Lily is on the mend! Hooray! But the barking seal--alas--is Carver. He's up in his bed right now and no matter where I am in the house I can hear his horrible cough. Sounds just like a seal on its last breath! Poor guy. I have been cooped up in the house for what feels like an eternity. I asked, begged, let's face it--cried on my hands and knees--for my mom to come over so I could have an hour to myself. I got my hair cut! Whoopie. It's a swanky little place that massages your scalp when they wash your hair. I think I moaned. I am now no better rested or in any better mood to keep on taking care of sick kids, but at least my hair looks nice.