Swine Flu and the Fish Pond

We had a special guest for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! : The Swine Flu aka:H1N1

That’s just what we needed to shake things up around here! Oh, and nothing brings a family together like contagious disease. I mean it. I barely notice my kids unless their eyes get glassy and they vomit on my bedroom floor. I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, a nosebleed will get my attention -and so will a 2 am phone call from the Edina Police. Ah, kids! 


I heard that “scientists” are working on some sort of “immunization” for this particular version of the flu. Well, they can just inject themselves with their magic potion. I’m not standing in line at the Walgreens with a bunch of clammy people. No way.

Anyway, I discovered the cure: 100 episodes of Malcom in the Middle and lots and lots of popsicles. Whatever. 

When The Plague finally, and politely, exited our home – I felt that I needed another challenge: Umm, Fish Pond at St. Helena’s!

Another "volunteer"

My 17 year old loves a church carnival.

 Of course! Everyone knows what a daredevil I am – I just couldn’t say no to Jen’s (repeated) requests to “volunteer.” 

I don’t regret a moment. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my time in Purgatory is reduced by exactly the same amount of hours that I spent in that claustrophobic booth. That’s FIVE HOURS, GOD. (tick-tock-tick-tock)

Should I go on and on about the ROOM & BOARD project I’m working on? 21 down, only 279 to go! I love you, grayish-brownish-not-quite-taupe-ish-sort-of-smog-ish ink.


One Response to “Swine Flu and the Fish Pond”

  1. Lucia Says:

    Oh Fran:

    You reduced your purgatory stay by far longer…you had coffee with katie and I for AT LEAST an hour and a half too!

    I can’t wait to see/buy your prints at Room and B!

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