Monday, June 08, 2009
Two more days of work for me, and I'm done for the summer. Well...as done as I can ever be. In fact, looking at the calendar this evening has me completely overwhelmed with just how busy I am going to be! At least it is SUMMER and the weather will be beautiful and we can get out of the house more. Warm weather and sunshine do a lot to boost my spirits, even when the rest of my life might not be operating so smoothly.
I promise a full review of the girls dance recital as soon as I can compile the best pictures from my mom, my sister, and my own cameras. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to use a flash so my pictures didn't really turn out well at all:( We still haven't recovered fully from this recent sickness, but they were well enough that it wasn't a total bust so that is good.
Let me just say that we have had quite a week trying to kick this bug and it hasn't been pretty. Fevers were up to 104 and lasted a good 5 days. Once the fevers finally went down the nasty coughing and breathing treatments began. Appetites have been pretty much nonexistent for approximately 8 days, which really, really wears on my mental well being. Without weighing her (because that would just put me over the edge) I would say that Eden has lost at least a pound and a half. Besides feeling miserable, the girls have also been very tired and took 3-4 hour naps most of last week (see, there is a bright side!).
They ended up missing the entire last week of school, the end of the year preschool picnic on Friday, and a preschool friend's bday party on Saturday afternoon. They were invited to two parties this year, and we missed both of them due to sickness.
At least I was able to put some of that nap time to good use to tie up some loose ends:
*I hired a new lawn service.
*I scheduled Holland's eye surgery for July 10th.
*I scheduled an OT eval for Holland next week to get her set up for hippotherapy over the summer.
*I made an appointment for repairs on Eden's power chair, and to pick up her new Rifton Pacer.
*I canceled our diaper service and duocal shipments through medicaid because we aren't continuing it after June 30 (the premium doubled and we don't think the extra cost will balance out).
*I ordered batteries for Eden's cochlear implant (while we still have the Medicaid).
*I vacuumed the family room and the amount of dog hair left in the vacuum was completely embarrassing, as it will also be next time I am sure.
*I put away the winter coats, scarfs, hats, and gloves.
*I folded some clothes and started working on the big shift from winter to summer clothes. That's a big job.
Unfortunately the list of things I still need to do is even longer than that. Paying bills, sorting and filing paperwork and mail, laundry, dusting, dishes, mopping, find a way to get rid of the broken hot tub, collect and relocate the mama cat and 4 kittens that are currently living under the broken hot tub. All with two sick little girls needing attention.
Well, this quickly turned into a big moan fest, which wasn't what I was intending when I sat down. But...it's been a stressful week. So there you go. Summer is coming, and it can only get better. Right?
Posted by Billie at 11:15 PM