Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some great pick me up's

On Sunday I was stuck down with a horrible tummy bug. I woke up feeling a bit sick and with a headache. I got the Hubby to bring me some panadol and let him do the morning kid routine, before he headed out to watch car racing. By 10am I had my head either stuck in the toilet or a bowl. It wasn't pleasant at all. As the day progressed I started to feel worse and worse. I was cold, then I was hot, I was being sick all the time, my head hurt, my back hurt. I do not do vomiting and nausea well, it probably has something to do with suffering for months on end with Hyperemesis gravidarum - a severe form of morning sickness - with all three of my pregnancies. I had texted the Hubby a couple of times to let him know I was dying and even tried to ring him, where a lovely computerised voice told me he had temporarily disconnected his phone! It seems this is what XT tells you when I phone isn't in service.

When he eventually (it felt like forever to me who was dying) came home later in the afternoon he found me half dead on the couch and told me he hadn't  got my messages until he was heading back into civilisation - as racing was in the outback somewhere. He then took over the household as I had managed to put tea on in the crockpot earlier in the morning and get some washing hung out. I remained couch or bed ridden only moving to the bathroom to spew some more. Hubby then took yesterday off too to look after me and the kids as I was feeling completely wiped out from the 24 hour bug. The weird thing is I haven't been in contact with anyone with a bug and I got it not the kids? Usually a vomiting bug hits the kids but never comes near the adults in our house.

Today I am still lacking in appetite but am feeling loads better. I have a fun filled evening planned with some friends and I wasn't going to miss out on it for anything.

So here is what I have made for tonight:
Yummy carrot cake with cream cheese icing ( recipe added to what's cooking)

And I have also finish sewing up the first little knitted shoe I have been making. I decided to make them for a friends daughter who is always bright in clothing and attitude. They are just adorable!

If any one is keen for the pattern I can put it up for you, just leave me a comment and I will get it up :) They come in size 3-6, 9-12, & 12-18 months and are worked in one piece in moss stitch then you just sew up. Very quick and easy!

Glad to say we are finally enjoying week two of the holiday with some lovely spring weather. Saturday we managed to take the kids for a picnic lunch, last night was a beach walk before tea and tonight we are planning fish and chips at the beach. I love the warmth of the sun and how inspiring it is to get out and weed the garden, or mow the lawn, or wash the car. Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine for the holidays?


  1. theres nothing worse than getting sick and having to care for everyone else when you're a Mum. Hope you are feeling better now. I too had a tummy bug over the school holidays and thought it was weird my children also didnt get it...

  2. Sorry to hear you haven't been well! Vomiting is just so WRONG isn't it?!... But good to hear you are getting better now and able to get out and enjoy the sunshine! Carrot cake looks delicious!!
    I LOVE those knitted slippers!! Please could I grab the pattern from you? I'm just starting to get knitting for the winter again. Thank you!! X

  3. Oh poor you! I am up in the wee hours now with a very snuffly baby that can't sleep very well - spent most of the night propped up with lots of pillows and her sleeping on me, but now she's really restless so come downstairs.

    Thank you for the carrot cake recipe. We all love carrot cake in our family, but I've never actually made one - so perhaps I'll have a go now! Your cake looks incredible!

    Do hope your energy levels are returning to normal and sorry again to hear you were so ill. Enjoy the rest of the holidays and sunshine.

  4. Wow you have been busy and I love that ckae. Hope you feel better soon.