Thanks everyone. Like I said, he is doing much better today, was even better yesterday after his eardrum popped, except he still had a fever. Even the fever is gone now, and you would never know anything was wrong with him. Speaking from experience it is a huge relief when your eardrum pops, but the moment right before that is excruciating! I have had mine go a few times in childhood, and once in my 20s. So its really not a surprise that at least one of my kids has this same problem. It is his third ear infection this winter, so we will be seeing a specialist soon.
And yes! Funny thing about living here is that it always, and I mean always snows on the May long weekend. There are always a couple of optimists and lots of new people to town who wont believe it and go camping.....in tents! I laugh, and laugh, and laugh at them when they come back shivering Sunday morning
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Melis, if you have a Five Below store near you, they have yoga mats for $5 or less
Ohhh..I love 5 below . I was energized today...found out I lost a few pounds so seeing the progress of my treadmill routine.
For dinner I made American chop suey and a meatloaf for tomorrow.
Love hearing all these party ideas! Melis, Julia's party sounds like it will be fun! We had a paint your pottery place that i really wanted to try but i drove by it the other day and it looks shut down
Bonita and Kyla, I hate the sickies, of all kinds! Hope everyone is feeling well and 100% soon.
I made tomato and sausage risotto for dinner tonight with watercress. It was supposed to be spinach but we didn't have spinach so i used watercress. Now this is a big deal for me because i hate cooking and Seamus does 98% of the cooking in this house (I much prefer baking).
I've made dinner the last two nights in a row and the kids ate well and enjoyed it TWO nights in a row! Emma actually said "Mommy, why don't you cook more often?" Last night was chicken enchiladas, which i make fairly regularly. I've made this recipe tonight several times too, but not in years actually.
Seamus left Sunday and is going to be away until Thursday. I can't wait until he's back. You mamas who do it all on your own often or all the time, i bow down to you...you are awesome. Seamus is such a huge help and I'm so used to having him around. I surely miss him. But so far, so good! And I am typically the one that has to be away on occasion, so i need to suck it up!
I'm so bummed. I'm trying to find a babysitter for Thursday evening because I'm supposed to be meeting a friend for dinner. He makes it up my way once a year for business and we meet for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. But i can't find ANYONE
What am I doing this week? Packing like a mad woman! We move for the end of the month so I am in that frantic race to moving day. Fortunately I have been doing this for three months because I knew about the move early. And we can start moving stuff this weekend. Unfortunately Rob has developed a bone problem (fibrous displaysia) which is causing lots of pain and inability to help with packing. So it is a lot of me running around doing lots while he does all the phoning for things and arranging stuff. Our new place is wonderful and we are happy to be moving. It is a much better size space for us and it has wonderful things like a dishwasher, same floor laundry and a huge tub (with possibly working jacuzzi jets). I can't wait for it to be April.
What did we have for dinner? Pork chops that I cooked in apple and lemon juice with garlic and italian herbs. It was really yummy.
I love hearing about all of these party options. Next year Kaiya gets a gymnastics party as her grandma won a free one at a local gym. It should be tonnes of fun.
Good luck with packing Fuchia and I'm sorry that Rob is ill, packing is a pain but your new place sounds awesome!
Deniz thanks for the tip on 5 below ~ can't beat that price and she would love having her own mat!
Kim ~ I think that its wayyyy harder to deal with when you aren't used to them going away. Once you get used to it its easy ~ DH works from home and like I talked about on the WFH thread, it can be a challenge with three kids who are still at home. Its why we plan every morning out of the house (even with his own dedicated office space three kids are loud and mine are only in school afternoons, (smalls not at all) and when he is at home having friends over here is impossible in the winter, the kids want to run into his office to tell him something about school and he's on a conference call etc). He is home for like 3 straight weeks over christmas and by the end of it I'm DYING for him to get back to travel so I can have some nights where I feed the kids breakfast for dinner, there is no work stress, and we are all in bed by 8 The balance has been way off though due to his school, but that ends in about a month, which is ahhhmazing. I think I'm going to feel like I'm tripping over him after getting so used to him being away. Away over the weekends is harder than the weekdays, I think.
Jess, congrats on getting your treadmill on!
So who is typically responsible each night for setting the alarm on our clock? Not me. Its on Seamus' side of the bed.
Totally forgot to set the alarm last night. Woke up about 15 minutes before the bus is supposed to come! Total chaos in my house this morning.
Best thing is....if it weren't for the stupid time change, i actually would have woken up at the time our alarm usually starts going off anyway! Stupid Daylight savings messing with my perfectly set internal alarm clock. The nerve.
I am sorta bummed that my internet clock re-set. I woke up 5 minutes before the alarm.....and those 5 minutes are just lost. I could have been sleeping!
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 11 ) and Juliet ( 7 )
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