9.17.2009

a journey....

I am officially as of now.....on the road....or almost on the road....heading to Ohio....and if you are not heading to the Country Living Fair....you can always follow along with me... {here}

These boots were made for walking....

and shopping....

and perusing...

and mingling.

First of all.....thanks for all the wonderful advice you girls gave....truly appreciated.

I was all geared up to get up wednesday morning and tell Lola that we were going to have a girls day.

BUT......

a little boy....who lives in my house.....and is 4 years old......{not naming any names.....} decided that he would come down with a fever in the wee hours of wednesday.
Does this happen to anyone else?
It seems like ONLY my kids get sick when i have something planned.


So...even though i dosed him up with motrin and gave him my drug of choice....
triaminic PM....
he still woke up and was hotter than hot with a nose like a faucet.

I got him dressed in the morning and was out the door on the way to drop him off at school ......

hoping the medicine would kick in on the way........

alright.....

i didn't really think about taking him to school with a fever......

alright....

i did .....but it was for a split fraction of a second.......

seriously....a split second.

Really.....i mean.....isn't it a good thing if the rest of the kids get it and everyone just gets it out of their system at once? Isn't that what preschool is all about....spreading germs?

no....

it's not.

I would never and have never sent a sick child to school.....

well.....

o.k....

i did...

used to...

isn't that what school nurses are for?


so.....

the sick child..who i am not naming........stayed home.

I told lola that morning that i wanted to do something special with just her and we will do it monday morning.

now she has something to look forward to.

oh...one more thing.....don't worry one teeny tiny bit about bryan holding down the fort by himself all weekend with the kids......

because after bryans mom read {this post}....she decided that she should probably be here to help for the weekend.
lucky man.


xo

38 comments:

Leah C said...

I think it's Murphy's Law or something...children almost always get sick when you have something planned! Hope your lil' man is feeling fine very soon:) Have a great time this weekend! And with the MIL at your house, you won't have to worry about a thing;)

traci said...

have a great time this weekend. cute boots!!!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I hope you have a great time...can't wait to see your stash. Hope your little buddy feel's better too!

Alison said...

Isn't that the way it always happens? Well, Lola will certainly have something to look forward to. Have a great time! Love the boots!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

oh i wish i could go to the CL Fair- i live so close to it, too! have fun!! those boots are fabulous!

Charlotte said...

hope you have a fun & safe trip..i look forward to reading all about it!xo

Shawn Seay said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend! Love the boots. Where do you find the adorable socks?

Lissa said...

Oh gosh, what a bummer! I HATE it when sickness spoils fun plans! Well, Monday it is! Hope the little man feels better soon and it doesn't make its way around the family!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Ohh have fun at the Country Living Fair. Can't wait to hear all about it. I'm off to the Junk Market Bonanza today...yay!!

I had a little one with a fever this week too. Something is making it's rounds.

A.Love said...

because you didn't have enough to do and dreams for the day, a sicky added to the fun right? poor lil' guy. POOR MAMA!!
I cannot WAIT to hear about the CL fair!!!!
and, i DO need a trip to Chicago...it's just as easy to drive there. If we can get a wedding out there then we're IN! :)

Rachel said...

Have a blast this weekend...maybe someday I can meet you there! Love the boots and I hope your little man is feeling better!
xoxo

Honey Bend Vintage said...

So wish I was heading to the country living fair. I have a feeling after my 40th birthday bash I will not feel like going. Have a wonderful time. Oh and by the way I started posting again. I was not gone for long was I.
Bristol

Rebecca Mother of three and soon to be wife of Mr. C...he's a dream said...

okay...enough about the sick baby...let's talk about those boots. those girls are fab...wher'd you find such beauties?

have a lovely time friend.
rebecca

blue moss said...

hope he feels better and you have a fabulous time!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Sooooo jealous! One of these days, maybe I can break away for something fun like these outtings you guys always go on! (Farm Chicks, Heather Bullard's crafty thingy in Cali, etc...) One day... ;)

Have fun!!!

Buy me somethin', will ya? ;)

XOXO
Ruth

P.S. -- yes -- it is definitely in the stars that sickness among the family lies in wait until the most inconvenient times... :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Your posts always crack me up. Aah, the drama of having sick kids. sigh.

I sooo wish I were going with you to Ohio. One of these days!

Have fun! Think of me at home throwing a birthday party for the wee one! (and by wee I mean little. ha!)

Adrienne said...

lovin those boots and socks too! have a ball at the CL Fair :) Lucky duck, you have something to look forward to on Monday as well!

Megan said...

when my kids have a fever, if they are sleeping well and not uncomfortable, i let the fever run its coarse. its the bodies way of burning up the bacteria or virus that made them sick in the first place, 90% of the time the fever is gone by morning and they feel great, medicines just mess with the body's natural way of dealing with things. for a stuffy nose, try a base oil with lavendar, peppermint, and rosemary oils in it and rub on feet, put on socks and breath easy, works like magic(i know its weird, but it works, trust me:) baby vics works well too, but I don't like putting patroleum products on my kids. sore throat, try honey and fresh ginger juice, also works like majic, love,love,love the boots

The Little Red Shop said...

Have a beautiful weekend!

: )

Julie M.

Martha said...

And DEFINITELY LOVE those boots Kasey!!! They look great...enjoy...enjoy...enjoy your shopping!

Can't wait to see what you share ~ sorry about your sick little boy...but that does always happen ~ Lola will be so excited for Monday!

Martha said...

And DEFINITELY LOVE those boots Kasey!!! They look great...enjoy...enjoy...enjoy your shopping!

Can't wait to see what you share ~ sorry about your sick little boy...but that does always happen ~ Lola will be so excited for Monday!

Tracey said...

Still lovin those gorgeous boots! Yipeeeeeee....we're almost on our way!!!!!!!!!

:) T

paige said...

i can't believe that you didn't tell everyone---ie , all 500 flippin readers you get per day, that you love me so much that you splurged on a delta ticket so me and my matching boots will be joining you on the journey.
geez

seriously...have a blast

i can NOT wait to see the shots & hear all the stories

& no i'm not even jealous
nope
not at all
its all good
all good

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear your little guy is sick. I hope he is feeling better today! Enjoy your wonderful trip and I hope you and Lola have a great time bonding on Monday together!
Lucky Bryan having his mom come to help! yay!

Tattered Goods said...

You... are such a stinkin RIOT... I love your post and btw this stuff happens to me alllll the time ;) Have fun be safe and don't max out your credit cardzzz (lol)

Sheila

The Flying Bee said...

I so wish it would have worked out for me to make it there, but you have fun. You have fun shopping, taking pictures, hanging with friends ...so jealous, so so so jealous!

One day I will get there!

Adrienne

Morgan said...

You truely brighten my day! Your words just crack me up sometimes! A nasty bug is going around my family as well, no fun! I hope your little man gets to feeling better soon! Update us on how Monday turns out, can't wait to hear about it!

♥Aubrey said...

I hope your little man feels better real soon. I always hate it when the kids are sick and you can't help them the way you want to. It's to bed for you and here's your blanket :)-

truly blessed said...

lucky man indeed! and lucky lady you to get to go on your trip! hope it's fabulous. btw, i L♥ve your boots! my feet need some just like those. :)oooh and just so you know, i enjoyed a wonderful pumpkin latte the other day thanks to YOU! thanks again!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Have a great time!!! Can't wait to see pics when you get back!

Julie said...

Have a fun trip. My hubby's mother often ends up stepping in when he's watching the kids too. :)

Love the boots!
xo

LuLu said...

Your boots are so lucky to be going on this trip with you! Sending get well wishes to your 4yr old... and hoping it doesn't spread to everyone else!
Look soooooo forward to seeing all the goodies you see at fair!!
xo,
LuLu

jules said...

ok, you are killing me...I am dying laughing right now, and it has nothing to do with the wine. I am sure you can appreciate this...I volunteered to drive for my junior high boys school retreat. Little did I know that it meant hanging at the beach all day...I know, that is not tough, but I had so many wonderful plans while they were gone... anyway, from the beach we had to drive them to their over night destination, it was a hike. Then I was told I can return home a quicker way...oh, I thought great, a quicker way home!! I literally had to four wheel it down about a 15 mile narrow, bumpy, dusty, curvy mountain...did I say scary. Let us just say I too had a day I wasn't expecting...

Anonymous said...

Here's a tip that may help with keeping germs away. My child came home from school the other day saying that they learned to cough and sneeze into their elbow with Germy Wormie, and I was totally taken aback. I always covered with my hands. But I went to the website and now I get it, hands touch, elbows don't!! Kids can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour and they hate to wash their hands. This is a simple thing that can make a huge difference.

Federica said...

I like your boots!

littlebyrd said...

Have fun at the fair! I can't wait to see what you come home with ;)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Never fails......enjoy your trip!

PS: Love the boots!

paige said...

kasey
wake up
its time to post your country living fair entry...
wake up


oh
& be proud of me cuz i can think outside the box
how 'bout beckett or quinn