Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sickness, shopping, hmmm . . .

So I've been in a bit of a fog. Eloise, Iris and I have been sick. Eloise has been the worst. She got sick two weeks ago, pretty much got over it, then got sick again. All of it is the sickness of the snot/coughing/stuffy head variety. Just annoying. Iris missed the first round of sickness two weeks ago, but she got it on the second round. A few nights ago I got less than four hours of sleep, total, from being up with a sick babe, so I've been foggy ever since. I think we might be on the tail end of it, though. Of course, Matt isn't sick. He never gets sick, it's so weird. He's the healthiest least healthy person I know! One thing that is good is that next week he is taking off from work, so I hope we'll all be happy and well to really enjoy our week together as a family.

Today the girls and I met Melissa and her two boys for some shopping. It was alot of fun! I forgot about our shopping days. I went a little overboard at Gymboree. It's always fun to tell Matt how much money I spent and wait to see what his reaction will be. Luckily I give it a really positive spin by first saying how much the clothes are needed ("they'll be naked without them!") and how good of a deal I got ("I swear everything was practically free!"). He always agrees that the clothes are adorable and most definitely needed. He's a good partner.

The big news in our lives is that I finally decided to drop out of our preschool co-op. I have been going back and forth about this decision for quite a while, but some recent jerkypants-ness by some other mamas on top of how much I have disliked it already put me right over the edge. I'm glad to be done. Our weeks will be open for so many more fun things-- I can start yoga again, hopefully see some friends more, attend some NINO meetings or maybe even some LLL meetings, we'll see! Life should be much, much better. I am only sad because Iris really enjoyed it. I don't really know what to say to her about it. I think I will just play up the other fun things we will do instead.

So, that's about it. Hopefully when I start feeling normal again I'll be back to my frantic posting pace.


  1. I'm so sorry you guys were sick, but I'm glad you're all at the end of it (hopefully).

    Ah, yes, shopping. I was realizing this morning that we're going to need to go spring shopping at some point, for all of us. Now I just need to find the $$ to do that...

    And good for you on the preschool thing! I'm sorry it didn't work out, but hopefully you'll find something you like better for next year.

    Have a great family week together!

  2. What did you find at Gymboree? :) They have the cutest stuff sometimes - especially when it's practically free! ;)

    I am so jealous of your week with Matt home next week - I hope you're all feeling great so you can do lots of fun stuff (like relax!)

    In reference to your zoo comment over at my place...yes, it's kind of a sad place but also wonderful in a lot of ways. (contained yet open place for James to run? Always an A+ in my book!) :) And - they are totally expanding it right now, it's pretty amazing what's going to be there. If you are here this summer, I'd love to meet up with you and your daughters. That would be so fun!

    Also - congrats on the preschool change. Decisions like that are hard to make. I hope it really opens up your days for more good stuff - sounds like it will!

    Gotta go, have a great day!

  3. Oh, I've been in the fog, too. My boys have just been passing the colds & snotty noses back & forth. My head hurts. That sort of thing. And I totally envy a shopping spree at Gymboree. My husband would NOT have the same supportive reaction as yours.

    ; )

  4. sick again??? poor you and the girls! have you ever tried that homeopathic stuff oscicoccillum (that's probably not even close! but it's something like that...) It works like a charm for us when we feel like we're coming down with something. It's pricey, so we get it on

    I'm glad Matt is going to b home next week! That should be fun :)

    Feel better soon!!

  5. It seems everyone is battling getting sick again and again and again! I can NEVER find anything I like at Gymboree, they do have super cute girl stuff though.


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