First of all, I’m supposed to be “working from home” right now, but I needed to take a minute to say something to the people whose blogs I follow. I have been having issues with my reader on my iPhone, which seems to arbitrarily decide when it will allow me to comment and when it will randomly delete comments that I’ve just spent time typing. Basically, what I want to say is that I’ve been thinking of all of you – many of whom were struggling to be happy and celebrate Christmas when you were suffering from sadness, stress and other things. I have tried to reach out and let you know that my thoughts are with you but sometimes those thoughts got lost somewhere in the webisphere. I haven’t had much of a chance to sit down at the computer, so I rely on my phone for reading and commenting. I get so frustrated when it lets me down!
The last couple of days have been a bit challenging here. D left the farm on Christmas Day to head back to the city for work. He stopped by his dad’s place and then arrived at work, feeling like he was coming down with something. Shortly after, he started throwing up. Firefighting isn’t a job you can do when you’re that sick, so he had to go home. Christmas night was supposed to be his last shift, so he was planning to come straight back to the farm on Boxing Day. But, once the sickness hit, he had to stay home.
On one hand, I’m glad he wasn’t here to pass whatever sickness he has on to Littleman, my parents and myself. I certainly don’t need to be pregnant and puking (I know some of you out there have been unfortunate enough to deal with exactly that!) It’s also miserable to have a sick toddler. So, obviously, away from us was the best place for D to be.
But, it’s been hard without him here. He worked for six days straight (three days, followed by three nights) over Christmas, so we were really ready for some time with him. Littleman is starting to go a little stir crazy and, since I’m supposed to be taking it easy, it’s hard to keep him as occupied as he needs to be.
I’m hoping D feels better soon so he can join us up here soon.