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October 16, 2006

Getting Better. . .

Thursday night Hubby came home early and called in sick to his Theory class, because of food poisoning. Second time in his life it was related to beef jerky. He's never eating that again. (And he never misses class unless he's on his deathbed.)

Friday my right eye was hyper-photosensitive. It got progressively worse throughout the morning, culminating in me being overly-cautious and a bit fearful of driving home from J10's orthodontic appointment. I crawled in bed next to Hubby (still sick, but a bit better) and closed my eyes. And slept most of the day.

Saturday I felt great, ran errands, got things done. About 3 am Sunday morning Hubby woke me up and told me C5 had been throwing up for the past couple of hours. In the morning, I awoke feeling nauseated. Yup. Sure enough, the "food poisoning" was likely a virus that swept through the whole family.

Sunday afternoon I was feeling (a bit) better, so Hubby started off for the Uni library an hour away. He was almost there when I called and said the boys were throwing up more and I really needed him home. (He wouldn't have left if I wasn't feeling better earlier. . .) So he came home to care for us, picking up blue powerade, that miracle anti-dehydration potion.

Today we're all up and about. Still feeling pretty lousy, but mobile and no one is vomiting. We're sticking to the BRAT diet, so I made applesauce.

Of the 15 lbs/$5 of apples I bought Saturday, we have about a dozen left. I think the boys have been practicing their juggling again. So I used the bruised ones to make the applesauce. Reminded me of Columbine's story of Good Potato, Bad Potato in Ukraine.

I've been feeling nostalgic and homesick for Ukraine lately. Likely because we've been looking at pics and feel "settled" enough here to miss things there. I've been looking at the pics and reading these blogs (which aren't in Ukraine) but are reminding me of so much of when we were in Kyiv.

The boys and I have been taking turns vegging out on the computer. Andrea introduced us to LineRider and Homeschool Hacks, which led us to these puzzle maps of the US and Europe.

The boys also spent several hours outside today, and I kept the doors open to air out the "sick rooms." I think they needed the fresh air and sunshine.

And I'm feeling better. Humming these hymns.

Update: R7 just started throwing up. *sigh* I thought he had been spared.


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i hate that. it takes at least a week for the bugs to go thru everyone here too.
one of those things that you love when it's over...
wishing you wellness

Posted by: kate5kiwis at October 16, 2006 11:10 PM

I'm glad you all are feeling better. I hate how long it takes for a bug to cycle through a whole family. (okay so I *just* read the other comment from Kate and noticed how I am sounding like a copycat! LOL!)
Thanks for the link. :^D I'm glad I got you humming.
Grace and peace!

Posted by: Nan at October 16, 2006 11:26 PM

Will pray that everybody gets back to 100% soon. It's awful being sick, 'specially when everybody's down one after the other!

Posted by: CEP at October 16, 2006 11:48 PM

Tulipgirl - glad you are all feeling better. Something similar hit me about two weeks ago. Hubby was fine, but he has a cast iron stomach! It's my weakest spot. :( See - everything is worldwide now. I've even given a cold to my sister in Fairbanks just by talking to her on IM! :)

Thanks for sharing the two blog sites. I love those photos!!!! Makes me wish I was 20 years younger. We have another friend in the same country with Pioneers. I've bookmarked these and will continue to read with interest.

Apples are in season here now, too. Don't think anyone has been juggling with them - but they do look like they've hit the floor a few times. Why do they taste so much better than American apples?

Posted by: Columbine at October 17, 2006 03:27 AM

What a weekend. Hope everyone is restored to health soon.

Posted by: Carol at October 17, 2006 07:30 AM

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