Archive for July 23rd, 2009

so. this is day 2 of my staycation. it’s the time off i reserved for our wedding in iowa, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. of course, neither h nor i are getting cold feet. rather, i had to have a root canal, and that sucked the funds right out of our tiny little bank account. all this to say, surprise! a 5 day staycation, two of which, jude will spend away, with her gabby and pop pop, while h & i do some home improvements. our plans have been thus:

paint the guest room.
paint jude’s room.
replace the library of mass destruction [read: repository for all our shit in boxes, cat hair, and books] with a big, square, safe room for jude.

nothing could thwart our plans for productivity.

but. yesterday, jude started sneezing and being feverish and begging for tylenol. “more!” she’d sign, over and over, while pointing at the bottle of grape-flavored crack-aminofen. she was whiny and clingy, but still well enough to be whiny and clingy at gabby’s house.

and then i woke up in the middle of the night last night with a sore throat of doom. i made an early morning loogie, only to find yellow nastiness staring back at me. fail.

so. jude and i have been “meh” partners all day. we’ve watched pooh over and over. we’ve shared butterscotch pudding. she’s tried to fish cough drops out of my mouth with a giggle. we’ve read goodnight gorilla a bazillion times. she is sleeping at the moment, engaging in that fabled third nap i’ve heard parents speak of in hushed tones from time to time.

here’s one of the day’s highlights:

do excuse the tylenol-stained tshirt. i won’t tell you that she’s been wearing it for longer than 24 hours now.

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