It’s been a right old week in my house! It started last weekend with 22mo not eating, being sick and producing delightful nappies. The poor lamb wasn’t right at all and also spent Mon and Tues last week rather solemn. While she had extra long naps I took the opportunity to catch up on all my blogging, and I’m glad I did because I came down with it on Weds. From what I hear from others it was the dreaded Norovirus, but who knows. How I got through the witching hour and put the girls to bed that night will forever astound me (mummy super powers anyone?) Hubby tried to get home early but still missed bedtime – once he realised what a state I was in he felt terrible. I didn’t eat the whole day, and went to bed at 8pm.
That night and early Thursday was horrendous, can’t remember ever feeling worse due to a bug. Being a work day I was able to call in sick, and the girls went to school and nursery. I slept all morning which saved me, and when I dragged myself out of bed at 11:30am I was starting to feel a teeny bit human. I did the only sensible thing I could think of: lay on the sofa and watched my fave Xmas movie, Love Actually. Unfortunately little one came home from nursery with a nasty cold and hubby caught the sickness bug so Friday was also a barrel of laughs! I still wasn’t even operating at 50% let alone 100%, so took another day off work to try and recoup. Saturday morning saw hubby and I on the mend, but 4yo vomiting all over herself and 22mo really snotty and phlegmy. What was supposed to be a fun weekend ended up being very low key indeed. We managed to put some Xmas decorations up on Sunday but that was the extent of it!
As you can imagine I was in need of cheering up during this glum time, and my wonderful blogging friends did not disappoint! Two weeks ago Vicky from VeViVo’s nominated me for a Blog Your Heart Out Award, and I was absolutely chuffed. You can read her original post here. Then Kate from Kate On Thin Ice tagged me in this fun meme entitled I’m A Blogger Get Me Out Of Here, and two days later Jocelyn over at The Reading Residence nominated me in this post for a Versatile Blogger Award. I’m so very touched, and am looking forward to writing my replies and connecting with even more bloggers.
If all this web-love wasn’t enough, Mummy Tries was featured on VeViVo’s Newbie Showcase this weekend. A really personal story I’ve been wanting to share for a long time received lots of #PoCoLo attention, and it’s all spurring me in the right direction to start working on my book. Thank you to everyone that commented, I was genuinely blown away by your kindness.
Although the sickness big wasn’t much fun at all, my week was still full of little #MagicMoments 🙂
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