Wednesday, October 1, 2008

That Time of Year!

It's that time of year again! What time, you ask? Well, it's fall, for one. Something I'm not accustomed to, having come from Florida and Louisiana. Last year was our first fall in Tulsa, and this fall I plan to have my camera every freakin' place I go.

But that's not what time it is. It's also time for fundraisers. My boy is a cub scout and is selling popcorn. Mmm! Yummy popcorn! Ew! Door-to-door sales. Yuck. Which we're supposed to be doing tonight. We were supposed to go last night, but I swear, Little Guy was a mess. I was cranky. We postponed till tonight. I should know better than to try to do anything with that boy when he has a cold.

But it's not that time either. Little Guy crawled down the stairs this morning, grabbed the big, fuzzy blanket and declared himself too sick to go to school. I felt his forehead. He's cool as a cucumber. Stuffed up beyond belief, but no fever. Nothing a little DayQuil can't fix, right? Then he pulls out the big guns. "I threw up this morning about four." He's back in bed, having taken a Sudafed so he can breathe well enough to sleep some more.

Yeah. It's that time. Time for the month and a half the kids have spent at school to catch up with them in the form of icky sick. Oatmeal Head took a long nap after school yesterday, was stuffy. But he woke cheerful and well, so hopefully the nap was enough to kick his immune system into gear. And the Hunny came home last night aching all over, took some NyQuil and went to bed. Myself? A nasty headache. But that means nothing. It's a hormone thing, to be expected.

So happy ... um ... Fall Sick Days everyone! NyQuil anyone? Anyone?

Until I write again ...

Flea

17 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Ah yes, Fall is here. We have completed our first bout. Waiting for the creeping crud to arrive.

asthmagirl said...

Hoping to avoid the crud myself. So sorry the folks in your house are already feeling it. You take care!

Karen said...

Oh, Maaaan. I'm sorry! I hop you all feel better soon. I started the Airborne this morning hoping to avoid anything else. Ugh.

Connie Pombo said...

Oh Flea...your blog got a "facelift"! Where have I been?

I just got over whatever that was that I had (it only took two months), so hopefully I was "one step" ahead of the fall crud that's going around. But tomorrow I leave for California (I wear sterile face masks on airplanes!), and usually get bumped up to first class because they think I'm contagious! You all have to try it...works like a charm. Of course, they can't hear what I'm saying underneath the mask--just gibberish--so that makes me sound like I'm delirious too! :)

You can buy them in packs of 100, but I find that ONE is all I need! Try it in your local grocery store while shopping the aisles...people move out of your way very quickly!

HUGS!

Tammy said...

I have a tag for you here.

http://www.momknowseverything.com/2008/10/book-meme.html

Daryl said...

Love the new look ...

And it is that time again .. sniffles, sneezes, hacking coughs .. and that's just the cat!

:-Daryl

Scribbit said...

We've got a head cold going around here to. Sniff.

Coffee Bean said...

You change the look of your blog like some people should change their underwear! I love it!

How'd I get so far behind??? And, HEY!!! I saw on your profile you've got another blog! I'm going to check it out.

Poltzie said...

I'm sick too! I wish I could nap but Chicken doesn't think that I need one :(
Isn't fall great, you should see a Canadian fall (you don't have much time, you have only a few weeks before it's winter haha)!
Oh and this flannel backed silky you speak of. I didn't realize that such a thing could exist. It sounds like heaven!

Tanya Brown said...

Happy Fall Sick Days! Is there a celebration that goes with and maybe some festive food?

noble pig said...

Can I just tell you with two kids in scouts...it's A LOT OF POPCORN! Yikes and it's so EXPENSIVE!

Happy Fall!

Karen said...

We had enough sicky-sicky this spring, so you'll not mind if I wipe down the monitor and move on, right?

dlyn said...

Wow - we were usually all sick within the first 5 days of school, so waiting this long isn't too bad! Hope it stays confined to just the kid who caught it first :)

Oh yeah - you can hate me if ya wanna - I tagged you again :P

And I see you found a 3 column template - orange is my favorite color!

Trisha said...

First of all- LOVE the new look! Perfect for a Fall update! I am sorry to hear that you had the headache thing too! I know how rotten that is!

Good luck with the popcorn sales - I know Hubby always buys from a guy at work (who has a son in scouts). I love the carmelcorn with pecans!

imbeingheldhostage said...

me and nyquil are like this-- man!
Go up to his room NOW, pat his head and say, "poor little bunny", you know the drill.

do you change your living room around as much as your blog look?

sending healthy vibes to your part of the world!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Oh yum... medicine...

Get better soon!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Prayers for y'all! : )

Homeschooling avoids the onslaught of cold germs, until Sunday School rolls around. Ugh! Let the little ones stay home when sick (it keeps the germs from spreading).

I think I'm gonna call my broker and take out some stock in NyQuil. (Just kidding!) My mom gave that to me once when I was in HS and I thought she had scalded my throat and ruined my opera-singing voice. That was nasty tasting! I'm more of a hot tea and sympathy doc who takes the natural approach (which starts with diet).

Keep that camera handy! Can't wait to see an OK fall. ; )