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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

We can’t catch a break in this house!

3rd February 2007

So the sickness continues.  I’m so very very thankful that we’re not SERIOUSLY sick, but this junk that keeps going around our house is wearing me out.  Josiah had a hacking cough on Thursday night, and he slept really badly with his stuffy nose.  (Oh, and tooth #4 has broken through on the bottom).  So yesterday morning, I just kind of felt like I should have him checked out because although he didn’t look too bad, he was grumpy and not sleeping well for naps, besides the weekend was coming and I didn’t want to hassle with after-hours appointments.  So in visit #6 since the New Year, sure enough, Josiah has and ear infection.  Poor kiddo.  So he’s on antibiotics 2x/day… which isn’t that big of a deal since he takes them once a day anyway.  Analise has been quite a grump lately, but I think she’s over her infection, I hope, I pray, please, oh, please, let it be so…

Brian’s now down for the count with an intestinal bug.  He’s crashed on the couch right now.  I feel kind of bad… I was not looking forward to the weekend, because he had plans to bike for 3+ hours this morning with his team, and again tomorrow afternoon.  Now he’s in no shape to ride, and I get him home with me.  Not exactly how I wanted to spend the day with him! 

This has been a long week.  Honestly, normal life takes about all the patience I have, but with grumpy kids in the house and seriously bad sleep this week, I’ve struggled with my own patience and attitude.  I think adjusting to Brian’s full-time-plus work schedule again has worn me out. I knew I appreciated him over his break, I just didn’t know how much!  Anyway, Analise has been more in the "trying 2’s" than usual this week, probably because she’s been sick.  She has been up between 4:30am and 6 for the last 4 days. 

I was really excited to get out of the house for some scrapbooking with ladies from church last night.  I got Josiah to sleep, Brian felt like he could handle getting Analise to bed, and I thought I had a couple hours to myself as I left at 7pm.  I was giddy with excitement to be on my own.  Unfortunately, with Josiah having an ear infection, it wasn’t the night for me to leave.  Brian called at 8:40pm, with a wailing Josiah in the background.  He couldn’t get Analise to bed, Josiah had been awake since half an hour after I’d left, and he only wanted me.  BUMMER. 

Ok, I’ve still got a Saturday evening to be productive.  Enough whining from me.  Maybe tonight will be a good night’s sleep, and hopefully tomorrow we’ll all be healthy…      

5 Responses to “We can’t catch a break in this house!”

  1. alison Says:

    POOR KRISTION And anless and brian I hope you guys get better as soon as you can it is no fun being sick .Alison

  2. Brian Toone Says:

    Good news to report … Josiah slept really well last night! Analise was up one time, but we managed to get her back to sleep in her bed. All-in-all I think Kristine did get the good sleep she was looking for.

  3. Brian Toone Says:

    Also, I’m feeling much better today … but still weak and cold.

  4. Sandy Cardwell Says:

    Hey. Guess what our weather is today. -26 with a wind chill to -36. We still have school today, even though all the schools around us closed. You have to be hearty to live in northern WI and MN! Hope you are all feeling better today. Love, Grandma Sandy

  5. Brian Toone Says:

    Wow, That is really cold! I thought my bike ride in to work this morning at 26 degrees above zero was pretty cold, but now I’m thinking it was pretty warm … almost tropical šŸ™‚

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