Monday, January 25, 2010

A Gift From Hope

So Hope gave Nana a little gift.

She spent Wednesday with all her little cousins. They played and slobbered all over each other.

One of them had a stomach virus - or the plague, it's hard to tell.

I spent Friday morning with Hope.

Remember the walker that wouldn't walk? Well look ...



... we have feet down.

She doesn't totally get it yet and kinda rolls around in a circle, but she enjoys it.



Then it was "up" time and we read books and played with purple elephants. All the while Hope was kissing me and rubbing her sweet drool covered hands all over my face.



By Saturday afternoon I felt like I was possessed by a demon, a very angry demon.

Hope was only sick for a few hours. The adults who got this seem to be having a harder time with it. So far it appears that it's been passed on to a least a dozen people.

At least I lose a few pounds.

34 comments:

Scott Oglesby said...

I don’t hope you lose a few pounds, not that way. Load way up on vitamin C, Zinc and B-12. Eat a ton of fruit and drink gallons of water…if you can keep it down. Then right before bed have a nice shot of Nyquil and you should be good as new within a day or two. Always worked for me. I HOPE you feel better soon!

Wait, are you sure you all aren't just sick because of the Jets game? If so, it might take a week....

Bond said...

ah yes ...kids passing germies to adults...so much fun

feel better

jets have a bright future

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

No fun. No fun at all...! I hope you feel better very very soon, my dear....!
With my situation, I don't ever see any little children. They are like Petriee Dishes, I'm sorry to say...

kenju said...

The germs babies come with are the only downside to being a grandmother that I can find! It will get better though.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love baby piggies,

Reb said...

Oh, I hope you are feeling better soon. Not a good way to lose weight though, remember to stay hydrated.

ellen abbott said...

Oh I remember those days. I finally had to tell my daughter not to bring the kids over when they were sick. On the other hand, because they did actually come over a lot when they were sick, I have a killer immune system.

Jay said...

That's one of the reasons I don't like to be around kids. ;-)

Cherie said...

It sounds like you had a good time before the plague set in. Bummer. I hope that you feel better soon. *hugs*

Jeff B said...

She's kind of cute for a human petri dish!!! :)

Ron said...

Oh noooooooooooooooooo!

You poor thing.

I'm assuming it was a tummy/intestinal virus? OMG...those are the worst! Anything that has to do with my stomach, I just wanna DIE - shoot me, please.

I hope you're feeling a bit better today.

Hey, Hopes little tootsie touching the floor made me SMILE from ear to ear.

Sending you much "good energy" with this comment.

{{{{{{ Dianne }}}}}}}

X ya!

Travis said...

Reason #17 that I don't have any of those at my house.

Congrats to your Jets on a fine season! Sorry it came up a game short.

Ron said...

P.S. I just read Jeff's comment.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHA!

OMG, Jeff...you KILL me!

Hilary said...

Aww poor you. I hope you feel better. But she's such cutie!

Linda Reeder said...

Just remember how much fun you had and how you loved those kisses. Maybe that will help.

Mountain Photog said...

I had that over the weekend, too! And I wasn't anywhere near Hope--or any other little kids--so I figured it was food poisoning. I'm fine now--hope you will be soon. :(

Dianne said...

scott - I had a dry english muffin today, first thing since Saturday - water is about all but it does wash the Nyquil down nicely
I love Nyquil ;)

bond - they do have a bright season, and it was an exciting season
thanks :)

old old lady of the hills - she is a germy little girl LOL

kenju - I never catch anything from anyone
her germs must love me

queen size funny - she does have cute little feet :)

reb - I have had enough water to float the Titanic!

ellen - I am hoping my immune system will do the same, thanks

jay - they can be deadly ;)

cherie - we always have the best time together :)

jeff - my son has been calling her 'outbreak moneky'

ron - it was worse than the worst food poisoning or hangover put together!!
it was demonic
how can such evil come from such a sweet carrier!?

hilary - thanks :)

linda r - I am and I do :)

lisa - I'm glad you're better, Hope is relieved she didn't infect you too!!

Smalltown RN said...

Ya gotta love em.....hope you feel better soon...and well I guess that is one sure way to lose a pound or two...

Sylvia K said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. And the little Hope gets more beautiful every day.

Sylvia

Mountain Photog said...

"Outbreak Monkey" LOL! I love it! Take it easy and get better soon!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh Dianne...stomach stuff is the worst..I had a touch this past week and well..You know how that goes. I'm glad that Hope didn't get really ill with it and I am so sorry that her Nana did.....Michelle

Rob Inukshuk said...

The cutest little carrier ever...trust you're mended now.

Micky-T said...

Infected by Hope. Somehow that doesn't sound that bad.

Matt-Man said...

Sorry Sport. Nasty stomach flu going on around here as well. Get well. Cheers Di!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

hope you are feeling better D. Gosh that is one cute baby!
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Daryl said...

Oh she's waving ..

GAH .. I hope you are feeling better quickly .. xo

Sparkling Red said...

There are stomach bugs making the rounds in my town too. Fortunately I didn't catch one, but my grandmother did. And one of my receptionists had to take the day off to mind her sick toddler.

I hope everyone recovers quickly!

Linda said...

Whereas losing a few pounds sounds wonderful to me, doing it this way doesn't!

I hope you're feeling better soon and just remember, this is probably the first in a long line of many, many illnesses you'll "Hope" to get over the years.

Felisol said...

Hope you are better by now.
Coca Cola and crisp potato chips are my best remedies against stomach flue. The chips bind salt in the body,and the Coke somehow eases the stomach.
Good luck.

Cloudia said...

You show the gripping beauty in the "mundane."


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Robin said...

Kids are awfully cute for being human petri dishes. That's probably in their best interests for survival ;).

maryt/theteach said...

I knew what was coming the minute I started reading, Dianne. I got my first and only? cold this winter after kissing up to Jarome my grand-nephew at his 4th B-party! Feel better! :)

bobbie said...

Everyone seems to be sick since the new year started. Hope you do feel much better soon.

But look at those precious little feet! And that face!

CG said...

oh dear...hope you feel better soon. Whenever I'm sick i console myself with the fact I'm losing weight too!