October 07, 2005

Drizzle, Fevers and Homecoming

After the hot, dry, doesn't-feel-like-fall weather, I thought I'd be a lot more excited about the cool, wet day we're having. I'm not. It's making me want to curl up in bed with a cup of tea and a book, but my children don't allow their mother to do that, so what fun is a cool wet day?

A rainy, cool day might have been just fine, but I'm sick. Yesterday I got to feeling exhausted and achey, followed by chilled and then hot. It wasn't a really bad fever, but even a low grade one doesn't feel very good. I'm not feverish this morning, but I suppose I'll need to wait until tonight to find out whether it is really gone, because my fevers seem to often recur in the evenings even when they've been gone all day. I'm just hoping the kidlets don't get sick.

Tomorrow is my 10 year college homecoming reunion. Other than not feeling very well, I was mostly looking forward to it. Sure, I'm not as skinny as I was in college and I look a lot older and more tired, but I think seeing people I know from the past will be fun. I didn't read things very carefully though, and discovered today that the actual alumni get-together for my class doesn't start until 7 tomorrow night and you aren't supposed to bring kids. For the 5 year reunion they start earlier and kids are welcome. I guess I assumed that since many people at a 10 year reunion will still have small children that making a child-friendly event would make sense. D'oh. They did offer some babysitting, but only for 30 children and the college was charging $25 per child and wouldn't take little ones. Paying $50 for childcare and still being left with one child made no sense, so we didn't sign up. We'll see how things are going, but since we plan to drive home (about 2 hours) from Homecoming tomorrow evening, we may just have to take in the football game and call it quits. Kind of a waste of money, but so these things go.


Last week I thought you said 10th HS reunion.

It is my 20th HIGH SCHOOL reunion coming up...NOT my 20th college!

That's like a whole 4 extra years there!

Posted by: mary at October 7, 2005 10:22 AM

Hope you have fun at the reunion!
Don't worry, everyone else has gone through that "gettin' older" stage. Be sure to wear a big button with a picture of your three kidlets on them: PROUD MOM OF --, --, --.

[PS Sounds like you're a candidate for the chicken soup cure.]

Posted by: MarcV at October 7, 2005 12:40 PM

HEY! You aren't supposed to get sick! Stop that this instant! There now. All better.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 7, 2005 01:39 PM

I hope you are feeling better today. I didn't know much of anybody who had kids by our 5th college reunion, but there are a ton of people now (last summer would have been ours). I wonder if it isn't just the case that the people without kids are the ones with time to plan reunion activities...

Posted by: Lenise at October 10, 2005 10:15 AM

Oh, life's so exhausting at times. And you don't even a break to BE sick when you're a mom. Sheesh. I feel your pain.

Posted by: melissa at October 10, 2005 03:52 PM