Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not For Your Eyes

Today starts a new journey for me.
My husband is constantly telling me I need to do this.
I know I need to do this.
I've just put it off for way too long.

So, I went to the store today.
Not even intending for this to happen.

But I saw it.
And I knew.
It was right.
It was all alone on the shelf.
The only one. 
I knew it was for me.
It  had been waiting on me.

 Yep, I'm going old school folks.
I'm getting back to pen and paper.
Cause some things just aren't intended for your eyes :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Husband Duty

On the Fourth of July we had a
BBQ at our house with some amazing friends.

We swam in the pool,
played cornhole in the backyard
grilled chicken pods,
ate corn on the cob,
played ninja in the living room,
bribed the kids to be good with m&m's, 
made coke floats, 
and ate boiled peanuts.

My husband woke up about midnight that night.
He said he was naseous.
The next morning he wasn't able to move.

Long story, short ....
My husband thought he was going to die.
For four days straight he hasn't
been able to keep anything down
... not water, not crackers,
not gatorade .... NOTHING.
He compared the stomach pain to labor.
I told him he didn't even have a clue.

So yesterday he asked me to take him to the doctor.
The doc said he started out with food poisoning
and it spread into a bacterial infection.
Basically, his whole GI system is infected.
She said it could have been the chicken or the peanuts.
And it doesn't matter that ALL of us
ate the same thing,  it only takes one bite.

So, she put him on a strong antibiotic,
antifungal and phenergan.
If he isn't better in a couple days
they want him to go to the ER.
They said at that point there wouldn't be
anything else they could do.
That won't scare the pants off of you.
I remember hearing the words "salmonella"
and I decided I'd pump those meds in him
and get him better no matter what!

So, that's been my ENTIRE week.

I've been on husband duty 
because he honestly couldn't take care of himself.
He'd get dizzy and weak just getting up to go to the bathroom.
He even took a chair into the bathroom today to shave
(for the first time all week. Yikes!)
I should've taken a picture
but that just wouldn't have been right :)

How's your week been?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Recovering From Camp

Ahhh ... It's been a long week.
I'm exhausted.
My eyes have black cirlces under them.
My energy levels are at an all-time low.
I think I could sleep for days straight.
I'm lucky I got in a few showers.

You know what the odd thing is?

I didn't even go to camp.

My husband took the 2010 interns.
I stayed home with the Henderson kids.

Which boils down to:
diapers, cleaning, gymnastics,
doctor appointments (for bronchitus), meals,
taking out the garbage, bedtime tuck-ins,
baths, brushing teeth,
taking the kids to work with me
(don't ever try this), 
laundry, fishing toilet paper (a new roll)
out of the toilet, boogers, playdates, dishes ...
do I need to go on?

Now, I look at this list and 
minus a few things, 
this  is a pretty normal week
around the Henderson House.

BUT ...
I realized something this week.

It's much easier
when there's two of you
sharing every day tasks ...
even the smallest duties.

So, while my husband is snoring on the couch
out of sheer exhaustion ....
I am recovering from a
different kind of exhaustion.

I sure am thankful Daddys home!
When's summer gonna be over? :)