Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Down with the sickness...
In good news, I'm back to the land of the living internet-wise. But, health-wise, the land of the living is a far cry from where I'm at. We all managed to contract some kind of nastiness. Who knows from where...probably the airplane. Sunday night, I had to take Luka to the ER with a fever of 105. That was the only symptom he had...no cough, no runny nose, no vomiting. That is, until we walked into the waiting room at the ER, where he promptly puked ALL OVER me. And, thanks to the ever-so-helpful military nurses that refused to give me a clean set of scrubs, I spent the next 45 minutes in the waiting room stinking of barf. I'm sure all of our fellow waiting-roomers were really loving us. I definitely caught more than one nasty sneer in my direction.
Alas, Luka had the flu. So, there was nothing to be done but alternate between Tylenol and Motrin, wait it out, and cross our fingers that nobody else in the house got sick. Ha! I should be so lucky. Hazel spent the night at our neighbor's house while I was at the hospital, and returned in the morning with a raging fever. "She Who Never Naps" spent the ENTIRE day on the couch asleep. So did Luka. And what did Mommy do? Tried, in vain, to unpack the suitcases and organize my over-flowing craft room.
Today, I woke up sick. Of course, both kids feel better. When Mommy would like to do nothing but lie in bed, and pray for death...the kids were finally wanting to be active. Go figure. And, so it goes with the military families of deployed spouses, and absolutely nobody around to help out...Mommy had to get up, get busy, and act as if nothing was wrong. But, one good thing about North Carolina...I have some AWESOME neighbors! That yummy chicken noodle soup up there...homemade from my very kind neighbor, Heidi. What a sweetie! And, it is YUM!
Surprisingly, I actually got stuff done today. I think I was operating under the delusion that if I just kept busy, I could forget about how absolutely crappy I felt. Not exactly true, but again, I got stuff done. I'll be back tomorrow with pics of the projects around my house that got completed today. Plus, some catch-up on my daily cards that I worked on tonight. I hope everyone is having a great week, and I'll be catching up on blog reading tomorrow. I feel so terribly out of the loop!
Posted by Holly