Friday, 10 December 2010

winter blues

this week has been bad.

with only 13 days to go until our new baby is here, we have all been struck down with the winter vomiting virus..and it is hell.

norovirus, go look it up wouldn't wish it on anyone. and although i got over mine (as in stopped being sick) on tuesday, it is now friday and i still feel like hell and both my boys have it too. so far tonight they have both been throwing up for five hours straight and neither want me to leave them - which is sweet, but, i am VERY pregnant and don't know how much longer i can stay awake, plus the scrubbing of sick out of clothes and carpets is a touch tiring now..but i don't want to sound mean. i love my boys and will stay awake with them until they are both shiny and new.

in a brief advertising type-moment. trugs have saved the day/week/year . if you don't know what a trug is then go and find out right now..there are about a squillion uses for a trug and in this house we couldn't cope without them. they are laundry baskets, plant watering devices, sick buckets, car washing buckets, planters for vegtables in the summer, toy storage...and many many more. tonight our lounge is full of sicky trugs, but they are still awesome in all their colourful glory! thank you trug!

it does make you think about how lucky we are to have such simple things as clean water and flushing toilets. without clean running water to rehydrate you, norovirus would be a killer. so i have spared a thought and will do something this winter to support a country or town that doesn't have such a luxury..

in other news i donated a bunch of my knitwear to a 'help the heroes' auction which happened yesterday. it was a pretty impressive sale and they raised over £5000 (not all from knitwear) so they must be amazingly proud of themselves.

i finally finish work on monday for maternity leave..i shall miss it you know. a friend text me today with a possible exciting job next year. i shall say no more but i REALLY hope it will happen as it would be such a laugh and everything i could want. funny where some balls of wool and knitting needles can take you.

anyway, it is late and i have a big human man-boy and a very poorly little human boy-boy to take care of, so goodnight, keep safe and enjoy your christmas if i don't make it back to say it again by then!

love and stuff.x