Let's start with yesterday since I couldn't motivate myself to write last night...and there was also the fact that Matt was glued to the computer getting the Michigan Primary updates hoping Romney would win...and he did. :-)
Zoe stayed home from school yesterday. She went to bed the night before with a sore throat and she woke up with a headache and sore throat. She laid around most of the morning, but was feeling better by the afternoon. I played Battleship and Checkers with her that you hook up to the TV. I have found it relaxing and fun to sit down to play these games when I need a break. Matt came home the evening before and found me playing Battleship by myself and he wondered if he should be concerned. I did play the games on and off yesterday, but I also cleaned the bathroom and cleared off our stove that was piling up with papers and magazines, so at least it looked like I had been productive all day.
Matt being the sweet man he is...or maybe he just wanted me out of his hair so he could keep up with the Michigan Primary, called me yesterday before coming home from work and asked me if I'd like to get out of the house for the evening. Of course that sounded wonderful and I ended up going over to my parents' home for dinner and my Mom and I played Phase 10. It was nice to get out of the house. We are down to one car again, which we have been for several months now, so my trips outside the house are limited.
Matt and I have been watching "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe" the last couple of evenings. We got the disc from Netflix. We used to watch the show when we had cable. Mike is very entertaining, but some of the jobs he ventures into are disgusting! I watched a few episodes with Zoe this evening that I knew weren't gross and they were the ones I slept through last night. She didn't comment on whether she liked the show or not, but I know she enjoyed being able to watch it with me.
Eleanor had a rude awakening this morning. Zoe's laptop Barbie computer fell from the top bunk and hit Eleanor in the cheek. That had to have hurt! Matt put ice on her cheek even though Eleanor fought him, so she only has a minor bruise. I'm glad she wasn't hurt more seriously!
Zoe woke up with a minor stomach ache this morning, but since she missed yesterday and Matt and I weren't convinced she was sick enough to stay home, she went to school. I asked her if something was going on at school that was making her want to stay home, but she said no. I wonder if she has a touch of what Emily went through last week because Zoe came home with a headache today and yesterday she woke up with a headache. Emily's headaches have gone away, so maybe it IS part of a cold...like Matt said. One of these days I might learn not to doubt him, but then that would mean I am always wrong and that doesn't seem fair.
I made powdered milk today. Matt thinks macaroni and cheese smells like diarrhea, well I think powdered milk smells like a wet diaper! Eleanor, Zach, and Emily insisted on trying it, but they weren't fond of it either. I think that was the last time I am ever making that stuff. Too funny...Matt just walked through the door and sniffed the air asking, "Is that burnt popcorn or is it macaroni and cheese or something." It's burnt popcorn...I got distracted earlier and forgot it was in the microwave.