In addition to all of the holiday festivities of the last few days, all 3 of our children have been sick. It started before Christmas when one of them came down with a fever. That fever pretty much did not go away for about 3 days. Then the running nose started. The second child luckily spared the best. This child had a headache on and off, and an occasional sore throat. After some extra rest, seemed to be just fine. The third child, was not so lucky. During the afternoon on Christmas Day, they said they were not feeling that great. They laid down to take a nap. They seemed well enough at dinner time to eat some Christmas dinner, but then went back to lay down. A few hours later, I was summoned. That child was throwing up. Bah Humbug! I tend to have a weak stomach when it comes to that. That poor child was not feeling well all day yesterday and is sleeping in this morning. Some of the crafts and treats that we had planned to make, have been postponed. Some of the festivities and activities have been cut back. New Year's Eve is in a few days, and I haven't even thought about it yet. It looks to be a simple family affair this year, hopefully with everyone well.