Yesterday life took a very small unexpected turn. I went to bed Tuesday feeling rotten and woke up Wednesday feeling even worse. Luckily, I already had a doctor’s appointment scheduled first thing for an unrelated follow-up, so I was able to get started on some medication. As soon as we returned home, I made Summer an early lunch and got into bed.
Summer was right beside me every step of the way. I had a fever, which put me in and out of consciousness. At one point, Summer surrounded me with about 15 of her stuffed animals because she wanted to tuck me in all nice and cozy. She also got me water, held my hand, and brought her little DVD player into bed with us so that we could watch movies on it instead of having to get up and down to change out new ones. Oh, and she even took some pictures….because that is what Momma does. I had no idea that a sick day could turn into a day with some definite memory-making moments. But, it did. Sometimes, many times, there is so much beauty in the unexpected.
Such was the case when I decided to make the No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars that I found on sweet Lauren’s blog. As I have mentioned many times, I am always looking for snack and breakfast recipes. It is a bonus if it can play a dual role. So, even though we already have a Granola Bar recipe that we love, I knew that, after making The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever, Lauren’s recipes are the real deal. The granola bars were a hit. And, on a day like yesterday when I was partly taken out of commission, it is always nice to have homemade treats on hand for the littles.
Enjoy your day…and find the beauty in the unexpected.
I linked up at the following:
Mrs. Fox’s Sweets for Mrs. Fox’s Sweets Party
Polkadots on Parade for Wow Me Wednesday
Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped up Wednesday
Something Swanky for Sweet Treats Thursday