Delaney's finally on the mend. Her hives disappeared three days ago (guess the doctor was right about them being related to this virus, although I'd never heard of such a thing before) and her high fever ended on Friday night, nearly six days after it started. Now all that's left is her hacking cough and runny nose. Oh, and her newly found desire to have us cuddle her endlessly every time she wakes up at night. It's a lingering side effect of which her dad and I are not very fond. Overall impressions of the virus from hell? I didn't care for it's beat and you can't dance to it. NOT recommended.
We're feeling better too. Roger and I are catching up on all of our missed sleep. I got out of the house on Friday night to attend my sister's book club at a Tex-Mex restaurant. And when some cowboy in the bar spilled salsa on my jeans while we waited for our table my spirits didn't dampen even a bit because, OH MY GOSH I WAS OUT OF THE HOUSE. He could have barfed on me and I wouldn't have cared (much). Plus, the poor guy made up for it by buying my sister and me margaritas. Southern men can be messy but they do have manners.
Today I'm going with my mom and aunt to see, Because I said So, with Diane Keaton (one of my all-time favorite actresses). And later today Roger and I are taking Delaney to the rodeo. Because we live in Texas and that's, well, that's what you do. And because it's dollar day. They must be trying to lure people there since it's Super Bowl Sunday and most normal Americans are too busy to rodeo, preferring instead to ice down beer and sauce up wings in preparation for the big parties they've planned. We? Are not your normal Americans. Roger, who's from Indiana, asked me if we had to watch that game. I told him I wouldn't mind checking it out for a bit and he looked like he might cry. Because as bad as Delaney's virus was, as itchy as her hives were, as little sleep as she got all week, Roger would gladly catch her virus if having it meant never having to watch football again. He's kinda nerdy that way. And he's all mine!