Hi. Happy Day Before Pesakh.
Glad it's finally happening. Can't wait for it to be done so I can go to sleep. Is that a bad way to start a seder? Oh well. That kind of month.
We've had a stomach virus here for a month-plus that's been a stomach virus like no other I've lived with. Started with #2 right before Purim (barfing & shilsul), moved through the kids one by one, and it lasted a long time, she missed days of school, until two weeks ago, when #1 and #4 had it at the same time and they both missed a week of school, and then the #3 got and and #2 got it again
, unfortunately getting it during the week of vacation before the holiday, and then DH and I also got it. I haven't had a fever like that in years. And had to work through it. DH, too ... he started a new job two weeks ago (b'H) and couldn't take off (scared to ... it's a 3-month job, a "try-out" situation, and he didn't want to mess it up ... so then he went to work with a fever of 102.5 and spilled beakers and ... ohnevermind) ... anyway, so now #4 is sick again, but this seems to be a normal bad cold-ish sort of thing. I'm the only one with stomach-reliving entertainment at this point, though the fever is gone.
The doctor was useless. "It's a virus; rest." Great, dude. Glad we don't have to pay to visit you, otherwise I'd want my money back.
At least I've lost weight. Ten pounds. Haven't eaten in almost two weeks except a few bites a day, and what I have eaten reappears an hour or so later in one form or another.
If this doesn't get better soon I'll be able to wear bikinis again. Hahahaha. Only kidding.
It's been relatively helpful for shalom bayis, though. He finds it hard to be tyrranical when he wants sympathy. Thank G!d for something positive here.
Okay. Thanks for letting me rant a thoroughly disgusting rant about a thoroughly disgusting virus.
Yes, we've cleaned through it. With lots of "uh-oh-get-out-of-the-way-gotta-get-to-the-bathroom-fast" breaks. Bleh.
Blessing you and me and ALL OF US with absolute freedom; particularly freedom from the tyranny of illness and laundry and makhlokes. Blessing you and me and all of us with shalom bayis shalom bayis shalom bayis.
(Will take extra tefillos in that last regard ...)