|Not too sick to make a marshmallow family|
Today is the second day in a row Neve has stayed home sick. She’s not very sick - just a stuffy nose and a cough that’s making her feel droopy. Besides having to take her with me to bring Chloe to a doctor’s appointment yesterday, and cancelling a yoga class I was supposed to go to at noon today, it hasn’t really disrupted my plans, so I’ve let her stay home. It’s wearing on me though; Neve isn’t sick enough to be in bed so she’s constantly buzzing around me while I try to work. Yesterday she stood beside me at my desk playing on her iPod, pressed against my left arm. I have some personal-space-infringement issues at best and believe me, this wasn’t at best. Today she made me sit with her and look through every special-effects Photobooth picture ever taken on the Mac and listen while she described each photo as if I were sight impaired. “This is me. I’m wearing the same pyjamas I am now! My forehead is all big and my eyes are bulged out and my chin is tiny and pointy!” There are a lot of pictures. Sometimes there are four frames in a single picture, which each merit a separate description even though they are almost identical. It took every ounce of self control not to jump up, open the patio door, and hurl the computer into a snowbank. Instead I told her that she needed to go read or watch TV in a different room or I would take her to school.
She will go to school tomorrow.
On Friday, Dale and I went to the Chamber gala dinner. It’s a big, fancy affair that celebrates innovation in local business and we’d all been working on it for a long time. It was a really nice night and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
|All the invisible guests enjoying their invisible dinner|
|All dressed up with work friends|
With that out of the way, I’m feeling less frenzied these days, so I’ve been trying to do some cleaning and organizing. Some excellent progress was made on Saturday in both my bedroom and Chloe’s room. Chloe refused to let me take a before picture of her closet, which is too bad because it would have been the most dramatic before/after pictures EVER. It would have been one of those things that would have gone viral on Facebook and we would have been invited to do the talk show circuit. But instead, Facebook continues to be inundated with silly things like “Name a game that doesn’t have the letter A in it.” I’d love to know who starts things like that and why. Even though I try to ignore them, I can’t help thinking about it; if nothing else, just to prove how stupid it is. It took me about half a second to come up with “Connect 4.”
Well, I better go; I had a few free minutes while Neve was playing Barbies, but now she wants me to play a game with her that she just invented. It’s apparently a balloon game, like “don’t let it touch the floor” except the opposite because they’re helium balloons. I can't wait until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.