All sorts of things have been quiet lately! The baby stayed quiet this weekend, allowing Mark to go to the funeral and stay until Sunday evening. He and I both appreciated this, since I know he had been worried about leaving me.
Conference was quiet. Mostly because I drove over to Mom's for the weekend, so Mark wouldn't be so worried and so I could rest. Because I am sick. Oh, joy of joys! Mom was so sweet to let us come and invade their home even though I'm not feeling well, so the boys had plenty to keep them occupied and I could sleep through most of the afternoon sessions without worrying about what they were up to. Janelle, angel that she is, even changed William's diaper so I wouldn't have to! Of course, I couldn't really smell that he was stinky at all.....
And today has been the most quiet. I've nearly completely lost my voice right now. I whisper when I have to and getting any sort of sound out requires a yelling-at-the-top-of-my-lungs effort, which makes me cough and my throat hurt. So Mommy hasn't said much today at all. Mark has had to intercept calls so I don't have to talk, and hopefully nobody calls me this evening while he's at work! He's also let me take a couple naps this morning, since I was up tossing and turning and coughing all night. I sure love him, especially when I'm sick, he takes such good care of me!
This evening should be fairly quiet as well. I've rescheduled piano lessons, since I can't talk, and have a fever that I don't want to pass on to Amanda's kids. The boys will likely end up watching far too much tv, mostly William's new movies from his birthday which we celebrated yesterday. Who knows what dinner will be..... we may dig into our freezer meals early, or just have leftovers from last night.
Tomorrow Oren begins a higher dose of his medicine. We've held off for quite a while, since his meds can decrease his appetite, slow his growth height-wise, and make it difficult for him to go to sleep at night. But he needed the extra control at school, his dose wasn't effective anymore. My 7-year old weighs all of 42 pounds with jeans on, and now stands at 48 1/2 inches. My baby is over 4 feet tall now! Just over 1 more foot, and he'll be as tall as me!
I'll post pictures and whatnot about William's birthday later, when I'm feeling a little more up to editing them. My living room is a disaster area thanks to being sick, so I will probably have to clean them up a bit. But he's 3 now! Such a big boy!