Oh boy. I'm home. ha It was not the kind of week I dreamed of in Kansas. Yes, my darling husband was there. Yes, his apartment was semi-clean. Yes, it snowed. And yes, I was flattened by the flu for three days. I got virtually none of the in-law visiting done that I was hoping for (they do adore our Emeline) and hardly any knitting. I didn't get to visit the yarn store in ... whatever DFW suburb it's in... because of a lot of small annoying reasons. I did a tiny bit of knitting on Emeline's hat (it's a baby hat - how much knitting could there be?). On Sunday I said to my husband, "it's almost done". Then when we got home from his parents house on Sunday night I realized I was sick and basically didn't get off the couch until Wednesday night to go say goodbye to his parents.
By some miracle, during this trip, my husband and I agreed that considering my recent change in employment status, there's no reason to wait - we're going to buy a house in Wichita and begin the long slow process of relocating me and Emeline and hopefully the other children as well.
Apparently nobody believed that I was actually sick with the flu. A fever of 102 isn't very convincing. Neither is diarrhea and vomiting.
Wednesday night Jeff's dad said "how many houses have you looked at?" (and yes, I do adore this man) Uhh... haven't looked at any houses since I've been so friendly with the toilet the past few days.
Wednesday night Jeff says "I thought you said you were almost through with that hat." Uhh... right... I haven't really been sick, I've been sitting here knitting very slowly and eating bonbons every day when you've been at work. That's how I've lost four pounds in three days.
I only have five rows left to finish the hat. Thank goodness. Because the Six Sox Knit-Along just revealed their fifth sock pattern (my first since joining) and now I've gotta find some harmonious sock yarn colors to make this pretty pattern with!! Three colors of green, or yellow, or blue, or pink?... hmmm...
So now I'm home and poor little Emeline has had a fever all day during the drive home from Kansas. I hope she doesn't get worse. All she has is a fever and a teeny tiny little bitty cough. So far. She's breathing fine. And talking in her sleep. Keep her in your prayers for peaceful rest and not to get sick. She did get a flu shot back in early November.