Hoo, it’s been a week! I thought Elias was going to escape the sickness but, alas, no. Mark this as his first illness (unless I’m forgetting something). And the poor guy is miserable! He’s congested and feverish and coughing and not sleeping much at all. Of course it was Rob’s Reserves weekend so I’m not sleeping much at all either. No one to split late night duty with. Today was a bit better all the way around for all the kids. There was even a time today when they weren’t all lying around in their jammies. Of course they were playing in nothing but their undies (or in Gideon’s case, a diaper) but hey, at least they got out of their jammies for this first time in five days. Except for Gideon who has become obsessed with playing at the kitchen sink and therefore at least got new jammies about once or twice a day.
I did get some time behind the camera today. This morning Zion pointed out that Eva was lounging on the back of the couch and she looked “so cute”. So I grabbed my camera and came over. She did look so cute:
Awww. Isn’t she purty?
And later Elias was hanging out in his favorite spot, his jumper. He wasn’t quite as snotty today and seemed a little less feverish but still kind of a mellow guy. He gave me this look:
Hoh, Lord, there goes my heart. Melted.
I still had a heck of a time deciding which would be my picture of the day for My 365 though. I don’t often get such good pictures of the animals. But still. Melted. That one won out.
The kids even gave me a time when they all napped today (except Gabe who was permitted to play a zoo game on my laptop) so I got to knit a little. I had one of those hankerings to knit something up real quick that I might actually have a chance to finish today so I knit this:
A cup cozy in about half the time it took me to watch a movie (Twister in fact. Sometimes you just need a good natural disaster movie). I’ll keep it in the van for those special occasions in which I treat myself to a coffee. Now I don’t have to use on of those cup sleeves. Just looking out for the environment and stuff, ya know? It will look so much better on an actual coffee cup too, not that obnoxious orange thing that I’m pretty sure is left over from a pumpkin carving party we had about 5 years ago and has been hanging out in the pantry ever since. But I needed a model and couldn’t run out to get an actual coffee so leftover orange thing it was.
Rob came home from his Reserves weekend and cooked dinner and made me brownies. That can go a long ways in making up for what turned out to be a really hard weekend for my stamina (and sanity).
I also made some progress in the hat I’m knitting for Gabe’s birthday gift. The last two weeks have not been spent planning a birthday party so it’ll be a big cram session on that this week. Something to look forward to next weekend celebrating a wonderful boy turning 7.