Thursday, April 05, 2007

‘Tis the Season…

…for the Creeping Crud. My home has become filled with the sounds of sneezing, sniffling, coughing, hacking, moaning and the oft repeated question: “Where’d you put the Kleenexes?”
It all started a few weeks ago with Jack coming down with a bad case of upper respiratory flu. He bounced back pretty well, but I don’t think I’d ever seen him quite that sick. Randy came down with it last week and without bothering to recover from that, he transitioned into his allergies; same symptoms without the fever.
Then Jack’s allergies started flaring up.
Three days ago, Emily began to resemble a melting ice cube as the same fever crept into her system, one symptom at a time. She hasn’t been able to shake it, so I drove her to the Dr. this morning. It’s a virus, so he gave her a Rx for the symptoms and told her (like I’ve been telling them all along) to drink lots of water.

Our weather has taken a sudden u-turn back into winter temps – daytime highs in the low 40s and night time lows in the 20s. More snow expected tonight and a low of 17 for Friday night. And we’re two weeks into Spring. I think this year’s Easter Egg hunting attire will include stocking hats, woolen scarves and mittens.

Every time – and do mean EVERY time I type the word Friday, I type Firday. I’ve set the computer to auto-fix it, and I’ve tried to watch out for it, but I’ve done it wrong so many times, it’s as if I’ve practiced making that mistake. Anyway, Fridays are always good, but tomorrow is Good Friday – the day Christians observe the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Did you know the Crucifixion scene is the most often painted scene in all of art history? I think the most moving depiction of it is in the Mel Gibson movie Passion of the Christ. In the movie, when Jesus says, “It is finished.” we are taken to God’s point of view, from far above the cross and a giant tear falls to earth. It showed me how much it broke God’s heart to let His only Son die on the cross for the sins of mankind, but He did it so we could understand how much he loves us. Because His great heart was also breaking for lack of fellowship with each and every one of us and this was how He chose to restore that fellowship.
I think they should call it GREAT Friday. (I did it again. “Firday”).

So Happy GREAT FRIDAY to everyone tomorrow! I won’t see you then, but I’ll Blog with you then!


Anonymous said...

Hey!! Was it you that was asking me about the government grants website? well anyway, here it is... Grants I'm headed back to Cali this weekend, gotta get warm! :)

LaDawn said...

We've got your beautiful weather over here. The back door is wide open and we are ripe and ready for a huge spot of gardening.

In exchange we've sent our lurgy over to you....not entirely true. Seb has a runny nose but he's like the duracell bunny. He just keeps on going!