Monday, October 19, 2009

With an oink, oink here, and an oink, oink there...

October 19, 2009

Against my better wishes, the swine flu made its way into my home.

Luke was diagnosed with it on Wednesday of last week. BOY, is this stuff ever NASTY! He had a really high fever, sore throat, cough, total lethargy, and learned the skill of projectile vomiting.

In related news, Jason learned how to mop.

Even though the rest of us had Lysol in our lungs and hand sanitizer running through our veins, Emma still caught it, too. She started running a fever on Friday morning. We headed her case off early with Tamiflu, and she's already back at school today. (Unlike Luke, who still had a fever last night. *Thanks, Dr. Sidney! You were right about Tamiflu being better than Relenza!*)

On a brighter note, after I'd been coughed on, puked on, and slept on during the morning on Thursday, I heard the UPS truck rumbling up our driveway. I was thrilled to see it was a package for me from Sandi at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking. I had won a giveaway from her blog, and it arrived at the perfect time. I needed a pick-me-up!

I won all these goodies:
So far, I've only tried the grilling spice, which Jason is now in LOVE with. Emma cannot wait for me to make the cobbler. She came home from school Thursday afternoon telling me about how she had eaten something called "blueberry cobbler" in the school cafeteria and how great it was. I am shocked and saddened that I have let her go 9 years without a blackberry or peach cobbler in her life. I will be remedying that soon with the Caboose Cobbler mix! (By the way, all these items are available on this website for ordering.) There are a lot of really yummy sounding recipes in that cookbook, too.

My package also included this great apron:
I would have modeled it, but I'm still in my jammies and no one wants to see that. Thank you, Sandi, for all these great gifts! I'm going to feel like a real chef in my new apron!

Luke would also like to thank Sandi for this:
Bubble wrap is even more entertaining when you've been stuck in the house for 6 days.

In other news, I found out that the "standing broom trick" is really not that difficult.Also, giant hummingbirds are roaming free in my backyard:Finally, I mentioned my medical malady last week which has been keeping me from blogging...well, without going in to a whole lot of detail, I have been really, really, really sick at my stomach. Everything I eat makes me feel horrible. I have lost 9 pounds in the last two weeks. I am living off of cheese toast. (It's a good thing I like cheese toast.) Long story short, I went to see a doctor who gave me some medicine that is kinda helping, but not really. So now, I have to go back in with a, umm...sample.

All I have to say is, "You want me to put WHAT in WHERE?"The physics of this confuse me. I really don't get it.

Stop reading now if you have a weak stomach.


Okay. They told me to put it in the fridge if I "it" the night before.

That is SO not going to happen.

I can't believe I ended my post this way.

Sorry, y'all.

9 delightful comments:

Mrs. Jennifer said...

You should do like my grandmother - she puts everything in Cool Whip or sour cream containers. Wouldn't that be fun!! Sort through these, guys! And good luck!

Rachel said...

Oh YAY! You can never accuse me of being the only poo blogger ever again!!!!

In other news, I demand that the entire household ship shape up and quit being so sick!!!

Wendy said...

You know, everything comes down to poo. Good luck with your aim! And you may want to save some of that bubble wrap for yourself so you can find a happy place after making your deposit. Ick.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You're so funny! I once had to do that collection thing with my son and let me tell you it was not fun kneeling in front of him trying to catch it into that tub. AND we had to collect quite a few samples! And some were quite runny. Okay, I need to stop with the details.

Hope your kids are feeling better. And even if you haven't been feeling good, you still lost some weight!! But seriously,I hope they find out what's going on with you and you're back to your normal self again!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Friend!! So sorry to hear the pig has found his way home. Thus far, we have been pig free, but I have a sore throat and am all together whiny.

And, ummm, about your other situation, yeah, sorry about that. Hope it all comes out ok for you... Sorry, I had to. :)

jennifer said...

"In related news, Jason learned how to mop."

LOL that tickled me but good!

I'm so sorry you all have been ill. And I can't help you with the whatsit in the wheresit. I'll just wish you luck.

Wade's World said...

Oh my! I hope everything comes out okay!!!

And the pumpkin patch we went to was in Clanton. We love it!

Trista said...

Sorry about the piggy flu!

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Christen said...

Sorry the family was so sick, glad everyone is feeling better!