Monday, February 28, 2011

miscellany monday

Grrrrr! I'm a little late (okay, a whole day) getting this post up. Our lovely internet connection has decided to be moody the last couple of days. I was able to get this post typed up just in time for it to decide to go down again, so I didn't get it posted last night like I planned. Oh, well. Better late than never, right? I'm so glad that Carissa left the linky open this morning so I could still link up!

This is another new blog hop for me! I'm joining up with Carissa at lowercase letters for her miscellany monday. Head on over there and join the fun!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I have a bunch of sickies at my house right now. Landon woke up feeling crummy on Friday. I took him into the doctor and got meds for strep. Yesterday, Cheyenne was complaining of a headache. I had one too, plus a runny/stuffy nose. Chey didn't have any other strep symptoms, so I thought maybe we just picked up a cold from the doctor's office (am I the only one that happens to?). This morning, she was still complaining. I took her temp and it was 102.5. Then, Sierra woke up looking sickly as well-although she'll never admit it-and running a low fever. I took them in and got a strep test and, of course, they were both positive. So, I've got 3/4 of the kiddos on meds. I still think mine is a cold. Hopefully, Dakota will avoid this round of sickness. I really don't want to go back in to the doctor tomorrow.

Speaking of the doctor, when she was writing Cheyenne's prescription, the PA asked Cheyenne if she wanted liquid or pills. Cheyenne, thinking it would me her seem more grown-up, asked for pills. I don't remember her ever trying to swallow a pill, but I figured it was about time for her to learn, so I went along with it. NEVER. AGAIN. First of all, the pills are HUGE! Even I wouldn't want to swallow one. Cheyenne tried and tried to get one down, but she couldn't. It ended with me being very frustrated with her and her throwing up in the kitchen floor and again in the bathroom. I can't get her the liquid form until the doctor calls it in for me, but I did get the pharmacist, reluctantly, to tell me what her dosage would be so I could give her some of Sierra's. At least she didn't have to wait to get started on the meds. But, really, what was that PA thinking giving those horse pills to a 10 year-old?

Daniel's been gone for work since Saturday morning. We've done okay for the most part, although it's been hard to be sick and take care of the sick kids. I don't know how you ladies who have husbands who are deployed for months at a time do it! You amaze me! I used to be really scared to be home by myself (well, to be the only adult at home) at night. I've gotten a lot better lately though. The only time I really get scared now is when I let myself stay up too late. Then, I start hearing things and making myself nervous. Last night, I just couldn't make myself go to bed and I ended up being up until around 2. I was all set to go to bed around 1, but there was a big crash in the laundry room and I got freaked out. You see, the laundry room has a door that leads outside (it's actually the door we use most often). I couldn't see it, though, because the door between the laundry room and dining room was closed. So, it took me about 30 minutes of staring intently at that closed door (why do I think that's going to change anything?) with my cell phone in hand to get brave enough to even approach the door. Then, I crept into the dining room and placed a couple of chairs in front of the door (again, why did I think that would do anything) and stood and stared at the door some more. I finally convinced myself that it was nothing and went to bed.
This morning, I went into the laundry room to find that some stuff I had stacked on the dryer had fallen over. There was a kitchen timer on top of the stack, which is what made such a loud noise. Tonight I have promised myself to be in bed by 11:30 (I'd better hurry!).



Come and join me tomorrow at Lynnette's blog party! It's going to be so much fun. I can't wait to meet some new blogging friends and learn more about some of my old ones (well, not old, but ones that I've had for a while, you know). My post is almost ready. Is yours?If not, head on over there and get the questions and get ready to link up!

Wow! This post ended up being way longer than I had planned. I guess I had more to say that I thought. Have a good night! See you at the party tomorrow!


Strep Symptoms said...

Don't underestimate the power of strep throat :)

Strep Symptoms said...

don't forget to take there medicine... eat some nutritious food to boost your immunity