Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two Parks and a Flu

I'm going to be swamped for the next few days, so I'm trying to squeeze in a couple things before I desert my blog for the weekend. 

First, I might have a guest blogger post an entry in the next day or two--possibly earlier.  If I do, I'll write a quick entry to introduce her, lest her post look like I was the one who wrote it. 

Second, I had just reached my prep period this morning when I got a phone call saying that Elijah was throwing up all over the place.  Awesome.  So I had to pick him up and spend the rest of this beautiful, sunny day cleaning up blankets and pillows and feeding him soup.  It wasn't terrible though; he is such a sweetheart when he's sick and the nurturer in me loves to take care of him and make him feel better (minus the puking-part).  Plus I did get some painting done.  And my student teacher was able to take over my classes, so I didn't even have to scramble to come up with emergency lesson plans for a sub.  Of course my lesson today involved PowerPoint, graphic organizers, a class skit, and sign language...but I'm sure she did just fine.

Third, we're going to Disneyland for two days.  The kids are participating in the "Tinkerbell Races", an event that is generally held at Disney World.  This year, Disneyland is holding their first annual version of the race, and Clint's mom signed Trinity and Elijah up to participate.  This should be interesting since my son was vomiting like something from the Exorcist all day today, but he swears up and down that he feels better now.  Clint's family is leaving in the morning tomorrow and spending the day at California Adventures, but Clint and I won't be able to drive down there until I get off of work.  If all goes well, we'll arrive sometime around 5:30 or 6:00.  We plan to have dinner on our own at House of Blues in Downtown Disney, and then meet up with the rest of the family.  We got a giant suite at the Disneyland Hotel, which is a completely new experience for me.  I think I'm more excited about the suite than the amusement parks.  On Saturday morning, we will be attending the Tinkerbell Races at California Adventure, and then heading over to Disneyland, where we will spend the rest of the day. 

On Sunday, I will be laying comatose on my couch, physically ravaged from two amusement parks and possibly sick with the flu.