Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Madness and Mayhem and Illness

My last few weeks have been extremely busy and crazy full of madness, mayhem and illness. Here are the highlights:

On Friday Dec. 10 we closed on our house!!

On Saturday Dec. 11 we pulled out all the carpet down stairs. The floor under the carpet in the bedrooms is beautiful!! The floor under the carpet in the living is a disaster! It is completely destroyed! After attempting to fix it we decided to cover it with more carpet.

On Wednesday Dec. 15 we replaced the carpet.

On Thursday Dec. 16 we started moving our big furniture over.

On Friday and Saturday Dec. 17 and 18 we made the big move to our wonderful, amazing, beautiful new home!! I started attempting desperitly to unpack enough to make a nice Christmas for my family. We had only bought half of our gifts assuming that we could finish shopping the week before Christmas.

On Sunday Dec. 19 we had dinner at my in-laws and met my brother-in-law's new girl friend. She is a wonderful and sweet creature. I like her already!

On Monday Dec. 20 Lulu started throwing up. She spent all day throwing up and having diarrhea. The next several days where consumed with trying to help Lulu feel better.

On Wednesday Dec. 22 we bought our tree but only got lights on it. We did not actually decorate it until the very last minute on Christmas Eve. I actually think I like it that way. We might buy our tree earlier next year but then decorate it as a celebration on Christmas Eve and light it after Christmas Vigil. Lulu spent all night throwing up again.

On Thursday Dec. 23 we had our phone and internet hooked up. We decided to go with Cox. Cox has a deal where you get their full bundle for the first two months for free! Therefore we have free cable for two months! I did not think we would really use it but it has turned out to be very nice for this Christmas.

On Christmas Eve we had a wonderful dinner at my in-laws. It is tradition to have Fettuccine Alfredo and potato soup on Christmas Eve at their house. My completely amazing sister-in-law made me Buche De Noel and peanut free, gluten free muddy buddies!! It was wonderful!! At this point Lulu had not completely recovered from her virus but I thought she was past throwing up. I was wrong. We where up all night with her throwing up again. Apparently she stole a cookie and it was too rich for her recovering tummy.

On Christmas day we spent all day watching Hallmark Christmas movies on our cable. We sang a lot of carols and opened what few gifts we had. We did not have a big meal because Lucy couldn't eat it. After she went to bed Tom and I did make a small feast for the two of us. It was amazing to eat! We had been sneaking food all day so that Lulu would not see us and beg for stuff she could not have. That meant neither of us had had a real meal all day and were starving!

On Dec. 26 Tom started throwing up and having diarrhea.

On Dec. 27 My completely amazing, sweet, and wonderful mother-in-law met me at my apartment to help me finish the cleaning and gathering the last few items we left there.

Dec. 28 (today!) Tom is sleeping in extremely late; Lulu is still grumpy like she is recovering; Eliza has started running a low grade fever; and my mother-in-law and I are going to finish the apartment and turn in the keys.

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