Today marks the first time I’ve been alone in the house since February 12th, the day before we left for our cruise. It’s been quite a roller coaster.

The cruise was wonderful–relaxing, lots of quality time with the kids, great food–but we crashed back down to reality pretty quickly. My youngest daughter ended up catching some sort of nasty skin virus on her face (we think it may have come from a dirty snorkel mask at Caya Levantando in the Dominican Republic) and our first week home was spent going to doctor after doctor to nail down a diagnosis and get the proper treatment for her. It was harrowing at times, complicated by the fact that my eldest daughter and my husband also came down with something post-cruise, running fevers and feeling congested and generally miserable.

Not a fun week in my household, that’s for sure.

The good news is, one week, 8 prescriptions and $220 in co-payments later, every one seems to be on the mend.

We had a snow day yesterday, but now, everyone is back to school, and things are finally resembling something akin to “normal” around here.

Not a moment too soon.

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