Thursday, May 17, 2007

Spring Fevers

Finally, the winter has been chased away by some beautiful spring weather...and we spend the month sick with fevers, projectile messes and hospital visits.

After spending the first few weeks of April shoveling snow I was so psyched for the nice weather to finally arrive. Unfortunately, while the weather this past month has been wonderful, our health as a family has been putrid. It started with my appendicitis. Call me naive, but I just didn't think it would take more than a few days to get back to normal after the surgery...this coming from someone who has never had surgery before, of course. It sucked and honestly I'm still not 100%.

Next came the stomach flu. My poor pint-sized sidekick was struck first. He ended up in the hospital for a few days due to dehydration. There is really nothing quite as sad as seeing your child hooked up to IVs, passed out in a hospital crib....which are the most prison-like, chrome barred contraptions I've ever seen. Pretty much the second we got word that he was well enough to head home I came down with the same thing....and now the flu has made it's way to my husband and, hopefully, that will be the end of that.

Overall, I guess I can't bitch too much. In the grand scheme of life, a month of minor illnesses is really no biggie, but it is still such a bummer when the sun is shining, the birds are singing and you can barely get out of bed to run your small business, much less go outside and enjoy the day.