Sunday, June 17, 2007

Getting better

Youngest made a near miraculous recovery yesterday. After voiding all she had eaten with great thoroughness, she then perked up and got better and better all day. She even made it on stage, and made it to the school dinner. We left early at 11pm. There were still many kindergarteners there happily eating.

OMG

Dinner didn't appear till 9:30, and we all had a conversation about the fact that we weren't feeling very well, but then we realised the hour and the fact that most of us had eaten basically nothing all day and realised what the reason may have been.

I actually ended up helping make the food, while trying to breathe very shallowly so as not to infect the entire town. One of the women we know fairly well here was in charge of preparing the entire meal and she was starting to look a little frayed, and as it was already 9pm and the kids were DYING of starvation - it also makes eldest's stomach hurt more - I thought the best route to success was to offer to help...

I have mentioned pa amb tomaquet before - take lovely crusty white bread, smear with a sliced tomato and drizzle oil over top...well, when you make it for this many they had pureed tomaquet and oil in a giant bin, and we used paint brushes to slap it on...and on and on and on....we made a lot. Then we had to seperate out endless slices of meat from sheets of plastic which is tricky when you are wearing loose plastic gloves...though I was glad they use them.

We ate, we had a lovely time, they got the Karaoke out for the kids which was fairly painful but they had a blast... the girls did their performances and were gleeful about it all....

I am still sleeping like crazy...eldest still has a stomach ache although she has gone to her marathon 10 hour saints day party...from people we have talked to it is unusually long for here as well....we went for lunch at our friends house which was fascinating, and very good practice for my Catalan....*gasp*

Lunch here lasts a while. We arrived at around 2:30 and got home at around 7pm, although we did take her dog for a walk in the mountain, without Chuck whose passion would be boundless but, um, distracting.

We also had a fun-filled morning packing up the kid's stuff and getting organised to go. The kids are in school all day and I work Monday and Wednesday evenings, so I really only had this morning and Tuesday night as we fly out at 6am or something silly on Thursday morning....

Ugh.

A lovely day. My sore throat is persisting. I will wager money I can keep this in abeyance till we fly...then the lack of sleep and the dry airplane air will give these disgusting cold germs their window of opportunity and they will leap forth in strength and my first week in TO will be buried in a sea of germ-ladened illness.


...........later..............

now the man is sick.

4 comments:

Beth said...

NO! NO! NO! You will NOT get sick and then have to fly on a plane!!

Glad the girl is better tho...

Jocelyn said...

What amazes me here is that, despite a string of posts (sorry I've been not having comment time) in which family members are ailing, you still sound sane and resolved in this one. You are SuperWoman, for sure.

So how long are you all going to be in Toronto? Is it just for the summer?

Sorry--trying to play catch-up.

Beth said...

Just when you thought things were getting better....
Think positive thoughts - YOU WILL BE FINE in Toronto. All the stress of preparing for the trip will be behind you.

oreneta said...

Beth: I think I will be sick and fly on the plane, but as long as no one is both barfing and streaming diarrea, modern pharmecuticals should deal with the problem. I am a reluctant user of over the counter drugs, but there is a time....

Jocelyn: Superwoman would be an extreme exaggeration...try a determined and optimistic ostrich! We are in TO just for the summer then back again in Sept. That is when I think I will sleep too....

Beth: It is true, several of the things I am getting uptight about will be done, and I will be able to get my hands on the problems and start tackling them rather than anticipating...I am always better at the doing than the dreading...Thanks