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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Getting over it all…

12th February 2008

Not much happening in the Toone house.  We’ve just been busy trying to get healthy.  Analise’s cold is nearly gone, except for the runny nose.  Poor Josiah, though.  He came down with it fast and furious last week, coughing, dripping, eyes, watering, fevers.  We struggled through the weekend with moments of happiness and playtime, but many more moments of grumpiness, whining and tears.  The nights were rough, as he was feverish and restless, and he ended up sleeping on me on the couch for several stretches.  He’d wake up crying at night, and when I went in to him, he’d hand me his pacifier and say, "All done.  All done, mama."  I guessed correctly that he had an ear infection, actually 2 of them 🙁  We’re usually into the doctor’s pretty early on with EI’s, but this time, we didn’t see the doctor until Monday afternoon, probably 2 days after he came down with them. 

Because we didn’t see the doctor until late in the day, he only got one dose of antibiotics before bedtime, so it was another long night after the tylenol wore off at 2am.  I hope – *fingers crossed* – that tonight will be a night of better sleep.  Speaking of that, I should be headed to bed 🙂

Funny sidenote:  On the Fox evening news tonight, the anchor is talking to the political reporter about the evening’s primary results, etc.  He says, "Obama’s in Wisconsin tonight.  What’s up with that?  Why Wisconsin?"  I had to chuckle.  I could hear someone from Wisconsin saying, "Hilary Clinton’s in Alabam?  Why Alabama?  Who cares?"  Don’t worry, Wisconsin friends… I can see what he’d go to Wisconsin!  Your vote counts as much as ours does!

Oh yes, Valentine’s Day is coming up.  I’m going to make a delicious looking recipe for our Life Group tomorrow night: Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding. I think Analise and I may dip some strawberries.  Brian and I have an extravagant Valentine’s dinner at Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse, thanks to a generous gift certificate from a friend.  We may even catch a movie!  Or we may come home and try to get a good night’s sleep, which could be just as exciting 🙂

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