I'm not sure if I'm having side effects from my flu shot or if I've caught a bug, but I feel terrible (which is a bit better than yesterday!) I had a low-grade fever, but enough to make me feel bad and have chills. Aches, pains and I won't go into the other issues! Lainey slept all night though and came in my room at 7 a.m. to see if I was feeling better. I feel like I got hit by a bus, but other than that, I'm fine!
I have to say though, I have THE MOST FABULOUS kids on the planet! School got out early yesterday. Hayden remembered to meet me in the circle drive (so I didn't have to infect anyone) and I took them to McDonald's so that I didn't have to stand up for too long fixing their lunch. When we got home I went back to bed. Hayden turned on cartoons in the family room for Lainey and turned on the Wii for himself. I'd hear Lainey come upstairs and they'd check on me occasionally. No fighting! Only nice, helpful words. Lots of "I love yous" to each other (and me). I was able to sleep away the day. We got out around 6 to pick up dinner and Hayden informed me that he couldn't wait for me to feel better because fast food is his least favorite. He'd rather eat the things I fix for the family! I just about cried!
Doug got home around 8 from sand volleyball and put the kids to bed for me. I was in bed then and didn't wake until Lainey came in... I'm going to go get a big glass of water, 4 ibuprofen and the rice bag for my back. I think I might even be able to knit today! I don't feel quite right when a day goes by that I don't do something "creative" (includes cooking for me. I don't usually follow a recipe.) It's been about 24 hours since I had the fever, so if I can beat the aches and pains into submission we might go out to the library today. I have a couple of books on hold. Hayden doesn't have school and I hate to have him stuck in the house... although he's made a preschool under his bunkbed for Lainey. He told her yesterday they could have pajama day and he'd teach her about frogs! He's such a sweetie!
I also received an award from my BKB, Kristin! I'll post about it after I feel a bit better.