This past week has been eventful to say the least.
My once lovely haven has become a house full of pestilence and disease lately, I almost needed to put up a sign on the front door reading "Enter at Risk of Catching One of a Multitude of Horrible Illnesses".
I've had a a sore throat and aching body that has ended in my usual few times a year bout of laryngitis, which seems to come and go as it pleases in a very annoying bad timing sort of way. At least it gives the men in my family a rest from listening to my nagging. Though I must say it's made singing Charlie his bedtime song a very interesting experience.
Charlie also has had a nasty virus that manifested in a weird combination of ailments : mild temperature, conjunctivitis, hives and a what sounds like a pack a day smoker's cough.
Corey's been battling bronchitis for the last few weeks, till I could no longer stand listening to the disgusting descriptions of what he coughed up each morning, and took him to the doctor for anti-biotics, which we usually try to avoid until absolutely, positively necessary.
Kaiden even had to join in the latest craze of who can out-illness the other, and was throwing up last night. Though upon reflection, the fact that he's perfectly ok today combined with extra large thickshake and lemon sorbet indulgences yesterday, I don't think it would strictly be counted as an 'illness'.
So far Del is the only one not ill. Which is funny as lifestyle wise he's the worst out of the lot of us, yet he stays healthy. I guess someone has to be well enough to keep the rest of us going.
Even my trusty laptop got a nasty virus that sadly required emergency attention. Luckily I didn't lose any data, but our lovely computer guy had to wipe it entirely and start again. Though on the bright side I now have Windows 7.
Of course going the best part of a week with no computer was a blessing and a curse. I loved the time I suddenly found I had, I could stop to smell the roses, bake cookies (more than usual) and spend my time lazing around with a real paper based book. What you mean I actually have to turn the pages myself? You don't just click and it happens????
The curse was, that whilst I was having fun enjoying myself and being giddy with the freedom of not being able to work, said work was stealthily piling up, getting bigger and bigger, ready to jump up and attack me once I did get my laptop back.
So I've been busy being both patient and nurse, and still trying to get on top of work stuff and not succeeding very well at any of it. It's been a week I'd rather forget.
There have been so many things I wanted to post about but haven't had the time or energy to actually write, and at other times I didn't even have a computer to write on. I will try my very best to remember what they were and write some catch up posts. Things such as Kaiden's return from his Army Course so he'll be eligible to become a Junior Non Commissioned Officer (sneak peek: he passed with flying colours!), another post about all those damn cute things Charlie gets up to, and as I was kindly reminded by my lovely 'soul sister' I didn't do my usual Fashionable Friday post. (Which I did take photos for but didn't get around to writing yesterday. So I will post it today, but please don't hold it against me that it's a day late.)
Anyway, after all that rambling, here's to next Monday and a fresh start.
(It also helps that the kids are back to school next week after 2 weeks off!!!)