7/22/2007

Murphy and his stupid law

Some may say I'm too cynical, but I say there is a reason. Longer post later, but remember how I was supposed to leave for the US on the 16th (last Monday)? Yeah, remember too how I have a baby who was one on 19th July? Also, recall that I'm an internet addict who needs to read and/or write blog-related things multiple times a day. Welllll...

From last Friday (13th, go figure), there was a pox on our house. A big, nasty case of it. Thank you universe.

My poor daughter spent her first birthday itchy, snotty, and all around miserable. As did her parents.
We were without internet access for over a week and only regained it today after much shouting at internet providers. Yes, internet access 18 hours before we leave for a month. Cheers.
Keep your fingers crossed for us tomorrow when we *may* actually depart. The fates have certainly been against us so far.

25 comments:

DD said...

Oh my! Poor lil' P! Happy (?) Birthday to you both.

Hopefully the pediatrician has given you all the a-OK to fly. The air will seem a little sweeter and the ground a little softer knowing you will be on the same continent as I.

Pamplemousse said...

Aaaw, poor baby and on your birthday!!! Hope you all make it on the plane soon.

Thalia said...

Aw, poor sweetie she's really covered in them! Hope you get away safely this time.

Shadiva said...

Aww! I certainly hope you and the little one are feeling better. Happy Birthdays!

Meg said...

Oh no! Poor little chicken!

Lori said...

Poor P! That's a lousy start to the whole birthday business. I hope you get away soon!

statia said...

Poor kid. Happy birthday!! Now you never need to be immunized for the pox.

Not exactly the birthday present she wished for, I'm thinking.

rockmama said...

Ack! The Pox! Poor old P! Happy birthday to the spotty one and to you. :) (When the Prawn gets them, I may have to run for the hills as I have never had them.) Hope you manage to get Stateside soon.

Bittermama said...

Oh no! I was wondering if you'd left already without saying goodbye. Poor P and poor you! It'll at least make for an unforgettable first birthday story.

Hope she's feeling better soon.

Nico said...

Oh, poor P. And poor you! That really stinks. I hope that you did make it out okay and will soon be within shouting distance.

Many felicitations to P on her first birthday!!!

PiquantMolly said...

Poor darling Piper!

In two days, I get to give her a hug. That will help.

Emily said...

Dude -- this is why AMerican kids are vaccinated against chicken pox!! We are getting our little one (turned one on 21 July) vaccinated here, but we're having to pay for the vaccine b/c NHS does not cover it. Silly.

I am sorry -- what a terrible birthday present.

electriclady said...

Aw, poor P. Did you have a pox party? (Do people do that in England?)

Hope your flight is as stress-free as possible...

Lut C. said...

Pox or no internet, I don't know which is worse? Just kidding.

Is vaccination optional in the UK? I'm only wondering, I know vaccination is one of those touchy topics in some places.

Hopefully your trip will be ultra-smooth after this mishaps at home.

Tim said...

Oh yes, and I hope the young one feels better soon.

Georgia said...

oh, poor little thing!
And poor internetless you. I know how hard that is--we've discussed it, haven't we.
I hope the P is feeling better, and happy trails to you!

Ova Girl said...

oh poor Miss P! I hope she managed to get some fun on her birthday...not to mention her Mama and Papa. Hope plane trip was not too horrendous Pru...

...and congratulations girl. One year ago, you bloody did IT and you bloody DONE GOOD!

Tricky sends birthday love to the spotty one...

May said...

Oh, her poor little spotty face.

Her poor poor parents, for that matter.

Fingers crossed for a good trip anyhow, and an unspeckled baby.

Suz said...

Oh no! Poor spotty baby! I hope that she gets well soon.

Lainey-Paney said...

oh, what a horrible birthday!

...but, thank goodness she got it at such a young age & won't remember it....

And you poor parents! That must have been horrible for all parties involved!

erinberry said...

Poor little thing!!

laura said...

oh my god, bless her little heart. How awful. Happy birthday anyhow!!

Em said...

P is walking! Go girl! Poor little thing. Hope the plans go okay. It is so stressful when you have plans and want them to work out!

millie said...

Poor little P. I hope she's feeling much better. I was glad to hear you made it stateside ok.

Nico said...

Hope you're enjoying your vacation (or is that holiday?)! Can't wait to hear about it :-)