Monday, December 10, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent and all it's adventures...

Well, my weekend was interesting, never a dull moment in my household. Saturday morning dawned with Anne clearly feeling under the weather. In fact, Anne not feeling well dominated both days and nights of our weekend, with the telltale signs being:

(1) lots of sneezing and a runny nose,
(2) a small fever,
(3) poor sleeping,
(4) diminished appetite, and
(5) marauding around the house doing nothing but (a) sobbing, and (b) throwing things.

It was a long weekend, to say the least.

I didn't know if I was even going to make it to Mass Saturday morning for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, she was just so miserable, but she settled enough for me to feel all right about leaving her with Mike (meaning, I didn't feel guilty about leaving him alone to deal with such a painful situation!) so that I could go. I went, and it was lovely.

Later, she actually seemed to perk up a bit, her fever went away, and she was drinking liquids like a champ. Mike wanted to go to the vigil Mass for the second Sunday of Advent, so we packed up both kids and went. Hence, I did end up doing 2 Masses in 1 day. :) But honestly, they felt so different from each other. It also helped that I went to 2 totally different parishes. For the vigil, we went to a historic church downtown that Mike loves. Both children were good, aside from Anne dumping her Ziploc baggie of small snacks onto the floor while we were standing up to recite the Creed. I was picking up stray raisins for the rest of Mass.

But it was really beautiful, and I'm so glad we went. By the overnight, Anne was back to her crankfest. She was a bit hoarse and was obviously feeling parched, because when she demanded my presence at 5 am in her bedroom, our conversation was as follows:


"Hi Honey, Mommy is here to..."


"We're going to snuggle and..."


She doesn't like to take no for an answer, that one. I think she is also getting a new tooth, because she's been drooling up a storm. This all led to an absolutely ABYSMAL night last night in which Anne demanded milk, threw herself onto the floor, and cried for what seemed like 30 straight minutes, all *while I'm holding her and trying to soothe her*. It was ugly.

So I'm recovering a bit today. :) She was still on a rampage this morning, so not much has improved in that regard. We'll get there.


  1. Are you sure your child isn't the same child as mine?! Seriously, they sound exactly the same. Only, by the look of that picture, yours looks like she's 5 compared to my little baldie!

    Annamarie is getting a cold too, and has the horrid sleep going on again. Ugh!

    Hope Anne gets better soon!

  2. Hi Tiffany! I'm was excited to see you might want to join in the swap. I don't have plans firmed up yet, but I imagine it will be much like the one I participated in this year. Each person will choose one Jesse tree person and make the ornament to represent that person. (32 of that same ornament, in fact.) Then, each person will send her 32 identical ornaments to me...I'll sort them into 32 boxes of 32 different ornaments (one for each Jesse tree person)...and mail one full set of ornaments to each person.

    Just typing that makes me realize that I am nuts to do this!

    There is the expense of making your ornaments, mailing them to me, and then paying for your full set to be mailed to you. Our hostess used a flat rate shipping box which wound up being around $12.00. Maybe if we started earlier, it could be cheaper? I'll find out when the time comes.

    Ornaments can be made of anything that isn't food or alive! haha. No special talent required. I'll be posting all of the ornaments I got this year.

    Let me know if you want to be put on the list. If so, I'll contact you next year to see if you're still interested, before opening it up on my blog for people to join in.

    Sorry about the long comment!!!

  3. Michelle, I am interested! I can do some practicing during the year to shore up my skills. :)


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