Haven’t been blogging much this week because we had a stomach virus going through the household. Isabella started off the week with vomiting. Ewwww. Thankfully, Himself was available to take care of that. She was over the vomiting in one morning but spent the rest of the day being held and sleeping. It took several days for her to get back on track with her eating and drinking. Thankfully, I have friends with young children and was able to ask for their wisdom in treating her.
Next, dd and I got the queasies. We have both had them for several days and are still not one hundred per cent. The Boy had it a bit last week.
Lastly, who do you think was the only one to take to his bed? Himself, of course! Men, why are you so pampering of yourselves??? Oh, well. I suppose that is why God made women mothers.
Everything else is pretty much status quo. We have already given the kids their Christmas presents. The Boy wanted a new coat even though we felt that last year’s coat was fine. He asked that it be his Christmas present and we agreed. DD needed a new dvd player (movies are her major form of entertainment since becoming a mother) and Himself was able to get a great price at an "out of the box" sale where there is no box but you get a new product with all of the warrantees and whatnot active.
My parents are easy. They are pleased with a donation to a favorite charity but I sent them a practical gift which I hope they will appreciate. Can’t write about it because I don’t believe it has been delivered, yet.
The most difficult is Himself’s parents. They are 91 and 80 years of age and have everything they want or need. They are not rich but have retired comfortably. When I suggested several years ago that we donate to a favorite charity in their name, it was not taken well. Oofah! We went the practical gift route one year – batteries, postage stamps, etc., but I don’t think that went over well. Have to talk to Himself again about that.
What to do. I am willing to take suggestions. Anyone? Everyone!!
As you can see, I am in the process of redecorating here. I have been given a gift of many, many, I believe they are called Tags (pictures to decorate with) and have to figure out how to add them. Hearts was kind enough to give me instructions but I am a hands on learner and will, hopefully, get a techie friend to help me out. I don’t want to mention the name of the buddy who designed them for me without permission because she might then be deluged with requests. Thank you, my friend, for all of the hard work and beauty you sent my way.
Today promises to be quiet (I hope) as the kids and Isabella are headed out to the grandparents’ house to decorate their tree with their cousins. Hopefully, I will be able to take a much needed nap! I pray that all of my faithful community here will have a safe, warm and blessed weekend. g