Friday, August 20, 2010

Out of commission

There is only one word to describe the last three weeks around our house:  SICK.  Everything from colds, coughs, wheezing, nebulizer treatments, fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches to joint swelling and 2-day migraines. It's been really bizarre. Poor Cash has had fevers on 3 separate occasions during that time. And my neglected children have been seen rummaging through cupboards trying to fend for themselves while both parents lie useless and immovable on the couch. I'm not sure how on earth to figure out what this is or how to get rid of it but everyone has had at least a round or two of everything. I'm really hoping we're coming out of this since school starts Monday.  So sorry, we have nothing interesting to post since we haven't seen much of anything but the couch lately.

Which actually has given me some excuse to look through our Ireland guidebook. Did I mention that? In less than two weeks Ryan and I will be in Ireland for a destination wedding. A friend of his from work has a family castle in Ireland, and as soon as I heard castle wedding in Ireland I knew we had to go. So Ryan's sister is flying out to watch the kids and hopefully we'll have a blissful week of pubs, shamrocks, leprechauns, cool weather and matrimonial joy.  Sounds like a welcome change from our sweltering cesspool of germs here.


Safire said...

Jealous! Not about the sickness, about the castle in Ireland wedding. Also, a week free of kiddos. Take lots of pictures!

Anonymous said...

I have wondered how you are doing! So sorry about the illnesses. Use the Clorox wipes frequently, spray some Lysol, open up the windows and front door for an hour to clear out the germs (hang on to the boys however). I have no doubt whatsoever that the boys can successfully rummage for food.

Ireland will be wonderful and Laurie is a jewel!


SuburbiaMom said...

Well, going from one extreme to the other should be a blast! Get well soon!

Spar-Mar Girl said...

Wow-a week in Ireland full of weding bliss and no children! I'm turning green just thinking about it!

I'm sure you probably know this, but something that helped keep things from spreading when we have that problem is switching to paper products for a week-put all washcloths, hand towels, dishes, silverware, cups, everything away and just use paper. It's more garbage, but that way nothing is used or touched more than once. That combined with sanitizing all light switches, door knobs, toilets, etc. I hope you feel better REALLY SOON!!!

Sharon said...

Sorry you guys are sick!

On the other hand I am so excited for you guys to go to Ireland. I cannot wait to see all the pictures and hear all about it!

miss you....get better really soon!

Jenilee said...

Wow an Ireland Castle Wedding. Sounds amazing. I am totally jealous and excited for you guys. Enjoy your trip.
But first, I do hope you guys start feeling better soon.

Goeb Life said...

Sorry Jen, that sounds terrible. We had that same situation back in January...not fun. Hopefully it is passing. At least you have Ireland to look forward to!!! Hope you have blast!

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Oh yuck, I'm sorry you've been sick. It's the worst. And wow! Have fun in Ireland. Sounds like a blast and a welcome change in weather and scenery. Can't wait to see pictures!

Aimee said...

The fact that you even know someone who has the life circumstances to have a "destination wedding", let alone to Ireland, not to mention the fact that YOU ARE GOING, is awesome! You are so good about taking opportunities like that, it will be amazing.

Feel better soon, everyone!