Of colds and earaches and shopping thwarted..
Just a pic, not my daughter dearest though..
This past week I've been practically home all week (except on Thursday for a few hours) with the youngest one having a bad case of head and chest congestion so aside from pumping her full of meds every 4hrs, naturally, 'one' is up as well during the night at times.
And naturally, this had to happen during the last week of school when I had my errands planned and thought no problem, I have plenty of time!
Did manage to post something here and there quickly but alas, my visiting was minimal and replies to comments non existent. Now you know why.
The 'head and chest' case turned into an ear infection which I figured out early this morning (of course it being Saturday), after two nights of fevers and a definite "ow my ear hurts' this morning. sigh
Luckily, Murphy's law cannot always fully rule even though I suspect it was put in place 'just' for parents, so luckily, our pediatrician did have office hours this morning and is on call for the whole weekend. He's a great elderly gentleman who's not retired as he still has one or two kids to put through college. Or so I here. I wish he was my doctor but that's another story.
So..now we're on antibiotics (the non penicillin type as my youngest could be allergic to it and there has not been a penicillin test on the market for the last 2yrs..Enigma, wassup with that??) and a migrating earache that went from one ear to the other.. sigh again.
Sooo, instead of 'carpeting' my backyard with my husband (story and pictures to come), I was on kid duty..again! (did you not always want your mom and not your dad when you were sick?)
This afternoon after another wailing session with big tears and a passing out for 30min..I talked to the nurse on call and was informed that yes, I can give her alternating pain meds every 3 hrs. When that finally went into effect, boy what a difference. Sigh times three.
Now, the two kids are watching the Spiderwick Chronicles, perhaps a little scary for the younger one but hey, she's been 'baptized' into gollum land a few years ago (thank you older sibling without asking OR thinking) so hey, sigh sigh sigh sigh..
I am taking a short break. I'd rather be in my yard..I'm behind in my shopping, not to mention doing all my christmas (read, oversees) cards...well, that'll be happy new years then..
I'll be back with backyard updates, political stuff etc. My husband has these two weeks off so phew, we can take turns..
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer
Hope you're having a good weekend..I'm gonna chill with my 'As time goes by' tonight and dream of 'that what could've been'.. I love some of those brit comedies..(and geoffrey palmer and judi dench are a great pair)
Oh and did I mention I was/am pretty bored?? c'est la vie..
(thx Gary! [s])