Whew. That time sure flew by, didn't it? A lot of it was taken up with every member of my family being sick, first with some wicked colds and then just as we were recovering we were all hit with the flu AT THE SAME TIME. I had lived in fear of this ever since I became a Mom, and YES, it was as bad as I thought it would be. For days on end I had a fever of a 104 and every muscle and bone in my body ached, and I was so exhausted I wanted to cry, but I still had to take care of two very sick and surly girls and a husband who should have been home from work but wasn't. Adeline bounced back first but is still coughing, Vivi wasn't her wiggly giggly self for weeks and would just sit and stare for long periods of time and I probably have progressed to pneumonia or bronchitis or something as I'm still feeling pretty lousy. In the middle of all that my Mom went into the hospital for very minor surgery and ended up staying a few worrying days. So yeah, there's all that. I don't think I took a single picture in February or the beginning of March. Valentine's Day and our 11th wedding anniversary and the first week of spring break fun were all cancelled. Adeline has a violin thing coming up in April and she's taken on a BIG challenge and I'm having huge amounts of worry as we've lost a few weeks of practice. I can't remember the last time I cooked a real meal although with the amount of dishes sitting on my counter you'd think I've been entertaining every night. The house is really and truly filthy and all I can think about is whether my screen-time guilt will allow me to put on yet another episode of the "The Octonauts" for Viv while I lay on the couch with my eyes closed.
Whew. That's a LOT of whining. Sorry.
But the good...we are all on our way back to health (I think). It's still spring break and David is taking next week off so we'll have some family fun (hopefully in the sunshine) and celebrate Easter and make some good memories. Spring is truly here and despite my illness I'm itching to get out and feel the sun on my back while I work in the garden. Happier times (and more blogging) are ahead, I'm sure.
And just because I can't have a post without a picture, here's lovely Miss Vivian, taken yesterday as we baked some cheese scones together. Because she was so sick I had to cancel her appointment to get her hair done, so she's pretty shaggy, but she's looking so grown up to me lately. Vivi is so funny these days. I love that she's been telling me her dreams lately - the other night she woke up around 1 and when I went into her room she was sitting up and grinning ear to ear. She said "Oh Mama! I dreamed a COOKIE was sleeping on the edge of my bed! He was so cute!". She also talks in her sleep - mostly mumbles - but the other night as clear as anything she said "Look at that! There are MARSHMALLOWS on that building!". Cute cute cute.