Good morning, dah-lings! The stockings are hung, the presents are wrapped. Family is on its way. We even have snow on the ground. Other than the baking of some more Christmas goodies, I think I am about as ready for Christmas as I’ll ever be. How about you? Are you ready for the big day – if you go for that sort of thing?
Only one thing could put a damper on the event, and that is the current plague that hit the house this week. Holly, my darling girl who NEVER spikes a high fever, had a body temperature in the 103 degree range this week! Understandably, at those temperatures, her eyes, head, and joints hurt. Other than that though, she seems to be doing pretty well. Today is day four, and if others’ experiences are any indication, she should be on the mend today. Granted, now it looks like it is turning into a chest cold, but I’ll take that over the fever any day. So far, no one else in the family is sick, so we’re wiping down all surfaces with those lovely Lysol wipes in hopes that we can keep everyone healthy, at least until after Christmas.
Speaking of, this next week should be a pretty relaxing one in Casa Shannon. The kids are off of school, and I am off of work. Jim still has to go in to the office, but I’m hoping he can manage to get out of there earlier than normal and take advantage of the lax office hours. I’m looking forward to not doing much of anything except read, cook, and cuddle with my family. We all deserve some downtime!
Reviewed this week:
- City of Women by David R. Gillham
- The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
- Me and The Devil by Nick Tosches
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell
Considering I am still in my pajamas and I believe my parents are on their way, I probably should get going. After all, I have surfaces to disinfect and cookies to bake. I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday and even better Christmas holiday and/or week!
Thanks, Carrie! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I agree – even if the boy now has it and it seems to be spreading to the adults now too. At least Christmas is over. It might be a quiet New Year's though.
Thanks, Marce! I hope you are enjoying the holiday festivities!
Thanks, Jenny! Holiday cookies make everyone feel good, don't they?
I'm definitely planning on savoring the time with the kids. And the time away from the office. Enjoy the rest of the year!
Thanks, Bryan! I am definitely planning on reading as much as possible. Enjoy your time off as well!
Sounds like you are all set for a wonderful Christmas! I'm glad Holly is on the mend – hope none of the rest of you get it. 🙂 Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas celebration.
Have a great Christmas Michelle! I hope the rest of you stay healthy and that Holly feels better soon! No illness over the holidays darn it, it isn't allowed 🙂
Merry Christmas! Hope Holly is feeling better and can enjoy the rest of her holiday!
Awww poor site, hope she feels better quickly and no one else gets sick. Enjoy the family and all the festivities.
Hope you have great reads. Books, milk, tea, eggnug, etc and cookies, delightful.
Poor Holly! I hope she is on the mend, and I'm sure holiday cookies will go a long way to making her feel better too.
I am ready Christmas. it's just me and the hubby so we play it low key. Holiday dinner at my house, and my parents come over to eat. Comfy clothes and good company make it my favorite holiday.
Enjoy your tie off with the kids and hope Jim can get out early too. I took a few days off, and I am loving it!
Merry Christmas to all the Shannons 🙂
I'm sorry about the plague that has hit your house, but I'm glad that you have some time off (even if Jim doesn't 🙁 ). However, hopefully you'll be able to get some good reading time in. I know that's what I'm planning to do, and am doing, with my time off.