i've been infected!
i've spent the whole first half of this month getting, harboring, managing, and recovering from a severe kidney infection. OUCH!!!! i didn't realize those things hurt so bad; thank heavens we live in an era with antibiotics....and that we haven't managed as a race to render them completely useless. yay for mold! ;D
i spent a good many days on literal bedrest. you'd think that a nice bout of bedrest would be conducive to a strong internet presence; updated blog posts, plenty of time to visit long-neglected friends' blogs and actually comment on all of them ( :blush: ), while away the hours in blissful reflection and contemplative repose....but alas, the meditative, zen-like daydream of bedrest is a far cry from the harried, anxiety-ridden mayhem that accompanies a four year old's mother when he is let loose in the home to explore at will. :) example. baylor is coloring in his birthday coloring book. with markers. ("they make better COLORS, mommiieeeeeee!") until he bolts into the room painted up like a sucker who lost a bet with Kat vonD. before i can even speak, he holds up his hand to halt my upcoming diatribe. "it okay, mommy. i wash it myself all gone. juuuust wait." all i can do is flop back onto my pillow and laugh as he reassures me down the hallway, "i do it like a biiiiiiig boy, mommy!....." and, sure enough, he empties a container of baby wipes on his skin and models his resulting all-over lavender birthday suit, as though the bruising from a luke skywalker trash-compacter-esque encounter had faded from the eggplant purple stage to a more subcutaneous violet glow.
not to worry, though. he dutifully recycled the everest pile of purple wipes to 'clean' his entire stock of CARS diecast vehicles. hmm. now that i think about it, that might also explain the strange streaks on the front door....refrigerator face.....front windows.....hahahaahahaaa :P at least he's thorough!
i just love that kid, man. :) LOL