Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Groundhogs and Germs

Today is Groundhog Day.  Most people just blow this off as a silly little excuse of a holiday.  Me, well, it's always been a little more special to me.  Sure, it's a little hokey about the groundhog seeing his shadow and having 6 more weeks of winter or not.  But, it's fun.  And a fun excuse in the middle of winter is always good.  But the real reason this day is special is because it's Gram's birthday.  She loved the fact that she "was a groundhog".  It always made us giggle.  (Actually, according to Mom, she was a squirrel, but that's a whole different story...)
So, yeah.  Today I can't help but think about Gram and miss her.  She would have been 87 today.

On the flip side, both my boys are sick.  Boo was feeling pretty good last night.  He went to bed without a fuss at 8:00 and didn't wake up until after 9.  That alone tells me he's still fighting something off.  He never sleeps more than 12 hours at a shot these days unless he's feeling really bad.  That and Gak says he woke up with a bit of a fever.  It was only 100.1, but that's on the high end for him.  To top it off, Gak's been having problems at both ends of his system.  I convinced him that they should both just take a sick day and stay home.  Of course, Mike wasn't too happy to hear that because he had an appointment with the accountant this afternoon.  Oh well, that's life when you only have one employee.  That and Gak's called out maybe 4 or 5 times at most in the past 5 years.  I'd rather have Mike cranky for a day and a day when Boo and Gak can just hang out at home and chill for a while and feel better tomorrow.

The picture at the top of the page is from yesterday morning.  Such a tired little boy.  And Trey is now very clean and much better looking again.

Peace to all and may your groundhogs be happy and your boys healthy.

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