Sunday, August 20, 2006

Back to real life

We had a good remainder of the week. The weather was warm and the kids had a blast boating, swimming and playing.

Have I written about my sister lately? :) She is one amazing woman and I am SO lucky to have her as my sister and friend. She was so helpful during the week...helping to get things for me, watching over Ryan, including Mom and Dad in their meals. Lisa, I hope you got a chance to rest on Sunday! You really are the best!!

Tom was no slouch either - he was quite busy this week with the kids (although he did also manage to get 2 rounds of golf in) and kept Ryan busy in the swing and in the water. Tom, thanks for all you did to help the kids have a great week.

I didn't do a lot this week... fed some kids, read a few books, made a few meals (but thanks to my mother-in-law and Lisa, most of them were already pre-prepared), played in the water a bit and slept a lot. I was quite tired this week and had a good nap every afternoon. Ryan was quite tired too - I'm sure all the activity wore him out, so we were both quite happy to have that afternoon nap.

We were so happy, also, that Mom was able to come this week too. She is feeling better since she started on a strict new diet and was taken off another medication. And her dialysis is on hold right now because the diet has improved her bloodwork - thank goodness for small miracles.

I ended up having to go to the emergency department of the local hospital on Wednesday night. I had developed a fever and it hit the magic number for the required 1 hour so I had to go in. I had also developed a slight cough and that worried me. Thankfully after checking my bloodwork, I was able to go home with a prescription for "the big gun" oral antibiotics and an asthma inhaler. This was much better than the other alternative - getting the "super big gun" antibiotic by i.v. and having to come back every 8 hours for it! The fever never returned but I am using the inhaler regularly. I think I just started to catch a cold and my usually mild asthma that I get when i get a cold was a bit more aggressive this time.

Here are some pictures from our week:

Kurtis playing with the tether ball game I had purchased. It was a hit with all the kids at the cottage

Me, Ryan and my nephew Connor going for a boat ride.

Kurtis and Sara on the boat.

Kurtis learning to kayak

Kurtis, Sara and Ryan hamming it up

Ryan looovves the sand!


Anonymous said...

i agree Annette. All the things she did for me She must be tired by now Thanks so much Mom

mum2brady said...

Sounds like you had an excellent time! I love the pic of Ryan in the sand - too funny :) Brady loves sand too.... I'm glad you're feeling better too- sorry about the fever :( but I'm happy it didn't require the BIG guns and that you got to enjoy your time at the cottage/cabin :) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful vacation! Glad to hear the trip to the ER didn't prove to be something too serious for you! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, So glad you were able to spend some time relaxing and enjoying family. I'm so glad to hear T. Winnie is so improved! What an answer to prayer! Kids, sand, sun and water: What better mix than that? Lisa, you are an inspiration.
Love, Alice