Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Getting back to normal?

Just thought I'd let you know, we finally made it back to our West Coast home. Lucky us got to spend an hour on the tarmac in Toronto while the maintainence crew tried to fix the cargo door. Since that was apparently impossible & a major flight hazard we then had to switch planes with another hour or so wait before taking off. Generous Air Canada gave everyone on board a free alcoholic beverage as compensation. Woo hoo! A free Coors Lite! I shoulda received 5 more for the having my heart in my eyeballs trying to deal with the crazy turbulence. It was probably the bumpiest ride I've ever been on. Nothing like being in a metal tube 30,000 feet above the oh so solid earth, while skipping frantically over waves of storm clouds blowing gale force winds. Fun. At least the silly baby slept almost the entire way.

Now that we are back, we are trying our best to recover from the RSV (I like to call it Respiratory Snot Virus). Seems she gave it to me so I'm hacking up my lungs periodically throughout the day & blowing my nose raw. Since Doodles doesn't know how to hork up mucus yet (I'm working on teaching her that trick) she spends the day rubbing her honker & smearing snot all over her face. I try to wipe it all away but some of it has made it into her peepers & it looks like she now has pink eye (conjunctivitis - viral). It's like she's got creamy snot in her tear ducts & it gets crusted on her lashes. I am about to try the breast milk in the eye remedy but if that doesn't work it looks like we'll be back at the doctor's sooner rather than later. This sickness is just so gross. We are walking snot factories & I've gone through half a box of kleenex in about an hour. At least her breathing is back to normal - still sounds like a mangy purring cat but hey, I miss having cats around.

Speaking of pets, we got Joxer the Mighty Dog back from the kennel the day after we got in (at 1am!) & he is still sulking around the house with a bitterness bred into the fibre of his being. Apparently he was outside for about a week as it turns out the kennel is outdoors. Sugar Daddy swears he didn't know this when he dropped hime off & so we are both feeling pretty guilty. The owners took him in for week two because he wasn't doing so good in the cold doghouse & he's come back to us about 8 pounds lighter. He looks great, like a puppy, but the weight loss is not helping our guilt any. Oh well, he's already back to stealing food from the baby so I'm sure it won't last long.

So that's it for the update. I've got photos to organize (my only resolution this year - hopefully manageble) & manipulate & post to Flickr. I'll get some up as soon as we can so you can share in the joy that was our xmas vacation. Photos coming soon include no scenic pictures of St. John's (because I barely went outdoors), perhaps a couple from the Doodles' christening (yes we heathens baptised our demon child), Sugar Daddy with his awesome Christmas present from me (just wait for the awesomeness) & maybe some video clips from my new toy (courtesy of the hubby). Signing off to go clean my mess. Later dudes.


ula & jamie said...

sista friend, brother man & fabulous funky freyja!

we miss you all! that wee visit we just had was way too short, so jamie and i decided we're moving to seattle to spend some more time with you three :) well we'll see what pops up but here's hoping. i've began 'the search for a job'.

you convinced us calvin. by the way, i sent you two some pictures from your visit at our place, to your rogers accounts (not sure how often you check them). let me know please if you got them. while you are at it, calvin what's your work email? jamie wants to email you his new site with a downloadable cv and stuff. if you were serious about passing his information on, we would be seriously grateful to you for your help :) it would be pretty cool if something could come of this little brain fart you had at our place, but like i said, we'll see what pops up.

also laura, you should be a writer you witty mommie you. i really enjoyed reading your entry. this whole blogg is super cute.

that is all for now. sorry if this is comment is way too long. lot's of love sweet friends and hope to see you again soon.

Jody said...

Hi there!
Thanks for your note - it sounds like you two haven't had the healthiest holiday either. I've recovered well and am now making up for my little 'sojourn' by writing my exams this week. 1 down, 2 to go. Can't wait til Fri night!

Hang in there! I recommend tissues with lotion. The extra soft kind really make a difference to keeping your nose intact when you have a cold. take care.

Connie said...

Glad to hear you guys made it back okay. I totally can relate to sitting on the Tarmack at TO. Last time Xander and I went to NL, we sat there for an hour and a half while they fixed our apparently broken radio with parts from another plane's radio. Good times. Gives you that really warm fuzzy feeling. I hope the Doodle Bug is feeling herself soon.

karen said...

Hey kids. Welcome back to the west. I'm with Jody on the lotion extra soft deluxe tissues. I caught the cold from hell from someone on the flight back from Delhi and they helped a lot with the endless flow of snot during my jet lagged stupor.

Also discovered another great thing in India - hot lemon ginger honey. Just chop a bit of ginger, smack it hard to crush it a little (good for catharsis too), add hot water, juice of one lemon, and as much honey as you like. Sweeeeeet.

I'll come visit once you have time to normalize yourselfs and pack some pudge back on the dog.

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