January 28, 2010

The Week Before Blissdom and All Through the House...

I had high hopes and big plans for this week. Then came a round of food poisoning or stomach flu that put every last one of us in bed and sent Morgan to the hospital. There went school.

And you should see my laundry.
Not a clean sheet or towel in the house.

That's just too bad. The rest of the week - what little there is left - will have to be spent on cleaning. We're getting a carpet cleaner this weekend. At least my floors will look fabulous before I head for Tennessee.

Not sure if there's any way I can catch up with laundry at this point, though. Oh, the mountains... spilling out of the hall... makes me cry.

The nasty hit us on Tuesday night. By noon the next day we were all through with the worst part of it. My husband took 2 days off of work in the middle of the week. He's a company man. He NEVER takes off work. He burns his vacation instead of sick days if he has to take time off. 2 days is HUGE.

I ate all of two whole saltine crackers yesterday (very, very slowly) and lost a total of 6.8 lbs. in less than 24 hours.

My Wii Fit almost threw a party for me this afternoon. "If you keep up this pace, you might reach your goal by your deadline." If only it knew what I had to do to get there. Unbloggable, people. Just unbloggable.

So this morning, I was leery of the cream of wheat (my husband makes it with milk). I opted for 7 Vanilla wafers instead. So far so good.

At lunch I had a can of chicken noodle soup. Why? Because that's just 'what-you-eat-when-you're-sick'.

Conversation at the lunch table went a little something like this:

"Chicken broth is good for you." - Morgan (while slurping)

"That's what Campbell's wants you to believe." - Mommy

"Chickens don't want you to believe it, though." - Daddy

So while I scrub my house down with Lysol and bleach, be sure to check out what's going on elsewhere in blog-land by following the #Blissdom hashtag on Twitter. You can read posts by all the people attending the conference and see what they are planning to wear to the parties. Maybe by the time we have to pack, I'll have some clean clothes to wear.

I hope so.

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Melissa Stover said...

please don't bring that bug to blissdom. whatever you do.

Autumn Beck said...

I'm sorry you all were sick! But just think how much more you will enjoy Blissdom :)

Hannah Braboy said...

Yes, please, whatever you do, DON'T bring it to Blissdom! :)

Mama Teaching 3 said...

Good Golly! Sorry you guys were so ill. :( I had food poisoning once, OH MY GOSH I wanted to DIE!

Megan said...

I'm going to BlissDom and would love to meet you!

I have a fun little gift bag for your kids...I think it's awesome they are coming along!

(I, too, am bringin food for the car trip & beyond!)

Take care...excited to see you in a week!

Jeanne said...

Aw Hope you're feeling better soon. Wish I were going to Blissdom...

April said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. good luck with the laundry thing!

Kara said...

Sorry you were all so sick, that is NO fun. ANd I hope you have a great time in TN:)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, I wish I could come help you catch up on laundry!

Hugs and prayers for your family!

Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

I hope your all recovered! I am sorry you were all so sick. How horrible.

Wish I could help ya out with the laundry. That's one of those times when you'd love to be able to twitch your nose like Samantha on Bewitched.

{Loved her nose}

Hope ya have a good weekend.

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Funny how you made a picture of your dirty laundry look so artful and amazing! Sorry to hear that you were sick! Just how think how awesome you will feel when it's over! Just prayed for you!

Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms said...

Just found your blog and its beautiful! Congrats on getting the funds to go and take your family with you to Blissdom.

I signed up for your emails and w/ Google connect. I hope you can stop by my blog when you have a chance too!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

i'm sorry you were sick! i hope you are all well and good very very soon.



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