Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)
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I have editing to do.  I have laundry and cleaning waiting for me.  M. and H. are sick, as are Chris and I.  We all feel horrible.  I took M. to the pediatrician yesterday, and the doctor gave her a nebulizer treatment, restarted her inhalers, and put her on antibiotics because she’s headed for pneumonia based on the way her lungs sounded post-treatment.
My house is less of a mess than it was because my mom came by today, watched the kids so I could nap, and while M. napped she did my dishes, straightened my living room and folded a load of laundry.  She can be a real life-saver.  I hope she doesn’t catch this.  I told her she shouldn’t come, but she doesn’t pay any attention to me.  She also picked up diapers, pull-ups and generic Tylenol for M. so I didn’t have to go out.
I’m doing the bare minimum of writing today–my 750 words–because I don’t have the energy for anything else, and once M. is in bed I plan to go to bed myself. I’d be there now if I didn’t have to wait out her next dose of inhalers and get her to sleep again.  I can always tell when it’s close because her coughing gets worse.
I hate feeling like this, and I especially hate it when the kids are sick.  H. went to her dad’s for the weekend.  I know she would rather have stayed here because she wants to be with me when she’s sick, but I explained that with me sick too she was better off with her dad since he can wait on her hand and foot.
Right now we’re watching “Sleeping Beauty” (Disney version).  It’s been our usual sick-day Disney marathon yesterday and today actually.  We’ve also watched “The Princess and the Frog“, “Peter Pan“, “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” and “Mulan”–although that may have been the day before.
I slept for three hours today in the middle of the day, and I still am having trouble keeping my eyes open.  I’m just hoping that once I do get M. to sleep she doesn’t wake up a bunch of times during the night.  That’s not good for either of us.
I just finished reading Shutter Island, and I’m planning on possibly doing a combined review of the book and the movie, but I haven’t got it worked out in my head yet and I’m too incoherent to think about it now.
On another Leonardo DiCaprio note, I’m in the middle of watching “Inception” too.  I can’t help it, I’ve liked him since “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” and I still do.  The movie is very strange, but seems good so far.  Although I don’t know if I’ll still think that by the end.  I guess I’ll just have to watch it and see!
I’m fighting with my Blackberry (Pearl 8100) because it won’t let my email work.  Every time I try to go in, it says that the “program requires a working data connection” to run.  I have a data plan, I have a wi-fi in my house, and I get mobile reception here.  I’m not sure what else it’s looking for, and I can’t seem to find an answer.  I’ll probably find it online eventually, but I think I need to rest more before I tackle one more piece of technology being irritating.
Sleeping Beauty is over and now M. wants to watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  And she’s yelling at my water on the end table because she hit her head on it.  “Water!  Don’t bump my head!”  Because clearly it’s the water’s fault. That’s a new thing with her.  Yelling at inanimate objects when they aren’t doing what she wants. I’m pretty sure she’s picked it up from Chris, who does the same thing only with swearing.
Chris will be home late tonight, which is about the last thing he needs.  I’m not waiting up though.  I need sleep, and he won’t expect me to stay up.  That’s about the only good thing about him being home late.
I’ve been trying to post a story I wrote onto Associated Content since last night when I finished it, and I keep getting an error message.  I get all the way to the end, but when I hit the “Publish” button, I get directed to a screen that’s completely white except for the error.  It’s very unhelpful.  I’ve tried everything I can on my end to correct it, and finally emailed the support department to find out what’s going on.  I hate to have something written but not submitted.
Tomorrow, I’m going to continue my search for new freelance work, and barring that I’ll get back to editing my book.  I’m hoping we’ll all start feeling better tomorrow.  See you then!