Monday, December 12, 2011

Can't Catch a Break

Last night, the power went out in the main living areas of the house. We have power in the bedrooms and bathrooms (thank goodness), but none in the living room, dining room and most of the kitchen. Thankfully, the stove and fridge are working, but no lights or microwave and most of the outlets do not work. No TV and I have to run my laptop on battery. My daughter and I ate dinner by candlelight last night, which was kind of fun. But it will be very nice if/when this is fixed. An electrician is coming late this afternoon, I hope.

This morning I woke up and my little girl got in my bed and said, "I don't feel good. Can I stay home from school?" So I told her she could if she went back to sleep. I covered her up in my bed and went to make myself some coffee. Not long after that, my daughter threw up all over herself in my bed. Poor baby, she can't catch a break. I spent an hour and a half holding her hair and rubbing her back while she puked in the toilet. I feel so bad for her. Between retching she said, "I'm so sorry I threw up in your bed." She is so sweet. I assured her it was fine, that I was going to wash the sheets anyway and now I would have nice fresh sheets for tonight. I gave her a bath, cleaned the bedroom and bathroom, got her into fresh clothes, held her hair while she puked some more, and set her up with blankets and a bucket in the living room. She is resting on the couch here beside me now.

Not much else going on. Looks like we will just be staying home resting for the day. Crossing my fingers that I don't start throwing up! I am mostly drinking my meals (Medifast shakes and an extra pot of coffee) just in case.

12 comments:

Kyle Gershman said...

Yow...healing thoughts for your little one...and just-in-case for you too!

Bonita Gordita said...

Hope she feels better... and you don't get sick yourself.

Deb Willbefree said...

Oh, dear. At first, I was going to point out that for a power outage, yours was pretty fortunate with having a fridge, stove, etc.

THEN I read the rest of the post. Ack. So sorry. Poor little one, poor mom! YUK re: the clean up. :(

Deb

A journey to LIFE said...

After reading your entire post i think you chose the right title :)

sorry to hear about the power, i hope every thing will be fixed soon.

sorry about your little one, i wish she'll be fine soon, and take care of yourself, the last thing you need these days is to get sick.

SG said...

oh, poor little kid! youre such a good mom

Lori said...

I am so sorry, Lyn. Life really does pile up on you. But, now, at least you have developed some new coping skills, and don't have to turn to food for solace.

I hope the little one makes a speedy recover and the electricity is restored soon AND, this is the last of the bad stuff for a while.

Jennneil said...

Sending positive vibes for you to stay well.

Jennifer said...

Awww...poor baby. I hate when the kids are sick. Hopefully its a quick bug that comes and goes.

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

you sound like a good mom

Anonymous said...

Your daughter sounds like such a sweetheart. Hope she feels better!

Diandra said...

Poor kid - I hope she will be better soon!

Lisa said...

I hope she feels better :(