get over it.

Sonia said...

Oh, dear. Hope you feel better! And that the comforts of the season serve as some sort of balm...
xoxo

Lavender Cottage said...

Women always seem to have the stamina to keep things going even when not well.
Hope you are feeling somewhat better for the holiday.
Merry Christmas

Firefly Hill said...

take care ....get better soon! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

xo,

annie

Martina said...

Awwww, i'm sending lots of good vibes your way! Pre-christmas time, especially if you're a working girl AND have kids IS STRESS sometimes! I know that only too well and hope to be more relaxed every year, but it's not so easy! We have to embrace the crazyness and fly with it - maybe then, the angels are with us!

kaye i. said...

Oh no!!! Feel better... even super moms get sick :/

PS. Lovely Christmas play photo!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

You definitely DID NOT FAIL. Women never cut themselves a break. Reading this post was like an internal monologue for me. I can so related in so many different ways. And the more you do, the more people expect! Good luck, try to rest if you can, and enjoy Christmas!

Lovin That! said...

Oh, no...sorry to hear you got so sick! Tis the season. Thanks for such an honest post, I can relate to trying to do it all so well but not being able to keep up. Hope you get to relax over the holidays a bit....

AnnaVallance said...

That sounds painful but we've all been there. Trying to do it all. Hope you are feeling better. Have a cup of tea, snuggle under a blanket with your little one and read a good book.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Oh no! Take care of yourself. Try try to get some rest.

MamaBear said...

Please slow down!! :)

I hear you on the baking, Christmas festivities, Supermum thing....it's a lot of work!

Your gingerbread house is absolutely adorable. I LOVE that it is totally "made with love." We're yet to do ours....

Rest up please!
xMB

Red Gate Farm said...

Here I was, reading along thinking "wow, they got it all in for one season" and "what a CUTE apron"... obviously it was TOO much for one person! Hope you're feeling better.

Get well and Happy Holidays,
Chris

Elyse said...

oh boy, take it easy. i had something similar happen a few winters ago -- and each time i got sick that winter -- it turned to bronchitis. get plenty of rest, for real.

adorable pics!

warmest wishes for a cozy, happy and healthy holiday from my cottage to yours ~

xo
elyse

Melissa said...

Oh how awful. I hope you get to feeling better! The baking and glittering and plays looked very nice though.

Maija said...

Oh no!! Feel better and have a Merry Christmas!!

Pinecone Camp said...

Hope you're feeling all better now H! Those cookies look deeelicious and very cute. See you in January!

hatjunkie said...

Oh you poor thing. That is the danger in being super mom. Enjoy being in bed and doing nothing. It's what being sick is all about. Lots of love, Anna

Cathi said...

Slow down and get plenty of rest!! Enjoy the holidays with your family - just relaxing and getting yourself healthy again. xxoo

Vintage Simple said...

I love your apron. And Lily's new bathroom. And the fact that you can bake, photograph, parent, farm, style, write... all done beautifully. Don't forget to be kind to yourself, though, okay?

Sending you and yours warmest wishes for what's left of this year and the coming one.

much love,
-maria

mise said...

Poor you. You're a wonderwoman no matter whether you do all those things or not. So fly with the drugs, land with them, and stay landed. We'll bring you a tea. Take care.

tamara said...

Oh H! I hope you are feeling better. My B had pneumonia, he was in Children's last week. The antibiotics worked fast for him, hope they do for you too. xx

kate / tinywarbler said...

yikes!!!! that all sounds crazy, i hope you are resting and getting better. xo

Iniyaal said...

Hope you are doing fine now... May the happy spirit of x-mas warm you up and make you healthy in a jiffy.

Kim G. said...

Hope you are much better now, just in time to begin New Year's festivities!

Serendipitous Home said...

Heather,
I hope that you take precious time to heal. You have always amazed me with your incredible style, talent and energy and don't think you should ever ever use the word failed. Be good to yourself!

Sandra

Jeanneoli said...

I hope you are healing and feeling better.

Vintage Home said...

Oh ...my goodness....your blog is adorable ...but i feel awful for you being sick!...just came on here after the very busy season!....
Hope this finds you feeling better....