Sunday, October 03, 2004


Change of tack

Today I had planned to do bulk web site development of the new blogs.

Nothing I planned happened which is unusual for me.

Last nght Miranda got worse - Jude took her back to the hospital and she was diagnosed with the 'flu'. This morning she was still vomiting (after 3 days - and with nothing that she has tried to eat in that time held down.) She was complaining of sore eyes and pain behind her eyes. I deduced this was due to dehydration and resolved to get some more fluids into her. I rang our doc who suggested (and she is the most practical down to earth doctor ever!) "just get anything you can into her - lollies, coke, chips chocolate biscuits - anything. Not normal - but just a chance to get something into her. Also try to get the liquid paracetamol into her also (she had just thrown up my last attempt to do this). So I sat and encouraged another lot of medicine, some more water and some dry wafer biscuit into her - to see it go out again inside 10 minutes.
Last resort - bribery and corruption.
I then suggested that if she could keep it down I would get a Playstation 2 for her to play on. She requested Spyro. So I rang my mate who kindly brought his over and I went to the video shop and located Spyro (and also Alias for Jude and I to play) By the time I got back Miranda had held down the next lot of medicine and was starting to eat biscuits. I brought a gigantic bag of popcorn back also and the three kids settled down to play / watch Spyro. I wouldn't let Miranda play til she had some food in and the popcorn was a great hit. By lunchtime she was feeling a lot better and the other kids had also had a turn.
Then Jamie came back (he had taken his girlfriend to the beach after dropping the PS2 off) and he and I played V8 Supercars online for a while. After that I came in and kicked back with the kids til dinner which we shared with Jude's mum and sister - yummy red wine marinated roast thanks Jude. I then had a nap on the couch while the kdis watched 'Herbie Rides Again' After putting them to bed Jamie came back over and we played Alias til about 2AM! Now I finally got to do some emails and read some blogs and I am going to bed with not one skerrick of web development done all day - And I feel fine about that.
Friends and family are more important.

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