On The Mend

BETTER

In one afternoon, Babydiva, the Elf and the. Babymama were all victims of the flu.  Babydaddy had  a very scary evening with Babydiva spiking a fever of 105, necessitating a cool bath to get the fever down, which worked, thank God.  Babydaddy said both baby girls had a good night, with good sleep and woke up with normal temps.  That is so frightening – 105 degrees is in brain fry territory.  Little ones can tolerate higher fevers than adults, but it still was scary.  I’m just thankful that the fevers are coming down and the littles were feeling much better this morning.  Babymama is improving, too, just not quite as quickly as the littles.  Thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers sent our way.  They worked!

WINTER STORM OCTAVIA

Our trusty weather dude is predicting a winter storm over the next couple of days, with freezing rain, sleet and snow.  Here in central Arkansas, true winter weather, with snow and ice, only happens one or two times a winter, so as soon the words winter weather, snow and ice are mentioned, everyone in Little Rock makes a beeline for the grocery stores to pick up junk food, soft drinks and what ever alcoholic beverage is considered a must-have for winter weather events.  Take the predicted ice and snow and a going out of business sale at our neighborhood Kroger store and you have a perfect storm of snatching and grabbing, with gridlock in all the aisles.  I had three things to pick up, cream for my coffee, sugar so I could bake (gotta bake if we get winter weather – it’s a rule or something) and a prescription refill and got in and out in 20-25 minutes. Crazy!  This is what we have to look forward to–

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I know this is small potatoes compared to the northeast blizzard battering, but trust me, this is Arkansas, where the weather is very fickle.  The high temp today was 77 degrees and people were wearing shorts and flipflops and in less than 24 hours snow and icemageddon will be upon us and we’ll all be holed up in our houses, watching it go down.  It will be hard to pull myself away from the window, where I can see it falling.     Want to know a secret???  I’m totally pumped and can’t wait for it to start .  ⛄️❄️  Got my yarn, got my needles, got my paints and art journals, got my books, got Mr. iknead, got JosiePug and McPhee.  Bring it on!!

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves.  Buddha

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