I have recovered well from the Shingles. I praise God for medical technology because the Valtrex I took for the Shingles helped me heal quicker and helped the blisters from spreading. All of my blisters have scabbed over but I'm still waiting for some scabs to fall off. However, from what I've read, once they've scabbed over, then I am no longer contagious.
DearDaughter1 did not get the chicken pox, but DearDaughter2 had/has a mild case of it. She had some bumps around her tummy and face. There's maybe 2 or 3 lurking in both places, but this was a mild case as the bumps did not blister up. They just disappeared.
My emotions were up and down throughout my illness. I think it was a combination of being sick, being tired, and being pregnant. On one occasion, I was at Wal-Mart waiting for a parking spot for 5 minutes and as the lady I was waiting for pulled out, another car swiftly stole the spot I was waiting for because the lady who pulled out was in my way. I called DearHubby and just cried his ear off for about 10 minutes. That was about the lowest of my lows.
I do have to admit, though, that I enjoyed having a good excuse for staying home and it allowed me some time to be content taking care of my home and family, as it should be. A friend of mine gave me eggplants and green peppers from her garden and I needed to do something with them. I used 2 eggplants and fried them, but when you're the only one eating eggplant, fried eggplants get old quickly. So, I tried a Classic Ratatouille recipe that combines eggplant, green peppers, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes; a recipe perfect for anyone who grew all these veggies in their garden. The recipe was good, but not as good as one batch my friend gave me. It did make good seasoning for soup I made the next day. I also had the opportunity to make homemade chili (well, from a box and I just added all the ingredients) to use up all of my green peppers. The chili was better after several days of sitting.
I even made homemade apple pie!!!
Anyway, what do little boys and girls use for pillows? DearDaughter1 will be turning 3 this month and for the past 3 years she's been using one of those head supports from a car seat as her pillow. In fact, she got so attached to it that it became a security pillow for her. As I thought about DearDaughter1 turning 3, I thought that it would be odd for her to be carrying around a head support as a security pillow and so this week we went on a scavenger hunt for a Big Girl Pillow. There isn't such a thing! I was so tempted to just buy a throw pillow for $25 until I finally ran into a travel pillow for $4.99. It was an actual pillow and the perfect size for a little big girl! However, there were no pillow cases, so I bought a standard pillow case in pink, DearDaughter's favorite color, and cut it down and sewed a pillow case for her. I don't normally sew and it took me 2 hours to complete the project. I was so proud of the pillow case because it looked so professionally done!
So, that's been our home life these past couple of weeks...Other than enjoying my 2 little girls, I've had the opportunity to do some other things that I don't normally take the time to do. The housecleaning is a different story though.
Well, off to enjoy the rest of my day!