Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Can you say 'flu'?

I woke up last night at 2:40 am and said to myself "there is a hot child at my back!" 30 seconds later Giselle woke up to tell me that she hurt all over and was very thirsty. I took her temp with our temporal thermometer (which is very fragile and breaks easily - Joe has resottered the inner connections once already in the 9 months that we've owned it) and she had a fever of 101.5. I started her on Oscillococcinum and other homeopathics and she went back to sleep, albeit restlessly, for the rest of the night. All day she ran a steady 100 with a few blips up every so often and shortly before bed it was up to 102.3 - gave her some Infant Tylenol and some Vitamin C to bring it down. She and Paul took a long hot bath with some Kiss My Face bath wash and she went to bed all bundled up. Her temp was down to 100 even by the time I got Paul asleep at 9.
Needless to say, I didn't make it to the stores to finish my grocery shopping. Joe generously suggested that we could delay Thanksgiving until Friday, what a great idea!

But while sitting around all day I did manage to change the provider of all of our homeowner's insurance policies, thus saving us a few hundred dollars now and potentially saving us thousands of dollars if anything were to happen to the rental houses.

I would like to thank the makers of TiVo for making this sick day not as miserable as it could have been. And also our satellite provider DirecTV for providing us with the Disney Channel, the Family of Discovery Channels, and Noggin. And an extra special shout out to Joe who was the one to get us hooked up with all of this years ago, you are THE MAN!


Jamie said...

Man, we sooooo need TIVO! I've heard that it "totally changes the way you watch television."

Natalie said...

Oh yeah! I watch commercials when I want and blip through when I don't. If I get a phone call in the middle of a live show I can pause it for up to an hour and watch it when I get off the phone (or get back from the bathroom or changing table, etc). It knows that we like certain shows so it automatically records ones that are similar. If I want it to, it will only record brand new episodes of ER or it will record all episodes, including repeats but not duplicates or it will record everytime it's on. We got it about 5 years ago now (TiVo and digital satellite) and I never watch our cable anymore.