First week of 2013, what happened to you? The flu. That’s what happened. What started as a nasty cold a day or two before New Year’s Eve turned into Influenza B, and most of us (myself included, but Aiden and Sean were spared, thankfully) have been miserable since. Yes, we all got our flu shots, but those only immunize against a select few strains, and even then there’s the chance that you may get it. Hopefully, we’ll all be better in a few days.
So what have we been up to this past week? Well, besides lying in bed, eating chocolate and saltine crackers, and catching up on Downton Abbey (or maybe that’s just me?), we’ve spent a quiet week around the house. Clare and John went back to school on Thursday, and Tav and Mary will go back on Monday, when they’re feeling better.
Our New Year’s Eve was a happy one, since nobody had been hit by the full force of the flu yet. Dad organized a treasure hunt for Aiden, John, and Clare, complete with rhyming riddles. The final treasure was a new Lego set for them to share. This was the first time we’ve had a treasure hunt for New Year’s Eve, and I think it is a tradition we’ll be keeping around. I just have to share some of the clues: [Read more…]