November 28, 2007

Disappearing Blogger Tricks

Sorry for the disappearing act, but it's been one long sniffle after another around here. Wednesday the baby was dripping snot and cranky. I took him in to the doctor and found out he had a double ear infection.

Thursday morning around 1 a.m. the oldest popped into our room to tell us he felt dizzy and couldn't sleep. He had a fever and he kept coming in to tell us about it ever hour or so. By 7 a.m. he felt fine and perky, but I was more exhausted than ever.

Thanksgiving was fine. I made maple-bourbon pumpkin pie with a praline crust (the pie with the longest name in the world, but it is so worth making) and apple-cranberry cobbler, which turned out to be a necessity, since the people we are living with only own one pie plate. I'd love to say both were huge hits and I certainly did my share of eating them, but most people were so stuffed from dinner and in a hurry to be elsewhere that dessert was, sadly, largely forgotten.

Friday I woke up to a cold that has quickly devolved into a sinus infection. I feel miserable and can't taste anything. I finally called the doctor yesterday. They never called me back, so I suppose I need to try again.

In good news, the walls inside the purple house are being painted and we even have someone scheduled to come and clean the place in a few weeks. There seems to be a theoretical possibility that if a few more big things get done, we could be living there in some less than comfortable, but still manageable state.


We've all gotten our fall colds. The boys seem to be better, but I've got lingering head congestion. Hoping I don't need the antibiotics- I spend enough time in the MD's office as it is!

Anyway, I hope you're all well again, and that the move is imminent. Will you have a house blessing? I've heard of Episcopalians doing it (been to one, in fact), and who would object to having one's house prayed over, anyway?

Posted by: Lenise at December 2, 2007 02:46 PM

At this point, a house exorcism is more in order.

Posted by: Justin at December 3, 2007 12:00 PM

Uh oh...

Posted by: Lenise at December 3, 2007 04:56 PM

Which is not to say that there are actual haunts. There is just no end in sight to the misery that this house has been, nor does it seem likely that we'll move in any time soon.

Posted by: Jordana at December 3, 2007 05:07 PM

That's "haints." This is Tennessee, after all.

Posted by: Justin at December 3, 2007 05:33 PM