This last week marked the fifth week of sickness at our house. Maybe it’s because the eight of us keep passing new germs around, or maybe it’s just a really bad case of RSV, but we are soooooo ready to be done. My husband discovered Monday that he has an ear infection (combined with almost complete hearing loss and tinnitus). I got my own special news on Friday when I went in for a routine postpartum check up and my family nurse practitioner thankfully sent me in for a chest x-ray. Pneumonia! Hooray 😉 I’m pretty grateful though. It could have been much worse. I wouldn’t have gone in to see a doctor unless I already had an appointment scheduled. So, that “coincidence” might’ve kept me out of the hospital.
Now we’re both antibiotic-ing (yes, that’s a verb) and probiotic-ing, and attempting to keep working. The calendar has been cleared while we’re waiting for better health.
As I told my husband via text this morning:
The only fun stuff I’ve been doing with the kids the last couple of months consists of “Here, this is how you make your own breakfast!”
With the last two months of new baby-ness and sickness, all this kiddos are getting a healthy dose of home economics and independence. That’s good, right?
This is how I lay out clothes the night before church, on our super-duper-special 100+ year old piano. Looking back, I shouldn’t have gone in to church this week. But, as usual, I was convinced that there was a job that only “I” could do. Let that be a lesson to me.
I’m getting excited about our upcoming trip to Arizona. With the great prices on accommodations at Airbnb, we’re able to easily find an affordable vacation home for our family of eight. Apparently we’ll be staying in the area of Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered in 1930. Fits in perfectly with the astronomy unit that we’ve been studying this year!
Firstborn + lastborn. Though I would’ve never guessed that we’d end up having six kids, this is one of the best parts. Young men getting to experience the joys of babyhood.
I’ve had my eye on a fancy espresso machine for a while now. We’ve thoroughly used and enjoyed our little workhorse machine, but now that we’ve paid off the mortgage, it’s ok to start looking at treating ourselves. I’ve been saving up my swagbucks, mypoints rewards, and microsoft rewards amazon gift cards with the intent of eventually buying said fancy espresso machine. In the meantime, I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a Nespresso Vertuo machine to fill in the gap. It feels extravagant, with its disposable pods and instant espresso. Because of this, I’ve resisted.
Resisted, that is, until the magic combination of a pneumonia diagnosis and half-off sale created an irresistible impulse.
I’ll admit, I’m excited.
What’s new with you this week?