So last Friday, I succumbed to Matt's cold with a vengeance. I missed my women's Bible Study on Saturday morning, leaving them to cope with Job 1 and 2 without any aid or comfort, and spent the day in bed, vaguely trying to change the bulletin over from Epiphany to Lent. But as the day progressed I had a harder and harder time seeing. Sunday morning I woke up with one eye glued shut. I went to church anyway because I had work to do, but I freaked everyone out with my streaming red disgusting eyes. I finally managed to get home and close them, mercifully.
E woke up sick Monday morning and climbed in my bed and the two of us slept all day while all chaos ensued. R and A managed to completely undo the house systematically and entirely. Our poor unsuspecting neighbors stopped by in the evening to say hi and ended up staying with all the kids so I could go to the walk in, where I sat around for two hours while they peered at my eyes and turned lights on and off. Finally they let me go on the promise I would go to an actual eye doctor in the morning, which I did, dutifully, driving slowly and wearing Matt's glasses. I came away with drops and admonishments to keep my contacts out. All that to say that I have been groping my way blindly through the week alternating between my old glasses which are not helpful, and Matt's glasses which aren't either. Finally my eyes are well enough to today to go for a new prescription of glasses and then tomorrow morning I go back to the eye doctor for the all clear to put my contacts back in.
Its been a ridiculous week. E missed two days of school and then had a snow day. I've been wandering around trying to clean up but having to stop and hold the sick baby who feels hurt and put upon by this horrible cold. I haven't been able to even look at the computer without getting a headache.
BUT, I did manage to watch some election returns from the Potomac Primary AND make some seriously beautiful pork chops last night (breaded and seared and then baked) and my own invented frittata (thinly sliced sweet potato, tomoato, spinich, cheese, 5 egges, cream, 400 degrees for 30 minutes), and Nigella's molton individual chocolate cakes. Happy Valentine's Day.
So now I'm going to go get that prescription and then break out the Valentine's Day chocolate with my kiddos and pretend the house is clean.