I have been trapped in the house for the last two plus weeks with sick children. First my oldest with a severe virus that left her with nasty sores in her mouth and throat and in bed for ten days. Then, just as we were sending her back to her regular routine my son is hit with the same initial symptoms. He deviates however, and ends up with impentigo and a sinus infection requiring quarantine and antibiotics. My reward for picking up icky Kleenex of the floor and giving out doses of medication as well as rubbing aching backs and putting hand lotion on dried out skin is that I woke up with a sore throat and runny nose. I do not usually get sick but when I do I typically have only mild symptoms for a couple days and then I am over it. I hope that this is the case this time.
In the mean time, all of my holiday baking is finished, gifts are wrapped and the house is spotless. Happy Holidays to me! It amazing what I can actually accomplish is I am home!