Barely. Between Gretta arriving and Olive getting the stomach bug, my week is already thrown off course. Thank goodness my mother in law is the saint of latter day saints and came down Sunday night to save my sanity. Olive stayed home with her yesterday, and of course, she acted 100% healthy.
Chris dodged the stench and cottage cheese chunks of Olive’s stomach bug. First pass was while he was working out Sunday morning. Second pass is while I was rocking her close to my chest. I must have reacted like the girl on Maury Povich who found out that the child didn’t not belong to baby-daddy #12. Because Olive would not stop laughing at me for the rest of the night.
I’m a big scareddy cat to stay home by myself. And for the first time, ever, Chris had to travel Sunday night for his job. I’m allowed to leave him with the kids on the weekends while I gallivant for half marathons, but he isn’t allowed to leave me. So I was secretly glad when Olive started sluing chunks of cottage cheese and spaghetti o’s like a water spicket because that meant that my MIL would come down and stay the night. [thanks, T!] I would have stayed home with Olive myself but I had my consultation with the oral surgeon about having my wisdom teeth removed [traumatizing post coming tomorrow]. And also because any vacation or sick leave from works burns a hole in my pocket. I just have to make it through this week and this it’s Christmas Vacation!...
So while I pull myself together this morning, I want everyone to check out these great giveaways!
Suze from Straight on the Ground is a local St. Louis blogger. We met at a blogger’s meetup and have been friends since. I like Suze’s blog because you can tell that she writes and sounds like she would in real life. She is a mom a cute little toddler and a high school teacher.
On her blog this week, she is hosting her “favorite things” giveaway. There is lots of good stuff and the entry numbers are low so far… so you have a good chance of winning an awesome prize pack! Be sure to jump over to Suze’s page HERE and add her to your bloglovin’ feed HERE.
And while you’re mentally checked out of work and wasting time on blogs, head over to Ashton’s blog because she is hosting a $200 cash giveaway with a few other of my favorite bloggers like: Emily from Beauty and the Greek, Aubrey Leigh from ALG Uninterrupted, Valerie from Fabulous Chick Gets Fit, Nina from the Nina Show, and Jess from The Girl Who Thought Too Much.
And before I forget, thank you everyone who linked up for the Christmas edition of Finish the Sentence… You can see who on by checking out Jake’s post HERE. I will email the lucky person their $20 e-card to Target today!