I’m not feeling up to a coherent post, but have a bunch of thoughts running through my head:
- We watched Akeelah and the Bee today – what a great movie! I clapped in glee several times, and was reduced to tears several more. I had to stop it a few times to explain some of the subtler points to Krystal, but we all enjoyed it very much. If you have not seen it yet I highly recommend it!
- Krystal has been complaining vaguely of a sore throat for several weeks. Because she has not otherwise seemed ill, I’ve mostly brushed it off. On Thursday she complained more vociferously than usual about not feeling well (this is a frequent morning tactic, but she always forgets/feels better once she’s started to do something). I told her to go to school, but if she still felt bad she could go to the nurse who would call me. Well, about 11:00 the nurse called. She didn’t have a fever, but was not feeling well. I took her home, where she got a burst of energy, and even admitted she wished she were still at school. Until bedtime rolled around and she had a slight fever. And then the next morning when it was a high fever. Mama called the doctor and the doctor said (no, there was no jumping on beds) — her throat looked quite “injected” even though the rapid strep test came back negative. But based on the visual evidence and the weeks long complaint, Krystal is now on Amoxocillin twice a day for 10 days, which is a whole post in and of itself. Maybe tomorrow.
- As I’ve mentioned before, I used to own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (mutt) and have never gotten over my lust for another. After we got Tessie I applied to a Cavalier Rescue group, and I check their site frequently for dogs that we might want to adopt. Many of the dogs that appear on the site specifically say they should go to an adult only home, or one with kids over age 8 or 10, or 12. But on Thursday I spotted one with none of those specifications, who sounds delightful in nearly every way. I’m trying to decide whether to call and ask about him, or if I’m a glutton for punishment with adding a second dog to my already-out-of-control life.
- I went out, without my kids, on Friday night! Wahoo! And left my child, who had been home sick that day, in the care of our teenage sitter. And Krystal called me from bed, unbeknown to the sitter, to ask me to come home. Major guilt.
- It was -13 when I got up yesterday morning. Brrrr is hardly the word for it.
- We are supposed to get 5-10 inches of new snow tomorrow. I am so depressed about that I can hardly stand it.
- My girls’ birthday party is next Saturday. I have no idea how I’m going to get everything done I need to get done before then.
- I’m starting to really worry, in ways I haven’t yet before, about the future of my job.
OK, that is all for now – off to enjoy a glass of wine and catch up on some TV.
I just realized the girls’ party isn’t for two weeks, so I both have longer to get everything done, and longer to worry about it. Hey, I’ll take it!
Fingers crossed for job security…been there, don’t like that period where you just don’t know for sure…
Heehee, I hope the prescip helps her out.
Good luck with the birthday party!
Strep lesson #1 — if strep is confirmed (or even suspected) get a new toothbrush. My son had strep 3 times in a few months before one of the peds told us “oh didn’t you know to change toothbrushes” NO we’d never had strep in the family before.
I know you’re sick of the snow, but the pictures are beautiful. I want ONE snow like that – big enough to be fun. It’s looking like we’ll be getting one like that tomorrow. Have some more wine.
It’s SO hard to know what to do when the kids are just a “little” sick. I always test negative for strep when I actually have it. Very convenient. Hope she’s better.