The stomach flu is going around. My little one caught it last Fri; K has it today. S may even be fighting it as I type this. But if she hadn't used all her allowable sick days, she could have stayed home as well. I hope I don't catch it, but if I do, it had better be on the weekend! Why? I'm a single parent. At least Monday through Friday!
In some ways, I enjoy it. I don't have to put up with another adult 'child' demanding attention; I can keep to the schedule we've established since he's been gone; during the day, I can spend as much time on the computer as I can. It can be trying at times, such as when one child has activities and the other wants to do things at the same time...it takes careful planning and juggling of errands. I'm a glorified taxi.
And it has its drawbacks. For instance, the only tv I've watched since the new shows began is 'Survivor', and I've taped it; I've only showed up for Tribal Council, and haven't watched any details! I forced myself to stay awake during CSI: Miami last night, and slightly overslept this morning (no dreaming about acorns, ha ha!). I've only watched bits and pieces of Kid Nation; taped the first episode of 'Beauty and the Geek' but haven't watched it. Gave up trying to watch the other episodes.
In other family news, we had a death on Sunday. D's uncle passed away, and we have yet to hear about any arrangements. D himself is about to embark on a couple of weeks on night shift, which should be fun when he comes home on the weekends...we may have to attend church on Saturday night! And my other 'mom' is still hanging in there...I just talked to my friend, and she's getting ready to head down there tomorrow. I told her I'd make the trip on Thursday, provided I don't get infected with the 24-hour flu bug or have other family obligations that day. I definitely will not be able to go down Friday, because D will be home, and he doesn't like this particular friend! (I could be wrong...given her mom is special to me, he may give me the go-ahead...and I'm not missing her funeral, when it happens!)