So, not that I necessarily need to state the obvious, but I’m not participating in NaBloPoMo this year. I considered it, but I just simply can’t post every day. Heck, I’m lucky to post once a week here lately. I’ll try my hardest to keep up with all of you who are participating, but from the looks of my feed reader right now that isn’t really going to happen either.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you know why I haven’t updated this week. Evie has been one sick little girl and pretty much all of my time has been consumed snuggling and soothing a cranky baby. The girl has been blessed with excellent health up until now so of course when it happened it happened in a big way.
She started running a fever either Sunday night or Monday morning. I though she felt a little warm at day care drop off Monday morning, but brushed it off thinking it was just because the car was a little warm on the way there. By the time I picked her up she was definitely feverish and it hasn’t let up since.
After finding out Tuesday morning that the other baby at day care (2 months younger than Evie) had a confirmed case of Strep, I called the doctor and took Evie in. Evie tested negative, but continues to show signs of possible Strep so if she’s not better by Friday morning we’re going back to the doctor.
I’ve been trying to cram in as much work as possible from home while Evie naps or (on very rare occasions) plays in the play pen next to me. Yesterday she graced me with a three hour nap. Today? Not so much with the napping. It looks like we’ll be home again tomorrow. I really hope my boss isn’t getting mad at me for being gone so much.
In other news, we had an excellent Halloween. We took the kids trick-or-treating around my sister’s neighborhood and then headed over to see my dad and his wife for a bit at a friend’s house. We caught up with my brother, his wife, and my niece there as well. Then we went back to my sister’s house for a bit and let the kids play until they were ready to drop. On the way home Zach said, “Mommy, I LOVE Halloween!” Then he fell asleep and stayed that way until 10:00 a.m.
Somehow I managed to get totally motivated on Saturday morning. I started cleaning out our guest/guitar/sewing/junk room to prepare for some re-arranging of furniture. Then I decided it would be a brilliant idea to pull the nasty carpet up. I knew there was hard wood underneath it. I just didn’t know what kind of condition it was in. There are a few bad spots, but it really isn’t horrible. I’m really glad that we got rid of the carpet, but my body was not so happy with me. Hubby wasn’t feeling well so I did the majority of the heavy lifting on my own and I felt every bit of it the next morning.
The re-arranging project is now about halfway complete. The guest room is now an office/music/craft room with a futon for our occasional overnight guests instead of the full-size bed. It came in quite handy this week while I’ve been trying to work from home. The room the computer and desk were in is set to become a play room for the kids as soon as I can finish cleaning up the junk in there, get the carpet cleaned, and actually move the toys. Unfortunately, Evie being sick has really slowed down my progress this week. I was hoping to at least get to cleaning the carpet so that by Saturday we could be setting up the toys in there.
So, that’s pretty much where I’m at right now. I know this was a really long and boring post, but I always feel the need to catch up before I can write anything of substance. Hopefully once I get finished with my little home makeover project (and Evie is feeling better) I’ll be able to get back to more regular blogging. Maybe someday I’ll even get Evie’s 7 month letter written, possibly even before she turns 8 months.