The sickness continues to spread. Three visits to the doctor in one week - with three different children. (At least I am not sitting around here bored!) The major strain of influenza has hit the kids hard - one by one! Zak is showing small signs of it - and he is the one I most worry about; as sickness seems to set him so far back in so many different areas. So far though, he has just a cough occasionally and a low grade fever. James seems to be on the mend - with Rachel and Abbey in the midst of the worst of it - (fevers of 104 are never pleasant).
I wish I could say that with our kids sick and lying around I am getting some much needed things done around the house - (say for instance - laundry). However, I am finding myself coming and going and not getting much housework done. The kitchen seems to always have something in it that needs to be done. Glasses that need to be washed -(I am becoming obsessive about this!) Kleenexes that need to be found - ("Abbey, where did you put the box of tissues when you had them last?") And, out of schedule feeding that seems to never end - (seems when one is eating the other one does not feel like eating; but then just as soon as that one is done eating yet another one seems to feel like eating a little something).
New to the Spurgeon house this week:
*NyQuil - (Yeah, I know it will not cure a thing; but for the older one's I am hoping that it will put them to sleep long enough to get some much needed rest - for them and me!)
*Chloraseptic spray - (it's been sore throats for all - but this stuff did not seem to do a lick of good; and made one of them almost throw up on the kitchen floor. If you are interested, I am sure we will have a nearly new bottle still here when this thing passes through our household. Let me know though - I may try selling it on eBay if none of you grab it!)
*Cough drops - (I bought the natural kind - with herbs and honey. They were not a hit with the kids as they "don't taste good". That is fine by me though, I get worried when they start eating cough drops like candy!)
*Herb tea - (OK, the kids are divided 1/2 on this one. Two do NOT like herb tea - two LOVE herb tea. NOTE: neither group is getting better any faster than the other group)
*Vick's Rub - (They all seem to think this is great stuff. I am guessing that it is because this stuff gets Mom upstairs a little more often and a little more one on one with each sick patient! Another reason why the laundry....)
So anyway, I thought I would share with you my To Do List for the day. (I am a to do list type of girl - so much so, that often the first thing on my to do list is: "make a to do list for tomorrow!) For the time being, my to do list has shrunk - I have tried and tried to keep my normal lengthy to do list up - and it is NOT - I repeat - NOT working. (I am close to needing counseling here!!) So - rather than feeling like a failure; with so much still on my to do list when I go to bed at night, I have decided to shorten it until this sickness exits the premises. I will leave you with my revised to do list.
TO DO TODAY
*Do enough laundry for Rob to have something to wear to church tomorrow
Only our church members will know if I got the to do list done. For all the rest of you - perhaps tomorrow would be a good day to visit our church. It might be the first Sunday a Baptist pastor has been at the pulpit in sweat pants. (By the way, we have a guest speaker for tomorrow - so sweat pants wouldn't be all that bad; would they?) I think I better stop blogging and start ironing.