Germs, Water, Stress, Travel...

Being that the school is currently on half-term break, and being that I was poorly last week, the kids routine was all over the place once again.

I ended up with a stinking cold that left me completely exhausted. I literally spent four or five days just flopped out on the sofa. On the bright side, I watched the first two seasons of House MD, the first season of Extras, a couple of monster movies (which I previously ranted about), and caught up on some other films I'd not seen in a while.

The kids came back on Sunday... Or was it Saturday... Hmm... Anyways, we had a lot of laughs, running around playing and doing stuff. The weather was a bit grey over the weekend, but Sunday was evil rain hammering down out the sky.

So me and Kellie decided I should take the kids to hers, stay the night, and chill out. She has two kids, a 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, and they all pretty much got on. However, getting to hers was... Interesting. Monday was wet, dare I say wetter than the rest of the weekend. The three of us heading to the bus stop meant we got soaked. Then waiting for the bus, I put the kids in a phone box while I went from Soaked to Really Soaked.

Thankfully, it stopped raining once we got off at the other end, but there was a catch. Kellie lives on Canvey Island, a place prone to the occasional flood. And flood it did. The worst flooding in several years, apparently. It even made the front page of all the local papers.

Of course, being that it's lower than sea level, flooding is a given. Still, it could have been worse. Anyway - walking from the bus to Kellies, the kids pretty much waded the whole way. Sure, they could have walked around, but, well... kids ;)

Still, had a great time there, the kids marauded around, girls doing painting and colouring, the boys on the playstation - and finding any excuse to go outside and play in the "puddles".

Getting home, I had a couple of debt collectors turn up on the door which was nice... So had to pay them. Which was nice... Then went to Cels house where a power cut had messed with her computer. So I had to fix that. Her computer is a complete bitch, and a five minute job took nearly an hour. Gah! And between paying money, fixing computers, I received some news that my brain wasn't sure how to process, so I ended up puking all evening instead.

Which was nice...

On the bright side, I woke up this morning feeling much better. Germs are gone, I'm dry and warm, and while my stomach is all knotted from being sick for eight hours, I feel fine and good. Stress does funny things to me. Not sure I can go into it here, not yet anyways, so will be hanging fire before going into that.

Thankfully, it wasn't a bug. I felt fine until my tummy decided to evacuate, and then felt fine again. I'm not thankful it wasn't a bug for any real reason - except A) I didn't make my kids ill, B) I didn't make Kellie and her kids ill, and more importantly, C) I'm not going to be ill to go away for the weekend.

Ooooh I can't wait!

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2 Responses to “Germs, Water, Stress, Travel...”

Posh Totty said...

Yay for not being too ill for the weekend ;o)

Dan said...

Tell me about it - I'll need to concoct a different story to get out of it ;)

Oooh ebola...