Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday


No Christmas shopping for me today. I have a sick seven year old. She was up most of the night with a stomach bug. I've got her on the living room couch (chesterfield!), snuggled in an afghan with some dry toast on the end table and A Christmas Without a Santa Claus on TV.

I'm next to her with my lap top and trusty outline for book #2, ready to write. Because the potato is calling. Maybe even screaming. (That would be the potato progress meter on the sidebar.)

If there's such a thing as the perfect time for the stomach flu, this child has nailed it. She's sick AFTER her dance recital (yes, she was brilliant!) and BEFORE Christmas.

Ahhh. Child #4 has fallen asleep, one little hand escaped from the blanket and cupping her cheek.

So, now I'm watching A Christmas Without A Santa Claus all by myself?

I think not. Click. Off goes the TV. Click. Publish the post. Click. Head over to Word.

Happy Wednesday to you all. And may your house be safe from the dreaded stomach virus.

21 comments:

Kellan said...

Sorry your baby is sick, but it sounds like a pretty good day planned for you. Take care and hope she feels better soon. Kellan

Maureen McGowan said...

Chesterfield. :-) First butter tarts then chesterfields. Are you homesick?

Here's hoping your baby gets better and doesn't share her bug with the rest of the family.

Barrie said...

Maureen--I am sooo homesick.

Barrie said...

Kellan, thanks for the good wishes.

J.K. Mahal said...

May your sick child feel better soon!

And I hope the potato progress goes well.

(Love Year without a Santa Claus...watched it and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" last weekend)

Jen

Kelley said...

I'm not really sure there is a perfect time to be sick but it sounds like that would be close. I was lovely sick on my honeymoon...my guess is that is a bad time.

spyscribbler said...

Awww, your poor little girl sounds sweet. What a cuddly day. Funny how I was miserable, but I also remembered sick days with a certain fondness. The couch, the TV, the day off ...

I hope she's well and running around by Christmas!

Beth said...

And may everyone in your home be healthy and well for Christmas!

Sherry said...

Sorry she's sick!!! Glad it was after the recital.

I can't believe you said chesterfield!!! I can't believe it!!! No one elsel I know says that...that's what my mom called it and that's what I called it for years and years and stopped because no one else says it!!! Those Canadian roots are showing themselves again! LOL!!!

Happy writing...gotta keep the potato happy!!

Eileen said...

Lousy timing with the virus. Hopes she feels better soon.

Barrie said...

Hey Jen, thank you for the good wishes. Child #4 still had a fever tonight, so fingers crossed for tomorrow!

Barrie said...

Yes, Kelley, being sick on your honeymoon is bad, bad timing. :)

Barrie said...

Hi Spyscribbler! You know what a couple of my "sick day" memories are: flat ginger ale and The Dating Game!!

Barrie said...

Beth--and wishing the same back at ya!

Barrie said...

Hey Sherry--chesterfield, chesterfield, chesterfield. And broadloom, for good measure!

Barrie said...

Eileen--I hope she feels better soon AND doesn't pass it on!

Marilyn Brant said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better...and best wishes for all the pre-holiday stuff!

Sherry said...

OMG..broadloom!!!
Next you'll be saving "eider down" or "coverlet"!!!!

Hope darling daughter is feeling better today.

Joanne Rendell said...

sick kids - a mixed blessing. up all night, but then mellow days (with the aid of the trusted TV!). i've just been through it all myself recently!

brian_ohio said...

Don't you mean 'A year without a Santa Clause'? ;-)

Hope the 7 year old feels better.

Monnik said...

I'm waiting for the stomach bug to hit us like it usually does on December 24th. Hope your little one is better today.