Finishing the year with another double post – illness made me lose the plot a bit and I just totally forgot to do my week 51 post. I did take the photos though – even on the days where I had a temperature of 40 degrees and spent more time hallucinating than anything else!
Today was the annual charity 5km fun run by our local brewery – called the ‘Turkey Trot’, we all donned our tinsel and set off to do a tour of the town. Considering I don’t run, ever, I am quite pleased that I finished the course in 39 minutes. It was worth it for the santa medal and free pint at the finish!
It was the MDanz Christmas party tonight and Tori was very sad to miss it (still throwing up) – Arthur had a lovely time and even won this Thomas DVD in the raffle! Sadly by the end of the night it became clear that I had caught whatever Tori had and my temperature began to rise steadily and I had a night of fever induced dreams and not much real sleeping.
Felt rough all day today but did manage to practice making Tori’s hair look nice before the Smalls went to their Dad’s house. It was also my Mum’s choir’s Christmas concert which was as lovely as usual but took all of my remaining energy to attend, resulting in another night of 40 degree fun.
Tori (finally better) made me some pictures to cheer me up as I am still suffering. Seriously worried this is going to carry on over Christmas although I suspect a lot of how I feel now is sheer exhaustion. Caius has the lurgy too now – we are not a happy household.
After a total lack of Christmassy anything recently, I treated the Smalls to pancakes for breakfast and they were very excited when a special someone dropped in to say hello. I may not be feeling the Christmas spirit very much but the Smalls are now, and that’s what’s important.
The look on Tori’s face when she saw this warmed my heart – I have a photo of Arthur pulling almost the exact same expression when he opened his cuddly Rainbow Dash. My Little Pony are popular in our house 😉