Just some stuff we've got going on:
*Our house was visited by The Plague this week. Not the actual Black Plague of course. Otherwise you might have seen us on the news or something. Or attended our funerals. No, just a pesky keeps-the-kids-feeling-crummy Plague. Now that I think about it, it's been quite pleasant (except for the 7:00 AM wake-up call I got yesterday when Micah threw up in his bed. There's nothing quite like being jolted out of a dead sleep to clean up vomit. Nothing like it at all.)
Micah had it the worst- mostly he just ran fever. Cade has been under the weather, but it's hard to tell if it's because 1) he had The Plague, 2) he was feeling bad due to the adenoidectomy he had on Tuesday or 3) he's really a couch potato at heart and was taking advantage of me so that I'd let him lay around on the couch and watch endless hours of Noggin, PBSKids, and Toon Disney. This is maybe the most probable possibility. Piper has been healthy and hasn't even considered ceasing her favorite activities of Putting Small Toys in Her Mouth and Getting into Everything She isn't Supposed To. Oh, and Pulling Things Out of the Trashcan. If these were competitions, she'd be a gold medalist!
*Tonight we enjoyed watching the Opening Ceremonies while inhaling some Chinese food take-out. Or, as the Chinese call it, just food. I thought it was quite an impressive show, albeit rather long. It will be interesting to see how all the competitions and politics play out over the next few weeks. My children had better brace themselves- there will be no cartoon reruns the next couple of weeks. Just the Olympics.
*We made pretty great progress packing the house today! It only took us about 2 1/2 hours to clean off our computer desk- no lie! The amount of papers we have amassed and ignored over the last few years was... well, let's just say we haven't saved any trees. Then we boxed up all the random stuff shoved in our closets from the last 5 years and I pulled the stuff off the walls in Piper's room. Except for a shelf that I couldn't figure out how to take down. Because it's SCREWED INTO THE WALL. Thanks for that bit o' info, Jase.
It just really irritates me how the house can look so much messier as we go through and box stuff up. We end up with so much random crap laying around. Then, I end up spending time trying to organize the mess. Who says I can't prioritize?
*I'm up way too late writing this. My final words: USA, USA, USA!!!!!