1. I am thankful that Phoenix and Turken were home sick on the same day, so I could still go to my volunteer hours.
2. I am thankful that when I got sick two days later, I was able to do minimal work and rest.
3. I am thankful that Bryan waited until I was feeling a bit better before he got sick. I could do the running around to soccer games while he rested.
4. I am thankful we both felt better and could go to a casual event at the high school with a bunch of friends. We had a great time.
5. I am thankful we had fantastic weather most of the week, even if I couldn't go out and enjoy it. At least we didn't have to freeze our backsides whenever we had to leave the house.
6. I am thankful Phoenix can drive, seeing as how I can't be 3 places at the same time.
7. I am thankful my kids are happy to eat pasta every night of the week if necessary.
8. I am thankful that soccer is finally officially over for the season. No more games until spring.
9. I am thankful for sunshine on chilly days, as it keeps the car I'm sitting in toasty warm while I wait for another soccer game to start.
10. I am thankful for friends who suggest a late breakfast after the last soccer game at a new-to-me restaurant.
11. Bonus! I am thankful that every once in a while, one of my kids still wants to cuddle on the couch. While I'm not happy Cuckoo was having nightmares, I am happy that we got to cuddle on the couch for a while like we did when he was smaller.
12. Bonus 2! (I really should think these through a little bit longer before I start typing.) I'm thankful for little boys who are still learning vocabulary. Cuckoo came to me yesterday and said, "I have lungs on my tooth". After some question and answer time, I figured out he didn't mean lungs (duh) but gums. He has a new molar coming in. :)
How's your week been? What are you thankful for?
Have a lovely day!
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FRIST!! ha! (for the record I just saw your Comment at the Doctrine and came…. wait! you're right!!ReplyDelete
whew! close one! I was starting forgetting the first rule of FRIST… publish! then read!ReplyDelete
'kay… back fortuitous timing of the epidemic! ("It was surely Colonel Mustard!"*)
I totally agree with the value of sunshine as the temperatures sink, I'll make a point of parking so that the windshield is facing the sun, whenever possible…. then when I get in, I get to grab the (now) heated steering wheel.
*you've described your house as quite large, there are 8 people and one by one they come down with sickness, of course I would get a visual of 'Clue'!)
I've made that newbie mistake many times. You'd think we original co-hosts would have learned better by now.Delete
The deliberate parking also helps those of us who don't have a garage. Park towards the rising sun and you may not have to scrape the windshield when it's time to leave.
A game I just finished playing with the little boys! It was not Colonel Mustard, but Mr. White.
Cuddles are the best. Got to hold Calvin while he was sleeping this morning.. Just the best feeling to hold a kiddo! I'm glad you enjoyed the new restaurant you tried. We tried a new Chinese place with our friends last week, and while the company was wonderful, the place wasn't a hit.ReplyDelete
Have a great new week, Christine, and stay healthy!
It's disappointing when a restaurant doesn't satisfy. It's not like we get that many nights out! At least you had good company, though.Delete
It is the best feeling in the world to hold a child.
Cuddles with the kids in our lives is just the best thing ever.ReplyDelete
Wild how a lousy sickness can spread from person to person in a household, but at least, in your case, it happened in shifts. You don't want to have a totally sick household.
It really, truly is.Delete
It is mostly handy to get sick in shifts. There's always someone to take care of the sick ones.
My teens are not in a hurry to get their permits grr . . . So I drive them around or they take the public transportation. Great list .ReplyDelete
My oldest wasn't either, but I finally made him. I needed some help! Teen number 2 is wanting to get hers, so hopefully it will be in the next couple of weeks.Delete
Public transportation would be nice. We don't have any out here in the country.
I'm glad that everyone is on the mend. Being sick sucks.ReplyDelete
Cuddling is very good. Remember there will be grand-kids to cuddle with. Just saying.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
It really isn't any fun. There's a bit of illness hanging on, but the kids are at least doing much better.Delete
Yes! Thank you for the reminder. :)
Glad to hear you are feeling better. Do you ever get too old for cuddles? I hope not!ReplyDelete
It was more of him laying on top of me than cuddling. The big boys don't cuddle so much, but they will give me hugs and kisses. I'll take what I can get.Delete
If you have to be sick, it's better to be sick when the rest of the household is somewhat healthy!ReplyDelete
I'm gonna have to agree with you on that!Delete
For it to pass through everyone in your house in quick succession, I am going to assume y'all had the stomach bug. Bleh! Hope everyone is good as new.ReplyDelete
Now that it's decided to turn cold outside, I just found out the heater isn't working in the van. Think I can set up a kerosene stove in there and be okay...?
No stomach bug. Just a really, really bad cold. oh the coughing and the snotting... The kids are doing quite well. Bryan and me? not so much.Delete
That really stinks, but no, you may not set up a stove in the van.
Like dominos they fell...hope all of you are feeling better! (At least you had good weather during the down time)ReplyDelete
Whadya mean you can't be in 3 places at once! LOL
Soccer over already? We're still going here. I'm hoping the more temperate weather holds through the playoffs :)
Glad you and Bryan had a night out together.
Mostly better. :)Delete
Well, the high school kids have been playing since June, and the other 2 have been playing since Aug. 1, so yes, soccer is finally (not already) over. Good luck with the last few weeks of your nephew's season!
Me, too. We're going to be getting lots of nights out between now and Christmas. Poor, neglected kids. ;)
I hope the crud is gone from your house now! Sickness is no fun--although cuddling with the kiddos is!ReplyDelete
He just laid on top of me, from my neck to knees. It was marvelous.
Wow, nice you all took turns being sick. Everytime anyone mentions spring soccer my feet go numb. Those cold March winds on the soccer field cause a shiver even now. I've been enjoying the warmer Fall weather, as well, but this morning it was in the 30s.ReplyDelete
The seasons just keep getting longer and longer, so playing in the freezing cold is becoming normal. I hate it. Time to cut it off already!Delete
I almost had to scrape my windshield this morning. Since I don't have my scraper in the van yet, I was glad it didn't take long for the heater/windshield wipers to take care of the problem.
It's wonderful when a kid lets you have a cuddle. Leo woke up in the night last night with "head noises" (a headached). I got him Tylenol and cuddles, and it made waking up at 4 am a little more pleasant.ReplyDelete
Aw, poor little Leo. But we moms will find that silver lining of cuddles. Gotta say, though, I'm glad Cuckoo's nightmares were right before I went to bed instead of 4:00am. :)Delete
Love the cuddles. Not as much as the lung teeth... but still....ReplyDelete
The lung teeth cracked me up. We talk about them every day now, and we smile each time.
Great list...I really enjoyed reading it...I remember how glad I was when my oldest could drive and he could take himself and his sister to music lessons..just that one hour was wonderful. Then my second learned to drive. That was not necessarily a good thing.ReplyDelete
Yikes! Our daughter will be getting her temps any day now. I'm thinking she will be a good driver eventually, but it may take her quite a while to calm her nerves. Like 40 hours behind the wheel. :)
We have been trading the sniffles and the snuffles and the chills and the coughs and the sneezing and the UGH for like 3 weeks now I think. WHAT IS THIS>???ReplyDelete
I love the funny things kids say. It really takes a bit of pondering and questioning to figure out what they are trying to say. (Sometimes I have the same problem interpreting things my Mom (who has Alz.) says. :-) Sorry you and your family were ill during the week, and glad you are all better. Having breakfast at a new-to-me restaurant is always fun. Little boys with nightmares definitely need some cuddling.ReplyDelete