Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

What a pitiful Vday it is for us! KJ and I don't really get into the whole Valentine's Day festivities very much. It kind of seems really forced to us. Years ago, we tried to go out to dinner for Vday and after that fiasco we said we would never do that again. We waited an hour for a tiny table in the bar area and ate surrounded by people all waiting for a table and watching you like a hawk to see how fast you were eating so they could have your wonderful table and be watched like a hawk. We never do a lot for Vday. I just typically cook a little nicer dinner than normal.
This year to celebrate, I was going to splurge and make a really nice dinner. I hadn't decided if we would do shrimp or steak or maybe a little of both. I was also going to make some favorite sides and a nice dessert.
Well all of that is not to be! Yesterday, going to the doctor drained me of all energy and wellness that I had left in me. It was all I could do to get the kids in bed yesterday for nap before I collapsed in a heap in my bed shivering from feeling so cold b/c my fever was so high. And then the nausea hit. I felt so bad I had to call KJ home from work. I think getting my self and the kids dressed, to the doc, and then the pharmacy, and then the driving around until the meds were ready, took it all out of me. Thankfully today, I am feeling a lot better (better in relation to yesterday). I have enough energy to sit here and write, surf the internet, and turn the TV on! (Thank heavens for the TV! My poor kiddos have watched so much TV this week. They really don't have the energy to do much else and neither do I)
Anyway, I had thought I would have enough energy to hit the grocery store but not so much. Our fridge and pantry were pretty bare so KJ had to go get the basics for us at the store too. I think our Vday dinner will have to wait until I can stomach preparing for it, shopping for it, and eating it! We are also going to do something really special with our kids to help them understand God's love a little better. I will post more on that later when we actually have the time and energy to do it. The kids and I are really excited about it!
We hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day! We love all of you so much! Thanks for all your prayers and get well wishes!