Well, that weekend did not go as planned. Not in the least.
In the middle of the night Friday, Leiah woke up vomiting, but it wasn't her dinner, it was...snot. She has a very strong gag reflex and has a hard time coughing effectively. She has had chest congestion off and on for a month now, and it finally got bad. She had a fever of 104 and was very upset. So Matt and I prayed over her for about an hour, she threw up three more times, we gave her fever medicine and medicine for her tummy. We all went back to sleep around 5am.
Well, by 8am she was acting fine. So we went about our day like zombies working on stuff- see, we didn't go to the family gathering two hours away, so we worked on the house and stuff. Late that afternoon, after her nap, Leiah just kind of laid on the couch. After awhile I heard her whining, and she threw up again, more mucus and her fever was back. So, we decided to go to the ER (direct care). The closest one was closed of course so we had to go far away. By the time we got there she was acting better! But, it turns out she had bronchitis, which can be caused by either germs or irritants like dust and smoke. So we get the prescription, head to Chick-fil-A for dinner at 8:30, then go get the meds, then drive home, then get the kids to bed by 10:30. Stupidly dh and I decide to lay in bed and watch Kung Fu Panda till midnight.
So, Sunday morning Leiah is MUCH better, but I go ahead and take her to my mom's instead of church. We have a lovely church service, then after lunch dh and I go shopping.
Oh. My.Goodness. It was CRAZY!! We went to a store called Ross, and it looked like a tornado had blown through there!
We did happen on some good deals though, but we ended up not getting home till 8pm.
So, today we've been cleaning up a storm, getting ready for company. I've cleaned things like moving everything off the counters and cleaning behind it, washing walls and cupboards, bleaching stains, windows etc. I even cleaned the fan blades...wow. Dh will be steam cleaning carpets in a bit; I still have to clean out the dreaded refrigerator...
Does anyone know how the refrigerator gets so nasty? I put leftovers in there and they never come out! Then when I know something has gone bad, I procrastinate cleaning it out until I have to throw the whole container away...bad I know, but smells really get to me, especially now.
I have been eating loads of spicy food! Oh, I love it, it's soooo good. Everyday for breakfast I've been eating eggs with hot sauce- that's it, no toast or oatmeal. Coffee still tastes good, but i haven't had much of a sweet tooth, which is good. I want spicy hot food all the time! I even ate some cayenne pepper sauce by itself!
Alright, time to try the hairspray on the couches to remove ink. We'll see; if I remember I'll take some pictures.
*****Edited to Add: I was so desperate for something else to put the cayenne pepper sauce on that I just put it on saltines and ate that for lunch...after I ate the last piece of homemade pizza doused in the sauce too. Now, if I needed any other sign that something was going on, that would be it. How crazy!