The Flu & The Book Winner

FringeKid and I both had the flu this past week.  I lost four days of my life and while I was gone, my laundry pile threatened to consume FringeMan, the kids, and the dog. 

We’re on the mend.  I think I’d be like a new woman, preferably 20 pounds thinner, if I had slept last night.  It seems the dog has something wrong with her stomach and woke me up every hour to go out.  I decided to wait until daybreak before calling the vet. 


While away, we left her in a kennel overnight and I bet she got worms.  They had three kennels in the area – the first was like the Ritz-Carlton, the second more like the Holiday Inn, and the third was definitely an Econo Lodge.  Since we usually end up in hotels that require me to be the maid and bring sheets from home, she got the Econo Lodge. 

Worms must have been the door prize.

I guess I should be happy she woke me up to go OUT, but I could have killed her with my bare hands by 4am.


Relax, I’m not really the murderous type.  

I blame the cheap dog hotel, but for all I know she could have Polly Pocket stuck in her stomach.  Who knows?


I blame FringeKid for the Polly Pockets.

Did you want to know who won What to Read When?

*Drumroll Please*

Tami is our winner! 

Congratulations Tami.  Please send email me your address and I’ll ship the book out to you.  Enjoy.


  1. Aww! I hope your puppy is feeling oh, so much better! Econo Lodge…not so economic when you add the vet bill in later, huh? Ugh…so sorry! And I hope you and the girl child are feeling better, too! ~Mindy

  2. Sorry to hear that you and FringeKid weren’t well and had to miss the chicken dance. I had a flu shot this year. So far, so good. I always mean to get them, but life always seems to get in the way. This year, I actually got it done.

  3. I hope everyone is feeling better. It looks like fringe pup is being well taken care of.

  4. I love that FringeKid and FringePup are sharing a “sickcouch”.
    Flu is evil and of the devil. Hope you feel like a new woman after a nap!

  5. Tricia,
    I’m so sorry you guys have been sick. Sickness keeps knocking on our door, here in Portugal. Sniffles, sore throats, terrible coughs….do I feel a fever coming on? —Yuck…..

    Anywho…congrats to Tami……

    You have two beautiful little sick girls on that sofa….!

  6. Hope everyone is doing better by now….I have a suggestion to make things a little easier, as far as keeping your daughter from getting sick, and then spreading her germs to everyone else! There is a fun proactive program out there called Germy Wormy Germ Awareness for Germ Transportation Vehicles, ages 2 – 7. It really works to teach children in a mom-invented, safe and drug-free way to both avoid AND keep from spreading germs. I know because my daughter learned it at her daycare. Tell your child’s teacher about it, or try it at home!

    Give kids a PLACE to give their germs, instead of you!

  7. get well soon to your home! I sure did love polly pocket as a girl… ;)

  8. robinaltman says:

    So sorry you guys were sick. But FringePup sure looks cute with her little blanket!

  9. Yay! thanks you.

    Feel better.

  10. Flu is yucky. Hope you feel better soon.

  11. glad you are feeling better and congrats tami

  12. I try to convince my girls every few months that it’s time to get rid of the Polly Pockets. I say they’re too old. They’re not buying that. I’m not at all compassionate when it comes to these tiny things. I’m sure every one of them is missing a shoe, purse, pants, etc. because I throw any piece I find on the floor, hoping that eventually they will all be gone. It’ll take awhile. I’m OK with that.

  13. Hope you guys are on the mend, including the veto’s hindquarter. (A veto is a dog, just in case you didn’t know.)

  14. Love CT’s polka dot comforter, by the way :)

  15. Oh, my poor CT! Give her a big hug & kiss for me. And poor YOU!!! I hope you guys are all better now :)

  16. The flu… ug! She just looks so sweet even when she is sick :)
    I’ll post the jr high link tomorrow… mine is just pathetic… I’ve come a long way since jr high!!

  17. Oh I’m so excited to win this book. I really appreciate it.

    my address is 1566 north 1930 West
    Provo, Utah 84604

    I love your blog. Thanks for creating it..

    Tami Anderson

  18. So sorry you were sick!!! Cute pics of the dog :)

  19. What a bummer! I hope everyone feels better soon!

  20. I’m sorry you all have been sick, but this post is so funny! Love the pictures!!! I hope you all are getting better.

  21. Oh goodness, I’m sorry you guys were so miserable! Glad you’re on the mend. :)

    And oooh, TRUE story. I once suspected my then-one-year-old swallowed a Polly Pocket shoe of her big sister’s. I knew for sure when a small rubber and flourescent heel winked at me from a poopy diaper. ROFL!

  22. Poor kids and poor puppy and poor Fringe Mom. Sounds like it’s been a tough few days all around!

  23. thedomesticfringe says:

    FringeKid was sent home from school with a fever just a few short hours away from her performance. FringeMan and I did not get to do the chicken dance this time.

    My feathers are preened and waiting.


  24. But the big question here is: Did FringeKid get to participate in her school function? Bigger still, did you and FringeMan get to do the chicken dance?

    The Texas Woman


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