Thursday, 18 December 2008

I am still here!

Wow, what a week! Amelie received her first immunisation last Tuesday and what a roller coaster of a week she has had. On Wednesday she slept for about 20 of the 24 hours. Then the next two days she was really upset and couldn't settle or sleep very much at all. On Saturday and Sunday she had diarrhoea and vomiting, lots of gas and a very upset tummy as a reaction to the rotavirus vaccine she received. Aurelia picked up a cold from the Health Clinic where Amelie had her immunisation and suffered with that since Friday night. She then passed it on to Amelie who is still feeling sick. Needless to say, I have had very little sleep, no time for stitching and no time for any housework. My DH has been wonderful, pitching in and helping as much as he can when he is home.

Unfortunately, it means no stitching gifts for anyone this Christmas and no baked goodies for any of the neighbours. I am sure that everyone will understand.

Next week is going to be a busy week for us. I have visitors all this weekend. I have to prepare a few dishes for Christmas lunch at mum's place. I have more visitors and then on boxing day I have my DH's family coming to visit and lunch to prepare. I think I am definitely going to need a rest when Christmas is over. At least all the Christmas presents are purchased and wrapped. I have my DH to thanks for that, he has been excellent buying and wrapping and hiding all the gifts.

Vonna mentioned on her blog about rude people and how people just don't seem to care about anyone else. Now I have my own two stories.
On Sunday, DH and I went shopping to purchase the last of the Christmas presents. DH was off buying groceries with Aurelia, while I took Amelie to buy the presents. I was in Target looking at some toys in a very wide aisle. I had finally got Amelie to sleep when this very rude man ran straight into the pram and knocked a whole lots of toys onto Amelie. Thankfully she wasn't hurt, but she was frightened awake. The man then turned around and yelled at me to watch where I was going. Now I hadn't moved anywhere and the pram was pushed as close to the shelf as possible to get it out of the way.
The second incident occurred at our at our local supermarket. Aurelia was upset and being difficult and Amelie was screaming so I had picked her up and was carrying her around. This meant that I had one free hand to push the pram. I was turning the pram into an aisle when this lady started to come out of the aisle. Now she saw that I was having difficulty pushing the pram, but she pushed her trolley into the pram and pushed it out of the way, so that she could get past. Now manoeuvring a pram singled handed is difficult at the best of times, but she made it all that more difficult when she pushed the pram is in the opposite direction.
Now I know that at Christmas we are all busy and in a rush, but it's no excuse for being rude. I just don't know why people have become so rude and uncaring in recent times. I just hope this doesn't become a more common occurrence.


Mylene said...

You sure been busy, hope your girls feel better very soon.

I am sorry to hear of your encounter with not so friendly people.

Vonna said...

There are so many people who are truly angels among us, and there a quite a few devils apparently too. I'm sorry for others actions.

I hope your girls feel better soon :o)

Sonda in OR said...

That doesn't sound like a very fun week...hope the little one is feeling better and you've had no more encounters with rude people.

Kathy A. said...

I hope your little angels are feeling better soon.
I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.