January 7, 2010

Week 38 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself. Give the camera to your hubby, the kids, the grocer. Who cares. Just pass it off and say cheese. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button below to add your name to the Linky and take a look at all the others. If you want start fresh for 2010, Carin has a new challenge. Check it out on her blog at Forever in Blue Jeans.

Now for my pictures this week. I have only one offering. Since Christmas, this has been the scene at my house. The flu times nine. I would be the one in the flamingo pajamas with swollen eyes and red nose. On a good day, we manage to all get out of our pajamas before dinner time. The bad days are spent in front of videos. We are attempting to get some school done, and not doing so bad if I do say so myself.

Just for fun here it is... the flu by the numbers.

Number of swine flu shots: 9
Number of standard flu shots: 9
Number of cases of swine flu: 8
Number of standard flu cases: 9
Days of sickness: 15 and counting
Estimated number of Advil tablets consumed: 50
Bottles of children's Advil liquid: 2
Boxes of kleenex: 25 and counting
Cases of citrus juiced: 5
Videos watched: 42

Here are some funny little tid bits for you. Brianna was scheduled to volunteer at storytime Monday night. As she would be exposing 20 or so little kids to what we have, she called first thing Monday and left a message for the librarian that we are all very sick and have been for a long time. She said if there was any way she could get someone else than that would be for the best of everyone involved. We got a return call 90 minutes before Brianna was supposed to report. Not only did they not have a replacement but they asked for Kaitlin to come also! I can not fathom what part of the depth of illness they did not understand.

I would be curious to hear your opinions on this one here. Each year, for a number of years now, we have hosted a gathering for friends and neighbors. Last year we did a post holiday party and it was such a big hit we planned another pot luck for January 5th. See message above concerning a lot of sick people to understand that we made the decision to cancel it on Monday. Allen and I had some discussion as to who should be notified. We invite in excess of 150... our church family, neighbors, relatives and friends who would not fall into any of those three groups are all invited. The invitations clearly state RSVP by December 30th. I chose to contact the people who said they were coming, assuming that those who did not call were not planning on attending. Allen felt we should call everyone on the invite list. Last night, as I sunk into a tub with a burning fever, there was a knock at our door. Sure enough if there wasn't a family standing there with dish in hand. They had not called to say they would be attending. Allen spoke to them and explained we had to cancel because of the flu. Do you know what the father said? "It would be best if we don't come in then because I just had a kidney transplant and can not be exposed to germs!

Do you think we were obligated to call everyone or just those who gave an RSVP? Just wondering?



  1. Chili, I cant read the green :(

  2. So sorry to hear that you have all been sick. NOT FUN TIMES.

    About the RSVP...argh...one of my pet peeves. I have learned the hard way...people don't always RSVP...so I probably would have called everyone, but that is just me.

    I had trouble too with the green. sorry. :(

  3. Hope you all are feeling better. As for the potluck, you did the right thing...calling those who rsvp'd. I really wish people would figure out what rsvp meant.

  4. Kat,
    I can't read the green on this background. I am sorry.
    I love the pj picture.
    Blessings, andrea

  5. I can't imagine having everyone in the family sick. So not fun. Hope everyone is feeling better! I just highlighted the green and was able to read it easily!

  6. I am not sure why it made it green... but I can see where that would be a problem. Brianna has fixed it and it is looking good on my end. Sorry for the trouble.

    Happy Day!


  7. Oh I pray you and the family get well very soon.

  8. Okay, first the picture: since we've shared a nasty cold for two weeks, you picture made me chuckle, even as I felt badly for you all...you'll look back at that picture and crack up (as soon as you have the energy to). As for the library, I've got nothing. That is just too weird. The people who showed up without RSVPing? Discourteous, but I guess they learned a lesson about that, didn't they?

  9. Kat,

    This continues to be an ongoing pet peeve of mine that the words RSVP don't seem to do anything anymore. No one really calls to say No or Yes, its just like your random people who show up and then wonder why you are so surprised. Here is hoping that the flu is on the way out and you all are on the mend soon!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. oh hugs from me to your family! and hope everything will be okay soon! about the RSVP thing, im with most of them, thats what RSVP is for! tsk tsk!

    u may view mine here

  11. Aww I am sorry! and Hope everyone starts feeling better!

  12. Oh man...I am so sorry you all are sick. Feel better soon. It would have been nice to call them all but it would be nice for people to RSVP. They forget so much now adays. You all were sick too...I think you did the right thing.

  13. So sorry you are all sick, again! I am praying for you to get better, and not get discouraged! It really starts to get to me after awhile of sickness, going around and around! We spent most of the fall sick! Here's hoping that you all get better and stay that way!

  14. Psalm 103
    1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

    2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

    3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

    4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's

  15. Oh I do hope you all get to feeling better soon. No fun to be sick let a lone the whole family.

  16. So sorry y'all have had so much sickness! :( We've really missed seeing y'all! We're praying everyone gets better soon.

  17. Sorry to hear that your family is having such a bad time with the flu and all. I pray that you are all better now.

    I think that one should only call those who said they were coming. I know that I don't always RSVP so I'd be the one showing up wondering where everyone else was, but that would be my mistake.

    People don't RSVP much these days. It's wonderful that you had that many RSVP's.

    Prayers going up for you all,