Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Fling Swap Topic and LIFE

Tell us how you started drinking coffee. Were you in high school or college and making it through all nighters? Did you get it from a family member? What drives your love of the bean?
It was in college, and it was for the espresso, not so much the straight coffee. I remember first year, actually writing an article for the school paper on the 'coffee ...' and bemoaning the fact that one must bring their own hot chocolate/tea to these things. My Dad drinks a lot of coffee. I love the aroma.

On that topic - yesterday I followed my nose from the emergency ward of the hospital to the coffee shop at the front. It was 7:30 am and I was in my PJs and a hoodie at the hospital with no knitting and praying that the little one would get better. The coffee was not as good as I wanted and probably should have had a danish or something too. The little one is discharged now, after 27 hours in the hospital - initiated by an hour long febrile seizure (woke me at 5:30ish am). We were at the hospital by like 6:05 am - delayed only by me finding someplace for the big gurl who was sort of sleep walking. Thank you Tammy. Those EMS guys are amazing (and a couple really hot looking) and my big gurl is such a grown up sometimes.
A cheery package arrived - the Firebird Tsock Flock package - I am going to enjoy knitting this and the only reason it didn't get started in the wee hours of the morning is that the knitting needles were at home and I was not. (and currently not started as I still have some UFOs and WIPs to complete - Sis's afghan was only delayed due to me running out of yarn.
And on Tuesday night I thought little temperatures and a bit of throw up was a problem (been thrown up on 3 times since then and temperatures were in 39.9 range...)
I need to sleep now, but we are just fighting nasty colds and lack of sleep (and Mum's horrid fear that it will happen again). My Mom is here helping out and making sure we get our rest.


Nell said...

Oh no! What a terrible day! I'm glad everything is getting better. And I'll definitely be thinking of you this weekend. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glas all is well now! Febrile convuslaionas are pretty in common in little ones as they can't regulate their temp as well as older ones. I totally ge the coffee no being as good as you would like - coffee at uni is pretty horrid and I often take the short (but annoying walk) to Starbucks to refil. Take Care

Anonymous said...

Oh that last comment was me, your coffee swap pal - still early here and not quite awake yet!

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers for your and your girls.. I know febrile convulsions aren't always serious, but still, a very scary moment for you I'm sure. Hugs to all of you!

Miss Me said...

oh my! that would be just a little bit too much excitement for me... i hope that you're all on the mends, including your mum nerves which must have gotten rather frayed.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Oh no!!! I hope that the little one is doing alright. I hope that everyone feels better soon. Thank goodness your mom can be there to help.