You know what’s worse than an ice storm?

An ice storm coupled with a stomach bug that takes forever to go away. The sort of stomach bug that attacks the whole family.

Fortunately for us, the ice melted eventually AND we never lost power. That meant that I could keep doing load after load after load of laundry. This is the sort of romantic thing no one bothers to talk about before you have children, so one day you wake up undeniably grateful for modern technology, because how in the world did Caroline Ingalls deal with stuff like this? Part of me imagines she just banned the children from the cabin until they quit puking.

Things should be back to normal around here shortly. I’ve found some great new books and we’ve been doing some fun crafty stuff, too. Can’t wait to share it with you.