Wednesday, March 19, 2008


So, I have been sick this week. With the flu (yes, the actual influenza virus) hit me really hard and finally I am getting back on my feet. It's been a long time since I've battled a fever (up to 103!) with chills, aches, pains, and cold/cough to boot. Yuck! I have learned my lesson and I vow to never forget my flu shot again!

Grace was the other lucky recipient of the sicky virus, though she didn't get it as bad as me. I guess the vaccine (Flu Mist) actually helped her keep from getting too sick. And the fact that by the time she was getting sick I knew what I had, so she (and the other 3 in the house) could get put on anti-virals to prevent more illness. Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to partake in that and had to get better the old fashioned way!

So, naps have become very important around here again. Like every afternoon, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a stretch (this is me, not Grace!) - though she has fallen back into the habit as well. And today, the day that I was not able to take a nap, she begged me not to go to her room. I said fine, just play quietly (please!). Before long, I realized it was awfully quiet, and turned around and found her like this on the floor. Sound asleep! I tiptoed out and she remained in place for the next hour and a half.

Sleep peacefully, little one, and maybe tomorrow mama can join you - just someplace more comfortable than the floor, okay?


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Joanna Butchart said...

So sorry you have been so ill. It is not easy being ill when you have small children. that photo is so beautiful