Monday, December 22, 2014
Well, the stomach bug has hit! There is about an hour of disappointment -- cancelled church, cancelled lunch guests, cancelled visits with friends. Then there is the relief of being quiet at home.
I spent a peaceful morning home with two kids, attending "online church" and taking time to finish up all the delicious food I had planned for lunch. Then another child "dropped" as he came in the door from church and with older kids gone that left just Michael and me to enjoy our gorgeous dinner with Laura chatting by our side, taking bites of her bread and butter. Actually, that was an unexpected treat to enjoy a lovely meal together with time to talk some and not rush away from the table. There was even a pot of delicious Darjeeling to enjoy together afterward while sitting in front of the tree in the living room reading our Sunday books.
The rest of the afternoon was spent reading and knitting. Rachel invited me to her room to listen to Adventures in Odyssey and knit. I made lots of progress on Laura's Christmas present. :) Michael headed back to church with just two well children and the rest of us had time to read some Christmas books together, listen to an online service (knit), and coach Laura on how to decorate her doll house (real tree, tiny paper chain, etc.).
Funny how this was just the kind of day I dream of having. Funny how it can't happen unless the stomach flu hits.