Monday, September 03, 2007

What a Week!

Well, it's been a tough few days around here. Both Noah and my husband are sick. Noah's got "hand, foot, and mouth disease", which is a virus that causes sores inside his mouth and a fever- ouch! The poor guy, it hurts his mouth to take a bottle, so we're having to try and mix formula with everything he eats, and even so, he's not taking in much fluid as a result. So he's been extra cranky and difficult to deal with. Then my husband has come down with some unknown virus which is causing his entire body to be incredibly sore and achey from a fever. While I feel bad for him, it's just made things incredibly difficult since he can't help take care of the boys! And Riley, out of nowhere, has begun waking up several times each night. All this results in a cranky and tired Mommy, for sure! The photo above is a pretty accurate representation of what the state of things were until yesterday.

But luckily, things seem to be on the upswing today, and it doesn't appear that Riley and I are going to get anything, thank goodness! So, I haven't been doing much in the artsy realm of things lately. Although I did force myself to create a spread in Noah's book yesterday, much as I really wanted to just take a nap! I just can't let myself get behind in the boys' books or I'll never catch up!

Okay, that's about all the time I've got today! Once things have settled down around here, I will tell you about the advance copy of my book that I just received!!!

Oh, and if anyone's interested, I'm selling all my back issues of Somerset Studio on Ebay right now!


Holly said...

Hi Corey ~ its Holly from the Uk
Well, this is my first post on your blog...and many more to come....
I apreciate your time and effort that you take to upload all your photos on here and write about i feel obliged to leave you a comment.

Another fantastic spread for Noah's book! Can I say what a gorgeous looking boy he is!

~ Holly

Lilli said...

You poor family! Why does everything have to happen all at once? :( Ah well, this too shall pass.

I'm amazed that in the midst of all this, you managed to do artwork! THAT'S a true artist for you.

tricia stirling said...

poor son has the same thing right now! it's awful. Noah's book is just gorgeous.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Alex never got that but I hear its aweful. And no sleep ugh,,,,,,

Write to me personally about your book, I can't wait to hear your thoughts.

lindaharre said...

Corey......The artwork is fabulous as always:D You look soooooooo much thinner.....WOW! Have you lost weight! Sorry you guys are not feeling well:( hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear about the illnesses. Must be something in the air as strange things have been passing through our house as well. Colors always look brighter on the other side of feeling sick though.

I love your pages and the new frames are gorgeous, as usual. Plus those books you featured in a previous post were delightful.

Hope everyone feels better soon!

erika said...

So sorry. Must say that the worst thing about being a mother is seeing your little ones sick! Hope you all are well soon!

Carolyn Peeler said...


I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog before, but I've been lurking for quite a while. I absolutely love your art and am so excited to know that you have a book coming out.
Good luck with the family health issues. I hope everyone gets well soon.

Rosa said...

Oh what memories this conjures up. I feel for you. I hope you all feel better soon. Take care of yourself, you don't need to run yourself down . . . you can't afford to!! hugs.

A bird in the hand said...

Lovely, tender photo! Glad to hear you're all recovering.