Welcome to Friday Fragments, hosted by the gorgeous-even-when-irrigating-her-nose-with-a-teapot Mrs.4444 over at Half Past Kissin’ Time!
***Beginning on Monday, my friend Matt over at The Playpen is kicking off a new series called time Out; he is featuring five different moms, one of whom is me. He gave us each five questions, and he will feature an answer every day next week from all five of us. It should be interesting, so don’t forget to take a gander at it. He does have a kick-off post up today, so be sure to drop by and see the moms he has picked.
***I had to take Sam to his asthma doctor yesterday; he has been doing really well for a really long time, but then the last 2-3 months he has just had an awful time of it. The doc did the skin-prick allergy tests (which didn’t show anything we didn’t already know) and also took blood to run some other tests, but the long and short of it is that even though he didn’t have any immediate complications from the swine flu, the problems with his asthma are directly tied to it. Apparently it damages the lungs, and then before they can completely heal we head into cold season, and basically his defenses are just wiped out. The doctor (who actually resembles an older Greg Kinnear) gave his two different inhalers, one to use morning and night and a different one to use as his rescue inhaler, plus a strong prescription allergy pill. Sam slept better last night than he has in at least a month, and the doc confirmed my suspicion that Sam’s increased use of his small volume nebulizer and inhaler have made him antsy and unable to sleep well, and it just creates a vicious cycle. Here’s to hoping that within a few days he will be well on the mend.
***In the car this morning on the way to work, Owen was singing that Black-Eyed Peas song, “I Gotta Feeling,” which for some reason cracks me up. he still doesn’t know his ABC’s in the correct order and often will insert a number or two in with the letters just to shake things up a bit, but he knows the whole chorus to some silly song.
***When we were in the old hometown to see my sister last weekend, three of the five of us sat down and picked out the house we are going to be renting at the beach in Oregon this summer. We have it narrowed down to two different ones (our choices are actually a little limited simply because we need one with 6 bedrooms), so now we are just waiting to see which one it will be. I am inordinately excited about something that isn’t even going to happen until July, but it is really neat to think about, to find different ways we can save the money to enable us to go, etc…My kids have never seen the ocean, so that itself is going to be a blast. Thinking about and planning and saving for a vacation is just pretty damn cool, isn’t it?
***I am so glad it is Friday that I just almost can’t stand it. Feels like it has been a really long week for a variety of reasons. There are a few things I would like to get done over the weekend, but I am not going to say them out loud in case they don’t actually happen. More than anything, I am looking forward to sleeping-but that is a common theme, isn’t it?
***Point of annoyance: Not making a decision IS, in fact, making a decision. It drives me insane (er) when someone simply sits back and lets decisions be made for them, without taking part in any of it. I think is has to do with not wanting to take responsibility, so that if things get all wonky later then someone else can take the blame, but damn, it is annoying. Especially when it affects me and MY life. Grrr. The thing is, in a situation like that, the only thing you CAN do it let the other person continue to let things just…happen-because to push a decision either way is simply putting out a welcome mat for resentments and anger.
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