Tuesday, April 03, 2007

We're sick

We are sick with a nasty virus. Sarah, Joan, and David have suffered the most - I'm praying that the rest of us stay well. Last night when it was evident that Joan and David were going to need to sleep downstairs so I could keep an eye on them (and so that they could be close to a bathroom) I thought, "This will be nice. I'll sit up late knitting and reading and comforting my sick children."

The reality was that I was up late running between bathrooms and sick children, washing floors and walls with bleach and other disinfectants, and finally fell asleep on the floor of my bedroom around midnight. Shortly before 4 a.m., David shook me awake to ask if he and Joan could have a sip of water, as neither had had an "incident" since midnight.

They appear better today - water and chicken noodle soup with crackers hasn't hurt them - and although they are weak, they don't have the misery with it. So they are sleeping the day away and I am washing lots of linens with bleach and disinfectant. And scrubbing floors and walls and bathrooms and bedrooms.

But I have something to look forward to when I finish my work. Yesterday and today the UPS man brought me these books and this movie:

Maybe I can sit and knit and read and watch a movie tonight before I nod off.



Blogger Tammy said...

Wow... Your Amazon delivery looks a lot like mine! I finished the second book in the Agatha Raisin series and ordered the 3rd which I found used. If you enjoy the series, let me know and I can send you that one when you're ready.

I'm currently reading through SPM Casts Off and am about to start Daughter of Silk by Linda Chaikin. Have you ever read any of her series? She writes Christian historical fiction/romance. While I wouldn't call them great literature, they are entertaining and I love the historical settings.

I'm so sorry about your sick family. There's nothing worse than the stomach flu... nothing at all. Hope you all are well soon.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha I saw the picture of the boys on the trampoline, and I said, "Wow, Sam's gotten really big!" until I saw it was Jeshrun :) Glad you liked the pictures, and yes my dad is crazy :) The car almost made it home by midnight, but he didn't give me the 'rule' until the next day, so it didn't really count :)

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Carmon said...

I'm sorry to hear you are all sick. There were a couple of years in a row that we were really sick at Easter. One year I made a wonderful dinner that nobody could eat. We all have colds right now but I'll take that over the other kind any day. We usually turn our room into a hospital room, with sleeping bags and quilts on the floor, because the bathroom is right there and I can be in my bed and hear if anyone needs help.

I love your pictures of the books and movie :-).

8:40 PM  
Blogger I love a Good Yarn said...

I am glad all seems calm in the tummies tonight.
And I am vicariously excited for you with all the new books! I just received more from the UPS man today myself, including "SPMcF Casts Off".
Now, Martin Chezzlewick isn't one I've watched. Is it a must see?
Just finished "The Hound of the Baskervilles" today (Arthur Conan Doyle) and wasn't thrilled. Oh, well.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Dy said...

Oh, I am glad the worst of it has passed. I think there's a reason nostalgia is linked to the distant past, particularly when it comes to tending to the sick ones - it's easier to gloss over the frenzy, the work, and the utter exhaustion it entails when you have a little time and distance. Can you imagine handling all of that, only to get up the next morning and do all the wash by hand? *shudder*

I love the title of that last book, "Knit One, Haiku Two" - what a creative and delightful title!


3:30 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

That's what I call *multi-tasking*!!

Hope everyone is on the mend.

Blessings fm GA,


6:22 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Hope everyone is better soon!

10:41 AM  

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