Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Well, where in the heck have I been??

Sorry for the lapse in between posts. Emerson kept us on our toes this past weekend and I have been exhausted. Poor guy threw up a gazillion times and you don't even want to know about his other issues. We went through 3 solid days of cleaning up yucky stuff all around the house. Luckily, Hayden never got it. Mom, on the other hand, did. Ugh. E's last day of sickness was Sunday. He never ran a fever nor did he have a problem holding down food on Monday, so I decided to take the kiddos to school on Tuesday. All went well except that I started feeling nauseous during breakfast with the Mom's Club. It wasn't too bad so I didn't think much of it. Heck, I have been feeling nausea since the beginning of December because I think that I have an ulcer. Anyhoo, I went to pick up the kids and everything was fine until I got home. Suddenly, it felt like I had been in street fight and lost. My body began to ache, my stomach was hurting, and my head felt like it had been run over by a steamroller. It is amazing how fast this virus took over my body. I took a nap while the kids did, but Clayton didn't relieve me from the kids until 7pm due to being in Atlanta all day on business. When he finally got home, I was able to take some medicine to put me to sleep. This morning I woke up feeling like the sickness had never happened. It was so weird. I couldn't believe that I had just spent the previous night laying on the cold bathroom floor in pain. Thank gosh it is gone. I pray that Hayden and Clayton don't have it now.

Last weekend I went to the grocery store and you will never believe what happened. I spent $.90 on over $47 worth of groceries! That is 98% savings!! I kid you not. In fact, the total was originally -$5.56 and they owed ME money to take their groceries out of the store!! Crazy huh? They made me grab a few things to bring the total up to a positive number. My store was tripling coupons that day for the first time since I have been doing the Grocery Game. Other Harris Teeters in NC do it more often, but mine stinks about that and so they rarely do it. I can see why now, lol.

Hayden's birthday is coming up on the 29th. He is sooo excited! We are going to celebrate with 9 of his buddies at Fun Depot. It is a fun place with go-carts, mini bowling, video games, a huge soft-play area, etc. It seems like his birthday is always so far away since he is the last of all his friends to have one. We have a group of friends where one child has a birthday in each month starting in June and ending in January. I am so thankful that it worked out that way. It is so much easier to buy one gift per month. Having the break between Hayden and Emma's birthdays is really nice. Hayden just hates having to wait patiently for his big day to roll around. Oh well, they say that you save the best for last, right?