well i'm sure you could hardly sleep last night just wondering about the outcomes of both my ailing 7 year old & the status my computer.
so it turns out little missy had a "severe" case of strep--didn't know there were levels but apparently the doctor thought she was pretty sick with a "horrible case of strep"--which , at least, is much better than the flu! just this afternoon she has finally been fever free . for two days she has been significantly pitiful, only eating a few dozen pretzels & keeping raging high temps & chills. i've explained before she has ectodermal dysplasia and one of the issues is that its very hard for her to cool her self down. she perspires much much less than the average person....her fevers were over 105-so scarey. last night dan asked her, why are you still so sweet even though you feel so bad, she replied "i just can't refrain from kindness"--HA!
this afternoon two very CSI-esque forensic ( i'm talking complete with bald head and very cool shades) guys show up to copy my hard drive & do many other computer savy things to try to locate the "infection sector", "infection point" and diagnose exactly what's going on....they drove 8 hours round trip to come check out my little ole' computer virus thingy and i'm certain now they are using the term 'thingy'...... as they left i told them good luck & i hoped they catch the bad guys. remind you that at this point i've probably been online or on the phone with these 'corporate fraud investigative service' guys for close to 5 hours total in the last 3 days. i also jokingly asked them to let me know if it was linked to the russian mafia. in a very serious matter of fact tone they informed me that if indeed this was a criminal issue there would be federal investigation launched....holy cow!
my brother , a "computer guy" congratulated me on my quick response & being part of the solution--are you cracking up or what?!
so, temps near 70 degrees today--linens are currently bleaching & the windows are open to get a fresh breeze, taco soup is in the crock pot & beyonce and i are headed out for my 3miler.
despite the current physical infections & computer virus....the excitement is definitely building around here with loads of fun plans for the sweet 16 birthday weekend!!
oh yes, to answer a couple of ya'lls question--the shot of caroline from the previous post is about 5 years old. that hat--the cutest one ever--was my friends & she just loaned it to me for the little photo shoot. it may have even been a little 'one of a kind'.
pss---go check out jeanne & her fab give away!!