The W Family Chronicles

On the mend!

Posted on: March 3, 2008

I believe we have made it through the worst of the illness we had.  I say illness rather than “flu” because D and I tested negative on a flu test.  I don’t really know how they work so I’m not sure about false negatives, but I think it’s awfully strange that J tested positive and everyone else had the same symptoms but tested negative.  D and I finally gave in and went to the doctor on Wednesday.  Which was a waste of $40 (2 copays of $20 each) b/c we tested negative and therefore couldn’t be given Tamiflu.  Since I’m still nursing, it really limited my options…I was told to take Mucinex for the coughing.  D got samples of something that seemed to work better, but we both still have this lingering cough.  As does J.  And C.

I had barely left the house all week, so we decided to go out for dinner last night.  I suggested the Dairy Bar, but that was shot down.  The River Lodge was closed, so that was out.  We ended up at Ruby Tuesday, which I generally consider to be mediocre chain restaurant food, but J got to pick and that’s what he chose.  And the service last night was exceptionally bad.  Seriously, it could NOT have been much worse.  First, it took us asking at least 3 times for straws.  C can’t drink out of a regular cup yet, so he needed a straw.  The rest of us had to do without.  Then, when he was bringing out J’s and my plates (oh, the grammar is so bad but I’m too tired to fix it) he dumped most of J’s food on the floor.  No sign of D’s food.  And we had to wait eons for them to bring out more to replace what he dumped on the floor from J’s plate.  D’s food finally came out and we discovered that our identical steaks (both of which were ordered “medium”) were not only 2 vastly different sizes, but one was rare and one was well done.  At the neighboring table, they had eaten their meals, paid and LEFT before they managed to get their appetizer out.  I’m *not* kidding.  They brought us drinks that weren’t ours.  They belonged to the table next to us, who apparently never got theirs.  It was unbelievably terrible.  Next time, I’m going to the Dairy Bar.  At least there you don’t feel like you just wasted $40 on a meal that you could have made better yourself.

J is finally back at school this morning.  He was so happy to be going back.  I’m happy that he’s back, though getting up was somewhat tough.  We should know about his school assignment for next year either late this week or early next week.  Still filled with anxiety about that whole situation…

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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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