Whew… what a week, or half a week. Saturday night Emelia came into my room about 3 a.m. and touched my feet to wake me up, she was sick. I had taken half a muscle relaxer because I woke up Saturday with a really bad backache (in my lower back). I was in and out all night because medicine makes me so sleepy (I rarely take any). So Isabelle is sick too that night. Twice. She had been running fever Saturday and slept all day. Sunday we were all wiped out from no sleep etc. so we stayed home all day. Emelia slept most of the day and Isabelle ate normally which made me realize she was just having issues with congestion. So… Monday Emelia went to school for the afternoon and I kept Izzy home to make sure she was well. She again slept most of the day. Tuesday I decided to take her to school. She slept soundly as I got dressed. I took her anyway, thinking that she would wake up. She slept through most of the afternoon. At school. Getting her in and out of her carseat was a painful experience for me. I winced in pain and blinked away tears. Stupid back.
Sweet Melanie ran out with a “for no special day present.” I am so dingy I thought she was singing something about a snow day present? I have no excuse… 🙂 She is Izzy’s teacher and at the pumpkin patch I remarked about the beauty of the white pumpkin. The kids couldn’t choose a white pumpkin, and even if they could we would have to hike a fair distance to get one. Anyway, we stopped at her house to see a pond that she had installed recently in her back yard (it was very pretty!) and she had a white pumpkin on her porch. I joked that I was going to swap Izzy’s green pumpkin for that white one :P… I didn’t. But she brought me this (Isn’t it cute?)! It’s the pillow with a white pumpkin on the front.
My friend Kari sent me a Fall card (that she made) and then a Halloween card (she made it too!) I told Amanda yesterday I need to buy a homemade card to send to her and Amanda suggested I make one. I guess that’s an option 🙂 but compared to hers I’m not sure… Haley also sent me an adorable Halloween card and Emelia looked at it and can’t remember where she put it. So it’s not pictured. But thank you Kari and Haley! You guys are so talented and so thoughtful.
It’s really raining this morning. It’s also thundering loudly! I love it. I am really enjoying the Fall preview with cooler weather.
When I picked Isabelle up yesterday (from school)… Camilla put her into the car for me. So sweet. She even emailed her cell phone number to me so that I could call her when we arrive so she could help get Izzy out and into her stroller. Aren’t they just the best? I am so blessed to have these friends at Izzy’s school. I am seriously praying that my back gets better today. I have to admit I had to fight back tears this morning when I realized it was still hurting. But I won’t be defeated and I am speaking against the pain! (and have an ice pack on my back as I type…)
Hope you have a great Wednesday.
p.s. I blogged on the internet cafe yesterday. I forgot to tell you. Sorry.