Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Thing After Another

Wow, I have never had to delete a whole post and start over because so much has happened while I'm writing it.  Fifteen minutes ago, I was writing about how excited I was about going to my parent's house today.  I was supposed to be going to see my cousin and his family that arrived Sunday night from England. 

The plan was, I got up early this morning so that I could head to my parent's house for the day.  Then I woke up late.  I woke up late because I was up half the night with, what I thought, was just a cranky three year old that was having a hard time sleeping.  I started to get the kids ready to go to my parents, only to discover that cranky three year old felt a little on the warm side...uh oh.  I ran for the thermometer.  A little warm is an understatement - the poor baby is running a 103 temp!!  So, no trip to my mom's for us today.

To make matters worse, I just received an email from my swap partner telling me that she never received the package I sent to her for the 12 days gift swap.  I sent it three weeks ago!!  I don't know what to do.  I didn't get a tracking number for it - my mistake - and even with the holiday postal service, it should of made it there by now.  I feel so bad for her - she sent me the most wonderful gifts, and she has nothing in return.  If I had the money, I'd replace all of the gifts - but I don't.  Now I'm super bummed.

I really despise "downer" days like this.  I get so excited about something, and then something happens to break the excitement.  Of course, it's not my poor baby's fault.  She had no control over getting sick.  It's just the double whammy.  I can live with one piece of bad news - but why do I need to get two in one day?  It's only 10:30 in the morning, for goodness sake!!  Should I just curl up on the couch and hope that nothing more happens today? 

On a brighter note, I did manage to get out of the house for a little while yesterday.  Peanut and I went out for a bit to do a little shopping.  I wanted to go to Border's and use some of the gift card that I got for Christmas.  I picked up, what looks to be, a great book on meditation.  I have a couple, already, but this one comes with a CD that I can play while I'm meditating and different techniques to try - so I'm excited to start reading it.  At Wal-Mart, I also found a huge make-up set marked at half off.  I'm not really into "Wal-Mart" make-up - but I'm woman on a strict budget, gotta do what I gotta do! 

After our little shopping trip, the kids and I curled up on the couch to watch a couple of movies.  We started out with Beauty & the Beast, which Jelly got for Christmas.  She only watched about 15 minutes of it before falling asleep.  After that, we moved on to The Blind Side.  I've owned this movie since it was released on DVD, but have never had the time to watch it.  It was really good.  Such an inspirational movie.

OK, I need to wrap this up so that I can go and take care of Jelly.  Poor little thing is all curled up on the couch.  She says she's cold - not a good sign when running a 103 fever!  Now I have to hope and pray that nobody else comes down with whatever it is she has before Friday.  We're spending New Year's at my mom's and that could be the only time I get to see my family from England while they are here.  Everyone keep your fingers crossed for me.

Till next time.  ;)


  1. Crossing fingers, toes, eyes, and anything else I can find to cross.. lol.. I'm feeling icky too, and I know that when I get that way, it's not good.. but I hope that she feels better soon..

    And I can't believe that 1: your swap partner is JUST NOW telling you that they didn't get their box (Kenz told us to let her know by a certain date so that stuff like this doesn't happen).. and 2: that the mail screwed that up.. That's horrible.. for both of you.. :(

    So sorry your day started off crappy..

  2. Thanks, Sarah. I feel really bad for my swap partner. She knew ahead of time that I sent it 5-7 day mail - cause it was going to cost me $50 to ship 2-3 day!! I didn't have that kind of money, but now I'm regretting it. I just hope that it shows up...although I'm really doubting it should take 3 weeks. :(


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