To Say The Least!
Well, I hadn't mentioned last week that Lehmer and I were
going to keep Avery last weekend. This was to be
the first time for him to be away from Hollis overnight,
let alone two nights. She was not handling it very well,
but it was time. After all, he is 14 months old now. It was
their anniversary weekend so they really needed to
do something special and Hollis needs some "me"
time. Lehmer and I were a little apprehensive also,
but really looking forward to it. I was going to get to show
him off to all of my friends, even if they didn't want to
see him. Needless to say, I had to do some major
"baby proofing" - meaning lots of baby gates, locks on cabinets,
covering outlets. Oh my gosh, so many things to worry about
when a little one is in the house.
Well, he arrived late Friday afternoon and all was going
well until dinner time, when he was fussy and not
eating. Not eating just doesn't happen with Avery, but
I chalked it up to him being tired and not being at home.
Well, I put him to bed and about 15 minutes later
he was crying. At this point I am going to shorten
this story. He had gotten really sick. It was awful.
Brought him downstairs and he got sick again.
We didn't know what to do - take him to Richmond,
keep him with us. What a mess. Well, he stayed
with us. He ended up running a fever much later
that night and was really up all night. Early Saturday
morning we packed everything up and took him
back to Richmond.
By Saturday afternoon Hollis was not feeling
well and was really sick all day on Sunday.
Sunday morning Lehmer got sick, Sunday afternoon
I got sick, Monday night Paul got sick.
What a nightmare.
The good news is that everyone is finally on the
mend. I was literally up all night for two nights,
so was a walking zombie. Yesterday I managed
to blog about my "Give Away" and then I went
to bed again.
Sorry you had to listen to my sad story but I guess
that goes along with being friends, even in the Blog world.
On a happier note, I know all of you are familiar
with the wonderful magazine, Early American Life.
Well, I got my newest issue the other day and was
very shocked when drooling over this wonderfully
decorated and appointed home. You are going to flip
over this house. On top of everything else,
it is full of antique samplers. To have a design
of mine in this home is a true honor. This design,
"This House Believes In Santa" is one I did
many years ago and is out of print. Believe it or
not, it is one that I've considered reprinting. What do
I'll be announcing the winner of the pillow
tomorrow. Good luck!!
Many Happy Stitches,