Saturday, September 11, 2010


Meet my buddies, Remote and Crackers.

What a week. My hiatus is not one that I intended, rather one that was forced upon me.

Monday evening I came down with a horrible stomach virus. All night long I was up retching myself into oblivion, even into the next day. Thankfully, the hubs was able to stay home and help me with the kids...for a while. Less than 24 hours later he joined me in the ranks of, well, rank. Poor guy. I had to call my neighbor Teri to come and put the kids down for bedtime because the hubs and me were laid up in our bed like two sick, sad sardines.

Next day his mom came over to help. Thank God! We were still both in bad shape. We resembled less of ourselves and more like Charlie's grandma and grandpa from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. You know, the first one? Yeah, it was pretty bad.

It's hard being sick and having three little ones. We banned them from our room. A quick "hi" here and there. We could tell it was taking it's toll on them, but we didn't want them to catch it. So we remained, in our bed and took turns whining our choruses of discontent. Boy, were we big babies. But it really did suck...a lot.

Now we are healed. Bouncing back. I felt so bouncy yesterday that I cleaned 4 bathrooms, did a load of laundry, dishes, made binoculars out of paper towel rolls and then proceeded to go on a "jungle safari" in the living room with the kids. This involved crawling on the floor, peeking around  the recliners and whispering as we pointed at the "lions" sleeping by the fireplace. Then I looked at the clock and it was only 10 a.m. I sighed because now I was no longer bouncy but I still had 3 hours to burn before nap time. So we went off to Chick-fil-a, Hobby Lobby and then dropped off some overdue videos at the library. Finally it was 1 p.m.

After nap, I took off my daughter's diaper and out rolled a little "surprise". For whatever reason, I exclaimed, "Oh, a little nugget!" My daughter then replies, "Just like Chick-fil-a, Mommy!"

There it is, in a nutshell. We're back in action.

P.s. I wanted to say, to all of those who lost ones they loved on this day 9 years ago, that my heart and prayers are with you.


  1. Oh you poor thing! Been there, a few times. Once was on my final day of work after maternity leave with me third kiddo (I was leaving for good, but got paid mat leave if I returned for one final day). I went into work anyway, because we'd already arranged for my husband to stay home with the kids. It was HORRIBLE!
    Being sick with kids is so much more miserable than being sick and having no kids. Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Poor Lauren! Poor hubster! I've been there and it's miserable. Hope you get your energy back soon. Missed you this last week!! Kate

  3. Sweet girl. I got not one but three stomach viruses this year, and so I feel your pain. They are just wretched! I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering though. I missed you, and I'm glad to hear that you are okay. I hope that you have a restful and rejuvenating weekend, love!

  4. oh dear i am so sorry to hear about you two getting sick, so very glad you are feeling better now, don't over do it! you don't want to relapse lol *now i sound like my mom* - but Lord have mercy no one wants to go thru that again once you come out of it. much love to u and the fam

  5. There is not much that is worse than vomit. Last year, my husband and I both had the stomach virus at the same time and we had NO ONE to help us. Dora the Explorer, Yo Gabba Gabba, and more friends helped us get our child get through those horrible days. Glad you are better.

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Stomach flus can be vicious, we've certainly been there a few times in the past!

  7. I'm so sorry you were sick, but you don't just bounce back, do you? I love the nugget comment. Glad you are back in action.

  8. Hope you are completely recovered! the germs have already been going around here too! Mom's don't have the time to be sick, huh!

  9. Glad to hear you're feeling better! It's never any fun to be sick.

  10. I'm so sorry that you and your husband got sick. As soon as I saw those saltines on the bed I knew it meant trouble. Those freakin saltines are always around when people don't feel good.

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  11. Yikes! I'm recovering too. No fun when your OCD and get anxiety from the mere thought of being cooped up in bed! ;-)

  12. Boo! Being sick is no fun. Hope you are feeling better! =)


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