Wednesday, January 23, 2013

sick, sick, sick

so...like everyone else in the country, we got the flu. and it was a doozy. 
it didn't really occur to me that it was "THE flu" when will came down with a fever the day after christmas. 
maybe i was in denial- we still had another celebration to attend and besides that my out-of-state sister and sister in law were in town and we had big plans.
plans of long chats, girl days, shopping, pedicures, decorating, birthday celebrations, playdates with the cousins.....
all of which most definitely did not include horrendous coughs, fevers, chills, aches, exhaustion, stuffiness and over-all misery. (how's that for drama? ;)
it was a bummer. for everyone.
 
especially when we realized we had unknowingly infected lots of our family... including my sis and her kiddos and handyandy's family too. sad, sad.


but we did have lots of snuggles...
and we even tried to rally a bit for a new years eve party of soup and sparkling cider...but it was kinda miserable.
 
except for will who, since he was the first to get it, was also the first to start feeling like himself again. :)
 then, the day before my sis and her family were going to drive back home, they came to our house to spend their last night with us.
this pic on the stairs pretty much sums up how much fun they all had being sick together. ha :)
 
 nevertheless, it was wonderful to see them... and even though sister and i didn't get to enjoy our big plans, we did manage to make a run to the grocery store for old times sake.

and the kids had a lovely time on the couch being distracted from their coughs and runny noses with early morning cartoons.
 and then we gave them big hugs after breakfast and said good-bye...with a box of kleenex handy.

then finally, several days into january, we started to gradually feel better! and we've been pumping the vitamins and green smoothies ever since. 

5 comments:

Alicia said...

oh girl...i so get it!! i came down with it on christmas eve and christmas day was seriously D DAY!! soooo sick :( thankfully no one else got it. i still have no idea how that happened.

glad you're feeling better. maybe you'll have to plan a spring break trip to iowa to see your sis to make up for it?? :)

Alicia said...

oh girl...i so get it!! i came down with it on christmas eve and christmas day was seriously D DAY!! soooo sick :( thankfully no one else got it. i still have no idea how that happened.

glad you're feeling better. maybe you'll have to plan a spring break trip to iowa to see your sis to make up for it?? :)

Jaimee said...

I'd heard that you all were sick... you've certainly been in my thoughts and prayers! I'm so glad that everyone is feeling well again, and I'm especially grateful that you had visitors from Iowa for Christmas - sweet times, I know. <3 I hope we can chat again soon... miss you, sweet friend. Hugs!!

Jennifer Lavin said...

bless your hearts! very grateful the flu flew finally away :-) and hope you all are healthy for 2013!!
Love you Meagan!

Gaspord Adventures said...

Good for you for taking pics, even in sickness! Somehow we always take pics of the "good times" and life is not always that way. While it was miserable for everyone, at least you made a memory of it.