Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Plan B

Our Easter weekend was a bit crazy... in a non-busy sort of way. Lucas came down with a fever on Friday with no other symptoms, so I decided to wait to take him to the doctor. By that evening his temp was 105.1! Luckily, we were able to get his temp down with a combination of Tylenol, Motrin and gettin' naked! Over the weekend, his temps stayed between 101- 102 during the day and then they would spike at night leaving him delirious and inconsolable. He only slept decent if he was in bed with us, which is fine with me. I love to snuggle his little body! On Saturday night I was up nearly every half hour between both kids. Sunday night was a little better. By Sunday he had a white tongue with red spots, a fine red rash from head to toe and his lower legs kept turning dusky blue (yikes!). So we were going to take him to Urgent Care on Sunday (Happy Easter, kid!) but I spoke to a triage nurse who thought it would be okay if we waited until yesterday morning. He tested positive for strep and started on Amoxicillin. He looks much better today!

Obviously, we decided to postpone our festivities. I think I might give them their baskets this coming weekend and we'll have Brian's family over for dinner another time. We still ended up celebrating in different way: snuggling on the couch, watching favorite cartoons or DVD's, playing with Lego when he felt up to it. And Brian and I had a crazy Easter dinner- not very nutritious, but oh, so yummy! We picked up a pizza, made guacamole for tortilla chips, popped up some kettle corn and finished it off with ice cream. Don't cringe! We don't do this often. It was kind of fun!

Despite all of the sickness I was able to sneak in some time to get a few things done. The grout on our kitchen floor was driving me nuts! I've tried and tried to scrub it clean to no avail....until now! Amber, a good friend of mine, introduced me to Shaklee's Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. It worked wonders. I scrubbed the grout lines with a toothbrush and this paste and it looks so nice now. There are still a few stains, but it is much improved! I have also used this on my glass stovetop and it takes the baked on crusties right off! I'm hooked!

I also had a few minutes to make this pint sized purse for Lydia's Easter basket. It took about an hour and a half, but I think I could now make one in an hour. It was just something I dreamed up and I think every little girl needs a purse. I found a small stuffed bear and a small photo book to fit inside. I'm pleased with the end results!

Even though Easter didn't go as planned I am thankful that we were still able to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8). Through his death and resurrection we are able to have eternal life. Now that is something to celebrate!


Stacie said...

That purse is so cute! Sorry you guys had such a rough weekend. Your supper sounds yummy to me! ;-p

Amber said...

that little purse is adorable! i just made a little tote bag for maya and i wanted to jazz it up a bit and that flower you did is so cute! i was thinking we need to get some ladies together and have a sewing night every once in a while so i can actually get some projects done. (love the Shaklee!!!)

Jennifer said...

Marisa, that purse was so cute. Your are such a creative person. We have spent a lot of Easters with sick children. Its just that time of year. Not to fun though.