Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer is here & I'm on the mend

Well, summer is here and it's in full swing. YIKES! Currently I spend my mornings running people to this and that like a mad woman trying {often without success} to get everyone to their stuff: band camp, VBS, playdates, day camp, swim team practice. If there were 2 of me, that would be ever so helpful! Maybe it will be more manageable this week, since on top of 7 people needing to be, seemingly, at 65 different places all at the exact same time I was also pretty sick. H1N1 maybe . . . I don't know, {I'm mostly kidding with that one. I don't think that's what I had . . . but you know since it's going around like wildfire around here . . .} but whatever I had it was nasty and lasted about 8 days before it started going way! I'm still not 100% yet, but I'm so much better than I was on any day last week! So I'm optomistic that this week things will be lookin' up! If not, things look like they'll slow down long about the first week of August. Think I can hang in there for 7 more weeks? I'm not sure, I'll have to get back to you on that one. Until then, Mondays and Wednesdays are completely insane and the other 3 days of the {work}week are manageable. Afternoons, thankfully, are blessedly unevently for the most part. Pretty much everyone is home from their stuff by lunch and we can relax and read or play or nap or just hang out at home for the afternoon. Then, you know, Dad gets home and the fun begins all over again!

It seems I often get sick about this time of year. I'm not usually one to get sick too often, but when I do it's usually pretty nasty. The Elliott's may {possibly} remember 5 years ago right about now I was kinda sick . . . did I mention that when we were at your place, guys? I can't remember! John? Do you remember me being a tad bit sick when we were there? Literally in May/June of 2004 I was sick for the better part of a month. It was terrible and I might possibly have mentioned that fact while we were staying with our dear friends the Elliotts in Idaho on our vacation! It may have gone something like this: "I can't believe I have been sick for 16 days now." "Well, you know, I've been sick!" "Do you know I've been sick?" "Honestly, isn't 18 days long enough, already?" I can't say that I remember exactly, but that, I think, is a pretty accurate approximation . . . John, Robin, Rachel, David: feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, the 2009 version of the early summer crud wasn't as bad as the 2004 version, but it still was no fun and I'm so glad to be on the back end of it! Hopefully now I'll be healthy as can be for another 5 years.

I didn't take any pictures this week . . . I was super busy and, did you know that I've been sick? Anyway, I completely forgot to take any on Father's Day too. Shoot! But, we did have a very fun Father's Day celebration at my parent's house yesterday with my brother and his family and my grandma and her sister, my parents {obviously} and all of us! Dads are great! So you can pretend that there is a super cute picture here of Kirbs and our 5 adorable kiddos . . . and maybe a sweet one of me with my dad, too. Oh, and for good measure you can also imagine one of Luke and sweet little Haddon . . . aren't they great pictures? . . . You don't see them?! Honestly people, get some imagination!!

Just for fun though, and visual efffect, here are a couple random pictures that I think are cute:

1 comment:

  1. what a bummer being sick! we're fighting off sinus infections and summer colds here. i hope you feel better soon!


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