Memorial Day for this family is the kick start of summer. It usually involves 4 days at the lake with a huge picnic with our lake family, lots of outdoor playtime for the kids, maybe a dip or two in the water, boating, fishing, chores and family fun. This year was shaping up to be an atypical Memorial Day with two papers due for my graduate class (seriously 2 on a holiday weekend?!?!) and a horrid weather forecast. Thankfully there is new WiFi at the lake so I wouldn't have to spend my weekend at the local library and I packed the kids rain gear and winter hats to prepare for the WACKY WEATHER forecast (snow in May?!?!).
I packed the car on Friday while Z was at school and even picked him up a little early. Scott was scheduled to come home early and we were all going to head up to the lake together. Once I got all the cold food packed, I took a minute and rested on my bed. I then came to realize in those moments of stillness just how sick I had been feeling all day and stumbled into the bathroom to see if I had a temperature. Sure enough I did and these " allergies"that I had been suffering from all day turned out to be a virus after all. I turned on the TV for the kids, unpacked the cold food and waited until Scott came home to break the news that we would not be headed to the lake tonight. The kids were very upset by this news but understood that if the weather improved, they would go up for at least a day over the weekend.
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