Saturday, January 29, 2011

Five Lumped Into One!

This should probably be about five different posts but I'm feeling a tiny bit sassy right now so I'm going to lump it all into one. Five for one. What a deal. It's your lucky Saturday.

First, a big thanks to Stephanie for her guest post on Tips for Starting a Blog. I know from a little survey I did back in the fall that there are lots of you who read blogs regularly but don't keep a blog of your very own. What are you waiting for? Please don't tell me that you have nothing to say or that your life is dull. If that were your excuse then you must not read my blog very often. I mean, really, I blog about things like hairdryer lint.

Moving on...

It has been G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S here the last few days. Yesterday the high was close to 70 degrees. In January. In Colorado. Crazy, but amazing! I hiked with some friends yesterday and was sorta surprised by all the snow on the trail. It hasn't snowed much at all this winter, and the trail by my house that I hiked the day before was dry as a bone. The difference between dry and snowy trails is altitude. It was really more ice than snow since it had melted and re-frozen many times. I'm just thankful I didn't bust it going up...or coming down...though I did lose my footing a few times.
(I don't usually like to post pics of others without permission but you can barely even tell there are people in this photo. I think that's me and my friend, Molly!)

ANYWAY, before we hit the trail I stood at my car and had a little debate with myself about whether or not to carry my cell phone. I didn't have pockets so I decided to leave it. Especially since the other five moms with me had theirs. I *always always always* take it with me because I worry that the school(s) might need me in an emergency, but I knew John was at home working so I decided to leave it. And OF COURSE, the school nurse did call. Abbey had a fever and needed to come home. I'm thankful John was able to go get her, but I felt bad that I didn't have my phone with me. Lesson learned.

She's feeling a little bit better today but she had a pretty significant temperature most of yesterday. She still has fever and a yucky cough and sore throat but popsicles and Wizards of Waverly Place are keeping her happy.

We had a really good week. Full and somewhat busy, but overall really good.

I have one really big thing I want to tell you about and I was going to include it in this post but I think I'm going to sign off for now. I really want to (finally) finish reading my book (with the aid of the new reading glasses I bought this week)(at Walgreens). And get outside and enjoy this weather before the snow blows in. I'm grateful for snow...I really am...and I desperately want some...but they're not predicting much...and after several days of gorgeous weather, I'm afraid I have a touch of spring fever!!!

Wait, I just remembered two important things...

1. Joanne is improving! Today she is moving to a long term acute care facility where she'll continue her recovery process. I've been encouraged so much by her progress in the last week. Thank you again for your prayers for her!

2. If you read my blog in a reader, click over and see my new design. I'm still tweaking things and still have some content to add to the tabs in the navbar at the top but I really love that it's clean and fresh...and the header pictures make "Lifeat7000Feet" so punny. Lots of you have already noticed the change and I appreciate the compliments you've sent my way but all the credit goes to Jackie at Memories by Design. Thank you, Jackie. It's perfection!


OhioFamOf4 said...

So now I'm dying to know what the "big thing" is you have to share. Please come back soon!

Kendra said...

I noticed the change when you did the first post about Joanne so I think I saved my compliment on it till later. If I haven't mentioned it I LOVE the new design! And the feet that go with it!

Unknown said...

Love the new design! And your flip-flop tanned feet! ;)

I'm sorry you have a sick kiddo, but I'm equally glad that you got a hike in and got to enjoy your hike!

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

Oh, Meredith, always keeping us on our toes and always giving us "teasers" about the next post. :)
I'm sorry about Abby- hope she is feeling better soon and it's not anything that spreads to everyone else. I have enjoyed your new design. I'm still praying for Joann and her family.
I'm glad that you are enjoying your wonderful Colorado JEALOUS!!

Kecia said...

I talked to my brother today and he said your high is supposed to be FIVE on Tuesday--brrr. Hope Abbey feels better soon--Mike and Rebecca and my mom have all been fighting the same thing. :(

Melissa Stover said...

wow i LOVE the new look. so clean and pretty!

Sitesx6 said...

You left us hanging with the BIG THING to tell.....hurry!

You suggested THE HELP to me months and months ago (I'm forever grateful) and actually you suggested a few others after that (I'm a read-a-holic) so I have to suggest one to you, that I'm currently reading and LOVING.

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (stupid name, but not as crazy as Guernsey Literary....)

Love it!

Christi @ Writing the Waves said...

I think I had already mentioned how much I love your new header in an earlier comment, but just in case...I really DO love your new header. So cool.

The last time I went to the eye doctor, he told me that although I don't quite have to use reading glasses just yet, it is just a matter of time!

I can't believe that we are old enough to need reading glasses!!! I still feel like I'm in my 20's! (And you still LOOK like you are in your 20's!) :)

jen medeiros said...

Hope our girl is feeling better! Can't wait to read your "big thing."
Gorgeous photo of the snowy trail.

Jennifer said...

Cute glasses! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Ha ha, Jennifer. NOT as cute as the Kate Spade ones, but I got two pair for $ that was good. Saw some at Ulta on Saturday. They were only $15 and were very cute too!

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

love your new look!

Stephanie Kay said...

You are totally welcome and the pleasure was all mine!! I love your new look!! I'm dying to change mine up as well. I like the uncluttered simple look with lots of white space. :)