Five projects in 24 hours..

…huff, puff… can I do it?

Would have stayed up ’til all ungodly hours last night working on them, but at 11 p.m., JUST as I was finishing one layout and bringing it out to show to Jim, Rhys woke up screaming.

And screaming. And screaming. And screaming.

His tummy hurt. His throat hurt. His head hurt. His forehead was burning.

Finally got him calmed down… fell asleep snuggling him… he woke up about every half-hour until 3 a.m. sobbing and screaming. Full-on leaning over the toilet ("I don’t wanna throw up and I DON’T WANNA GO TO THE DOCTOR, Mama!"), crying so hard he could barely breathe ("Dis crying is makin’ me choke"), sobbing ’til he got a nosebleed.

He’s a little better this morning (thank God) and comfortably ensconced in front of the TV soaking up hours upon hours of Disneytrash. I can hear his brain softening from here.

And I’m doing four projects in seven hours (on top of making spaghetti for the mini-dinner party we’re having tonight).

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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3 Responses to Five projects in 24 hours..

  1. Chiara says:

    Good Luck and hope your little one is better soon.

  2. Elaine says:

    How did Rhys, in Colorado, manage to infect Isabella here in Virginia? What are these kids up to? Our quote of the evening, “I don’ love deez boogies.” sobbed through a nasty cough… Get well in the house of Newman!

  3. Christy says:

    Molly, I’m new to all this “bloginess” but I’m so much enjoying yours. (I got here from a link on someone else’s blog, but I can’t remember whose).
    I love your vocabulary exploratioins and I can totally relate to your boys (my boys are almost five and almost seven … add in there a Jack Russell puppy — named Molly — and a nine month old baby girl, aka “thunder princess” and you get a similar type of household).
    It’s so funny … my little guy, Owen, wants to be a knight when he grows up too. In fact, we’re going to England/Scotland this summer to visit castles (he’s hoping to find one where he can do page training, I’m thinking we’re going as tourists.)
    Anyway to make a long comment longer, I was wondering about your name, Red Molly. Did you pick it up from the Richard Thompson song, Vincent Black Lightening? (Her mate is James). Also, R. Thompson does “Sumer Is akumen In” on his 1000 Years… cd.
    Just wondering, here in PA, as I drink my coffee and watch the chaos.
    Have a great weekend.

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