Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Sunny Tuesday

It's very sunny and warm today. I think it may be warmer outside than it is inside. That's always a turning point in seasons for me.

Our tulips are up. I have to figure out how to divide them and spread them out without killing them. They're kind of clump-ish. In the 8 years I've lived here, noone has ever done anything with them. I suppose I should say that we pay for complete grounds keeping services and I have a brown thumb which is why I've left their care to others. So people come regularly and are supposed to take care of these things. However, with the continual changes in management over the last few years, not much is actually happening. In fact, the 'regular' visits from the people who take care of the flower beds are almost non-exsistent. And the poor tulips suffer.

We're sick. There's a nasty cold running through our house. I've been making tea and passing out pills for a few days now. A week ago, Raiden turned up with a sore throat. It went away after a day or so and I thought that was it. Then Brian got it. When Brian gets a germ, it usually hits him like a train. True to form, he had a pretty tough weekend. Then my throat got sore. By Sunday night, I couldn't swallow. I stocked up on Breathe Easy and Cold Stop teas. Began overdosing (not really) on Cold Fx. I even had to gargle with salt water. On Monday, I felt better, but I didn't let that fool me. Tea every 4 hours and rest and vitamins and Cold Fx. I think I've managed to stall this cold for myself, but today Raiden is all stuffed up. I wish he'd have some tea, but the second coming is likely to happen first. I tried to give him some kiddy decongestant, but that was a useless effort. I think they just put sugar syrup in a bottle and add a pretty colour. Kori, as usual, isn't feeling too badly. She did over-sleep today, which may be a sign that she's fighting a wee germ. 3+ years of breast feeding gave that one the immune system of a tank. Oh, well. This too shall pass. Hopefully by the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend. I have a date. Now I just have to find a babysitter.

So, that's all that's been happening here. I've not had any energy to be creating interesting and captivating blog entries. I've been reading at my regular haunts. I was getting worried in a few spots, having not seen any new entries in a while. But just as I was about to send out search parties, new happy entries appeared giving me fresh new fodder for my time-wasting! I'm especially excited about Cristina's new and upcoming comics. What's better than a new virtual baby!?

I'm off for a few days. I'm going to have myself a knitting marathon. So hopefully, when I'm back, I'll be able to show off the project I'm trying to complete for my mom. She's off to New York City this weekend, and I'm sure she'd love to be able to wear her fancy silk/chenille lacy poncho thing. She started it 2+ years ago and then passed it to me to finish for her. It is knitted in two parts. She had one part half finished. I finished it. It looked wonky - but usable. I knit up the second part. Ran out of yarn. Ripped out the first part to be able to finish the second part. Now I'm re-knitting the first part. Properly.

See you soon.

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

I knew there was a reason we get along. Each of my kids nursed for 3 and a half years. All told, that's 10 years of me wearing easy access shirts. Yes the math is correct, I tandem nursed Marina and Chase for half a year.
Gee, your mom's going to be a stone's throw away! If she passes the Tappan Zee bridge, tell her to wave hi!
I'm sorry to hear you've been sick.On the bright side, your family is great at sharing! Why do dads always mutate our children's colds? My husband does that too. If you want to take drastic measures, chop up a clove of garlic and mix it with honey. A teaspoonful twice a day is our foolproof cure for colds with sore throat.
Peace and Laughter,