Saturday, November 14, 2009

where did the week go?!

This past week has gone by in a blur! After last weekend's Holiday Bazaar (I promise that pictures will come soon!), I was beginning to feel like I was going to "crash and burn", but I was still running on adrenaline because we had our monthly MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting still to come on the Monday morning following the bazaar. You might say I was in denial that I was getting sick!

After my MOPS meeting, we had a fun lunch at Chevy's with my very good friend Kara and her family who were up for a quick visit...

Ally, Mikayla, Chloe, & Austin

By Monday afternoon I wasn't feeling good AT ALL and lazed around for the rest of the day on the couch. The kids had free reign of the house and my wonderful husband was so good to take care of them the minute he walked through the door. I bet it was a sight to see with cushions off the couch, and toys everywhere! I spent the rest of the night in bed.

Tuesday, I woke up with what I thought was a little more energy and the kids and I ended up heading to the library for story time and to check out some new books and movies. The rest of the day, I felt OK, having energy one minute and then the next minute having no energy at all. But I wasn't about to miss out on the Girls' Night with my college friends we had already rescheduled once, so I made sure I was well medicated before I had a night out with the girls (however, looking back at the pictures, I should have been a bit more concerned with the way I looked before heading out the door!)

In past years we've drawn names and then gotten a gift for whoever's birthday we had drawn. This year, we decided to do something different. To celebrate our birthdays from the past year, we decided to all go out together for dinner and dessert! We headed to Bridgeport Plaza and had dinner at Pastini's and followed up the fun with some dessert at Whole Foods Market, where we each got individual desserts. Triple Mousse cake for me...yum! We had so many laughs and these girls will ALWAYS be there for me through the joys and trials.

On Wednesday...actually I don't even remember anything that happened on Wednesday. Except, again, my children were allowed to have free reign of the house since I was now feeling worse than I had the day before!

"Look what we did, Mom!"

I was beginning to feel a bit better by Thursday, so I was able to get a few things done around the house. One of the much needed things that needed to get done was grocery shopping! I think I've been putting this off for 2 weeks poor family!! So, I used this opportunity to clean out the refrigerator and freezer and organize the pantry. I also did some coupon cutting and wrote up a grocery list for a GIANT-sized shopping trip to Costco and Winco Thursday night. Which, by the way, I wanted desperately to put off again since I still wasn't feeling up to par, but I suffered through it and now we have a stocked fridge and pantry!

My bare refrigerator...

...and freezer!
Friday morning we headed to Mikayla's dance class. I think it was the first time I had actually put make up on in the last 3 days, or even got out of the house before 9:30. I was feeling OK, but my eyes were watering a bit and I was still coughing. Seriously, why am I not over being sick yet!? By noon I noticed that Mikayla was starting to go down hill quickly and she had an extremely high fever by 2:00 in the afternoon. My poor sweet girl, I hate watching her go through this! She ended up falling asleep on the floor next to me on the couch around 4:00 but was still ready for bed by 8:00, her normal bedtime.

And now, it's Saturday and again the day was lazed away. My poor sweet girl slept on the floor in our bedroom last night and at some point early this morning her fever was up to 103.9! With medication, some TLC, and LOTS of sleep, she is starting to show signs of coming out of the fever fog. She doesn't seem to have an appetite, but thank goodness we're not having to deal with the stomach flu!

And in the FIVE hours it took me to write this (Can we say distractions!? I started writing this post at 2:00 PM and it's now 7:00 PM), Austin has now come down with a fever and Ryan is beginning to show signs of a cough and the aches, which is how it started for me.

So, it looks like Sunday is going to be another lazy day...although this momma might actually be feeling up to the challenge. With just a leftover cough, I think I might be back in action!

There you have it...a week with not much to show for it (other than some fun times with friends and that's always worth it!) Maybe next week I'll get a little more accomplished?

~ Wow, did I really blog about all that? Man, I must be desperate to do something other than lay on the couch.


Don't forget you still have 5 more days to link up a photo project for this month's craft challenge. Thank you to those who have already joined us...I'm loving what I see! Come link up your photo project gift ideas by this Thursday. That's plenty of time, right!?


vicki said...

I hope the rest of the weekend will go all right for you. Glad you are feeling better...sorry the others in the family are not feeling well. I am impressed with the kids book structure...pretty ingenious...I do have smart grankids!

Braley Mama said...

Hope ya'll recover soon. And you looked wonderful, sick and all:)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh man...So sorry to hear about all the fun. I hope everyone is back to normal soon. Although, I wouldn't mind just one lazy day around here. IT is always go go go! :) Feel better sweet Mikayla and Austin.

Jodi Stilp said...

Well shoot Heidi. I'll be praying you guys feel better soon. I can say from experience, "I know what you're going through." My entire family (all 6 of us) got taken out in a 24 hour time period. Let me know if you need anything.

Unknown said...

I hope you are all on the mend soon! I like the pics of your fridge! And the "library" it seems your kids made!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Ohhhh, that's no fun. The girls are finally feeling better, but poor Jeremy, I don't know what he has, but it just won't go away!

Hoping you all feel better soon!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a yucky flu! Sorry to hear you guys are feeling so bad! The pics of the fridge are classic! I thought I was the only one who let my fridge look like that (other than the shelf of perpetual condiments, which I never use and don't throw away, just in case!)

Dawn said...

Hope everyone is feeling better and you had a nice day of just relaxing! Sorry to hear you and the kids have been sick.

heidi said...

Hope everyone is on the mend post haste!!!

Kelli said...

What a week. You're such a trooper for pushing through and it looks like such a fun time with friends. I hope you all feel better soon.

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