Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Definition Of An Outing Does Change Sometimes


As you can see, August is feeling better. His mother had made an appointment for him yesterday when he just could not stop coughing but of course, as these things go, he was barely coughing at all today. When he laid down on that exam table the little goober said, "Ah, this feels great!"

It has just been too long since I'd seen the little boys so I went along with them to the doctor's office. As Jessie said, "Well, this is one legit way to get out of the house when we all have the flu."
And as I told her, "This is about the most fun I've had all week."
Which is true except for going to lunch yesterday.


August seemed pretty happy to see me. I think he was probably just happy to see anyone besides his mom and dad. They've quarantined themselves from others for over a week now. He sat on my lap as you can see and let me put his shoes on for him and we talked a lot. In the picture above I am reading to him and Levon in the waiting room. As you can also see, Levon has his track hoe as always and he is wearing his green stretchy pants which his mama says he loves to wear. 
Up until now, that elf had escaped the flu but today he started running a fever and looked like this.


He has that glazed-over-what-in-hell-is-going-on? look to him. The NP and Jessie discussed everything going on and a few different things were recommended for August and Levon is to be "watched" and kept hydrated, etc.

After the appointment I read some books to the boys and then I came home. It's been drizzling on and off all day and it isn't really cold but it feels cold with the bone-chilling dampness and I am so grateful for my heater, my bed, my quilt, my duck. 

I never know how to end these posts, the ones I write almost every day that are about nothing beyond this tiny life. I guess I'll say tonight that one of my oldest friends welcomed a new grandchild into the world early this morning and that I have bread ready to go into the oven and that tonight's supper will also involve lemons and garlic. Oh! And that I love my new overalls so much I think I'll just go ahead and order another pair to put away in case I live long enough to wear these out. 
That's sensible, right? 

Yes. I think so too. 

Love...Ms. Moon

17 comments:

  1. And my best take away is that little sprout in his happy, feely, stretchy green pants, and attached to his track hoe.

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    1. Remember when it was a shovel he always had to have? The Fa-Fa?

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  2. Re overalls: Get another; then you'll have a pair to wear when these are in the wash!

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  3. I love those stretchy green pants. I hate to see little kids get sick. That's tough on them. I hope they feel better quickly. Have a great night.

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    1. I love those pants on him too. They must be so comfy.

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  4. Flu is one of The Lord God Almighty's worst inventions along with dark, bitter chocolate which I abhor. Poor little August and Levon - I hope they are better soon. It is bad enough coping with flu when you have got a fully grown adult body but when you are just a small boy it's doubly hard.

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    1. I know! And he doesn't even know why he's miserable. He just IS.
      And yes- "Intelligent Design"? I think not.

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  5. I hope the boys are feeling better soon and I hope you don't get the flu.

    Lemon and garlic are the perfect accompaniment to supper.

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    1. I seem to be immune to this one. Knock wood.

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  6. that is sensible. I wish I had bought several pairs of the blue jean skimmers (come just below the knee) that I bought about 4 or 5 years ago and am wearing out. I have not been able to find any skimmers since. plenty of capris which are too damn long for summer. I am so glad on the one hand that my grands are grown and are no longer germ factories but on the other hand I do miss those little bodies!

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    1. It's true, Ellen- when we find something we love we should get some to stash. And yes, it's nice when they don't get sick all the time but those little bodies are just so precious. So squishy and beautiful.

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  7. Yup, buy the overalls! Last year I found a pair of shorts that fit, first time in a long time. I bought them all, so now I have four pairs. I am now highly motivated to not gain any more weight.

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    1. Good reason not to gain more weight! Smart woman.

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  8. Gosh, that flu that's going around (over here too) is a real humdinger isn't it. It seems worse this year somehow than previously so I hope your little ones get better soon!

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    1. I wonder if it is the same strain y'all have? I hate watching these little guys (and their parents) being so miserable.

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  9. They’re building their immune systems, that’s the upside. Poor babies. Love seeing a picture of you!

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