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Sick Sunday

June 4th, 2006 at 08:49 pm

Today did not turn out as planned!

The family we were going to go to the amusement park with called pretty early. The dad had gone mountain biking early and crashed. They were headed to the ER because he thought he'd broken his ankle. Later we found out he broke it in 3 places! Ouch!

So we talked as a family and decided to go swim and Big Rich's dad's pool. But as the morning went on, Big Rich and I both started to feel really quesy. I had a fever and body aches and felt like I needed to throw up. So my sweet husband took the Monkeys swimming and I slept all afternoon. Now I feel pretty good and he has gone to bed. I really appreciate him doing that for me, especially knowing he didn't feel 100% either. And they ate there so I didn't have to worry about dinner. Love that!

So at the end of the week I have $5 left over from my challenge! I am going to put that on the credit card tomorrow when I go to the bank to get the week's money.

Monkey's have summer camp from 10-4. I honestly don't know what I am going to do with myself all day tomorrow. It is errand day so I will de-clutter and take a load to the charity store, go to the bank, go to the grocery store, and buy a present for the baby shower I have this weekend, and go to the library. So I should manage to stay pretty busy.

So this baby shower is for someone who once was my best friend through high school and college. But the last 3 years we have barely seen each other. Our lives just became so different. Also I think both of us harbor some resentments from dumb inconsiderate things done a long time ago. Anyway, I really don't know how much I should spend on a gift. When I had my first Monkey, we were still good friends and she spend quite a lot on the baby and gave me a GC to a spa for a massage. Now just aren't close. Do I spend a lot because we used to be friends and because she did? There are so many hidden messages and unspoken rules in gift giving sometimes. I hate it.

2 Responses to “Sick Sunday”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Give from your heart...it works everytime.

    (*Note...that does not mean SPEND ALOT) Put some thought into the gift. Handmade and personalized are always great...If you are short on time, there are places that personalize items (Things Remembered- type places.)

    If possible, this may be just the time to undo old hurts...now that you will both be moms...Sometimes forgiveness is the best gift of all. Your friend is approaching one of the most precious times in her life (as you are well aware)...(However, this is only a suggestion since I am not in your shoes.)

    Good luck!

    (My GS and GDs favorite toys are a glow-worm and a little wind up music box that plays Its a Small World.)

    Finally, I hope your and DH get to feeling better. That darned tummy stuff visited us a few weeks ago and it is NO FUN.

  2. contrary1 Says:

    I'm all for making the baby gifts if at all possible. Heck, make any gift if at all possible.

    But, in the case of buying a gift, a book is such a great gift. No one can have too many books. Some sort of great collection of childrens stories would be wonderful, you could write a note to include to the baby.... Doesn't have to cost much, especially if you have g/c for amazon or barnes & nobel and memb. to my points type places.

    It is the thought that counts, not the cost of their gift to you. And, IMO, if they are that kind of 'friend' cut them loose. (I'm all out of patience tonight, so I'm not much for cutting people any slack here!! ) Smile

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