Monday, April 14, 2014

Coloring Easter Eggs

Victoria got really into coloring eggs this year. She was disappointed we only had a dozen to color. Too bad she can't eat them. Benny was sleeping.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crabby ... but assertive

I’m a mood today. So watch out! I’m tired of putting up with the mediocre. Very tired. This weekend we had lunch at Mongolian BBQ or Grill or whatever they call it now. The women’s bathrooms were really dirty. The food on the bar where you make your stir fry was old and dried out. So I sent a complaint form via the web letting them know.

I called the Health System Peds GI clinic that we’ve seen in the past for Victoria (her encopresis. Something I rarely talk about, but really should). They wouldn’t schedule until we have a new referral (the old was for a different location in the SAME system), the lady was unfriendly and appointments are for 3 months from now. I’m done. I called another health system and got her an appointment IN our town for the end of April. Maybe they will actually do something to help her. Then I put in a web suggestion form letting them know the lady I spoke to was unfriendly and not helpful.

Then at work I fought back with a sponsor about ridiculous forms on a ridiculous timeline. I told them they get what they get. Too bad, so sad.

Another thing I did is call the Parish I am thinking of joining. I came in to Mass at 10:15 for 10:30 and a large number of seats were "saved" with scarfes and books, etc. Not coats so the people weren't even there yet. I was carrying a heavy, screaming toddler and it made me so angry! I called the parish and complained about that too.

Watch out for me today.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers - This CRAZY Week

* P was in Atlanta for three days.
* While he was gone we had another snowstorm! In mid-March! With bad driving, and driveway clearing!
* I had Benny home with a cough on Monday, called the MD, his left ear hadn't healed from the infection he had in California. He is now on a Z-pak and very crabby.
* Tuesday I because dizzy at work, I took a meclizine and became sicker. I came home with dizziness, dry heaves, nausea, and then the headache. It was a Vertigious Migraine. I get a few each year. P was gone and I had zero help so I realized I really, really had to get it together to pick up and take care of my kids.
* Benny sure had a large number of tantrums this week. Mostly about ELmo TV and goldfish crackers.
* My mom was hear to cover Benny while V had a sleep study on Thursday and I was in Atlanta. She stayed through the weekend (I"m tired) and then her car wouldn't start for the four hour drive home on Monday. I had to deal with calling assistance (no big deal), but it was a big deal dealing with her freaking out.
* So much laundry to but away.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My labwork.

Things are crazy and stressful and I won't even get into all of that. Because it would tire you out. Massively. So here is some great news and some lesser great news. I finally went and got my fasting lab work done. My cholesterol was aweseom - 179, my HDL (good cholesterol) was high, and my LDL (bad cholesterol) was low. My ratio was 2.4 which is well below the 4.5. My family has history of hyperlipidemia despite exercise and good diet, so I was thrilled!

My iron saturation was still really low. Still anemic. Also, my Vitamin D and Calcium were really low. Sigh. I haven't been on supplements since before Benny was born, so it looks like I will be starting back on them again. Ugh.

Everything else looked great! I'll take it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 Things Tuesday

1. We have more snow. This is the most snow I've ever seen living here for the past 11 years.
2. We need to get outside. It's been really, really cold or we would at least try and get outside.
3. I have always kept a neat desk at work. Well, it is awful. I had to pick it up this morning. I just couldn't concentrate anymore.
4. My hands really don't like hand sanitizer. They crack and dry out and bleed. I have to put Aquafor healing ointment on them several times a day.
5. We just came back from a week in California. It was bliss being in the sunshine!!! It makes me want to move there so badly, but I know the $$$ and traffic make it pretty crazy.
6. Have gotten into watching Breaking*Bad on Netflix. We just started season 3 and it is such a good show. Please no spoilers :)
7. Lent is starting. I am going to try not to complain. It's going to be tough, but I'm going to try. It's easy to get into that trap of complaining and being negative. I'll have to avoid certain people though.
8. Benny is really getting into watching Elmo. He will bring me the remote control for the TV and grunt and groan until I put it on. Only musical episodes only, please.
9. Next week I register V for kindergarten. What? Where did the time go? Sniff.
10. I am craving toast and biscuits. I try not to eat carbs. What does this signify?

Monday, March 3, 2014


The deli lady at Meijer gave me a piece of cheese.  Yay!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cute (baby) Toddler Picture

He wanted to come upstairs with me when I put away (YET MORE) laundry. He ran down the hall in anticipation of.... a bath! Here he is peeking out the bathroom door, hoping I was coming to give him a bath. We had one last night. So he didn't get another one. But I almost gave in.