What I have is gastro-intestenial, not fun but I will survive. With me it is always a case of taking more meds or worrying about my sugars and what the meds will do to them. I have such tight control on my levels but being like this does not help them at all.
I can't believe Christmas is less than a week away. It makes me kind of sad that it will soon be over. DH reminded me that the holiday season lasts into January. It's kind of like when you prepare for your wedding. You spend a lot of time to make it perfect and it's over before you know it. It just doesn't feel like Christmas is soon. Probably because we have no snow. Maybe after tonight it will feel more like Christmas. From the weather they are predicting it sounds like either the schools will be 2hrs late or there will be no school. We can't have more than 4 days of snow days since we leave for our cruise 4 days after the end of the school year. I need to make a trip to "town" (a bigger town 20 miles from us) for some last minute Christmas stuff and to stock up on things before DH's family comes. We were going to go tomorrow, but our plans may change.
We are sad that the storm headed your way, Meg, will not bring more than a dusting for us. Oh well, we will wait for the next one. We still have snow here and it looks like Christmas. Hopefully we will keep getting snow this year so the kids can play in it. Plus, it should help us with the drought.
I still made sure my family got vaccinated this year for influenza. DH and DS can get the nasal one... so it is not such a big deal as when I was a kid.
Things are already being canceled for tonight even though there is no snow yet. We changed plans around so we could run to town today to finish up Christmas stuff and get the necessities for when DH's family is here.
We all got vaccinated for the flu in our house also. DH and DDs get the flu mist. I get the flu shot because it's free and I really don't mind shots. DH really dislikes them. One year we didn't get DDs vaccinated and all 3 of them were pretty sick, so I'm wondering if it was influenza related.
I have a nasty headache today. It was expected. I'm day 3 on taking a break from my BCPs and I always get a bad migrane on day 3. I start taking them again tonight. I think next time I break to get AF I'm only going to take 2 days off to try to prevent the migrane. When I asked my ob/gyn about the headaches he said to take a 3 day break since I had been doing 7 days. I tried explaining I always get the headache on day 3 off and I don't think he quite got it. That's why I like taking BCPs this way because I have flexibility over my cycles and can decide when to get AF. Also, when I'm taking them I rarely have headaches, whereas before I'd have one everyday. I think it's just the sudden drop of hormones since I stop them cold turkey since they are a monophasic pill.
Meg- I use a pretty basic icing recipe from my mom. It’s just ? c butter 2 c. powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla and 2 T milk. Just beat butter first and gradually add sugar, vanilla and milk. You have to beat it for a while to get it lighter but it is really good. I always triple the recipe for the amt. of cookies I make (usually around 5 dozen).
I’m certified to teach grades 7-12 English but right now I’m out of the classroom as a literacy coach- which basically means I work in the curriculum department and help teachers plan and implement literacy instruction.
Hope your headache is better. I always get a pretty bad one right before AF and it is no fun. Light and sound really bother me, which isn’t fun when you are working in a school building.
Margaret- glad you hear work is understanding. It seems like all you can do with the flu is rest. Hope you are feeling better each day.
I am hoping for a little bit of snow as well. I love the look of snow dusted on the ground on Christmas morning- it is so pretty! Looks like we might get a little snow this weekend right when we will be traveling to be with family so I hope it is not too bad. Hope you are staying safe with all the snow your way, Meg!
I help out with my church’s youth group on Wed. so I’m making a few snacks to bring tonight for our Christmas party. I’m looking forward to going and just having a low key night. I made cake batter chex mix (saw it on Pinterest) and it is so good! I’m sure it will last about 10 min at church lol
Meg...you'll have to share that chex mix recipe...or I guess I could look on Pinterest also. Sounds good! Have a fun night tonight. Earlier when I was getting my headache I told DH that if I had to work I don't think I'd be able to with this headache. I'm sure it is hard being in a school with a bad headache.
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I find I am sleeping a lot and my fever comes and goes - worse at night. Starting to eat a bit more. Not very good at getting fluids in, by night I am dehydrated which is not good.
I, too, get bad headaches around the time AF is due. It is a common time for migraines and often migraine medicines will work to abort them. I am lucky that mine respond to advil, but I have to take it early.. along with some caffeine.
And I am going to look up this cake batter chex mix. I think my favorite is traditional chex mix with twice the seasonings, cooked in the oven. We made a ton of it and gave it as Christmas presents one year. I would like to do something like that again some day.
I think everything in Iowa is closed today. School got canceled around 10pm last night. I think I'll make my cut out sugar cookies and the girls can decorate them today so we can put them on teacher trays for them to give their teachers tomorrow.
DH got a call from his brother at 10pm last night. Idk why he had to call that late. Him and his wife are planning on coming to our house on Dec. 27-29. He could've given us more than a weeks notice. But he did say they are going to stay in a hotel which is good because that's what I was going to have DH suggest.