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This week has been spent in ER’s and in bed.  My household has had the stomach flu and bronchitis.  A week ago Monday, my son’s fiance had to go to the ER with the stomach flu.  As the week wore on, my daughter was terribly sick with coughing and fever.  On Friday I took her to the ER, as well.  As I sat in the waiting area in the coziest ER I have ever been in, I noticed a gorgeous piece hanging on the wall.  It had little candle holders all over it.  I really need one of those for my room.  Anyway, we were only there for like twenty minutes and out came my daughter.  They said she had bronchitis and gave us three prescriptions to be filled.  So I went to the pharmacy and called the house to see if anyone else needed anything.  By that point, my son was coughing, too.  So I picked up some medicine for him.  I took my daughter home and realized the pharmacy forgot one of the prescriptions.  So I ran back up there.  And got the last one, then finally home.

By Saturday morning I was sick, too.  Bronchitis and stomach flu.  Everytime I went into a coughing fit, I threw up.  Nothing helped.  A few days in, I was still coughing and throwing up at 12:30am.  My son in law (was a medic in the army) came in and had me come to the living room with my throw up bucket, blanket and pillow and lay on the couch.  He gave me medicine for nausea, a glass of water and turned on Game of Thrones.  That is my favorite show ever right now and he is getting me caught up before the new season starts.  He read the books, so he fills me in on things the show doesn’t explain.  He sat up with me for an hour and a half, until my tummy settled and I could sleep.  My daughter picked a good one.  By the next day, he was sick, too.  I lay there in my bed and listened to all five of us coughing and thought…”This must have been what it sounded like hundreds of years ago when a house would get bronchitis.  And so many didn’t survive back then.  I hate how sick we all are and hearing all the coughs, but I love knowing we will all be okay soon.”

After that, I knew I would not need to go to the ER, which is a good thing.  My last trip to the ER back in August has left me with a 7k hospital bill.  And speaking of that bill.  I need a job.  I was finally feeling well enough to venture out to the grocery store yesterday.  So we are now stocked up on everything we need and I picked up job applications while I was out.  Now let’s just cross our fingers that I am working by this time next week.

In the midst of all this sickness and bedrest, I have made a new friend.  He lives a long way from me, but fascinates me to no end.  He is a fellow writer and even published.  We have much to talk about and he’s been wonderful to get to know during this time that I have been confined to my bed.  He has led an intriguing life, which he has written about in his published books.  I am currently reading the first one.  I will let you know when I finish it.

So in a nutshell, we have been sick, we are getting better, I got applications to try to get a job and I made a new friend.   Not too bad for slow week.

Thank you for reading and have a great week. x

And here is the link to my son’s fiance’s blog.  Check her out.

And here is my daughter’s blog.  Check her out, too.



Oh dear, where do I start?  This has been a busy week.  I suppose it started last Friday.  If you all remember, I ripped my pants open on a first date.  I really didn’t expect a second date, but much to my surprise, he did ask for one.  So we went out on Friday night.  I had a wonderful time, even though I didn’t get to see him again after that visit and before he flew back home to LA.  It was nice getting caught up and I enjoyed his company.  I was dragging on Saturday.  I didn’t get in until 5am.  Then I spent the day with family, exchanging gifts, playing with the sweetest, smartest, cutest 22 month old nephew in the whole world!

On Monday, I heard my son’s fiance throwing up.  She threw up from 5am til noon and my son took her to the ER.  They have her an IV to rehydrate her and gave her medications to settle her stomach.  She got to come home that evening.  By the next day she was no longer throwing up but had developed a chest cold.  My daughter has been sick with a cold all week and now my son is sick, too.  I am just keeping my fingers crossed that my son in law and I do not get sick, too.

New Year’s was a trip.  We spent the evening watching Kickass 2 and toasting the new year with champagne.  Of course we all clinked our glasses and after we should have been done, the boys kept saying happy new year and clinking again.  all of us girls were getting a bit annoyed.  Everytime they said happy new year and clinked their glasses, we all got ready to take a drink and then they would yell happy new year again…ugh…we finally all yelled, “stop it!”  They had to do it a couple more times though and then we finally go to drink to the new year.  We thought that was about it for the night.  I recieved a happy new year phone call and went to my room to talk.  It was quieter there.  While I was on the phone, my little dog ran to the closed door and started barking.  He was very upset.  I heard the bathroom door close.  But that isn’t unusual.  It is located in the hall, so lots of people use that bathroom and my dog never barks when they do.  Then I heard my son in law say in a very stern voice, “I have a gun.  Get out of my f*cking house!”  He repeated it a few times and then the bathroom door opened and I came out of my room to see what was going on.  I could see my son, his fiance and my daughter all standing in the kitchen looking at the front door, kind of shocked.  So I peeked around the corner and saw a white haired boy who had told my son in law….”Dude you need to calm down.  It’s just me, Nathan.”  And he left out the front door.  My son in law locked the front door and put away his gun and we all went to the living room, still in shock.  I went and checked the bathroom.  I came out and said, “Well, he had good aim.”  The kids said, “And we heard him wash his hands.”  We were all still shocked.  A man just walked into our home after midnight and went straight to the bathroom and used it and left.  Just crazy.

And a neighbor had come over a couple days before.  He said his freezer when out and he wanted to know if we had room in our freezer for his food.  He said it would just be for a couple days, until he could get a new one.  So we put his food in our freezer.  Two days later he came and got it all, then he brought us home made beef and chicken fajitas, beans, rice, shredded cheese and sodas.  And wow was it good!  It was all still hot when he brought it over, too.  That was really nice.

So this was an interesting week, full of family, precious nephews, sickness, hospitals, strangers, nice neighbors and a second date.  Another week survived.  Let’s see what his week holds.

Thank you for reading and have a great week.  xImage