Saturday, May 29, 2010

So it's Saturday

The hero and son went camping with the Boy Scouts this weekend. They left late yesterday afternoon but they'll be home late tonight or crack-o-dawn early in the morning because we have plans. It seems kind of pointless to me to go out amongst the bugs and sweltering heat for one night and one day of cooking food with ash and dirt in it but what do I know....

I planned to take Emily to the cheap theater and out to a cheap supper of fried chicken at Popeye's but that didn't happen. She's not feeling well and has a fever to go with it. I should have known something was up when I gave her a day off her adhd meds and she wasn't hungry. In fact, she was so UN-hungry that she didn't even eat enough calories all day to constitute a meal. She drank some water and opened a can of cherry Pepsi but that was about it.

Instead she got in her flannel jammies and curled up on the couch under a fleece blanket. Sweltering heat outside, air conditioning inside (set to 72) and she's looking like Nanook. I ordered a couple of movies from our cable provider and she was set. She didn't fall asleep until nearly midnight but she was quiet.

This morning she's up and feverish. She has a wet cough and she's not interested in breakfast. You have to know this child to know this isn't normal. I've found a couple more movies (free On Demand) and she's back on the couch. So much for a leisurely Saturday morning without the boys. I guess I'll fill in the day with much-needed (but not much-wanted) cleaning while she gets over this summer virus.

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