It has been a lovely day, despite how awful I feel. I am taking a day off, officially. I got up, swept the floors, washed a few dishes, put dinner in the crockpot...got the little girls dressed and brushed and fed for church, said goodbye to Paul and the kids, and crawled onto the couch. I slept off and on for a few hours, feeling feverish and blah, although the fever is debatable since of course both of our thermometers are hiding somewhere.
I don't feel horrible, but when I get up and do things, I just feel blah. My stomach hurt horribly last evening, and when I eat or drink, it feels yuck. I did finally have a cup of coffee that was delicious, but it left my stomach hurting again. So I don't know what I have, probably what the princesses had last week. When I finally stopped fighting it and trying to function as usual, I actually felt relief...who doesn't like to just take a day off?
Samuel, my Army son based in Washington D.C./Virginia (in the Old Guard) called a few hours ago. He is doing well, and misses us like crazy. He wants company. So, I think I am going to do the crazy thing and go visit him the weekend after next. I do not like driving in cities, I do not like traffic. But, he is based in one of the biggest metro areas of the country. Looking at the maps and trying to figure out what hotel to stay in is deceiving, too, it looks simple just to drive five or ten miles to his base...but I know it is very congested.
Anyway, I am figuring things out, and will likely make a reservation that has free cancellation, just in case we can't swing it, but I am rather excited. He wants to go to some of the museums in the capitol, and Washington D.C. in the autumn sounds lovely. Paul will be in France, so I will be the driver, and I have no navigational skills. I am feeling panicky just thinking about it, but I miss Sam enough to brave it:)
Abigail has the little girls today, and Jonathan has a friend over. Evelyn is sitting next to me, she said my writing, "sucks". It probably does. I feel blah.
We have had a nice rainy day though, the kind one likes to hunker down and enjoy. I can't complain.