i hate days like these when the sun has disappeared and the warm weather is gone. it's damp and cold and i really don't even feel like finding the shift key to capitalize where i should.
wednesday was so beautiful outside. summer was here by-passing spring, ruffled feathers was the focus company of the day for the sparrow fund, my house was clean, i felt so in control.
go ahead and laugh here ... 'cuz you know it's going to change in the next sentence.
then nolan woke up early from his nap. odd. he's usually a good napper. he laid down in the living room and i finished up my project upstairs ... then i heard it ... that nasty sound that makes mothers cringe. he was throwing up.
i dashed downstairs but it was too late
on the couch cushion
on the might-as-well-be white carpet
goodbye clean house
goodbye nice day
but he was playing again and light-hearted.
i thought he had to be done and so i packed him in the car to get his brother to baseball practice on time. nope. he gerfed on the 7 mile car ride there. smooshing his face in the soaked towel.
he was fine at the outdoor practice where there was plenty of green grass and lawn to "use."
of course we got back into the truck to return home and he gerfed again. this time turning the bowl upside down on his head. oh yes ... a shower all over him and his carseat.
poor kid [gabe] who was ride-sharing with us that day--he was sitting next to him.
[you know it's bad when i used the shift key]
we got home and brayden fell ill--taking after his brother but thankfully being much cleaner about it all but so much more of a high-maintanance kid.
by evening i wasn't feeling well but it didn't truly hit until ... you'll never anticipate this ... the electricity went out on me. oh yes, right at that moment. i didn't know if i should laugh or cry ... but there was not time to do either as the boys started on another round themselves. by morning and several more rounds later jeff had succumbed too and i was able to send our only "well" child to school and go back to the house of 7up and soda crackers. at least it was sunny and hot.
today i thought all was well even if it was cold and rainy. however ... nolan has gerfed all morning long, pretty much dry heaves at this point, playing in between but really not able to focus on much.
i'm wiped out and overwhelmed and really discouraged on so many fronts.
if you see the sun and could send it my way i'd appreciate it.
oh yes, and there's a new skirt posted at the ruffled feathers site. but it's too beautiful to post here today.
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