Monday, January 4, 2010

A is for Apples (and Anti-Emetics)

Just thought I'd poke my head in and say hello and Happy New Year.

Last week I announced the return of the A-Z project and invited you and all your friends to join me. The response was incredible. We have over fifty people signed up to our Ning Communityy and several more who are playing but haven't signed in yet. Wow.

New Year's Eve was the most painful day of my life - and I've given birth three times, without any pain meds with one of those babies being 8 pounds 13 ounces. The doctor warned me that my back problems would degenerate very quickly but I wasn't expecting something quite so severe. I couldn't even sit up in bed until Chris came home to take care of me.

New Year's Day was painful but I was so thrilled to be out of bed and on my feet that it didn't get me down.

We started our A-Z by making Apple Crisp together:

It was delicious:

After dinner I got it in my head that we needed to see if there was a floor under the island in our kitchen. I know, crazy, right? I really want a free standing island not the gigantic lower cabinet monstrosity we have now but I've been worried that Alpine in their cheap-bastardly-evilness might have not put a floor under the cabinet. Chris lovingly disassembled the island and just as we had pots, pans, bottles, board and nails all over the house I started throwing up.

Yes, Chris and the boys unending stomach flu finally caught up to me. I'm not surprised. I have been up nursing someone's poor health every night since mid-December, that takes it's toll. So I was sick repeatedly until six the next morning and have felt really bloody awful ever since. This illness is a doozy. I more fully understand how my bottomless pit of a thirteen year old is still sniffing at toast a week later.

But, to count my blessings, I was able to hold down my meds and sips of juice within 24 hours. The rest will work itself out.

These last three weeks before surgery are going to be a rough road. Thankfully I've got the Lord, a loving family, good friends, A-Z and a buoyant spirit to get me through.

Okay, I'm REALLY tired now. Back to bed for me.


All of my Todays said...

Take care and look after yourself. x

Elizabeth R. said...

So a day after you can't sit up in bed you are making apple crisp? I have no idea where you find your energy reserves. You have an iron will. I hope your zest for life continues in 2010 and that your body catches up and lets you do all the things you want to.

KarmaCraft said...

Sounds terrible- but you have such a great attitude about things, I'm sure everything will be just fine. You're never given anything you can't handle I suppose... (too deep for the comments section perhaps) Take care, you! I'll keep you in my thoughts for your surgery.

Send apple crisp to the return address I send in with my ATCs. ;)

Keely Livings said...

Love your A-Z idea! Hope you are feeling better soon :)

Treacle said...

Oh my goodness...please, please, please take care of yourself. Do your doctors think your back will improve at all?

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Unknown said...

so sorry to hear of your pain and illness Nic-hope the surgery sorts it for you!

Unknown said...

so sorry to hear of your pain and illness Nic-hope the surgery sorts it for you!

GlitteryKatie said...

Get well soon hunny!

Maggi said...

I am so sorry you've been feeling so bad! Thinking of you!

Claudette said...

Continued prayers go your way....take care girlfriend.