Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sisterchicks Go Brit

Molly is finally getting better today, thank the Lord! Her fever was over 103 on Sunday night, so first thing Monday morning I ran her to the doctor. Her UTI had traveled all the way up to her kidneys, and that's why she was so miserable. The doctor sent her home with antibiotics and a warning that if she wasn't better in 48 hours, she would have to be admitted to the hospital. Well, we're officially past 48 hours, and the fever is staying down, and she's acting more like her normal self. Yesterday she spent most of the day snuggled in bed next to me shivering and shaking with the fever and pain. But today she and Mia are fighting over their bedroom, so I can tell that the healing has begun. Doogie's especially thrilled; it means he won't have to do her chore of laundry any more!

Sisterchicks Go Brit by Robin Jones Gunn is the latest book in the fabulous Sisterchicks series. Liz has dreamed of going to England and meeting Big Ben since she was 15 years old. Kellie has long dreamed of opening her own interior design business. These two best friends have both of their dreams fulfilled through Opal, an elderly woman's, machinations. Opal wants to return to her native England to visit her twin sister Rose and after being thrilled with Kellie and Liz's renovation on her apartment, gifts them tickets to go along with her. Gunn's Sisterchick books are wonderful travelogues with lessons on faith and friendship on the way. This book didn't have the kind of depth I've become accustomed to in previous books in the series, but Gunn's description of England makes me want to book my flight out today!

I got the first flyer in the mail today advertising school supplies. It seems like school just got out, but summer is already half over. But Molly's yelling that I have to take her shopping; yeah, she's feeling better.