well, the best laid kiffy plans went very much agley chez seahorse. 14 year old a came down with a vile flu-type virus last sunday which i battled against valiantly until 6.30pm on wednesday when i was felled by fever and delirium :( i took to my bed and was prey to bone aches, fever bordering on the hallucinatory
so i have spent most my time since then either in bed or about to stagger back to bed. a and i rose from our respective sick beds yesterday for present opening and then went back missing out on the family cmas jollities and cmas dinner. all rather gloomful, especially as we could hear the neighbours having a fabulous time a couple of metres away.
but fa kiffy did come
presents were opened and recipients happy
and i scored a dremel tool :) i see much drilling in my future
celebratory dinner has been postponed until new year's eve, i think as victim number 3 (12 year old e) succumbed this afternoon
ps see what a wonderful breakfast 4 year old w served up to me this morning - very restorative