Friday, February 27, 2009

An attempt at a happy post

All of our news has been rather dour of late. The Orclette and I getting sick, right after that Damm, his mom, and Moon getting sick ... our apartment is TRASHED and so is our car because we simply have no time to clean it (nothing gross, by the way, just messy). But Damm's fever broke this morning so I think we're through the worst of it.

Happy news: all of our teachers were very understanding about our disastrous weekend and let us turn stuff in late/gave us extensions. We've both got tests coming up but I think we'll find plenty of time to study for them. Ummmm ....... I can eat real food again? I guess that's happy news. No more saltines for me. I'm out of the "boy she's getting fat stage" into the "oh I bet she's pregnant stage." All of my maternity clothes are still too big though. Damm and I have a formal dinner Saturday night that we get to totally doll up for. We watched The Illusionist last night and enjoyed it. I recieved a 100% on a paper that I thought was going to be horrible. So, happy stuff does happen.

And one of these days we'll go car shopping. Our white van is getting creaky and making ominous sounds and Damm wants to replace it before he ships off to basic. We're thinking a Hyandai (how do you spell that?) Elantra because new it costs around $10,000 and that's kind of what we were looking to spend (and I've never owned a new new car). Well, as long as we get a loan to buy it. Apparently being military helps, so we'll see.

And I think we have spring break coming up in a few weeks. That will be a wonderful time to catch up on everything we haven't had time fore. *Gasp* we might even play an online game. Although Damm's doing a make-up drill weekend for the Guard so he doesn't have to do the one right before he ships out in May ..... Anyway, the Orclette is asking for a hug and I must comply. Adios.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Truly Icky Weekend

The Orclette was better by Thursday. That night, however, she was running a slight fever and acting sick. She woke up the next morning with the same fever and absolutely no desire to move from my arms (this is abnormal-she's usually a little energizer bunny). Anyway, there was no way I could leave her like that so I skipped school and watched tv with her in my lap.

Damm was finished with school around 12 p.m. By that time the Orclette was feeling better (we think she's teething-it's just rough that she was also actually sick) but I had started feeling worse. Ended up spending the next 10 hours throwing up everything in my stomach and having one of the worst lower backaches ever. By Saturday I had stopped throwing up but was still sore. Eventually fell asleep, woke up, and felt slightly hungry. Sipped on ginger ale and nibbled at Saltines the rest of the day, but was too weak to get out of bed.

Sunday I felt loads better. At least I thought I did. We went to church, went to Cracker Barrel, and then I almost collapsed. Not because I was sick but because the whole episode weakened me beyond anything I've ever experienced before. So I've spent Sunday pretty much in bed as well.

I'm trying to get my brain back into school mode. I obviously haven't thought much about schoolwork but I have tests and quizzes coming up, projects due, etc. Damm managed to get his take-home physics test done but that was pretty much it. He spent the rest of the weekend taking care of me and the Orclette.

Oh-I also lost 5 pounds. I don't think I've ever experienced the sensation of my jeans threatening to fall off.

Anyway, we are all on the mend. Except that Bodert, as the Orclette affectionately calls her uncle, is beginning to feel sickly. I am almost tired enough to say better him than me.