Thursday, December 4, 2008


Hugo and I are both sick. Yucky gross sick. First him, well still him, and now me. The little guy is taking a monster long nap at the moment. Who knows why, but I can't sleep. I am tired and achy all over. Why can't I sleep??? I could really use some shuteye about now.

I do know that the minute I would close my eyes I will hear a thud, a thump, thump, thump, a creeeeeeeek as his bedroom door opens and then, from the top of the stairs Hugo will call down, "Momma, I wake up!"

Can't close my eyes.

No point to closing my eyes.

Can't close my eyes.

No point to closing my eyes.


Audra said...

Hope you both feel better, Ali. I was "know me down" sick with a cold two weekends ago. I usually get sick once a year, and I always do it big. :) Beautiful blue pictures-as always.

Audra said...

oops-I meant "knock me down". What a nerd I am. :)

Piques said...

Sunday before last we went to a childrens Christmas party. We came home with several craft tree ornaments, a couple of gingerbread men and the stomach flu.

Gina was ill with 5 days of throwing up and accepting nothing but breast milk. She is a year old and demands a lot of feeding! Then Alistair came down with it and finally my turn. The only one who escaped was Arianwen. Must be glad for small mercies.

One afternoon, I was sick. Immediately following, Gina threw up on the carpet. And Arianwen needed to pee. We have a gate at the bottom of the stairs that had shut itself and she could not get through to the bathroom.

"Momma, the gate is closed. I need to pee!"

As quickly as I could I cleaned myself up, cleaned Gina up and headed down the stairs. About halfway down I can hear the tinkle, tinkle of girl who just could not hold a minute longer.

So I had sick on the rug upstairs, pee on the rug downstairs, a baby that needed washing, a daughter that needed cleaning and a stomach that would not stop turning.

Sometimes a moment gets so extreme all you can do is shrug your shoulders and just get on with it!

I hope that you and Hugo get better soon and don't have any extreme moments of your own!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh sorry to hear that you guys are sick. That sucks! I hope you and Hugo are feeling better now. Or at least improving! Keep up your fluids & rest up (if you finally manage to sleep of course...nothing more frustrating than not being able to sleep!). Take care & hugs to you both! xo

The photos are lovely :)

Trent said...

I'm sorry to hear that you guys are sick too! that totally stinks! i hope you feel better soon!

Elizabeth said...

Hope you and Hugo feel better now?
Your visual poem to blue was far from blue - really cheery and lovely.
As regards my camera it is a NIKON coolpix - cost less than $150 since my daughter said it would be fine to start on.
I just wave it at things and shoot away.
I am getting anew camera for Christmas and it's making me nervous. Will I have to fiddle with dials?

tara @ kidz said...

Just stopping by through delightfulblogs and I'm glad I did! I love your blog.

These photos are amazing. Sorry you're sick - get better soon!

KristyKay said...

I didn't even know that you guys were ill!! Call me ...
Are you feeling better now? That flu is a nasty one this year. In November, everybody I knew was throwing up. I stayed home. Get better!!

MAGGIE MAY said...

Your photos are simply gorgeous. I feel relaxed by viewing them. They inspire me to do better with my own.

cally said...

I love your photos. The couch is my favorite; although I'm not sure why. It's kinda eerie.

I want to sit on it.