Hey, October? You’re pissing me off already.

Sweet cheeses on toast – this month has NOT begun well.

On Friday – October 1 – Liam came home from pre-school all excited because “Ant’ony frew up on the beanbag chair in the Reading Center!”

I felt my heart sink.

And sure enough, just as I feared, the dreaded stomach virus struck precisely at 7:00 that evening. Poor Liam was “indisposed” until 3:00 am. Then, on Saturday afternoon, it moved on to Mama and Daddy. After that it’s pretty much a blur of laundry and buckets and vomitus delirium. Sunday were were a family of absolute dishrags – lying around the beds/sofa/floor trying to stave off dehydration with Popsicles and Pedialyte. (Yes – the adults, too.)

We’re still not right – round two struck for Liam Sunday night, so he’s home from school for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to stay upright long enough to change sheets from washer to dryer, with stops to lay down in between. I scrubbed the bathroom top to bottom with bleach…although at one point I did think the fumes were going to be the cause of my inevitable demise. A dear, sweet, wonderful friend made a grocery run for me and has refilled the stores we need for the tiny sips of icy liquids today and B.R.A.T. diet tomorrow.

In a classic case of adding insult to injury: Liam is missing Class Picture Day today at school, and tomorrow will miss his very first off-site Field Trip. *sigh* I was going to go, too. His class is heading to a farm to pick pumpkins and learn all about cows and make butter. Now, yeah – I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things…but I’m still sad that my lil’ guy is going to miss it.

But, ANYHOO…since I’ve been totally out of commission and have given you absolutely no entertaining reading material of late (and I include the contents of this post in that assessment), here’s a round up of what’s going on ELSEWHERE in my Bloggy Empire:

Did I mention I started a new blog? Snackstyle. Yeah, it’s all about the snacks Liam brings to school. Long story short, I started posting pics on Facebook and lots of my friends loved it, and so it just made sense to blog it. And, today is the last day of my first giveaway there – Thermos has a FUNtainer set for a lucky winner! Drawing will be at 6:00 pm EST, so you still have time to enter!

The Music Mamas have been “Mixin’ it Up” this week – mix tape playlists, book reviews and the celebration of the advent of RAWKtober!  Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already, because there’s always something new going up there.  Look for some movin’ & shakin’ this month, and a NEW Mama soon! ;)

Let’s not forget the kiddos!  Over at The Music Minis, we’ve got STOMP and a review on The Flannery Brothers’ new CD, due out this month! (It’s never too early to shop for stocking stuffers, yo!)

So, yeah.  I should probably get back to putting clean sheets on beds or something.  Just wanted to keep you “posted”.

(Yes.  Pun intended.)

xoxo

Ri

8 Responses to Hey, October? You’re pissing me off already.
  1. ThePeachy1
    October 4, 2010 | 1:02 pm

    OH dear goodness. eww. how could you even think of the snacky snacky stuff when you have the plague? also you might want to hold off on shipping that prize until you can send it thru a haz mat rinse. I know what you mean about missing the field trip. but Liam has an awesome mom, and I am sure you will find a farm, corn maze, or hay ride to take little man on this fall .. get better, at least your aren’t trapped on a cruise ship.

    • Ri, the MSM
      October 4, 2010 | 1:21 pm

      Very good point. Oh, the horror! I can’t even imagine! (And the Thermos set is coming straight from Thermos, so thank the shipping fairies I don’t have to worry about THAT – whew!) ;)
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  2. Stacey Crouch
    October 4, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    awwwww :( feel betters!!!!
    Stacey Crouch´s last blog ..Little Losers… and I have sticky notes to spareMy ComLuv Profile

  3. The Music Mamas
    October 4, 2010 | 4:48 pm

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  4. Tiff Hill-Patterson
    October 4, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    RT @TheMusicMamas: New post on Music Savvy Mom: "Hey, October. You're pissing me off already." http://ow.ly/2Obl2

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  6. Bird
    October 6, 2010 | 1:45 am

    Bless your heart! All of y’all! but you especially, dealing with the laundry and evil task of eating popsicles for the “foreseeable future.” I would literally cry!
    <3 y'a…Feel Better SOON!

    xo,
    KCB
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  7. Kim @ Not Your Typical Southern Belle
    October 6, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    Oh, my, hope you all are feeling better by now!

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