Finally, Nathan is 100% back to normal. We discovered that he had a childhood virus called Roseola. His fever broke on Friday, and when that happened, he developed the telltale rash on his back and chest. As anticipated, the rash had completely cleared up by Sunday. His eyes are no longer swollen, and his mood is quite pleasant, which is awesome because the irritability was about to drive me insane! I’m glad he kicked the virus. It’s frightening when your child has a high fever (especially one of 105.3!) and is not acting like his or herself.

In other news, I spent the majority of the day yesterday helping my parents with some yard work. I pulled up tons of weeds, pulled fence-steaks up out of the ground, sprayed weed killer all along their house and the fence perimeter, pruned trees, and picked up large branches from the yard so my dad could mow. It always feels great to do physical work like that because it makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished something. It’s a good feeling. My legs, however, are protesting today from all the kneeling, squatting, and getting up and down! But I don’t mind too much. I had a great weekend, especially with Nathan being back to his happy little self.

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