Happy New Year!?!?
Our New Year’s Eve was spent at Cabela’s. Believe it or not, it was pretty picked over and the food was not that great for the price we paid. It was a bummer of a trip! The things Eric wanted were gone. :( BUT I was delighted to find a pair of winter boots! I haven’t bought any in such a long time, so with the money “Santa” left for me, I purchased a pair! Another thing I bought the day after Christmas was a new purse! I have never paid so much money for a purse in my entire life, but I love my new purse – it has the glorious smell of leather.
We rang in the new year with a very sick husband/father. He pretty much stayed in bed ALL week, except for Thursday, when he HAD to go to work. He also went to the doctor’s while he was out that day. They tested him for pneumonia and the flu. Tested positive for Influenza A. Eric ran some pretty high fevers, had aches, froze and sweat all week long. It’s been a really rough week for him. I’ve never seen someone have such nasty fevers for such a long time!
While the week has been spent battling sickness, I’ve been busy nursing Eric, and now Nathan, and taking care of chickens, laundry, etc. Nothing overly thrilling. I made chicken noodle soup twice this week. Today I also made a huge stock pot of chicken stock because I was using my frozen stock all up. We’re using it like crazy these days! It’s a necessity. I’m getting good at making gluten-free noodles. The family is crazy about it too. Everyone eats at least 2 bowls, so my normal pot doesn’t last as long as it used to. Kinda sad, but I’m glad they love to scarf it down and give rave reviews about it the whole time.
We’ve been reading through the Bible, starting on January 1st. It’s going ok so far. We’ll just keep pressing on! I’m sure it’ll be hard, sometimes it’s hard already. It’s all about priorities though. That’s for sure! **Update since I started this post** We missed yesterday (January 6th), and I decided to change reading plans. I found one that isn’t so overwhelming for us and we’ll be starting that this evening (Jan 7th).
There’s been a tragedy in the family. . . well, it’s nothing that dramatic really. Grace somehow lost her precious blankie between the boy’s bedroom and her bedroom. We’ve searched both rooms and can’t find it anywhere! She slept in the boy’s room on the floor the one night, took her blankets and pillow back to her room and has lost her little blue blankie! There have been many tears over this thing. It’s a mystery, really. I just can’t figure out how it is missing! There’s no where for it to have gone!
Speaking of battling sickness, both boys have fevers and so do I. Nathan’s was super high yesterday, but seems to not be so bad today. Ryan and I have low-grade fevers happening right now, along with aches. I also have this awful, choking cough and my throat hurts from it. The joys of flu season! Thankfully it’s not the stomach flu!
So that is how our new year has gone, so far! Eric returned to work today and I think he’s doing much better, thankfully!