Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The one about lockers, voting, Katniss and Peeta and General Hospital

Last week I mentioned that I had been sick but thought I was getting better. And then I got worse. The cough started up again and I was miserable. But today I can happily report that I really AM getting better. Actually, today is the best I've felt in almost a month! I don't know what kind of hideous bug I had but it really knocked me off my feet. 

In other news, I also mentioned that The Princess has been dancing every weekend in various workshops, etc. And last weekend she had her first dance concert of the year at her school. This (the past three weeks) is the first time in her life that I have ever not been there to watch her perform. I asked her to try to get some pictures for me. She did pretty well with this at the workshops...

But at the dance concert this past weekend, she sent me a photo of her inside a locker.

Honestly...that's not quite what I had in mind.

Then she sent me an interesting photo of her at dinner later that evening...

Again, not really what I had in mind.

I did like this one of her stretching at school though!

In other news, The Boy voted in his very first election.

I'm really proud of how he paid attention to the issues. He researched and watched the debates and educated himself, and he came to his own thoughtful conclusions about whom to vote for. 

This is his last week of Cross Country. they have one more meet this weekend and then he's done. He's looking forward to a bit more free time! I'm thinking he still has some college application essays to write...

Today, in case you were not aware (as I was not), was Mole Day. The Princess had to make a mole for Chemistry to celebrate this momentous event. She went to a friend's house this weekend and they worked on their moles...

Katniss Ever-Mole and Peeta Mole-Ark

The Princess's mole was Katniss Ever-Mole. These photos were taken while they were still works in progress. The completed moles had accessories too - Katniss had a bow and arrows made from pipe cleaners and more embellishments on her cloak of fire. Peeta had camouflage and a loaf of bread.

Cute, no?

Also, since I've been sick this month I started watching General Hospital again. I started watching this show a million years ago when I was in middle school. It came on around the time I got home from school and I watched it in high school and college (I remember watching Luke and Laura get married while sitting with my roommates in the dorm) and then periodically through the years until I had babies. I haven't seen it in years. (If any of you watch or watched this show - I started watching it around the time Laura killed David what's-his-face and started seeing Scotty - a LONG time ago!!)

Anyway, out of pure boredom, I began watching it again and was immediately sucked in. It seems that the show has been bringing back all sorts of characters from the past (from MY past) which is really fun. But...now I'm addicted again. This is not so good. Now that I am feeling better I just don't have time for an addiction like GH. But still. *sigh*

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Excuses, excuses...

This has been my life for the past couple of weeks. Somehow, somewhere, I managed to pick up a nasty bug which basically kicked my butt.

In addition to Strep Throat, I had a nasty cough. The doctor gave me medicines which helped, but they also wiped me out and made me sleepy. I lost my voice, which is terribly frustrating (although I'm not sure that the kids minded me not being able to yell at them), and now, due to the constant hacking and coughing, I have pleurisy. 

But...I think I'm starting to get better. Even though I still don't have a voice. 

Anyway, what I'm trying to tell you here is that I'm not really sure what I've missed the past couple of weeks...due to the constant hacking and coughing and sleeping.

The Boy has been busy with college application essays and cross country meets and homework.

The Princess has been busy with dance workshops every weekend and has a dance concert at her school this weekend. 

Mr. Wonderful has been busy being wonderful and picking up the slack and driving carpool for his sick wife and picking up prescriptions and cough drops. He's been Mr. Mom.

I don't know how I would have gotten through the past couple of weeks without the help of Mr. Wonderful, and the driving abilities and helpful attitude of The Boy, and the fabulous family spirit at The Princess's dance studio which allowed me to continue sleeping off the meds while The Princess's dance family stepped in and took her to her workshops so that she didn't have to miss them.

Hopefully, this vicious nasty bug from Hell is on it's way and I'll be back to myself soon...but thank you to everyone who stepped in to help. You're awesome!

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