Parker reeeeally wanted to have a slumber party to celebrate her 12th birthday (who wouldn't, right???) Since our house is still in the same state as the day after we gutted it (Kelly, who visited last week, can vouch for its state of disarray!), we decided our home was not safe for other people's children. So, we had the sleepover at a hotel. The girls had a blast, they swam in the pool, we ordered pizza, ate cupcakes, played truth or dare, then one by one everyone fell asleep (as quickly as 5 giggling 12 year olds can when having a slumber party).
3am - Parker awoke and started throwing up everything she had eaten in the last week. 3:30am - another of the girls awoke and did the same. This continued all night long. I was tending to them with the little resources I had in the hotel room and hoping no one else would get sick. Luckily, no one else did.
Morning came and we realized we were iced in at the hotel. The roads were completely covered in sheets of ice. The highways were closed and we were stuck. So the 9:30 am end time of the party became 12:30 when the ice finally began to melt. Jeremy came, picked up all of the girls and brought them to their respective houses. Parker was still throwing up so she and I stayed at the hotel and decided to keep the room one more night rather than move her to our cold, falling down house. Good plan. One more day lost sewing...that was still fine. We could still make it all happen.
Monday came and went. Parker stayed home from school and spent the day at the studio. Jeremy and I had a long production day then went home. 3am Tuesday morning, I started throwing up! It continued to about 3pm today. Finally I am beginning to stabilize. I'm lying in bed trying to rest. My sweet Parker is making me chicken noodle soup and Jeremy has returned to the studio to try and get some more work done.
I will be fine tomorrow...but, we will definitely have a long 4 days ahead of us....really long days. But, do-able, for sure! Wish us luck!
We will let everyone know if anything else comes up preventing us from getting all of the orders placed before Dec. 4th in the mail by Dec. 19th...we're confident we can still make it happen!
We were only planning to take 2 or 3 days off for xmas....but, after all of this - I think we need 4.