Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Back to a Routine

I am trying to establish a routine again, since everything has been crazy and amuck lately. I'll give you a few highlights and lowlights since my last post.


  • Lots of spider killing.
  • Dinner dropped off by a friend.
  • Snow day. Yesterday.
  • Two-hour delayed opening. Today.
  • Fevers. (One boy had a fever for six days.)
  • Breathing treatments.
  • Coughing.
  • As I was coughing up a lung one morning in the dining room, I heard, "Mom!!! Spenser is pooping on the kitchen floor!!" Seems she had a bit of loose bowels at breakfast. Or lunch. Or snack time. Whatever meal it was. Every day has blended together.

  • Body aches.
  • Two cakes decorated for the Blue and the Gold.
  • Eagle scout ceremony for a friend.
  • Losing five pounds being sick last week.
  • Becoming "Medicine Dispenser Extraordinaire."
  • Running my first eight-miler, before getting sick.

  • Two Flat Stanleys that flew to California, and then took a road trip back to the east coast.
  • Having an appetite again.
  • Getting my strength back after being sick for over a week.
  • Trying to clean my house after being "off" for a week. (Not really off, but you know what I mean.)
  • Happy to be back in a routine again.

15 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad you're back to your normal routine. Missed you.

nikki said...

Yay! You're back! Everyone's at school?

Erika said...

I am Glad you are getting lots better it is so hard when mom is "out" it seems that the chores turn gigantic.
I hope the rest of the kids can feel much better too
Erika

Katie Jean said...

Glad to hear you're getting better. What goes down must come up, right? Hopefully this weekend will bring lots of nice warm weather like it's supposed to!

Stacey said...

Whew....what a time you have had. Congrats on the 8 mile run! Glad that the fam is feeling better!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

that's quite a week!! i think we are starting the sickies... yuck. not looking forward to it moving through the family.
glad you're feeling better.

Karyn said...

You crack me up.

I'm glad you're back and feeling better!

More snow days?? Sheesh.

jessi said...

Wow - just when you think things can't get any more crazy, eh? I hope your routine return stays for a while!

laeroport said...

oooh, that's rough. feel better, my friend.
((((hugs)))

nikko said...

I hope everything starts improving for you. You've had a rough couple of weeks. I always enjoy getting back into a routine, too.

amandajean said...

it's amazing that you made it through all that!!! i'm glad to see you back. :) wouldn't a week off (i mean really off) be wonderful??? actually, we probably wouldn't know what to do with ourselves, would we? :)

Kris said...

It's hard when so many are sick! And hard to be sick when the kids are. Hope you are all back to rude health!

Mam said...

So glad you're back and feeling a bit better. I missed reading about you and your little family.

hooli said...

Good luck in your return. I always marvel at your enthusiasm for life with such a big family. Really, I admire it.

misschris said...

I'm reading this thinking, "der, quit yer whining, chris; it was way crazier at Lera's." 'Cause it was. So glad things are getting back to normal for you. I'm going to go crawl back in bed now.