I get so cracked up at all the email comments I get when I don't post for a few days. Thanks for the concern, friends. I'm alive, but just trying to get my family well. This is the 10th straight day that one of my kids has had fever. Ten long days of playing nurse and giving ibuprofen and cough syrup and popsicles and Sprite...and you get the picture. Abbey is much better and has been back at school this week, but her big sister is feeling poorly and will likely be home with me again tomorrow.
John worked from home today so that I could get out of the house and do my normal Tuesday stuff. I was extremely thankful.
Other than that, there hasn't been too much going on around here.
(Warning: I begin to ramble on and on from now to the end of the post)
Will got a new game for the Wii. It's Wii Play and it's pretty fun. I spent most of this afternoon perfecting my laser hockey and table tennis, and I'm quite certain I can beat him now. He's definitely up for the challenge, but he doesn't like to lose. At all. Should be a fun after-dinner event.
I introduced Sarah to Jane Austen a month or so ago when I let her watch Sense and Sensibility with me. She lost interest early on, but yesterday while home with me I talked her into watching Pride and Predjudice. I hadn't seen the new version and it arrived from Blockbuster.com, so we curled up in my chair and watched it together. I liked it, but not as much as the BBC version, and Sarah thought it was "okay". She did ask me to pause it mid-way thru and in her best British voice said, "Mother, I don't get it." And once I explained what was going on she stuck with me to the end. She DID NOT like Mrs. Bennett...said she talked too much and was way too silly. I couldn't agree more.
We watched the Academy Awards on Sunday night. I don't think I've ever felt so disconnected. I hadn't seen one single film that was nominated for Best Picture. Not one. So sad. I didn't even have a favorite to cheer for. I DID know (and love) all the songs from Enchanted that were nominated, and I love the song from Once that won. In fact, I spent yesterday downloading them all from iTunes. Believe it or not, that was a first for me. My first iTunes download.
Okay...I think I must end this post. I can't think of anything else even remotely interesting to mention here. And I'm quite sure you don't want to know about what we're having for dinner, or what the weather is like here, or my exciting grocery shopping trip last week. Believe me, the excitement would overwhelm you!