What a Day…

What a week, really. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow’s going to be in the mid-50s (Sunday might reach the 60s!) and it was just Monday when it seemed the whole east coast was bracing for awful winter weather. Drew’s been sick. I’ve been sick. And while thankfully I’m generally feeling better, save for sinus pressure and a runny/stuffy nose, now poor Jake is sick.

Yes, it’s been a long day already. I woke up around 3:30 and couldn’t fall back to sleep. Shortly after 4 we heard some strange coughing coming from Jake’s room and sure enough, he’d thrown up. Drew and I both got up. He brought Jake downstairs and I stripped the bed and got everything into the washer. Jake seemed to be OK, though he was still sick every so often.

Around 7 I headed over to the hospital to have my one-hour glucose screen done. I won’t lie — it was kind of nice to enjoy the quiet waiting room and work on my afghan. It’s been a while since I picked it up. Last night was the first time in a couple weeks. Here’s how it’s looking so far (I’m not all that much further along since I first wrote about it):

ripple progress

So after my blood draw I got myself a bagel and a decaf. Even though this wasn’t the fasting glucose test, I was still really hungry and I knew it was going to be a long day, LOL! While at the store I rented “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” from the Redbox machine. Both boys wanted to see it and I thought it would be a nice treat for the afternoon. Once I got home, Drew took off for the office and I worked on laundry and caring for my sickie. He doesn’t feel like eating lunch, but at least we’ve been puke-free for probably an hour and a half now, so hopefully that’s a good sign.

I’m exhausted after not only getting up so early, but also going to bed late last night. (I knew it would come back to bite me!). Here’s a snapshot of what my afternoon looks like:

afternoon plans

I was lucky to get a free subscription to Martha Stewart Living and over the last couple days I’ve gotten the current issue and a couple back issues as well. So I plan on looking through those, as well as working on the baby sweater I am crocheting, all while watching the chihuahua movie, of course! While being sick is, of course, no fun, sometimes I think it’s a way to remember that we all have to slow it down once in a while. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing! Happy Friday!


  1. Lisanne says:

    OMG! You *just* learned how to crochet and now you’re doing a baby sweater? (Is it for your little girl?) OMG, Carol ~ you are *so* freaking talented it’s unreal.

    I am *so* behind on magazines. Just got the new Rachael Ray today. Do you subscribe to MSL or buy it someplace?

    That afghan is looking fantastic. Are you going to put it in your living room?

    I’m SO sorry that Jake got sick several times. I hope that it isn’t a nasty tummy bug and just something he ate. It’s hard to know with kids sometimes. Glad you got the glucose thing over with. How do you carry that huge afghan with you? I know what you mean ~ when you get sick, it’s kind of a reminder that we try to do *way* too much and need to slow down.

  2. Laura says:

    You get a quiet waiting room? No wonder you enjoy it more than most people, heh. My draws were done in a tiny, over-crowded lab in a strip mall, where people were glued to the windows watching the high schoolers from across the street on their lunch break wreaking havoc in the parking lot. 😉 That afghan is beautiful!

  3. mar says:

    I hope the sickies have left the building and that your weekend so far has been good.

    I really LOVE that afghan! You’re doing GREAT!

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