Happy Halloween! It’s been the oddest week for me. Joe got sick on Tuesday and basically missed the rest of the week of school due to some nasty upper respiratory crud. He NEVER gets sick. In fact, this was the first time ever that I had to pick him up in the nurse’s office at school – and he’s in 5th grade. Bummer for him, especially headed into Halloween night. Fingers crossed that he will feel good enough to do a little trick-or-treating in the neighborhood tonight, although – sssssh, don’t tell him! – the mom in me wants to keep him home on what’s supposed to be a really cold night.
On a rather funny note – and this is not meant as a rip at all on my coworkers – but I got a lot of work done while I’ve been home with Joe. I suppose it was my ability to really concentrate on projects and not get interrupted by phone calls or the constant ping of my email. In other words, I don’t feel too terrible about being home with a sick child – other than the fact that Joe hasn’t been feeling his usual self. I don’t like that, obviously, but I don’t feel like I’ve lost ground on my to-do list at the office. And heading into November, I can tell you my to-do list is pretty major this time of year.
Enough talk about work. Let’s get on with enjoying Friday!
You know I can’t help but post a photo of #MyGirlMorgan if I have one. I mean, look at how stinking cute she is? Did I mention I get to babysit her next week? I’m not looking forward to that or anything. Nope, not at all. ;)
My poor Joe. He makes me smile, even when he’s sick. He wanted to see what he looked like wearing the mask, so we took a picture and emailed it to his Dad at school with the caption, “Paging, Dr Durben!” Sometimes it’s the little things in life … plus, look at those freckles. Love!
Speaking of little things … I happen to love brownies with extra chocolate chips, and I may or may not have made a pan while I was home this week with Joe. Okay, of course I did. I can’t have the Food Network on TV during the day and not get a craving to bake something. Recipe? That’s easy – this was a Ghiradelli box mix – double chocolate, although I added more chocolate chips so I guess that would make these triple chocolate, yes? And totally, completely worth it. Especially with a cup of vanilla bean creme brulee coffee. Just saying.
You’d think Earl had a really rough day, based on his complete lack of awakeness (I just made that word up) last night. He loves it when we’re home with him during the day, but that also means he doesn’t get his 10 hours of naptime in – hence the whole collapsing-in-the-porch-in-a-dead-sleep mode after supper.
And just for fun (please pardon the language) … my friend Lynn tagged me on a Facebook post of this meme and I couldn’t stop laughing. This is totally me. Bread, wine – and an occasional brownie and martini – and I think I’m good. ;) It was a fun chuckle to usher in the weekend.
Cheers to Friday and the weekend, friends – hope it’s a good one for you!