March 6, 2011

The 6-Hour Virus

When I wrote that I hoped the Boogie's tummy ache would be short-lived, I didn't actually think it would happen. But it did. So strange. After just a few hours she was totally fine. Bizarre.

Since it was less than 24 hours since the Boogie's last "episode" and Phebis is still kind of snotty, we decided to keep the girls home from church today. I got to go this morning and Eric went tonight. When it was almost time for him to leave he wondered out loud what to wear, and the Boogie heard him. "Hmmm," she said, " I think ... the red dress would be good," and ran off to her room. She was gravely disappointed to learn that she would not be going to church with Daddy. I'm glad our girl loves to go to church! Lord willing everyone will be germ-free by Thursday.

I am feeling much better today! I'm looking forward to getting back into my regular routine this week. There are lots of little projects around here that I want to work on -- I just need some inspiration. Or motivation. Or coffee. Would you believe that I haven't even unpacked all of my books yet? The horror!

While I was sick I found some episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" online and started watching them. Then toward the end of last week we got a box in the mail: the whole series on dvd from my parents! My Pops is an online bargain-hunter and said he found a really good deal so decided to order them for us as an early anniversary present. We were so tickled with our gift and have been watching episodes every chance we get. I've seen them all before but it's been a while and they are just as entertaining as ever. Plus they are clean entertainment, you know? No surprise swear words or anything like that. Although Eric read somewhere that the network received angry letters from viewers regarding the capri pants that Mary Tyler Moore wore, so she was restricted to wearing them in only one scene in each episode at the beginning of the series. My, how things have changed in fifty years ...


Meleah said...

Praise the Lord for the flu being quick! Caleb threw up early this morning, but then was just fine after that. We think it was the Freetos he ate. He's never had them before and ate a lot of them at Jason's last night:).

Chrissy said...

I LOVE Dick Van Dyke! : )

So happy you guys are starting to feel better!!!

Dear Abbi said...

Glad you are feeling better!! I like watching old shows when I'm sick too!

My Gracie had the same short-lived virus...she woke up on Saturday, had her rotavirus "issues" and was normal by noon! So bizarre...but I'll take it!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

There is ONE scary Dick Van Dyke show....the kids saw it when they weren't very old....and it scared them good and plenty. I think that's the scariest thing anybody should watch. That's the limit for me. I love the show!

Jersey Mama said...

Chrissy -- I knew I liked you. :)

Meleah -- too many Fritos make me feel ill, too.

Abbi -- that is so weird! I guess they both got that memo.

Mrs. M -- which episode was it? I'll bet I've seen it. My favorite is the one where Laura and Millie are home alone and hear a lot of scary noises. Just thinking about that episode makes me laugh and laugh.