February 11th, 2015

Today's Activities Include: cooking, errands with son, cookbook update

I decided I was missing my own cooking, so today I cooked. I made chili and I made chicken under biscuit (I had the latter for lunch). While the chili page in my cookbook is up to date, the same could not be said of the chicken under biscuit, so I took photos, uploaded them to flickr, copies the pages out of the Beth Kidder cookbook, ditto, and linked them to the cookbook page, which, in turn, I updated slightly as well. I hadn't touched it since 2002, if I believe the Updated info that was on it. Which I do.

I have this great blue casserole dish, which my husband thought was (a) not food safe and (b) not oven safe, because he thought it was a flower pot. Which made me really give him a funny look, because he's eaten casserole cooked in that thing, albeit not since around 2006 or thereabouts. The dish was sitting in the basement for a really long time, and then I moved it upstairs but it was in a cupboard we never opened so inevitably he completely forgot that the thing even existed.

T. had a different driver, who delivered him late, so we were a little late to gymnastics. That was fine, but then we were late leaving because they kindly made up the time. So we hurried off to the dermatologist. They had a crazy full waiting room, so R. had to come home and meet A. because no way were we gonna be back by 2:50. We got out of there after 3, and went to get T. a hair cut, followed by a very late lunch or early dinner (you decide) for him at McDonald's. I only got coffee and a pie, because of the aforementioned cooking.

R. has now returned to work, so the kids and I are hanging out. No sitter, because something has gone amiss with her knee and she is laid up for the duration.

So that's what all those questions were about

A little after 8 tonight, my son starts asking me a series of questions about the weather tomorrow. Is it going to snow. Will school be canceled. Is there going to be a delay. Will the sitter come. These aren't totally atypical questions lately, so I did my best to answer them. A little after 9 p.m. and he's vomiting. Yay.

After talking my husband down from Pepcid (bad idea) and Tums (bad idea), and concluding that imodium was, at least so far, not indicated, my husband decides to let the boy have a glass of water in less than 15 minutes after vomiting.


So that came back up. We have a freaking _case_ of Drip Drop (ORS) in the pantry (because I suffer from some internet shopping issues and relentless paranoia about what the future might hold -- yes, this is indeed part of the Pantry of the Apocalypse). I tell R. he can give the kid ORS, or, in a pinch, apple juice or ginger ale but no other soda. This leads to discussion of why ginger ale (no, not the ginger -- it's the sodium sugar balance) and then he grabs an apple juice box. And I'm like, _there's a freaking case_ of Drop Drop right there.

I'm going to deliver this in 25 ml increments to my son at 10 minute intervals for an hour, because while he isn't allowed back at school for 24 hours, I remember what happened last April and I do _not_ want another several days of vomiting and diarrhea, if better management early on can put a prompt stop to this.