Friday, February 18, 2011

Everyone is sick.. and my pocketbook hurts, too!

Last weekend, my nephew's wife called me sounding thoroughly pitiful. It appears someone showed up at the Super Bowl party sick so the majority of my family ended up sick, too. She asked me to come to town to keep the baby overnight in the hopes that he wouldn't get sick. I told her I would keep him at Mom and Dad's so I go home to grab Bailey and off we go. Now, I love this little tyke to pieces so even though the evening reminded me I'm too damn old to have a baby, I enjoyed cuddling with him and spending the time with him.

I must say I was super proud of him that he didn't decide to poop in the bathtub since that seems to be something he does on a regular basis, but of course, after I get him all cleaned up and dressed in his pajamas he throws up all the down the front of them. Thanks, Dimples! Aunt Krissy really appreciated that one.
But he never pooped and I managed to change diapers without getting peed on, so I'll take it! He even slept through the night, which I was thrilled about since I was told he would probably be up around 6 or 7 a.m. I had made myself go to sleep on the couch shortly after I put him to bed since I figured I was getting up with the sun. However, even though he slept well, Bailey did not. She is apparently the canine version of the nervous nanny. I think she heard him at 5 a.m. so she went into the room and barked at him. Luckily, I was able to give him his pacifier back, turn on the glow worm, and he went right back to sleep.
After that, she ended up waking me every 20 minutes as she bounded back into his room to check on him. I'm thinking that she's so used to seeing people hold him that she didn't like him being left in there alone. I personally wasn't thrilled with the whole waking me up just because she's nervous thing, but I understand her jitters.

So the parents come to get Dimples because Daddy was feeling better, and we all threatened the mommy to not touch the baby! Of course, he ended up getting sick later in the weekend. *sigh* Well, I tried! And Lord knows, Bailey tried to make sure he was okay.

Before heading home I decided I needed some things while I was in the "big city" as Mom likes to call it. (For those who don't remember, I don't even have a Walmart in my town.) On the way to pick up some things, I decide to just pop into a furniture store to see what they have. Of course, this led to a long afternoon of shopping and calling my parents for advice on my findings, but I ended up buying myself a new reclining sofa and love seat. This led to having to go buy new matching pillows, which reminded me I needed new towels, which caused me to buy a new shower curtain. I think you are getting the picture. Fifteen hundred dollars later, I manage to be on my way back out of town with Bailey, the exhausted nanny. That was a pretty expensive baby sitting trip if you ask me.

It cost me something else since this week I ended up sick, of course. Tuesday I had to leave work because I was basically green and Wednesday I didn't make it in to work either. However, something good came out of this week. My appliances came Tuesday!
These are not mine because I forgot to take a photo for you fine people, but it's the same model I think. And I ended up stacking mine. But they were right. I literally dried a load of towels in less time than it took the next load of clothes to wash. How awesome is that?! Loving these steam units, and pretty much everything in my house will probably have been washed and dried by the weekend.

Then yesterday, my new furniture came!
And though I was going to keep Bailey off of the new furniture, I decided I couldn't rob her of her favorite spot looking out of the window. So I bought her one of those dog blankets to put on the love seat, and she was thrilled as you can tell.
As you can tell, her tail is blurry because it was wagging like crazy the whole time. That was pretty much her view all night, as I was kicked back on the reclining sofa. I'll probably have to sleep there either Friday or Saturday night just to break it in properly.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Oilfield Trash said...

Congrats on the new stuff for your place.

And I know all too well about having a superbowl party full of sick people.

Jumble Mash said...

OMG Dad has that same rug!!! I always try to steal it from him but he gaurds it pretty heavily.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Nice new stuff! You're also such a good auntie!

Krissy said...

OT.. Well, at least you knew you had sickies at your party.

JM.. That means the Chief has good taste. :) My parents bought me that as a house-warming when I moved into this place 2 years ago. It goes so much better with the new furniture and pillows. Now I just need new tables and lamps.

Barb.. Thanks.. on both counts! I tried to help out anyway.

lyndylou said...

Lovely stuff, I just love a bit of retail therapy! Good for you having your nephew, chance to have special 'auntie' time :) said...

Very nice furniture.
Nephews are love-bugs until they barf on you.

On My Soapbox said...

Those glow worms are really helpful, aren't they? My nephew loved his, too.

What nice new furniture and appliances you have! We are still in awe over how little soap our "new" washer uses. I think it's about five years old now....

Krissy said...

lyndy.. Thanks! Yes, auntie doesn't always get good time with the little ones without having to fight for their attention so it was so nice. :)

Robyn.. He was still a love-bug. At least he only got it on himself that time. :) I could squeeze him to pieces.

Soapbox.. That glow worm is awesome! I just wish they had told me I had to have special soap for the new washer. Going to the store sick is no fun, but I HAD to use the new appliances. :) Thanks for the compliments on my stuff.

caterpillar said...

Nice furniture...and Bailey sounds like a very protective nanny....:)

Krissy said...

Thanks, caterpillar! Yeah, she's so protective I got no sleep. That's great... right? :)

A Cappelli said...

Aww, you are such a wonderful Auntie! I am looking forward to the birth of my brother's baby this summer. I will gladly take the baby off their hands for a night.
And furniture shopping is like that book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"- when you buy one piece of furniture, you find that you need at least two more pieces to go with it (along with accessories).

Jimmy said...

Can't ever go to the store and buy just one thing, one leads to another, then another--- Ha Ha Glad you didn't get pooped on although it would have been a good test for the new washer :)

Sandra said...

I was reading, reading, reading, waiting for the part where you get sick, and yup, there it was! Because getting puked on by a baby inevitably means you've got it.
On the plus side, I LOVE your couch! Love the colour!

Chief aka Dad said...

You do indeed have my rug! And JM really does try to steal it.

Krissy said...

A Cappelli.. Thanks, and welcome to my corner of the world! I hope you decide to stick around. Being an Aunt is awesome, and I'm pretty much a professional at it now. Amen on the furniture comment! There is so much more I need now.

Jimmy.. No poop in the new washer, dammit! :) And I swear Walmart's register starts at $100 for just the reason you mentioned.

Sandra.. I wish someone had told me that before he spit up on me. Oh well. I'm glad you like my new furniture!

Chief.. Well, she can't have mine either! :)

Anonymous said...

Well you did what you could with the baby, but that was a nice present for yourself!

I need to get in on this dries faster than washer washes action because it takes FOREVER for the dryer to dry stuff.

The Adorkable Ditz' Missteps

Krissy said...

Adorkable.. I used to have the same problem, but I'm loving that I don't anymore! Fill me in on how you (and others)have been putting that link on the bottom of your posts.

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