Wednesday, February 10, 2010

200th post

well, this marks my 200th post here on herban homestead. when i realized the other day that i was nearing this mark, i thought that maybe i should share something fabulous and have lots of great pictures to match. but here i am, slightly over a horrible, yet (thankfully) short lived case of stomach flu, and i'm just happy to be sitting up. it past through all of us, hitting buddy the hardest. there's nothing like seeing the little body of your baby too weak to sit up to help you remember to be grateful for the everyday.

so that's what this 200th post is about. the fabulous-ness of everyday life. the fact that even though we were all sick, we were all together, drudging through. that when i ran to the store today, my kids begged for carrots, celery and blueberries (after 4 days of crackers and water). kids that can walk, unassisted, to the bathroom. a washing machine in my home! hallelujah! trust me, we did some serious laundry over the past 4 days. and, after craving mushrooms, i was able to make a little noodle and mushroom dish. and it tasted SO good. i read up on mushrooms to see why my body was wanting them so badly, and i found out that they are a powerful anti-viral food. so-yes- this is for the fabulous mushroom as well.

really, when i think about it, there is nothing greater than spending everyday with the people i love.

nothing. greater.


Mandy said...

You are so right. I take my family for granted too often.
okay - I've been craving mushrooms that past couple of days. Am I fighting something and my body is asking for some help? I'm thinking I'm making some two sisters mushroom soup tomorrow. yum!
Glad you are all feeling better.

mandi said...

AMANDA! you better share that recipe, sister!

The Kramer Family said...

oh man! so sorry sweet friend. glad you guys are feeling much better. ruthie is a bit under the weather today with a really bad cold. rats!

i'm ready for warmer weather. the winter attire is suffocating me and overtaking my house!

nicola@which name? said...

happy 200th! (i am embarrassed by how many i have posted!)

Rosie_Kate said...

Oh, you have such a good attitude!

I'm having trouble with having a cheerful attitude, even though I have so much to be thankful for. I blame it on winter, which I loathe, but I still shouldn't complain.