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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snotters and Tissues and Germs, Oh My!

It's finally happened. Normally, I shrug off colds. They're kind of like hazy clouds that burn off by 10 0'clock in the morning. Anyone who's a caretaker knows that you don't get sick days. Not really.

But today, I'm forcing myself to stay home with my little one, who is also a snot-filled mess (she says "snotters" instead of "snot," which is surprisingly cute unless she's actually sick)~ she's got the kind of snotters where you go to wipe it off her face, and you end up pulling out a foot-long dangler that was somehow hiding in the child's tiny head.


Too much information? Try living it, people.


(*Ooooo, she sounds cranky! She must really be sick*)


Okay, I'll stop whining. At least I have a ready excuse to watch back-to-back Disney movies and Charlie & Lola episodes on DVD. I'm just mad because they're giving away free pumpkins at the Library this morning. Boo.


Anyway, if you're feeling healthy today, then relish it :) I'll be back on Friday.



In the meantime, here's a short post on mastering the craft and putting in writing hours from the lovely RL LaFevers (author of the Theodosia and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series):

The Long, Slow Slog Toward Mastery



31 comments:

  1. I've been there. Hope you and your daughter feel better soon. The 10,000 hours to mastery link is interesting. I wonder how many hours I've put in.

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  2. awman! i hope her snotters go away soon!
    we've had the flu cycle through here twice already. ugh!

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  3. Poor you! I hope you're both feeling better soon. I remember those days where both patient and nurse were sick, and it's no fun.

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  4. It's that time again. I hope you feel better.

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  5. Get well soon, Jess and little daughter! Yuk, not fun...

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  6. You won something from Project Mayhem, lady! Go check! ;)

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  7. Loved the snotters. Feel better soon and enjoy being home. It's a great thing to rest.

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  8. The footlong snotters are still better than the puddles of puke!!! Still, I definitely feel for you. I had the puke thing going at my house this summer, SUMMER! (come on! as if winter isn't long enough at high altitude to fit in all the sicknesses) - each child took their 24 hour turn at it.

    I adore RL LaFevers - I am an addict at her Shrinking Violets blog (though I never comment. Bad me). Off to visit.

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  9. Lol! I am laughing about the foot long snotters. So sorry you are under the weather!! Hope you feel better soon. Give your body rest and take care...

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  10. Foot-long snotters, gug. Yeah, I've been there. Feel better soon!!

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  11. Hope you and your little feel better. Snotters be gone!

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  12. I hope you all feel better soon. We are battling stuff here as well.

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  13. Hey Jess! Hope your daughter feels better soon.

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  14. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Except I'm much older. Yes, I hope your daughter is back to her healthy self soon!

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  15. *hugs* Sorry you're not feeling well. I've been lucky so far *crosses fingers*. I'm way to busy to be sick right now.

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  16. I hope that nastiest disappears soon! Sorry I've been distant! ;)

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  17. You poor thing! I hope you and your daughter are both feeling much better soon! Disney movies are helpful for that :) And my daughter used to tell me she had nose tears when her nose was running :)

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  18. We can wallow is sickly misery together! Hope you two get better soon (and back to writing for you!)

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  19. I remember those days. Hang in there! And thanks for the LaFever link!

    ~Debbie

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  20. Oh no! Not the foot long "snotters!" (Which really is completely adorable, but my kids are healthy at the moment...) Get better soon!! (PS Why does your cranky come off cute and my cranky... well, it just comes off cranky? lol)

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  21. Oh Jess, I hope this doesn't end forcing you to put me in your "crazy lady online stalker" category, but remembering how much you LOVE Roald Dahl, I had to tell you this.

    So Julie Musil is having a giveaway on her blog and to enter you have to tell something funny about yourself. So I couldn' think of anything funny about MYSELF but I could think of some funny things with my kids. This is what I wrote:

    "Based on some MG book I loved when I was a kid (but can't remember the name!!! help!!!) I once tried to convince my kids that you can tell who a real witch is because they don't have toes and you'll never see them take their shoes off. So they spent the rest of the day trying to pry my shoes off."

    So then I thought, duh, I'll just google it. So I googled "witches don't have toes" and guess what came back?

    It's a book called the Witches by Roald Dahl!!!

    All these years Road Dahl has been in the back of my conscious since I was a kid, him and his toeless witches. I thought that might make you smile (or, make you add me to the crazy lady stalker list) (I probably should have looked up your email instead of posting this on your blog. I will understand if you delete it!)

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  22. I think I gagged a little just then! Thanks for that, little miss cranky! :)

    Feel better soon...and watch The Lion King for me!

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  23. Hope you are feeling better. Saw a comment on another post and hopped over to check out your site. I look forward to lurking around.

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