The wave of good health we've been riding came splashing down (nothing serious enough to constitute "crashing down"). The stomach flu (not H1N1) hit our house this weekend. Eric got it first and then I got it. I get sick about once every three years, so I was due. It was only a 36 hour bug and I was "hit" the minute I walked in the door from work on Monday (thankfully I didn't get sick at work). I'm feeling much better today. The only bummer was that Mark was out of town, so I was flying solo with Jack and Eric, which made for a miserable Monday night/Tuesday. Mark was in Minnesota visiting his mom for her 90th birthday. Mark is the youngest of six and I am the second oldest of six. So, it's not that he's so much older than me, his mom is just 20 years older than my mom! Mark got back home tonight and it's nice to have my helper back :)
The countdown to Christmas is upon us. I'm one of those people who waits until the week before Christmas to go shopping. My plan this Christmas is "less is more". An easy plan to implement with most my kids. I can think of one, however, who will give us grief. Then again, he gives us grief no matter what.
I'm still trying to decide if I going to send out Christmas cards. My Christmas card has always been a picture of my kids. I think last year was the first year since Hilary was born that I didn't send out cards with a picture. This year, I can't even get motivated to send out cards ... picture or no picture. Every year it gets harder because of Jack .... not really something that's easy to explain and not something most people would begin to understand.
But, I really love getting all your Christmas cards and seeing pictures of your families. Jenny -- you were my first Christmas card of the year! Karen L. --- LOVED your card! (very creative)
Thanks for checking in. Have a fun weekend and stay warm all my Midwest and East Coast friends.