How I spent Saint Patrick’s day plus a stomach bug

@shaggin (71696)
United States
March 17, 2023 10:55pm CST
My son forgot his medicine this morning so I had to have him come home from school to take it. It was during band class and it seems anytime I have to get him out for an appointment it’s always during band. It’s his favorite class so I felt bad but it was fast so he didn’t miss much. My house was a mess of stuff I was prepping to cook, dirty pans to be washed, toys of the babies and things my oldest daughter was getting rid of to be donated when my sister in law dropped by with a half dozen donuts from Dunkin. The baby was tired and didn’t want to be held by her. My stepson came home from school angry because he locked a kid in a closet and the kid flipped out and went to the principal so now he has ISS on Monday. I can understand how the kid reacted even if my stepson thought it was just a joke he and his friend play on all the students in the class. I would have panicked if I was in the kids shoes. Apparently from what the principal told my husband this kid is picked on constantly so it was a really bad idea to do this to that poor kid. I made Green pudding for dessert which was layers of vanilla pudding milk green dye and whipped cream mixed, toffee bits and crushed Oreos. I was supposed to make Irish soda bread but didn’t make the buttermilk in time so I’ll make the bread tomorrow to go with the leftovers. I made Special Mashed Potatoes and my husband and I both had a hand in making the corned beef with carrots, onions and cabbage. My husband came home from work not feeling well and was running to the bathroom and out the door to vomit for a few hours. He didn’t get to eat any of the Saint Patrick’s day meal. Now my stepson has gotten sick twice too. I’m hoping the rest of us stay healthy especially the baby. Photo is of the donuts my sister in law brought. I don’t usually post more then once a day and always responding back before making a nap post but if I wind up not being here it’ll be because I’m sick too so figured I should post to give a heads up.
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@allknowing (130960)
• India
18 Mar 23
Enjoyed reading you post about all what you did but not happy to see sickness around you Hope it is not a viral of sorts.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@allknowing thank you friend nice of you take the time to read my post. I did wind up very sick. About 9 pm my stomach started swelling and feeling nauseated. I went to bed at 12:30 but was cold and achy then started getting sick at 2am. I got to sleep at 4 and when the baby woke me up I started getting sick again. I haven’t eaten yet but just got a warm bath and my ashes are a little better.
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@allknowing (130960)
• India
18 Mar 23
@shaggin What could have brought on that Is it the food?
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@allknowing I have absolutely no idea. The three of us haven’t been out in public together at all. No one has come here that’s been sick and we all ate different foods so it can’t be that either. I’m truly baffled.
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@florelway (23162)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Mar 23
How young is your stepson. I wish the situation can be resolved well. I wish the stepson realized it's not also good to do that. While others may take it as kid stuff others.may consider it bullying.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@florelway yes I’d definitely think it bullying if someone did that to my son. I’m going to talk to my stepson about apologizing to the boy. My stepson is 16.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@florelway my stepson is just mad the kid turned him in and he got in trouble. When you do something like that you have to expect there could be consequences.
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@florelway (23162)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Mar 23
@shaggin That's the best approach for now. I know your stepson is also worried. I remember when I was 12 and one teacher got mad at me because I commented on something, though she was.not supposed to get mad I also was upset the whole time.
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@RebeccasFarm (87108)
• United States
18 Mar 23
Oh those donuts are beauties!! Sorry your Hubs is sick.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@RebeccasFarm my stepson got sick too but I got it the worst of three of us. I’ve been on the couch or in bed most the day. I feel better I’m no longer getting sick but I am so achy.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@RebeccasFarm yes me too I never lay around like this. I only managed to get one load of laundry washed and dried today. It’s cloth diapers and I’ll worry about putting them away tomorrow when I need to use the dryer. For now they can just sit in there.
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• United States
18 Mar 23
@shaggin Oh no Shanny I was hoping you or the baby wouldn't get it oh dear. There is always sickness around. I wonder what it is..some sort of bug. I hope you will feel better soon. I hate being that sick to have to lay around. It is so frustrating.
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@LadyDuck (463020)
• Switzerland
18 Mar 23
I suffer of claustrophobia, I would have panicked and possibly fainted should someone had loked me in a closet. I understand why the kid reported the accident. I am sorry your husband is not well and your stepson also had problems. I hope the rest of your family will be fine.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@Ladyduck my stepson said they have done it to all the kids all year and this one just freaked out. I told him I probably would have reacted the same way he could have had claustrophobia. I told him I would have been terrified myself. When I asked later who the boy was I told my husband and he felt really bad said he knows the family and it’s a really nice kid that is a little on the spectrum. Holy god I can’t even imagine doing that to a kid with that. It hit me last night at 2am. I’ve gotten in the worst. I fell asleep a little after for and woke up sick at 8am when the baby woke up and I tried walking downstairs. My husband let me sleep and took care of the baby. I slept until noon.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@LadyDuck kids do really dumb things sometimes what they think will be funny is not. I’m sorry that happened to you. I feel better today and no one else has gotten sick thank god!
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@LadyDuck (463020)
• Switzerland
19 Mar 23
@shaggin I suffer of claustrophobia, my brother locked me inside a room when I was about 6 years ago. There was a glass door and I broke the door to get out and badly cut my hand. No one should have consider locking someone inside a room "a game". Oh no, I am so sorry you do not feel well. I hope you feel better today and that your baby will not get sick.
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@rakski (112924)
• Philippines
18 Mar 23
Oh. I hope your husband and stepson will be well soon. And I hope all the other members there won't get sick.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@rakski my husband was only sick a few hours my stepson got sick twice last then had the runs once this morning bad is better. I’ve been sick for about 24 hours now but feel much better
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@rakski thank you it sure feels good to be able to get up and clean my house
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@rakski (112924)
• Philippines
19 Mar 23
@shaggin good to know you all feel better
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@sallypup (58719)
• Centralia, Washington
18 Mar 23
The frosting on those doughnuts is quite attractive. I'm sorry your family is getting sick.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@sallypup we couldn’t figure out what the one shape on the second brown donut is supposed to be. The four leaf clover one isn’t the best either. Much be someone new making them. I’m not good at cake decorating or anything either.
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@sallypup (58719)
• Centralia, Washington
19 Mar 23
@shaggin An Irish space alien?! Just so long as the frosting tastes good I call it good when I make the stuff.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@sallypup taste is definitely the most important and it was delicious!
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@GardenGerty (158327)
• United States
18 Mar 23
The stomach bug seems especially bad this year, I hope you do not get it. Your food sounds so good. Sorry your family was too sick to enjoy it.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@GardenGerty oh I got it all right it’s been awful I was the sickest of the three who have caught it here. After 10 hours I’m no longer running to the bathroom but am still achy.
@snowy22315 (172570)
• United States
18 Mar 23
Lets hope the rest of the family doesn't turn green...Happy St. Pat's Day.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@snowy22315 3/6 of us got it so far. Praying no one else especially the baby gets it.
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@snowy22315 (172570)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@shaggin Yes, hope not
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@wolfgirl569 (97939)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Mar 23
I hope no one else gets sick there. Stuff is going around everywhere
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@wolfgirl569 my sister in law with the lupus who had shingles told me it’s been the worst 6 weeks in her house two stomach bugs, the flu, a virus, shingles etc
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@wolfgirl569 yes I feel terrible for her. Her endocrinologist I think she said it was told her to mask in public again.
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@wolfgirl569 (97939)
• Marion, Ohio
19 Mar 23
@shaggin That is a lot at one time
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@RasmaSandra (75004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Mar 23
The doughnuts looks good. I hope your husband will be feeling much better soon and i hope you don't get the bug, Have a good Sunday,
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@RasmaSandra the odd thing is my husband started getting sick around 3, my stepson by 7 and me by 9. We were not exposed to anyone who was sick and didn’t go out in public together at all. We also didn’t eat the same foods so I can’t understand how we all wound up sick around the same time unless the incubation period was literally just hours.
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@RasmaSandra (75004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Mar 23
@shaggin well, wishing you all the best in getting rid of this bug,
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
20 Mar 23
@RasmaSandra thank you. We are all healthy now and I’m thinking the risk of my children getting it is unlikely
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
19 Mar 23
Oh my, I hope the virus spared you
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@sol_cee nope I got hit third but the hardest of all. Hopefully the baby, my son and my oldest daughter don’t catch it. I can’t wait for bed!
@thelme55 (76659)
• Germany
19 Mar 23
Those donuts are inviting me. Yummy I think I will make soda bread this week as I still have buttermilk.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@thelme55 that’s a great use for the buttermilk. The donuts were very good it was so nice of her to bring them to us!
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@thelme55 (76659)
• Germany
21 Mar 23
@shaggin Yes,it is indeed.
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@CarolDM (203448)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Mar 23
I hope you are all feeling better now. A little late on seeing your post. Take care of yourself. Donuts look good and you are busy as always.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
20 Mar 23
@CarolDm I am healthy again that was a doozy of a bug! Did you take a little break from myLot again?
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@CarolDM (203448)
• Nashville, Tennessee
26 Mar 23
@shaggin Yes I had to go and stay with my cousin. I just wrote about it. No time to let you know, sorry.
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• Davao, Philippines
19 Mar 23
So sorry of what happened to your hubby..yummy donuts.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@JeanSapphire I’m glad my husband got over it so quickly. A few hours and he was better I’m still not feeling well 24 hours later.
@BarBaraPrz (45928)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Mar 23
So... they were feeling a bit green were they? I hope you're not.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@BarbaraPrz I got hit the hardest but am eating some cereal now at 8:07 pm that’s the first I’ve been able to eat.
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@jstory07 (134840)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Mar 23
I hope you and the baby do not get sick.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
18 Mar 23
@jstory07 so far the baby, my oldest daughter and my son haven’t caught it. I got hit the worse out of the three of us (my husband, my son and myself).
@JudyEv (328956)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Mar 23
I'm sorry to hear about the sickness in your house. I hope the rest of you stay well.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@Judyev 3/6 of us have gotten sick. My husband and stepson are better but I still feel crummy over 24 hours later. Hoping to be fully well tomorrow since my husband is planning to take his dogs out running.
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@YrNemo (20257)
18 Mar 23
Oh no, did your whole family go down with the tummy bug?
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
19 Mar 23
@YrNemo so far 3/6 of us got it. I still feel crappy after 24 hours but much better than before. Praying the baby and my other two kids don’t get it.
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