Jonah was diagnosed with pneumonia late Tuesday afternoon. Then, yesterday, it was determined he was also battling the stomach virus that's going around. Emily's been home with him for two days now and, needless to say, has had a number of messes to clean up. Jonah, however, is taking it all in stride. That kid is a trooper with a high tolerance for pain. Unlike his brother who thinks he's going to die when he gets a paper cut!
So today I ended up with a free day. Emily even took Elliott to school and picked him up after. I decided to use the time to tackle the last of my Christmas shopping. I don't know why, but I can walk all day around Dublin with little pain yet, after just three hours at the mall, I'm sore and exhausted. I sincerely hope I don't have to return until well after Christmas.
I should be good because, primarily thanks to Amazon and QVC, I'm now finished with my Christmas gift shopping. My next project is to finish my holiday cards so they're ready to be mailed right after Thanksgiving. That way, in December, I can concentrate on planning menus, preparing and freezing dishes and cookies, decorating the house, and wrapping presents. Is my list getting longer?