I started taking pictures of this flower and stumbled upon this natural composition of stages of the blossom. I took this a few days ago.
Since then, I've been feeling pretty awful. I think the biggest downside about being around children is one's inevitable exposure to stomach flu. When I was a child it seemed like a yearly occurance and then once I hit my late teens I was free from it. Fifteen years of blissful absense from stomach flu. Then I had kids who went to school and it started all over again. Ick. I suppose the only upside is that the nausea only lasts a day or two.
Are we letting puking stop us from going out on a date to see Serentiy? Heck no. Our babysitter is showing up in two hours, we're skipping the planned dinner, obviously, and we're heading out. I still think one of the greatest crimes among television show cancellations was Firefly. I haven't been a regular watcher since. It's probably better for me.