Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Change of plans

Right about now, I should be posting beautiful photos of the Rose Parade floats from the after-parade viewing...but I'm not. We missed it this year. The day began by waking at 3 am with a congested toddler. After going to bed an hour later, I awoke at 6 am with a fever of 101 myself, again for day 2 :( We all had that stomach-flu thing just before Christmas, then we were well for a couple days, then this nasty cold/flu that we all have. E3 is currently on antibiotics, and eye drops since the infection spread to his eyes... spent 3 hours at urgent care on Sunday, yuk.
Chocolate Chip the hamster was very sick this morning too, we brought him to the vet, but he didn't recover. He is now buried next to Snowflake. Three pets have passed away since Stuntman left, and he never even met two of them :(
We are done with hamsters.
The girls were not surprised, a little sad, but not surprised, when Chocolate Chip died. They realize that hamsters don't live long. We thought about adopting a cat, but we don't think Sparky or Roxie would like that much. They've never met a cat face to face, and at their ages, I don't think it's a good time to start. The only cat they know is the neighbors... the one that sits just out of their reach on the other side of the fence and cleans itself, stretches and ignores the dogs as they bark frantically at it...evil cat. We're keeping our eyes open for a young, small dog to add to our family.
I think the schedule that I was keeping finally caught up with me. I rarely get sick, but the last few months, I have caught everything that the kids have brought home.
I don't usually do New Year's resolutions, but this year I resolve to get more sleep. It's taking a toll on my body... I need more that 5 hours a night. I'm not sure how I will be able to do my job, take care of the kiddos and the house, but I'll figure out something.


Buck Pennington said...

Ow. It doesn't sound like 2008 is off to a rousing start at your place, TripleE. My condolences.

I hope you and all the E's get back up to speed...and soon.

ABW said...

Hope y'all start feeling better soon....happy new year!

Butterfly Wife said...

Poor Chocolate Chip. So sad.

Wishing you a very healthy and restful 2008.

Get well soon.

Jan Wesner said...

I, too, suffer from lack of sleep. Some days I feel like I look 20 years older than I really am! I remember thinking before Mark left that I should have trained for this ... like he did ... so that I would be physically and mentally prepared for whatever might come. But, no, we just throw ourselves into it and hope for the best.
And here's hoping for the best for you, TripleE, in the New Year!