Well, that was something! Since I was here last, every member of the family--parents included--was leveled by this mystery bug. There were lots of naps, lots of quiet play, lots of ginger ale and saltines, and lots and lots of laundry. (There was also a little knitting and reading, of course.)
I'm calling this week my do-over week, because I really didn't get the whole "first week back" experience I was looking for last week. I got the house un-decorated and partially clean just in time for the patients to arrive. Yesterday was full of changing sheets and disinfecting bathrooms, and I'm feeling much better about the state of the house.
I did finish my last birthday sweater last night. I just have to wash and block it before I share. Caroline has a birthday party on Saturday, and I am behind on my last Sew Connected block, so I think this week I'll be bringing the sewing machine back out. I look forward to getting re-acquainted with my old friend.