Slow recovery

Derek woke up at 1:30 am and was sick. Wendy, so long ago you told me about those waterproof sheet liners….they have been a lifesaver these past two days, thank you!

We got his bed cleaned quick and got him back in there covered in a blanket. I then, unfortunately, had to sit up downstairs reading until the sheets were ready to go in the dryer, as we have only two waterproof bed covers we got when he was a little dude. We just keep it on the bed out of habit, but now, wow am I glad we did!
So it was a bummer I was up so late again, yet another night, but Derek slept until 9:30 this morning, so I actually REALLY got to sleep in. I’m torn! Sad he was sick again, but oooo sleep.
So today is another day at home. We are watching “How it’s Made” excerpts from the Discovery Channel on YouTube. I REALLY need to go to the store. But I don’t think that will happen until after Derek goes to sleep for the night. I don’t want to risk taking him out yet.
I also need to make a bunch of straws, I guess that will be tonight, too. Maybe during nap, if we have one. He slept so late…
So much to do, so little time when you have a little sick dude at home.

5 times is not the charm

Derek woke up sick today. REALLY sick. So far he has been sick to his stomach 5 times. This hasn’t happened much so he really doesn’t like it and doesn’t get that wanting to eat and drink a lot makes it worse. I can barely keep anything in him, soon I will have to start worrying about that, liquid-wise, if it doesn’t improve. He is napping, I was up at 5:20 with him, and last night I didn’t get to sleep until 1 am since Thomas released his new EP, ‘Oceanea’ today. That means lots of lost passwords and fans clamoring to get it, and you have to be a member of his community to do so. So people forget their password, etc., and I get all those emails. It’s a rough day to be timely with that sort of thing.

Poor Derek. I just whipped up some electrolyte solution for him, a chicken soup is simmering on the stove, dunno how I will manage dinner, right now I want to just SLEEP myself. But I have to cook some…. nah. I am not. No noodles. Sleep.

Lights in the rain

It’s another rainy Sunday here in Oregon. But we will probably put up the holiday lights anyway. Last night we went out to dinner at New Seasons, a local schmancy grocery store, and Derek saw his first holiday lights of the year. He was VERY excited, and kept saying “Who else in this neighborhood has their Christmas lights up?” and “Oh that is so PRETTY!” He is so sweet. I hope we can record him saying these things. Last year what he said was “Can we find more lights?” And the year before that….not much at all since he had very few words…

I am very busy. I am doing a lot of work on Thomas Dolby’s site right now, it is deep in crunch time on that one. And I just started working on a new site, another band called the Shanghai Woolies, a local band that plays hot jazz. And I have lots to do on the website for Derek’s preschool, as that is my volunteer parent job. And of course, the beads, the glass, the straws. Plus being a Mom and a wife. Busy! Very busy. I need things to settle down, but I am not sure when that will happen. The immediate crush should slow in a few days and not be so hectic.

I’m still in my pajamas. It’s been a nice, long week of DLJ being home. We were going to go to LA for Thanksgiving but it was canceled at the 11th hour, my MIL was very sick and didn’t want us to come. So we went to the coast instead. It was nice, we had two days that were cloudy, but also partly clear, with no rain, so Derek got some beach time in, we went to the Oregon Aquarium on Thanksgiving Day, which was a GREAT day to go. There were less than 200 people wandering the whole place, it was like it was rented out for a private party or something in terms of our freedom to roam around and see very few other people.

While life is very busy right now, I am grateful for the busy. It means I have work to do, art to do, ways to help friends with their work, and a great family to be a part of.