May 09, 2022


That is a terrible title for this post, but I couldn't come up with anything else! And I didn't want to waste more time thinking about it.

When Jerry's COVID test was positive on Friday, I was so hopeful I wouldn't get it, too. But I had a feeling it would happen--and now I'm sick. The boys and I showed no symptoms until yesterday morning when I got a sore throat. It got worse all day and by evening, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I also have a headache, body aches, and very mild congestion. I haven't been sick like this in well over 2-1/2 years! (The boys still don't have any symptoms and Jerry and I have been avoiding getting too close to them.)

I took a COVID test yesterday and today and both were negative. Jerry had taken a couple and had negative results before his third one (on his third day with symptoms) was positive. He was completely miserable for a couple of days and slept almost non-stop for a good 48 hours. I'm glad my symptoms aren't as bad as his--at least not yet--but it's still not at all fun being sick.

Jerry thought he'd be off work until next Friday; when he called work this past Friday and they asked him the timeline of symptoms and a positive COVID test, they said he has to go back today. At the beginning of the pandemic, people were off for two full weeks. Even if you had a spouse that had symptoms, you had to take two weeks off. It gradually got shorter and shorter, and now it's five days from the onset of symptoms. He just has to wear a mask for two weeks.

It figures--we finally have amazing weather (it was GORGEOUS today, and as I type this, I have all the windows open in the house) but now I'm sick and I couldn't even enjoy it. I was supposed to watch Luke and Riley for a little while this afternoon, but I obviously canceled (whether it's COVID or not, I don't want to get anyone sick).

Tomorrow is Transformation Tuesday, so please send me some transformations! Feeling like I do today, I definitely don't want to work on transforming something tomorrow ;) 

Also... if you haven't read this post about spring cleaning/organizing, please check it out and then send me some of your cleaning and organizing tips/hacks/products you love/etc. Even if you just have pictures of an organized space to share, please do! I would love to have enough to put together a collective post with everything.

So, for Transformation Tuesday or for cleaning/organizing stuff, my email address is: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.

And just for fun, here are a few recent random facts from my calendar:

This one was infuriating! I looked it up after reading this fact, and I don't know how I missed it, but apparently there is a docuseries on HBO about the scam. I cannot believe he only got three years for that. Now he just has to make restitution payments of $370 per month.

I was kind of speechless when I read this! Humpty Dumpty was actually a cannon. Here is an article on The Huffington Post that describes it, if you're curious.

I've always been completely fascinated by people who can read braille. It seems impossible to me! I remember that each time I went on an elevator as a kid, I would close my eyes and feel the braille on signs/buttons (that's the only place I can even remember seeing braille--in elevators) and try to understand how people could read that with their fingers. I never thought to google it until now, and it's actually super interesting! And I'm still convinced I could never learn it. Here is an article about it--the more I read, the more complicated it got, but I followed it for a few paragraphs, anyway ;) 

Okay, I'm going to make some tea and hopefully soothe my sore throat. Then go to bed early!


  1. Get well soon. Warm/hot honey and lemon can help the throat. I made my husband have it first thing in the morning when he had Covid and it definitely helped. I did it for selfish reasons, I was bored of his moaning and refusing to try it. The honey soothes. Take it really easy and hopefully you will get better quicker as it can turn really nasty. If you over do it.

  2. I'm so sorry you're sick. Sending lots of healing vibes. Hope you have a very mild case and recover quickly.

  3. I'm so sorry you're sick! Ugh zero fun, especially when the weather is finally getting nice out! I hope this passes quickly for you. Plenty of rest and take it easy!!


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