Thursday, February 22, 2007

Get over it... Soon... Please...!

I thought that I would be over the flu by now. However, that is not the case. I've been really headachy the last couple of days, cold, shivery, you know... well, went to work anyway. What's with me? I have such a hard time laying back and taking it easy. I get restless. When I'm on vacation I'm fine - but during the work year, just staying home makes me restless. And it's not as if there isn't anything to do at home - there's lots. I just have a hard time with it.

Poor Nathan. He's been suffering with hives - all over. We had to take him to the dr and apparantly he's having a histamine reaction to the virus. THen he relapsed last night too - however, the atarax the dr gave him knocked him out that he doesn't remember being up in the night and being sick. Weird.

Anyway, I'm praying for our famiy to get over this.

Hopefully, soon.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Great Rip Out

I made a poncho for Mailea last year. It was way too big for her, she's such a tiny thing. So for a year, it's been her wrap around play poncho. Not good enough, I insisted that Sarah give it back to me and I'll redo it.

What? Rip the whole thing out?


So she did and then I did.

First I started with the edging. I had to do some snipping, which meant I had fluffies everywhere from the yarn - Sirdar's Snuggly Bubbly, a yarn with little nubbies every inch or so. I was good with that though. Not as bad as the dog hair lately. Once I got through the edging, I was ready to find that elusive end and begin to take it apart.

The only way to do it is to rip. Just grab it and rip away, rolling it all back up again into a ball. Roll after roll, rip after rip. Now I've started all over again. This time in the right size for Mailea. Even though she's six, she measures only a 22 chest size which is what they usually give for a two year old. She's a good head smaller than the others in her class but no one will know what size the poncho is, it will be made just for her.

Ripping out the poncho made me think of a prayer I know well...

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference.


I Got Flu :o(

Well, it looks like even this post won't work right. Must be the flu doing it. I haven't been this sick for a long, long time. I mean, I didn't even know which end was up. It started with Sarah's little Sean on Thursday afternoon, then David. Later, in the middle of the night I started to throw up and right on my heels was Nathan, who later collapsed at the end of our bed to be near the ensuite bathroom. Later when the day began Ron came home telling the same tale, except he didn't make it home before it hit. Then later it was my mom - and I began to worry because of her age - older people always get it worse. Thank goodness she had her flu shot, she didn't get it quite as bad as the rest of us.

It hit me like a Tsunami. One minute I was fine, the next minute the head's in a bowl. My goodness, at least now the chicken noodle soup is staying down (or in) and we're all on the mend. We're watching though cause little Sean had a relapse this morning after everyone thinking he was over it.

Next year I'm making sure I don't forget my flu shot.