Monday, February 21, 2011

Still here, kind of...

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Sort of...


As some of you have guessed, we have been not so well. Actually, we have been more sick than we have ever been before, and all four of us at the very same time!!!

I can count on one hand all the things I have done in the past week...

One day I made a small loaf of bread. Since not much was eaten other than dry toast. We ate less in one week than we usually do in one day.

Another day I made buttermilk. Glad to save the milk from going bad.

Sometimes I cried. We all did, except for Chessa. Tough little six year old.

Oh yeah, and one day I drove Jason to the emergency room. He was becoming severely dehydrated, having been unable to keep even a sip of water in him for almost 5 days. That was a rough trip!


The list of what I didn't do is much, much longer!


Things to be grateful for...

The house was really really clean when we got sick. Thank goodness, since all chores were abandoned for the week.

A best friend who took hours from her day to run our errands and bring things to make us healthier.

And most importantly, we are all so so so so so much better now!


My wish for you...

May you never ever ever get sick at the exact same time as all the rest of your family!!!


Thanks to those who wrote to make sure we were okay!
Health and happiness to all!


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12 comments:

momma rae said...

i am so, so happy for you that you are all feeling better. you know i wish i were close enough to take care of you but i am so glad that sara did it! you are both amazing mamas.

sienna and i had swine flu together last year. absolutely wretched. can't imagine if the boys had been down, too!! jason must have felt damn bad to go the er. i'm glad i didn't know you were ill actually, i would have worried too much. ;)

i LOVE that picture! the cuteness never ends over there.

p.s. can we talk about you making sienna a bonnet for the summer....when you are all *caught up* that is! xoxoxoxo

Sally said...

oooooh, dear! We understand -- the month of january has been erased from time over here :( So glad that you are all on the mend!!

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh, your poor family! We went through one of those illnesses a few years ago. All wretchedly sick and weak at the same time, with a baby. So glad to hear that you are all on the mend.

And that photo is so lovely in its evocative simplicity.

Sending healing energy your way...

Bending Birches said...

please feel better soon, dear one..
sending you love and well wishes:)
xoox

a little crafty nest said...

Oh Renee, not a lot of fun over there:( I'm happy to hear you are on the mend, and happy to know you have a kind soul to take care of you four. A year ago in December, when I was in the midst of morning sickness, my two little ones and I all caught the stomach flu while my husband was in the mountains for two weeks. Wretched times, I tell you! I remember lying prostrate on the couch, telling my recovering four year old he could make himself anything from the pantry he felt like, just to not bring it over to me! Gratefully he made two bowls of cereal for himself and his one year old sister. So I feel for you. I had wondered where you went, too...hugs to all!
xo Jules

Lisa said...

Oh dear Renee...how ugh ...exhausting that sounds. Glad to hear you have come through it and are all on the mend. Warmly,,Lisa

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

Dear Renee, I am so sorry you were all so sick!!! And so glad to hear you are on the mend! Oh gosh if only I did live across the woods I could've brought you bread and soup whatever you needed!
One winter when Asa was a baby, we all had the flu at once- I know how awful it is and would not wish it on anyone- so again I am so glad this week is behind you!
Lots of love to you, and take care of yourself further, you'll need time to recover fully!
<3

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Renee,
I have been thinking of you lately. So glad that you are all feeling better, but oh, what a thing to go through. Wishing you healthier days ahead as we watch for signs of spring.
With warm wishes,
Tonya

Restless Prairie Farm said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick! Hopefully you got all your "sick" for the year over and done with.:o)

sheepish said...

Oh dear. Sounds like you had quite a time.
Spring days are not too far away...sick days be gone.

earthboysblog said...

I had no idea it was so bad my friend. I am so so sorry. I hope Jason is doing fine. It must have been hard for all of you. We to have had a time like this it's not nice. Glad you are all better though. I am sure your horses are missing all of you. :) Wish we were there for you to. xxx

CrookedMoonMama said...

Hoping you're better?!?
Wishing you health.
xo