Monday, February 14, 2005

laid low

DH woke up yesterday morning feeling icky -- stomach virus-y things, plus slight fever and body aches. I was hoping to be spared but about 2PM started feeling pretty horrible.

DS2 turned 4 yesterday and he did have a great day; I managed to push myself to unpack/setup all his new toys so he wouldn't have to pester anyone for help. And I made all three kids do their school valentine cards, and got dinner in the oven before I went upstairs to crash. The worst of the bug was over by about midnight last night, but I'm still feeling crummy.

I've got some good photos to post of yesterday's doings, but I just don't have the energy right now. They'll keep.

DD came down with a raging ear infection today. I had to pick her up early from school -- even before they did their valentines! Fortunately I got her in at the pediatrician's this afternoon and she is doing much better now that she is on her antibiotic and slept most of the day.

DH and I are just praying that none of the kids come down with the stomach bug. They just don't deal with this kind of illness very well, poor things. I don't know how I manage on days like today, for that matter. I have aches and pains and gurgles and worse, too many to list. But we do what we have to do.

DH surprised us all by making a lightening-fast stop at home at lunch, to deliver flowers: red roses for me, an apricot rose for DD, and a yellow rose for Mom. What a sweetheart! I reciprocated by making steak for dinner. (hee!) That's the extent of our V-Day celebrations!

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