And so it went that on the second week of a sick household, the family finally came together at the dinner table.
Yes, it's been a mish mash of stragglers through mealtime, you know when everyone is feeling horrible and then they start getting better but everyone has different immune systems and different levels of sickness? So when one is well on the road to recovery the other one is seriously lagging behind or just getting started?
Well mealtimes around here have been just that, whoever was well enough to get to the table made it and whoever was not, had a tray in bed or on the couch or even at the computer desk, though I shudder to think and I hope you don't think of me less for that. See when people are sick I tend to be one of those "whatever makes you feel better" kinda gals. With some limitations of course, there are some requests which should NEVER even be thought of, in my opinion.
Like, oh....wanting to drink while laying down or eating a big bowl of soup while in the shower. You may think me crazy, but I kid you not. That last request was made by my 5 year old....apparently it took all his energy just to get into the shower and he was trying to kill two birds with one stone and all that jazz. As much as I applaud him for the imagination, that is a request which I assured him would never be carried out in this house.
So here we are, a family gathered at the table, finally, after two weeks. It's like seeing everyone for the first time, food was eaten with ooh's and aah's and voices were excitedly thrown out over the table, what so and so did at school or what they learned or even who made them mad. I listened intently, with a big smile on my face because after all, it means everyone is over this horrible, disgusting, stubborn cold.
For those of you still going through it, all I can say is, hang in there, it WILL start to get better. We're not completely 100 %, there is still the random runny nose and cough and I'm going through the "can smell" day, tomorrow who knows? Probably the "can't taste and can't smell day".
I have to tell you, I'm really enjoying the weather here lately, we're in our high 70's and tomorrow and the weekend we'll be hitting 85 degrees. It certainly is looking like spring around here, there's green grass all over and tiny little buds protruding from tree branches. It feels good outside.
I've just updated the 31 Days Prayer for today, it's still in my sidebar, I think I like it better over there and at the end of the month I'll put the link up to all the prayers so it's easy to find.
One thing I've been able to do a lot of this past week, is catch up on my tv viewing and I'm really enjoying it....things like American Idol (absolutely love Danny Gokey) and General Hospital which is my favorite soap. Then I get to smile and be thrilled that my favorite couple Jason and Sam are back on screen together and seemingly heading toward a reunion which in soap speak means it could take anything from a day to a year with an imminent break up again and reunion AGAIN down the line. But it's what makes soaps so much fun for me....it's the little guilty pleasure of sitting down and watching something on tv that is so completely different from your real life.
So you see, it's been so interesting around here LOL
A couple of you asked me about the laptop I got and I can't believe I forgot to tell you all about it, I'm embarassed, but I'll make up by telling you now....I didn't get anything extravagant as a matter of fact I told the guys at Best Buy (which you really really really should go to if you're ever looking to buy anything electronic) that I didn't want all the bells and whistles, as long as I would get me online to check email and blogs and upload my photos, it was perfect for me.
I got a really cute Toshiba laptop which runs beautifully and is just what I wanted.....plus it comes with a built in webcam which is wonderful for Skype and talking to my family back home in South Africa.
So there you go, now you know what I got. And as for the digital camera, it's a Finepix S1000FD.
Perfect for what I want but not too bulky to drag around. Completely overwhelming at first, I didn't even want to touch it for fear of breaking it, but now I know her and she knows me and we've become the best of friends.
So there you go, not much going on here other than the usual home stuff. I'm going to take off now and get some blog reading done, maybe dive into my Craft Basket and see what's going on in there. Oh and be prepared because I'm going to make you Crochet, you better go ahead and find your crochet hooks and yarn and get on ready, I'll have you making Granny Squares in no time.
I'll leave you with a question: What is your favorite soap on tv, or do you not watch any at all....and if you're a General Hospital fan I really want to know who your favorites are. I know I may ask some weird questions at times but I really like getting to know my readers and what better way than to ask random/nutty questions?