Tuesday, March 6, 2007

My Absence

It's been over a week since I last posted. Here is why
  • A week ago Thursday my wonderful mother flew in from Utah to spend 10 days with us. When we first started looking for a home and thinking about putting our home on the market we asked her to come out to help while I got the house clean and ready for showing. I had no idea that we would find a house we liked so soon and, therefore, have to put our house up sooner.
  • Friday I had a showing so my mom and I packed up the kids and went to the mall where the kids played and we shopped and ate lunch. I love going to the mall with my mom.
  • Saturday we went up to the new house to show my mom around outside. We would have to wait until Monday when our realtor could let us in.
  • Sunday my mom and I stayed home with the kids because they were sick--green stuff oozing from their nose and eyes! Just after Chris left for church we had a phone call from our selling agent. We had an offer on the house! It wasn't great but by the time Monday night came we had an agreement. Our house is under contract!
  • The rest of the week was spent wiping noses, mine and the kids'. Not much sleeping going on and my mom got sick too. We were in sorry shape. Luckily we didn't have to show the house--that was painful.
  • Thursday I had to take Kennedy to the doctor. I thought she had a urinary tract infection. She woke up at 1 a.m. and went to the bathroom. I took her back to bed and she came back 15 minutes later insisting she had to go again. This went on for almost two hours. Finally I had her drugged up enough (ibuprofen and Tylenol) that she was able to fall back to sleep. Turns out it was not an infection but irritation from her virus--adenovirus.
  • Saturday we were all well enough to go for a walk at the UNC Gardens. It was a breezy but sunny day. We enjoyed the fresh air and drove up to the new house again.
  • Sunday came and I got called into the bishop's office. New calling--Enrichment Leader. Heaven help me! I can think of at least a dozen other people in my ward who would be more qualified.
  • This morning was sad when I had to say good-bye to my mom. She is a wonderful person. She spoiled us all while she was here with trips to Baby Gap, Pottery Barn and eating out. Back to the usual routine now.


Lucy said...

I'm so glad you're back! I was hoping it was something due to selling your home and the fact that your mom was around! Sounds like you had as much fun as sickness allows!

Congrats on the contract! I'm crossing my fingers for you.

Lyssa said...

Man I'm sorry you had to deal with everyone being sick. Thats not fun at all. I'm excited that you have a contract on a house, yay!
I'm glad you had a good time while Grandma was there. She is an amazing person I sure love her. I'm going to stay with her here in a few weeks while my parents are on their cruise. I'm looking forward to it. Well I hope everyone feels better. I love you!