Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I am so excited to go see my sister, however, I am having a very hard time packing. Trying to fit all of my liquid toiletries in little 3 oz bottles all in a 1 quart bag is not easy. Luckily, Erin will bring shampoo and conditioner and lotion and all of that jazz for our Morocco travels; we only need to bring enough for Spain. I'm also having trouble with this carry-on/checked bag issue. I have been measuring suitcases and packing and unpacking and checking requirements online and I am very overwhelmed. If we carry it on, it needs to be 21" tall, by 7" deep, by 15" wide. Do you know how small that is?? My parents have several options, but the 21" one is 9.5" deep. The 22" one is 8" deep and the 24" one is 10 " deep. Even those don't meet the requirements. Although it can be 15" wide...all of them are only 12-13" wide. Can I take those extra inches and use them for the depth? Can I please bring my little rolly suitcase and my backpack on the airplane from Madrid to Morocco? Erin says you will lose it if I check it. I don't want that to happen. But I just saw online that I can only bring 1 carry on. But if we check bags, then we don't need to worry about the dimensions so carefully. Do you see my dilemma? Also, picking clothes to pack is hard. I just want to be done packing and on our way!
Try not to miss me too much. I will be back in blog land, hopefully with pictures of camels and monkeys, in a week and a half!
Morocco here we come!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Adam has a bit of a sweet tooth. This was his dessert one night when we were watching TV. He was serious. I was working on homework and he paused the TV to go get some dessert. I looked up and burst out laughing when he set this down on the coffee table and pressed "play". Then I had to pause the TV to go get my camera! Just LOOKING at that makes me gain 5 pounds!
Dad checking to see if she was REALLY surprised!
I couldn't hold him either because of my illness =(
I have been a blog slacker over the last few weeks due to the germs of preschoolers who refuse to cover their mouths when they cough invading my immune system (and Adam's!). First, I came down with the stomach flu one night suddenly and was home with all kinds of fun issues for a day. My assistant was home sick too with a fever and cold so I only stayed home one day (Monday). I can't bear to leave my little kiddos with two subs for too long (even though they don't cover their mouths!).
The same night I came down with it....Mom did too! It caused a Crohn's flare up and she ended up in the hospital for several days. (Although the doctor's think it was just a coincidence that her Crohn's flared up within hours of me having my "symptoms", Dr. Stephanie believes the stomach virus caused the Crohn's flare up). I wasn't sure if it was food poisoning or a stomach bug until two days after I had it...Adam got it. At least I won't be afraid to eat at Potbelly's again!
As Adam was getting over his stomach bug, I started coming down with a cough that turned into a cough and high fever. So the next Monday, I was home again with a fever of 102.3 and a bad cough. (People at work must have thought I was taking long weekends away somewhere!). I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics and cough medicine. I woke up the next day a new woman! Although I probably should have stayed home another day....like I said...it is hard to be away and I don't like actually using sick days for being home sick!
A couple of days after coming down with the respiratory fun....Adam got it too! He didn't get the cough...but he enjoyed several days of a high fever and congestion.
.......but I think we are healthy now. We better be! Morocco is coming fast!