As a follow up to a previous post on the Winter Palace, I planned to post a blog about Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo today, but all of my plans for this week have been derailed by forces beyond my control.
Here in Texas, this is spring break week. It seems indecently early to a girl who grew up in the north, but spring has indeed sprung.
We had modest plans for this spring break — a weekend of tent camping at one of the lovely Texas state parks, and a one night trip to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore, both of which would allow us to return in time for the hockey games that were so conveniently scheduled on the last two days of our week off.
Instead, we have the flu. The middle child (it’s so easy to blame him for everything!) came down with it first and within a few days, had passed it on to all of us. Luckily this flu is not one of the vomiting versions, but so far has just caused high fevers, massive headaches, and assorted body aches. Now our plans have been reduced to survival. Dirty dishes and tissues are strewn about the house, the laundry is piling up, and we’ve gone through an obscene number of disinfecting wipes. But we will prevail.
Have your vacation plans ever been ruined by forces beyond your control? Please entertain me with some interesting comments. I’m begging you! My head hurts too much to focus on a book and if I’m forced to watch one more episode of a tween show on Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel, I refuse to be held responsible for my actions.