*****tuesday night (the night the hubs was out of town) the kids and i ran around trying to find all of the supplies they needed for holiday projects for this week. projects they informed me of just that day. nice. so we scrambled to find felt and glitter and buttons and sequins for the boy and gingerbread-house-making supplies for the girl. i hate running around to 3-4 different places on a week night.
*****wednesday morning the girl said the pain she had felt in her chest/abdomen the night before was still there and actually worse. it hurt to breath deep. it hurt to lay down. (the hubs is still out of town). i woke up feeling like i would hurl at the drop of a hat. nice way to start a day. so, i took the boy to school and off to the doc w/ the girl. we waited and waited. seems like everyone is sick this week. i was sure we'd have to go get xrays after the doc visit. i was ready for this to be a morning of running back and forth. i still felt like horking but it was easing up a bit. we finally got in to see the doc. after examining the girl and asking a few questions she gave her diagnosis. gas. yes, you heard me. the girl (who is gassy anyway dear lord) has a huge gas bubble in her stomach and gas can cause very sharp pains and be quite painful. prescription? no soda, gum, broccoli or beans for a few days and lay on your left side. huh.
so we trotted home; the girl laid on the couch watching tv all day, i did a brief amount of work (because though it is not obvious i am quite busy at the office this week) and then collapsed on the couch in a coma until the hubs got back from his trip. i woke up, but did not get up, briefly when he got home and then fell back into a coma.
****the girl went to school today (hoping she won't expel the gas while actually at school--though she's done this before too. yeah, she has no lady-like manners) and was in fact in a geography bee. i'm at work today and not feeling as horkish, but not feeling 100% yet.
****tomorrow night the kids are spending the night w/ my folks. my mom makes this big to-do around the holidays and asks all of the grand kids to spend the night and make cookies. whatev. that at least gives the hubs and i an actual kid-free night, which is a rare thing for us.