Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's Monday and everyone is sick

My week. Well, my big kid is on antibiotics for strep. Between the snow and the sick days, he only went to school two out of the last five days. Then when he was starting to feel better and actually go back to school, little girl got a stomach bug. I think I have attained some new sort of parenting level when my toddler threw up down my back. Yup.

I managed to post a few things this week, only because of scheduled posts. It was a pleasant surprise to see my reviews of Gold, The Wrath and the Dawn, and Kitchens of the Great Midwest show up, since I had forgotten about writing and scheduling them!

What have I been reading lately? Well, I read Drew Barrymore's Wildflower while sitting up with a feverish kid, and then read Felicity and 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas.

            Wildflower   Felicity  2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas

My plan for this week is to read The Hours Count, historical fiction about a neighbor to the Rosenbergs, and Making It Home.

             The Hours Count   Making It Home  

What are you reading this week? 

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26 comments:

  1. Yes that definitely counts as a new level when that happens. At least you can joe about it ha ha. Hope everyone feels better this week!!

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    1. You have to joke about it, right? Parenting is a crazy gig!

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  2. Oh gosh. Your sick story reminds me of the story I am reading where 5 year old twins throw up in the car! Hope you are all better soon.

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    1. It's not for the faint of heart or stomach, that's for sure. Thank you!! :)

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  3. When my son was two, he contracted a stomach bug (that we subsequently all got) and threw up all over me. I think it's a parenting badge, or something. I hope everyone is feeling better, and your week improves!

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    1. Thank you. It can only get better, right??

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  4. Oh no, all that sickness sounds terrible! I hope everyone starts to feel better soon and you end up with a great reading week.

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  5. I hope the kids are all better soon :-( how miserable is that for everyone. I really like Drew B, wonder if I would enjoy the book.

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    1. Thanks Marce! I am a big fan too. I thought it was ok, but I'm not sure her speaking style translates that well to writing.

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  6. Feel better soon! And I hope you enjoy your books this week.


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  7. Sick kids are the ultimate test, aren't they? I'll never forget the time when I had a toddler and an infant, and the toddler and I were both sick, but we spread out a big blanket on the floor so the infant could crawl around. I was lucky the baby didn't get sick!

    Enjoy your week; I loved Wildflower. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. That is lucky! It seems like the harder you try to keep them apart, the more often they share things back and forth.

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  8. Hope the little ones bounce back soon! I have grown children now...who don't get sick in front of me anymore :) but I still have cats and dogs who do, sigh...
    Wildflower looks like just a fun read and I do love Mary Oliver poems, having discovered her last year. Here's to a better week!

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    1. Haha...will I miss the sick kids or not so much?

      Mary Oliver writes such beautiful poems. Which collections have you read?

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  9. Oh gosh, it sounds like you've had quite the week, Lindsey! I hope this week improves, and your two children feel better soon!!

    Reading With Jade

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  10. I hope everyone is better soon.

    Looks like some good books for you.

    The Hours Count looks good to me.

    Happy Reading!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! It was definitely an interesting read.

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  11. I do hope your kids feel better soon - winter must be unforgiving where you are at the moment. Felicity was my first book read in 2016 - I just finished reading A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver as well - both exquisite books.

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    1. What a lovely way to start off 2016! Oliver writes such great poems.

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  12. Vomit down the back? I think you get best mom bragging rights forever. Hope everyone's feeling better!

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  13. Haha, I'm so impressed that you posted your reviews enough in advance for them to surprise you when they showed up! I hope both of your kids feel better at the same time soon :)

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    1. It will probably never happen again...haha.

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