Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sometimes you get what you ask for... in weird ways

You know how last week I wrote that I wanted to shampoo my carpets? Well, yesterday I had to pick up Big P from school because he was not feeling well. He came home and took a nap (a rare thing in his life). After his nap he seemed to be fine. So I pulled out the carpet shampooer to do the living room before we set up the tree (which I wanted to do last night and we did do it). little p comes running downstairs and says, "pablos (how he says it) threw up". I run upstairs and Big P is on the futon couch, with vomit all over him, the couch, the blankets, pillows- you get the picture. and little p threw up in the middle of the floor! So I rush the boys into the bathroom, give them a shower to clean them up and then tackle the extra room. little p is not sick, but Big P is still sick and I have had to not only shampoo the living room carpet (what I wanted to do) but the boys bedroom carpet, the extra room carpet and DH said this morning why don't you get that spot that is on our bedroom carpet while you are at it?!!? So, all of my carpets are clean, a number of our blankets are clean, the futon cover is clean. Definitely be careful of publicly stating what you would like to do... you might just get to do it but in a weird, roundabout way! Hope your day is not so cleaning involved as mine has been (but we do have our tree up and after I eat lunch I am going to put up the rest of our decorations- although all of our outdoor lights have died! I may just have to buy some of those new fangled LED lights:) And at least I have some great Christmas music via www.pandora.com to listen to while I do all these things.

6 comments:

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry. I hope Big P is feeling better.

Funny how that works, isn't it?

Donna said...

Hi Christina,
This is Donna -- I'm your Christmas Swap partner over at Sylvia's blog. :-) I just wanted to drop a note to say hello and "introduce" myself. Know that your boys are in my prayers, especially Big P (that is no fun at all, least of all for him :( ). I hope he gets better quick! Oh, and one other quick thing: I tried out Pandora Radio after reading about it on your blog, and I LOVE it! I have already recommended it to others, and I get a lot of use out of it both at home (like now) and at work when I am able to work in my office (I'm a college librarian). Thanks so much for recommending it!!! Talk to you sooooon... --Donna

Christina said...

FYI... Pavlos is back to school today. He slowly built up his eating yesterday and was able to eat dinner last night without any problems. Thank you for your prayers!!!

Nice to meet you, Donna! I have shipped a book to you (from Amazon.. I know, I am not supporting the local small Orthodox bookstores) and a card will follow soon! It is so much fun to connect and make friends with people from all over!

Donna said...

Hi Christina,
I just wanted to give you a heads up that a package is on its way to you as well, also from Amazon :-) Like you, a card will soon follow! This is fun! :-)
--Donna (donnarose [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

that's a good one - i'm glad it worked our for you! but i hope your family gets over the illnesses that have also plagued ours recently - thankfully no throw-ups

Donna said...

I just received the book you sent from Amazon -- thank you Christina! And the rest of the Blankenstein family too! I have wanted this St. Patrick book in my personal library for some time, so I am very grateful for this. Plus, I *think* the author and illustrator, Zachary Lynch, is a 1st year seminarian here at St. Tikhon's (I live pretty close to the seminary/monastery), so hopefully I will get to meet him and talk about the book now! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!! --Donna