Talia's all better now, but Ken's been sick with a cold for nearing 2 weeks now. Then on Saturday, Katrina wasn't her usual energetic self, and she threw up! Poor girl was tired all day and didn't feel like eating. Sunday we all stayed home from church & tried to get better- Katrina still not quite well, Ken with his cold, and I had a headache all. day. long. (longest headache I remember having, ever!)
sick, sleeping munchkin
Katrina made it to school on Monday, but yesterday she started showing signs of a cold of some kind, and today she's home again, coughing and talking like a little man! I'm really hoping that I'll manage to get through this sick time without catching it myself- so far so good, but I'm nervous! Can a mother really make it through untouched by germs?
I started writing about all of the sickness because Ken decided to make us all some stew on Sunday. While I was up in bed (trying not to move & cause more head pain), he was chopping carrots and potatoes, and getting everything into the crock pot. Then my awesome sister in law dropped by with soup & homemade rolls for us, because she had heard we were sick! We had soup & stew for the next couple of days and it was so nice!
After the weekend, every time I left the house and came back home again, I could smell something unusual when I came into the house. It wasn't pleasant, but I would get used to the smell quickly & I couldn't track down its origin. Today I decided to get to the bottom of it, and I determined the source to be our stove. I think the crock pot overflowed on Sunday and "stew juice" got under the elements and under the stove top. That would explain the burnt-ish potato smell that I was catching everytime I entered our house!
I got to work on the stove today & gave it a very thorough cleaning, but as a result, I am left with sore, achey fingers. I'm concerned about the cold weather because I've noticed signs of my finger problems since the temperature has been lower. I really don't want to have to deal with the pain in my hands again! Even after typing this up, my wrist is cramping, so I better wrap it up.
I haven't done a lot of posting on this blog about my daily life, unless I am making some kind of point. Today I just felt like unloading and needed a place to do it. So, now you know a bit about my life lately (fun, right? ;)
I would really like to get to know more of you who read this blog, a bit better. I'd love to have more dialog in the comments or on my facebook page. So please, if you've taken the time to read this whole post, won't you take a moment to share something from your life these days, in the comments? We try to ask the girls each day at dinner what their "high" was that day, and also their "low". So, what's been your high & low so far, this week? (come tell me in the comments, or on facebook!)