Thursday, February 10, 2011

From Fun... flu. Just like that!

Have you ever had a week like that? It has been more than a little crazy around here. I was preparing for several workshops this week and really needed some time to get everything pulled together. I had to keep Little Miss home from school on Monday, because she was recovering from strep throat, but Tuesday she seemed great and I happily carted her to school so that I could get everything done for a big workshop that night.

Then, the school called. But not just the school. The school nurse. "Well, that is never good," I thought to myself as I answered the phone, and I was right. When I got to school I saw my sweet little girl laying on one of the cots, looking like she had been hit by a truck. I went down to her classroom to gather her things and came back to retrieve her. The nurse took her temp one last time and told me, "Well, she isn't running a fever, that is good!".

And it was.

And then we got to the car, and the full extent of her flu reared its ugly head.

By the time we drove the one mile to our house, her temp was 103. The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to sponge baths and popsicles and a big nap (like 12 hours long) for my child, while my amazing and wonderful friend Janas came in to rescue me and sit with the little one so I could go to my workshop.

See, I laugh that when I have my schedule all planned out nice and neat for an entire week that something like this happens to help me "re-prioritize" as it were. I believe I have finally learned that to keep my family well I need to take a more fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants approach to everything. So, be warned, my days of preparedness are OVER! ;-)

All kidding aside, the one workshop I was able to do this week went really well, and I had a great time with everyone that was there. I'll even share another project from it:

I love this Dreams du Jour set because of the great sayings in it, plus it has one of my favorite Stampin' Up butterflies as well. I have decided to take this saying to heart this year, and grow great with big dreams. Dreams of things like normal temperatures, and no calls from the school nurse, and no cedar trees in the entire state of Texas.

Hey, a girl can dream, right? Absolutely!

So, keep on dreaming, and I hope to see some of you soon. Until next time, everyone, Happy Stamping!


1 comment:

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Hm...maybe if I substitute my cat for child I can declare my own days of preparedness over? Boy do I hope so. LOL. Seat of the pants sounds so much more fun.

Thanks for the fun card and the wonderful story Miss Kim. I've enjoyed my coast through your blog this morning...signing up for updates now!