Archive | November 2011

Ultimate test of sickness

As everyone knows I’m sick. Unable to find a doctor I went for the best get well soon remedy I know. A jar of peppers. A quarter of a jar later I’m not feeling so bad. My throat is still irratated but no where near as sore as it was yesterday. I can breathe which is ALWAYS a good things so now on to more non sick activities. In just a bit I’m venturing out to get the super best in get well yourself, a coloring book. Yes, a coloring book. Having a good coloring book on hand is no different from having a good book to read. There is something so relaxing about sitting there coloring. I’m excited, like kid in a candy store exited. Yeah its the little things. For now I have to run down tjer stairs and retreive the shoes the 2 year old seems to think are for throwing and kicking not wearing and then we’re off. Until the next time be well (even if I’m not) 🙂

This entry was posted on November 15, 2011. 1 Comment

Bah Humbug

Today I find myself very angry. I’ve been dealing with this sickness of mine for a week or so now, it’s annoying but I’ve been dealing today not so much. This morning I woke up to discover I was blazing hot and my throat felt like someone stuck a hot poker down it. It hurts to talk, it hurts to swallow, it hurts to do this stupid annoying cough I have and the best part is because I currently have no medical insurance I’m having a hard time finding a doctor who will see me. I’m in a very grumble y, agitated mood today and my day has just begun. *gggggrrrrrrr* (At least I can still yell on the computer) The search for a doctor will continue more because I can’t deal with feeling like I’m on fire than anything. In the mean time I will go back to my hot tea and box of tissue. 😦

Growing

We grow up, move on, stretch our wings, fly the coop and all sorts of other fun stuff during the course of our lifetimes. We outgrow things and grow to like or love others. Generally speaking most of this growth takes place in our youth but there is still room to grow when we get older.  Things always change so as adults we still have more growing to do. Growth can be a good thing, even for all the growing pains. Growing doesnt always feel good and most of the time it doesn’t make the top 20 on the personal to do lists but yet and still it happens. Every day I watch my children grow a little more and hopefully they can see growth and change in me as well.

All that glitters

Is NOT a Cullen. Today was a beautiful wet day here in western Washington. While out running errands I started down a hill leading to a beach, on my decent I noticed that it was only cloudy and grey on this side of the Sound. My first thought? Its to cloudy for the Cullens to be out at least not in Forks. Later on my way home I noticed a shinny silver mercades weaving in and out of traffic as the car got closer to me it took off like a shot. My thought? All that glitters isn’t a Cullen. Just because something is glittery and shinny doesnt mean its good for you but it sure can be fun to look at.

This Mommys Stuff I can’t do without (Winter Edition)

There are a lot of things I could write about or not as the case may be but I think with so many of my friends and family having babies here lately I should add my list of things we can’t do without (having little people in the house) so here we go:

1) Outlet covers
2) Clean floors
3) Boogie wipes -these things are GREAT!!!!!! Gets all the nasty yuck, smells good and doesn’t take the babys face off in the process
4) 2 diaper bags one that stays in the car one for taking out of the car
5) Assorted sized sippy cups and spill proof bottles (come in handy even for older kids and car trips)
6) Spiral bound notebooks – I stock up during back to school time. Gives the little ones something to color on (doing their homework as it’s called here) without getting in trouble
7) Flash cards – math, abc’s, shapes, colors, it goes on and on if you can’t find the ones you need make simple one the kids will still enjoy them all the same
8) Medicated bath – Johnson & Johnsons vapor bath is WONDERFUL stuff for little guys and girls with colds
9) Ayr – my little ones don’t like it going in or the process of getting it out but they do like being able to breathe clearly when the whole process is done.
10) Flannel or footy pjs.

Enjoy your winter 😉

Behold the power of the nose

It is a small thing that so often gets taken for granted, I mean really how often do you think about your nose? Today I have thought of mine a lot and realized just how much I depend upon it. I use it to cook with ( judging when food is done by the smell), I use use it to determine when GobbyGoo is stinky, I use it to smell the candles burning but today it did not afford me any of those things. It has been stuck on stuffy. Do you know how much it sucks to breathe but not smell???!!! *sigh* At least I can take comfort in the fact that in a few days everything will be back to normal. One thing I can say for sure I will wish that I still couldn’t smell the stinky diapers. Lol

Talk about diversity

Children never cease to amaze me…..for example, my oldest who is a freshman in high school has made a new best friend this year. The young man that my son has befriended is also in the D/HH program (this young man falls the HH category where as my son is in the D – that’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing for those who don’t know), he’s a basketball player, an online zombie slayer and he also happens to be from the Middle East. My son is pretty much the only friend that this young guy has at their school. To my son it doesn’t matter that his friend wears a turban and that his native language is different, it doesn’t matter that their views may not be the same, what matters to my son is that the guy is cool and they have stuff to talk about and they can play Halo together on their 360s. My son “sticks up” for this guy when other kids make fun of him and vice versa – just as true friends do. I commend my son for not being petty like so many others of us tend to do, I commend my son for looking past skin color, and ethnic differences to see the cool guy that is his best friend.