Sunday, November 1, 2009


Just a super quick post to say that my show went up today... and it was looking good, but I didn't see the finished result. My husband left for a meeting in Toronto this morning and wouldn't you know it, my littlest fella was hit with some sort of bug last night while trick or treating so family had to help me juggle things so I could meet the curator for a bit this afternoon to help her lay things out. Little guy had a crazy fever through the night and "hot eyes", lots of aches too. The neighbors had a Halloween party last night and when Tommy woke at 4 a.m. with a fever I could still hear their music pumping! After getting him settled I listened to "Beat it" through the wall while laying in bed. Not a good sleep for mamma! Upon the advice from one of my very best friends who is a physician I actually took Tommy in for a throat swab on Friday night (even though at that time he was showing zero signs of illness) on the off chance he was harboring the bug Sammy had which turned out to be .... are you ready?..... Scarlet Fever!!! Antibiotics worked for Sam right away and I will know if that is what Tommy has tomorrow morning. C-R-A-Z-Y!!! He just woke up at 9:30 and had thrown up in his bed, so he is now in my bed and tonight I will sleep on the inflatable air mattress which I have figured out how to blow up. I was trying desperately to get a fitted sheet on it but it just wouldn't work, try as I might. I finally realized I was trying to get a twin sheet to fit the queen size air mattress. Yes, I am tired and stressed!

Thank you so much for your emails and comments of well wishes, both for my show starting and the kids... I will answer those properly tomorrow. And as soon as I get to see the finished show all hung and professional looking I will post pictures! For now I am posting my awesome business card that my brother-in-law designed for me and that I will pick up this week sometime.

Take care everyone and stay healthy. 

P.S. Oh yeah, and just before I carried sick little Tommy to bed last night Sammy whispered to me, "Bless that poor little fella". Those two boys are everything to me and as important as my art show seemed about  one and a half weeks ago, it sure pales in comparison to them and their health.


Unknown said...

Scarlet Fever?! Sounds like something from the Middle Ages.

Hope everyone is back to their well selves soon. Boy that card does look awesome!

Nicki said...

Hi Sheila,

Yes, I know! Can you believe that diagnosis? It does sound archaic! Thank fully the antibiotics worked quickly.

Nice to hear from you,


Anonymous said...

hi Nicki, wishing you all the best with the show and hoping Tommy gets well soon. r.

Janie B said...

My girls had scarlet fever once (not too ancient history...about 30 years ago). Not fun for them. Hope the show is awesome!

Nicki said...

Hi Rahina and Janie... thanks... I am pretty excited and I hope I can go see it tomorrow If Tommy is doing better.

Take care!


Tammy Hext said...

I had scarlet fever just last year. It is awful - hope his recovering well.

Nicki said...

Hi Tammy, thanks, Sammy seems to be fine now... it is Tommy that is super sick... probably the H1N1. Sigh.