Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Are you ready? Well let's do it! Break it down!

It's been two weeks. Shall we catch everyone up to speed? Here's what you missed:

*Romelie and I flew to Chicago to visit Paul and Carrie and see Yo Gabba Gabba live. Last minute choice (flights for $100). Can you blame us? Check out these awesome videos and pictures.

*Romelie barfs in the car on the way to the show. I debate pulling over to clean her off (which would have made us late), or turning around and heading back to Paul's apartment (which would have meant expensive tickets go unused). I kept driving. Anyone blame me? I sure did. Luckily I had brought a change of clothes and she didn't barf again. Must have been something she ate.

*Romelie gets a cold later that evening. Lasts a few days. Thank goodness for baby Tylenol.

*Paul and Danni take Romelie to Children's Museum in Chicago. Much fun is had despite the cranky sick kid.

*Return to MN. Hey, when did it become so frigid? Highs around 0 degrees; windchill already at -25 degrees. Uh...I guess it's winter.

*Danni gets cold. Misses work.

*Danni finally returns to work Wednesday morning. Gets call from Jen around 11:15. Romelie has had two instances of diarrhea. Must be picked up and kept home for 24+ hours. Danni leaves work. Sorry, Bakken! Danni also cancels speech practices. Sorry, BSM!

*Romelie returns to daycare. My mom comes into town. Beautiful old dog, Chloe, comes along too. She needs to be put to sleep. Sad, sad Danni.

*Friday morning - put wonderful old dog to sleep. Lose it big time.

*Friday later morning - drive Mom to hospital for carpal tunnel surgery. Ouchie. Get well soon, Mom!

*Big big big situation. Will not share--certainly not on a blog, for crying out loud--because frankly, it's no one's business. Age 10 years. Eh...whaddya gonna do? :)

*Saturday, discover Dad has the flu. Get well soon, Dad!

*Monday, discover Dad is in the hospital with pneumonia. Come on, world...really? Saw Dad last night. Looking good, Dad...love you.

*Monday, after much delibaration and soul-searching...quit job as speech coach at BSM. Feel terrible, but need personal time. Head coach is amazing and wonderful. Thank you for understanding.

Which brings us up to today. So far...so good...

That's what happens when you don't blog for two weeks. I'm sure I missed a few stories, events, and other happenings, but that's all I feel like writing at the moment. Romelie, by the way, is all better and doing great. Finally back into her routine (travel and illness messed it up pretty badly) and seems to be very happy. I will be sure to share lots of Romelie updates in the next entry. Ten more days until Christmas?! Raise your hand if you're completely unprepared.

(Pause. Sheepishly raises hand.)


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