I don't know what it is about mid-February to mid-March. I thought we had escaped the major bouts of sickness this year but it appears I was wrong! Hendrik woke up with a sore stomach yesterday morning and by late in the afternoon he was throwing up. Poor guy! He attended a birthday party at the rec centre on Sunday and I'm guessing that is where he picked it up. A lot of people in our town have been unwell and that compounded with the rec centre being used as a day care, emergency water supply, etc over the last few weeks I imagine it is a bit of a hotbed of germs. Our town had several water mains and valves break and it has been incredibly challenging for them to get them all repaired due to the age of the infrastructure and the fluctuating temperatures (from -30C at night to -10C in the day). Based on when the party was to when the sickness began, I am extrapolating that that means our family will be out of commission until Sunday or Monday or so if we all succumb to the bug. Once the throwing up began I knew my day's plans were going to have to be revised. The priorities changed to running as much laundry as possible in case everyone gets sick, no running of errands, and making a grocery list of upset-tummy-friendly foods for Dwayne to pick up on his way home from work. I will have to postpone Hendrik's birthday party as well. We had planned for this Friday as it is a half day town holiday and it seemed like an ideal time. Oh well! This will be the third or fourth year in a row that this has happened. Crazy. A little extra rest, lots of fluids, some peppermint oil to stave off the nausea, and a stack of comic books should do the trick!