THE COLD, And Other Ramblings

I've been a little MIA this week, and that is because the kids and I have a horrible cold!  Not just a head cold, more of a head+chest congestion+achy muscles kind of cold.  And of course we all had to come down with it at once.  I really don't know what I would do if Derek wasn't here right now, because I've been feeling miserable.  As in sit-on-the-couch-without-sleeping-thinking-about-how-miserable-I-feel miserable.  Thankfully we seem to be on the downward slope, as evidenced by the fact that I am actually typing out a blog post!

Aside from The Cold, not much has been going on.  We went to a doctor's appointment for Gwen on Monday and I made the mistake of not letting her bring her blankie in.  I just don't trust those medical building floors.  She cried the whole time, and wailed "dain-dee" (which is how she pronounces "blankie"), and collapsed on the floor whenever I required her to walk, while other patrons stopped and laughed about how I have my hands full.  One lady actually offered to help me to my car.  That's how pathetic and frazzled I looked.

My mom says that I should cut her blanket in half (because of course she picked the biggest blanket she had as the blankie), and I think after the doctor's office incident I just might do it.  That way she can take the one piece in, and I can give her the other piece in the car while I stash the contaminated portion to wash later.

I also wanted to let you all know that I have adjusted my photo blog concept a bit.  I found out that Blogger apparently has a limit on the number of readers you can have for a private blog - bleh! So I made my photo blog public, but just hid it to search engines.  I don't want to link directly to the blog from here, so I'll still have you fill out a request form if you want access, and then I'll send you the link (see the button on the right for the request form)!  I'm hoping this will make it a little easier for you all to follow as well. If you already requested to follow it, I sent you an e-mail, so check your inbox or e-mail me again!

(Clyde, looking adorable at the park last Saturday.  This was before The Cold hit.  Also, I'm in love with his hat.)

Oh, and we'll probably go to the zoo on Friday with my mom and sister - I'm glad I finally have a day nailed down, because Wyatt has been bugging me for weeks to go back to the zoo.  He keeps talking about the "elephants", and "giraffes", and "peacocks" (imagine the ends of each of those words going up, as in a sing-song voice).  Usually the conversation goes something like this:

Wyatt: "We're going to go to the zoo!"

Me: *laugh* "You want to go to the zoo?"

Wyatt: "Um, okay, sure."

Me (realizing my mistake): "Oh, we can't go to the zoo today, honey."

Wyatt: *silence with a horrified look* or *whimpering that evolves into crying*

Me (in an effort to avert an incident): "We'll go to the zoo soon though, okay?  We'll go soon."

Wyatt: "Yay, we'll go to the zoo soon!"

My friends, "soon" has finally come.  I had to push off "soon" too many times.  Any more promises of "soon" and the first "soon" will turn into a lie.  I already feel guilty about it, so it's this Friday for sure!  I think The Cold should have left us by then.

What have you all been up to this week?

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Susannah said...

Oh no! I hope all of you are back to 100% soon!

Kate Craig said...

Emily's starting to like a blanket, and I was just thinking I should cut it up before she's old enough to notice :)

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