My husband has a huge grant proposal due tomorrow, so he was busy working extra all last week, which left me no chance to leave town. That turned out to be a good thing because here's how the week played out:
DAY !: I did some shopping and didn't feel very good all day, but thought I was just tired. I went to bed and woke up feeling terrible around 2am. I got to know my toilet in a most intimate way while my body got rid of some horrible virus it must have picked up some where. At the same time my son was also sick and throwing up over the edge of the top bunk of his bed. Luckily none of it landed on my daughter sleeping in the bottom bunk. No one else got sick, thankfully.
DAY 2: I felt weak and terrible all day. Wasn't sick any more, but did laundry, slept and ate soup and bread all day. The baby woke up with crusty eyes so husband had to take her to the doctor and get $80 medicine for pinkeye. Seriously - hasn't she been through enough in the last couple weeks?
DAY 3: All was good except the baby woke up with her eyes crusted completely closed. It seemed like it kinda hurt her, and I had to pry them open then try to clean all the gunk away. She is 26 pounds and very strong when she does not want you doing something like prying her eyelids apart. Later, I ran errands and husband worked late so I had to deal with the kids, which is fine, but it's never easy.
DAY 4: Baby's eyes were crusted closed AGAIN today. She did not sleep well last night, I think because of her crusty eyes. I am tired, but I decided to do yard work all day - planted my garden and a few other plants. I got some sun and felt productive, but the inside of my house is a total mess and I can't stand to walk inside. Someone's gotta clean it. Gee, who might that someone be???
DAY 5: Did some more yard work, baby woke up with a small fever today. I swear it's the neverending story with this baby. I'm really hoping it's due to the little tooth breaking through, and thankfully her eyes were better. I also cleaned out all the old kid clothes and toys for a garage sale on Sat. morning. I must admit that felt pretty good - there's nothing like clearing old stuff out of the house, and with 3 kids it accumulates faster than you can imagine.
DAY 6: Woke up at 5:30 (UGH!) to do garage sale at a friends house. Did pretty good, but was tired all day, baby still had fever. Actually got to hang out with friends, though.
DAY 7: Baby still has not shaken fever. Husband is extra tired from working into the wee hours of the night nearly all week, and kids are awake at 6:30am - why can't they just sleep until 8???? Oh lord. We did more yardwork, laundry and I had to prepare something for class on Monday as I had nothing planned. Luckily the tsunami happened and that provided enough material to learn about earthquakes and tsunamis.
So, there you go. My relaxing spring break filled with me-time turned into stomach-virus, pinkeye, fever filled joyfest. But, at least I have my garden planted and I got a little tan. Like I said - People plan and God laughs.