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A Sick Girlie, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

We had a rather rough day today.  The wee girlie rose early, and though cheerful and upbeat, her spirits soon dampened.  Back and forth from the bedroom to the bathroom, trip after trip…  though we never went anywhere or did anything (beyond walking that hallway – she, often carried) it was an exhausting day.

Knowing how much I dread the feeling of throwing up – the way you can’t catch your breath for all the heaving, and the way the bile rips through your body on it’s way up and out – the girl always surprises me.  She handles it like a champ;  no crying, no fretting, no stress at all.  I sit beside her, holding her hair and stroking her back, muttering what became a mantra:  “it’s okay, let it out, you’ll be okay…”  She’s got strength beyond her years.

As if it’s not enough to have your stomach contents ripping and tearing their way out the same way they initially (pleasantly) slid in, they were determined to pull the poor kid apart from both ends.  When she wasn’t hovering over the toilet bowl, she was sitting on it.  Several sponge baths, and two full on soakings later, at about three o’clock things seemed to just break.  The last couple crackers stayed down (and in), and the yogurt both soothed her throat and mellowed the beast that inhabited her belly.

Deciding to play it safe, we had a simple supper…  buns.  She added a little “spice” to hers, but otherwise ate it plain.

About twenty minutes have passed since she fell asleep while I read.  I know I’ve blogged about it before, but it really is my favourite thing in the whole world.  There’s just nothing better than having her fall asleep, cuddled up with me, as I read our nightly chapters.

The last couple of weeks we’ve been devouring The Spiderwick Chronicles.  I was a little concerned that she might find them scary – as there’s a lot of things that happen to the protagonists, so had planned on waiting until she was a little older.  She found them herself though, during one of our trips to the library, and intrigued by their covers, and old-world pages, she insisted on borrowing the first of the five.

We’re now on book four, and this is the first time the girl has fallen asleep since we cracked the first.  She’s usually far too excited about whats happening to doze off during our nightly adventures.  Tonight though, I’m surprised she lasted as long as she did.  We almost made it through a chapter (Chapter Two: in Which the Grace Twins are Triplets)…  so we’ll pick up on the last page tomorrow, before moving onto chapter three.

The Spiderwick Chronicles - Book 4 - The Ironwood Tree


Chicken Pox

Well, we’re still battling our way through the dreaded bock pox.  Poor kid.  At least she got some real sleep last night though.  The couple nights previous came with very little rest – which makes everything harder, but especially so when you are sick.  So I hope you’ll forgive me for the short blog post.  The girlie is resting, so I’d kind of like to be doing the same…  but still lots of work to catch up on.  With her being sick, it leaves me little time for Camp fYrefly or TD Photography business.  She’s my priority, that’s just the way it is (and the way it should be too).

I haz sikness… :(

Okay, that’s about as close to a lol cats comment title as I’ll ever come.  But it sums up how I’m feeling pretty well.  Being sick is bad enough, but being sick and worried because you’re sick is even worse.

Our household has been sick for about a week now.  It started with the wee girlie (who, thankfully, besides a runny nose and a cough, hasn’t been much affected), moved onto me (and I always seem to be hit hard by any bugs that come through), and now has Damon down too (and thankfully his immune system is tough like the girls).

I’ve had a few days now where I’ve just gone from bad to worse…  and it’s the reason I’ve been so intermittent with my blog posts.  At this point, I can barely talk, and it’s tough to breathe without doubling over from hacking so hard.  I’m living on cough drops, echinacea, and vitamin C, and hoping for the best.

The reason for my worry is that come February 15th, I have a job interview.  Most jobs in the fields I enjoy simply aren’t ones I’m interested in.  If I am going to enter someones employ, it will be on a limited part time or casual basis.  I love working for myself, but it’s come down to finances.  We need me to be bringing in more than I am right now…  and while I have every faith that my photography business will take off – we don’t have the money needed for advertising.  So when I saw this job listing, my heart just sang.

This job is everything I could have hoped for.  It’s working in a sector I love, with youth (which I love).  Most of it could be done from home.  It’s part time AND casual.  It’s right up my alley.  So being sick, when I have the interview in less than two days…  well…  I’m now sick AND stressed.

I would totally rock this job!  They aren’t going to find someone who could do it better than I could.  It’s perfect for me.  Seriously, the camp coordinator for Camp fYrefly?  It’s like the position was created just for me.  LOL  So I HAVE to get better.  No other option.  Which means, as I already mentioned, I’m living on echinacea, vitamin C, and cough drops (which are also packed with echinacea).

Gotta chase this bug right outta my system, and gotta do it in no time flat.

Any other tips or tricks to chasing a virus away?  I’m up for almost anything at this point.  LOL


Busy day…

Today started off nice and lazy, just the way I like my Sundays…  but then it got busy.  Mostly fun busy, with a visit from my good friend Trae and her son Jaden.  They joined us for supper, which was a really nice treat.  Unfortunately we had some bad busy too though, in the form of a wee girlie and her daddy both with fevers and sick tummies.  A set of sheets, pillow cases, and comforters later…  at least the sickies have a clean bed to lie in.  Always a joy to have those types of messes… but we got through it.  And I have to say, have Trae here to help watch everyone else while I took care of the mess was a big help, and made me feel a lot better about everything.

Before things got busy I had been thinking about scrapbooking kits.  I have a few in mind.  Gotta build up a bit of a supply, and then I’ll hopefully be able to find a shop that is interested in selling them.  Here’s one of the pictures I took today…  while thinking scrapbooks.  🙂  Any guesses as to the theme of the kit it will belong in?

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