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Just when I thought all was calm

For weeks I’d had it in my calendar that my in-laws were coming to town yesterday for a week-long visit. Tuesday, as I was taking Pramas to Flying Lab (a slight detour before picking up Rob and Bill and getting them to the airport) he told me, no, it was the 17th they were coming. I breathed a sigh, had the guys over for an abbreviated game night (exhaustion hit hard about (9pm but we held out until 10) and started planning ahead to make Thursday “Bed Day”.

Returned the rental van yesterday and with all the screwing around I only managed to get about half a day of actual work done. Dinner was baked potatoes with various toppings and/or left overs. I fell asleep around 9:00 again watching Ace of Cakes with Kate and woke up at 10:50 when someone called wanting to do a telephone survey about micky fricky movies I’ve seen in the theater! WTF? I told them I haven’t been to a movie in months, which may be true or not, I honestly couldn’t remember in my muddled state.

Happily, all of this led up to me being awake when another call came in at about 11:30pm. It was my mother-in-law. I did the quick time zone conversion in my head and thought “Uh oh, it’s 2:30am her time, what’s up?” only to hear her cheery voice telling me they’d arrived safely and were in Seattle and just wanted to let us know.

Ah. So no “bed day” tomorrow after all.

Kate is home with a sore throat that I’m going to try to get tested today in case it’s strep. There’s no school tomorrow, and next week she’s supposed to spend the week at OPI so I want to be sure she’s healthy before sending her off.

Meeting my in-laws at Panos Kleftiko for yummy yummy Greek food. Unless Kate has strep throat.

10 comments to Just when I thought all was calm

  • Doesn’t strep usually come with a fever? To pass along: “Hope you feel better, Kate!”

    And I hope things work out with the in-laws schedule, but that one’s for you.

    -mls

    • Kate’s always been really weird with her illnesses. Sometimes she’ll have a fever but no other symptoms of anything, other times she’s completely laid low but no fever or anything. Even after a decade, I’m not very good about predicting what’s going on with her. I figured better safe than having her get sicker while she’s out in the woods (and surrounded by 100 other kids she could infect). :)

      I’m sure things will be fine with my in-laws and their visit. They’re swell people and we enjoy their company. They’re pretty self-sufficient and seasoned travelers, so they’re not going to be needy and desperate for us to entertain them or anything. And we’ll have more excuses to eat out (like I need that). :)

  • Doesn’t strep usually come with a fever? To pass along: “Hope you feel better, Kate!”

    And I hope things work out with the in-laws schedule, but that one’s for you.

    -mls

    • Kate’s always been really weird with her illnesses. Sometimes she’ll have a fever but no other symptoms of anything, other times she’s completely laid low but no fever or anything. Even after a decade, I’m not very good about predicting what’s going on with her. I figured better safe than having her get sicker while she’s out in the woods (and surrounded by 100 other kids she could infect). :)

      I’m sure things will be fine with my in-laws and their visit. They’re swell people and we enjoy their company. They’re pretty self-sufficient and seasoned travelers, so they’re not going to be needy and desperate for us to entertain them or anything. And we’ll have more excuses to eat out (like I need that). :)

    • Kate’s always been really weird with her illnesses. Sometimes she’ll have a fever but no other symptoms of anything, other times she’s completely laid low but no fever or anything. Even after a decade, I’m not very good about predicting what’s going on with her. I figured better safe than having her get sicker while she’s out in the woods (and surrounded by 100 other kids she could infect). :)

      I’m sure things will be fine with my in-laws and their visit. They’re swell people and we enjoy their company. They’re pretty self-sufficient and seasoned travelers, so they’re not going to be needy and desperate for us to entertain them or anything. And we’ll have more excuses to eat out (like I need that). :)

  • Doesn’t strep usually come with a fever? To pass along: “Hope you feel better, Kate!”

    And I hope things work out with the in-laws schedule, but that one’s for you.

    -mls

  • Doesn’t strep usually come with a fever? To pass along: “Hope you feel better, Kate!”

    And I hope things work out with the in-laws schedule, but that one’s for you.

    -mls

    • Kate’s always been really weird with her illnesses. Sometimes she’ll have a fever but no other symptoms of anything, other times she’s completely laid low but no fever or anything. Even after a decade, I’m not very good about predicting what’s going on with her. I figured better safe than having her get sicker while she’s out in the woods (and surrounded by 100 other kids she could infect). :)

      I’m sure things will be fine with my in-laws and their visit. They’re swell people and we enjoy their company. They’re pretty self-sufficient and seasoned travelers, so they’re not going to be needy and desperate for us to entertain them or anything. And we’ll have more excuses to eat out (like I need that). :)

  • Doesn’t strep usually come with a fever? To pass along: “Hope you feel better, Kate!”

    And I hope things work out with the in-laws schedule, but that one’s for you.

    -mls

  • Kate’s always been really weird with her illnesses. Sometimes she’ll have a fever but no other symptoms of anything, other times she’s completely laid low but no fever or anything. Even after a decade, I’m not very good about predicting what’s going on with her. I figured better safe than having her get sicker while she’s out in the woods (and surrounded by 100 other kids she could infect). :)

    I’m sure things will be fine with my in-laws and their visit. They’re swell people and we enjoy their company. They’re pretty self-sufficient and seasoned travelers, so they’re not going to be needy and desperate for us to entertain them or anything. And we’ll have more excuses to eat out (like I need that). :)