Tenacious Pink Eye & Other Happenings

Don’t worry, you can’t catch pink eye from reading a blog post…

or can you???

As the title suggests, we have a particularly stubborn case of pink eye going through our family at the moment.  It all started last month when we stayed at Claire’s house over Christmas and Jackie came down with pink eye. Well, Gus brought it home and it’s been through almost every member of both of our families since then.  Claire texted me a goopy-eyed selfie this morning to alert me of it’s new victim, but I’m a nice sister so I won’t share that with you.  Dave is the last man standing in our house, and he is literally quaking in his boots with apprehension.


How to pink eye like a boss: wear shades everywhere. No, actually, just stay home.

But on a happier note, today is Rose’s birthday!  Happy birthday to our high-achiever of a sister who is an artist, dance master, wife and mother extraordinaire.  She’s currently putting the finishing touches on her fourth grand masterpiece, so please keep her in your prayers as she approaches her due date on Valentine’s Day!

And in related news, our oldest sister Jane is expecting her 5th this June, and we just found out she’s having a boy! Rose doesn’t know the gender of her little one yet, but if she has a boy the grandkid gender scale will be even at 7 boys and 7 girls!

This is from the last time Jane and Rose were pregnant at the same time, in 2009!

This is from the last time Jane and Rose were pregnant at the same time, in 2009! 

Last and least, I’m just finishing up Secrets From The Eating Lab by Traci Mann.  I ordered it from the library after reading Modern Mrs. Darcy’s take, and I breezed through it this weekend.  It’s very interesting! Before reading, I was gearing up to do a Whole 30 during Lent this year but now I’m on the fence.  I know I’m the last person in the world to try a Whole 30, so those of you who have done it, what are your thoughts?  I’d love to hear!

Gotta go while it’s still naptime!


5 thoughts on “Tenacious Pink Eye & Other Happenings

  1. Ah! Evie's on round 2 of pink eye in three weeks…I'm hoping this isn't going to be the big sickness outbreak of early 2016 or something. 😉
    And, honestly, I did Whole30 mostly to lose weight and because I knew I needed to do something with big limits to kick-start an eating change (I love my sugar and carbs!)…but I don't know if I'd do it again. I think the whole nit-picking ingredients thing was a bit rough for me. I KNOW I need to eat more fruits and veggies, so that's my focus right now. Anyways, there's my 2 cents on the matter. 🙂

    • Ugh, that's been a concern of mine. I almost did a whole 30 in the fall and Dave got to me when we said "why eliminate all these food groups when you know you just need to work on portion control and eating more fruits and veggies?" Oof. I'm tempted to try this lent because 1. it's hella penitential and 2. I think all the meal planning and prep would be a good for me. I'm okayish at dinner meal prep, but I'm also just really good at dinner, so I'm good at whipping things up last minute. But, it's not necessarily the best food in terms of nutrition if I'm being lazy. So I feel like being on the ball for a month will help develop good habits for me. IDK…. Like I said, I'm on the fence!

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