Sunday, April 8, 2012

Feeling blue

I had big plans for Easter. Spring Break started on Good Friday, and Robert and I were going to visit all sorts of relatives in a five-day span. I was really looking forward to it. I love my family. I love Robert's family. (Therefore I suppose I love "our" family. Being married is wacky!) Sadly, I got sick. AGAIN. 


I had a nice good chunk of non-sickness after my bout of bronchitis, but it ended with a no-nonsense cold. The majority of the relatives we were going to visit are elderly and ill, and when you're elderly and ill, you really don't want to be around someone with cold. So plans were canceled. I've spent a couple days on the couch. Am I feeling a bit blue? Yes. Did I decide to express this literally through my outfit? Yes. I wanted to see family, and I am so tired of being sick.


Luckily, on this lovely Easter Sunday, I am feeling better. There's an adorable, flowery sundress I've worn the past two Easters (thrifted, clearly), but it was too cold today to wear it so I went with a maxi dress and sweater (both thrifted last fall). I also wore my wedding shoes, which were Isaac Mizrahi for Target shoes I already owned. (I had a low-maintenance wedding. My main budgetary priority was our fabulous honeymoon in Ireland.)


This is really the comfiest of comfy outfits, which is a must when you're under the weather. I've been in the house the past two days being sick, and Robert and I have watched all of season one of "The Walking Dead." Eep! So good and so gross! Today, we're going to venture out to do exciting things like drink coffee and go grocery shopping. It's much more low-key than the big Easter dinner we were originally planning to attend. SIGH.


If you're going to feel blue, you might as well do it in something cozy and beautiful. I really dig the colors of this outfit and the pattern of the dress. Maxi dresses are pretty much the most comfortable things ever. Wearing one is like wearing a nightgown in public.


Sunshine has been by my side the whole weekend. She seemed to get pretty stressed out by "The Walking Dead." Seriously. That show is not playing around! I should really switch on something like "Easter Parade" next. Much lighter. Fewer dead things. I should also note that my cranky mood is dissipating with my cold. If you're working with kids for the first time in a long time, you're going to get sick! That's biology. And all this recent sickness has really made me start to value my general health, but that's a post for another time. A post  that might have something to do with kicking the sugar habit. Or not. Robert made cream puffs yesterday. They're kind of a-mah-zing.


Seriously delicious. You do not kick the sugar habit with cream puffs around. These were eaten when we were not watching "The Walking Dead." It is impossible to eat anything when watching that show. Even delectable puffs of cream.

22 comments:

Skinny Moonstick said...

Being married is awesome! And the blues look gorgeous on you :)
Good luck!

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Chuck said...

Aww, I hope you feel better. Such bad/typical luck to be ill for the long weekend.

SACRAMENTO said...

Hello gorgeous in blue.
I am also very glad to have found you.
I wouldn´t mind having some of your cream puffs, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Shybiker said...

Ahh, sorry about the illness and cancelled plans. Hope you feel better soon.

The bright blue outfit is cute. Color is a wonderful way to start Spring.

Thrifted Shift said...

I've just caught what I believe to be my third cold in the last two months, so I can completely sympathize. I hope you feel better soon! I hear cream puffs have healing properties!
--TS

Emmy said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better:) Getting sick is never fun. And love the blue outfit!

Lisa said...

So sorry you've not been feeling well.
I do love those shades of blues.
And, OMG, those cream puffs look heavenly!! It's a good thing you didn't post the recipe for these bad boys or I'd be in trouble. haha And I will not go and look up a recipe for them. Nooo... I most certainly will not. No way.
;) haha

pastcaring said...

Oh what a shame you had to change your plans, but I hope you can catch up with the family when you're better.
Love the print and colour on your maxi, it's delicious - as are those cream puffs!! xxx

Emily Peebles said...

Oh no! Sicknesses always come at the most inconvenient times. I'm glad you're combatting it with cream puff, though! Can't go wrong there :>

Lucy Nation said...

Sorry you've been so sick. I empathise. There has been so much sickness around this neck of the woods its unreal. I'm only just coming out the other side. I feel like I've done nothing but moan about it! :)

Melanie said...

Your blues are perfect, each singing their own blueness with your wedding shoes. I hope you feel better. I can't believe Robert's perfect home-made remedy! I treated myself to a chocolate chip cookie today - but it was huuuuge. I feel waaay better.

Erin said...

I'm just now getting over a two-week cold from hell, so I hear you. Hope you feel better soon!
Scott started watching The Walking Dead on Friday. I was semi-ok with it until the Walkers turned on the horse in downtown Atlanta in the first episode. Hell no....

Helga! said...

I love what you say about wearing a maxi is like wearing a nightgown in public!!It is!Perfect analogy!
Poos to being sick.No fun.But cream puffs ought to perk one up in an instant!
:)

Trees said...

Oh I am sorry you're sick again! I was sick for about a week and it made me super crazy!! But you look lovely in the blue outfit and it looks like your husband can make a pretty awesome cream puff. I have been trying to cut right back on sugar too - but I don't think I can go cold turkey xoxo

Sara said...

Ooh, cream puffs..delish! And they look fantastic! I feel the same way about eating whilst watching Walking Dead..lol It's kind of impossible. :D

That blue is just lovely, and those shoes are very pretty. I love a strappy shoe like that. :) Smart thinking w/ the low-maintenance wedding so you were able to plan a fab honeymoon--that's my plan, too! ..I just need to get a boyfriend first. lol

I hope you're feeling better. Being sick is the worst. Particularly when it starts to interfere with your plans. Sending lots of cosmic goodness!

Mica said...

I am sorry that you were to sick to go see your family :( It's nice you could stay home with your Hubby though and you were able to relax together.

Really like your blue dress!

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Miss Simmonds Says said...

I hope you start feeling better! You had a lovely day at least, it's been cold and miserable all weekend here. Lovely blues in that outfit

Connie said...

Misery loves company. I have spent the past 6 months suffering from a herniated disc! augh! Lots of pain, lots of tears, sob sob. But I have to say that reading your blog ALWAYS Cheers Me Up!!! Thank you :) Hang in there!
Connie*

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better! I love the pattern on this maxi skirt. Blue is a good color on you!

Caitie said...

Love all the blue ! and wow, cream puffs?! look absolutely divine!

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Brittany Sims said...

These colors look very good on you! :)

~Brit
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Kalancea said...

this color suits you so good!!!

wanna follow each other?

xoxo

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