This is my week off from school/teaching, but it is technically not a vacation for the local elementary schools. Do I hear "Yea!"?... Yah, right. At 6am Monday morning, my husband started puking. He stayed home that day. It's not that he's all that much of a problem, but that I couldn't do all those things that are usually done on a Monday like vacuuming & other noisy chores...playing princess and dancing with my sweet 3 year old. So at noontime, I got a call from the school saying I needed to pick up my 7yr old. I immediately took him to a clinic, discovered he has yet another ear infection, and proceeded to blow a good hour of usual sewing time. It's not that I don't thoroughly love all those wifely and motherly duties (yea, right, choke!), but I've been counting the days down to this week for a month now. And frankly, I was counting the days till the boys were in school for much longer than that! So then, Monday night, after my husband is starting to feel human again, my 5 year old starts fussing of a stomach ache. Great, a sleepless night, and a fast moving virus. What a week. I already knew the other one would be home on Tuesday. Now it's the whole crowd. Bryce was up a couple times in the night but never puked until morning, after I'd already decided I'd keep him home. OK, I'd reconciled that my Tuesday was going to suck too, but the emotions are in the fine print. I had two doctor's appointments that day, and Sophie had a speach therapy appt that obviously had to be cancelled. Today they are technically both on the mend. I am still suspicious of potential spreading of that tummy flu. Sophie and I have still averted it, knock on wood. I had to drive Bryce to school because he refused to get on the bus and had a fit outside in the snow. Yes, as though the week has not been bad enough, it started snowing last night and ruined my illusion that it was spring! But on the bright side, I did have this morning free to quilt, and I have been plugging away on the very detailed black/batik applique quilt I showed last week. It makes me nervous that I have to do my applique show quilt. It takes immense control! So, hope your week's shaping up to be better than mine :-)
I'm a semi-stay-at-home mom, full-time quilter (I wish!), with 3 little wildthings, ages 6-8-11. I love to garden, sew, craft, quilt, scrapbook when they give me the chance. Needless to say, that leaves little time for housework & cooking. I am a longarm quilter. Won't you let me turn one of your flimsies into a fabulous finished quilt??!