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Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
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Monday, March 29, 2010

monday evening...

We had an eventful afternoon, not. I took a little nap, because I just don't feel so great....there are things going around here....and I just feel like there is extra gravity pulling me down, plus maybe a cold coming on? I don't know....anyway, Charlotte Claire is still sick, her fever is only 99.2, but I am thinking that tomorrow I should call the dr. Today is the fifth day she has had a fever. It may well be a virus, but I am certain it will go away after the throat culture comes out negative, and not before.

Emily has stopped by for a visit, which is small scale Christmas for the kids. She tucked Suzanne, Sonja, Jonathan, and Charlotte Claire into bed for us. Not because we asked her to , but because they wouldn't have it any other way. Jonathan read a book to her and climbed all over her and the little girls told her important things and stayed up too late.

Now all the younger ones are in bed and the older ones are watching a special on tv about Japan in WorldWarII. It is hard to watch the suffering....torpedoes and bombs and napalm and suicide bombers....one American soldier, an old man now, said he was always a religious man, and he had trouble doing what he was ordered to do....fly low over Tokyo and drop the napalm bombs. How could God want this done, he wondered.....

We had an excellent "cheaty" dinner tonight....I opened 4 cans of Campells' Cream Of Chicken soup, mixed it up with some water, and added most of a five pound bag of frozen boneless chicken breast...I simmered it for a while, took the chicken out and cut it up, and put it back in...then I added two cans of corn, about three pounds of peeled chopped potatoes, a pound of baby carrots, and some chopped red peppers, green peppers, and onions. And some cajun seasoning. It was SO good. (and there is enough for lunch for a few days, but not enough for another dinner) Mirielle also made a salad, so dinner was good and healthy. It is always nice the few days after a good trip to Aldi.

I shared two more Norwegian chocolate bars today, with different kids...but I get some each time, so it works for me. The last one was fruit and nut, and oh my goodness, yum. I like the plain chocolate best though. It is just so good, melty and creamy and rich.....in a different class than Hershey.....

Tomorrow....will I send Jon to school? I am thinking not. He is still coughing, but I don't know if he needs a dr visit. When the insurance only covers 80% after the $2000 deductible, one thinks long and hard before just going to the dr. That sounds mean....but he is not feverish, and he is running and jumping and happy....and not coughing all the time...so I will keep my eye on him...

Rosie-the-crazy-dog just came in from helping Benjamin change Emily's headlights on her car, and she is wild. She loves Ben the most.

And I am too distracted by this documentary, as much as I don't want to be....

3 comments:

true blessings said...

you might already do this,but just in case you don't..what helped my 4 yr old with his cough,was Vicks vaporub,I rubbed some on the bottom of his feet and then put some socks on and a little bit on his neck.

Robin said...

That dinner sounds delicious! I love the days right after a shopping trip, too. The food goes so fast!

momto9 said...

that meal you made sounds AMAZING...cheaty or not:)