Friday, July 30, 2010

Back, but still not settled

We are back from the Cook Family Vacation - 2010 Edition. This year, we spent a week up at Algonquin. We were home on Wednesday night and have the laundry mostly done (9 loads!) and tents and such mostly put away. It's a slow process, though, settling back in. We are still officially 'on vacation' and are trying to enjoy it as such - fitting in some swimming, some rollerblading, and a trip to the new Cold Stone Creamery (where 2 of the 4 of us did not finish our orders - I never thought I would utter these words, but it is too rich for my taste!) The process was made even slower tonight when we had to take Mallory on a surprise trip to the ER. She has been complaining of neck pain since we came home and today she spiked a fever to go along with it. Of course, the immediate worst case scenario was: Meningitis! They fast-tracked us through the ER to assess her, but we came away without much of a diagnosis. They assume she picked up something viral while up north, but they don't know what. At least they don't think she's contagious.

There will be many photos (and perhaps a highlight reel) coming soon...