Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More than a day

My sick day turned into a whole week! After I posted last week I ended up having a relapse of the stomach bug and was sick for the whole week and weekend. We had planned a big Halloween Party at our house and it went on, but I could barely enjoy it. I've been living on crackers & tea. Just yesterday I was able to advance to soup and applesauce. It's been miserable! My daughter continued to help me with her brother and she constantly showed her concern for me. She is so special! I hope that I'm on the upswing of all this mess, and I hope that you are all feeling good out there.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mommy's Sick Day

Mommy had to take a sick day this week. I started feeling ill very suddenly on Tuesday afternoon. It hit me like a truck! I went and got my kids from the sitter and went home to bed. My daughter, age 5 3/4, was such a big help to me! She took care of her little brother age 3 3/4 for me the whole evening until her daddy got home. I still felt bad Wednesday morning and I actually dreading seeing her off to Kindergarten. I hate coming down with stomach ailments. My son got up nice and early on Wednesday and doesn't understand that when mommy is sick she doesn't feel like doing much. I'm back at work today, but still not feeling 100%. It seems like the older I get, the longer I take to bounce back. I would love to go home and take a nap, but tonight for my work we're passing out candy for the local downtown Beggar's Night.
Anyway, I couldn't thank my daughter enough! She's going to be Super Girl this Halloween and the title couldn't be more appropriate! I sure love that little girl!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Motherhood = Exhaustion

I will never forget the first pregnancy symptom I experienced when I was pregnant with my daughter. We had just moved to a new house and the time had just "sprung" forward as it was April. I also had a new job that involved me getting up earlier for a small commute. I was totally exhausted! I kept telling everyone that all the changes going on had really worn me out. Within a week or so I realized that I had also missed my period! I was pregnant! That explained the chronic fatigue I was having. It also continued for the entire 9 months of pregnancy.
I truly believe that the moment my egg was fertilized I became permanently exhausted. LOL!
To this day I never feel completely rested. There are nights that I get 10 hours of sleep and still wake up tired. Of course I'm a light sleeper, so I'm awake through the night listening to what's going on in my kids rooms. Who knows, maybe someday I'll be energized again?! :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Favorite

I have been so busy this week! I haven't had a chance to do a single blog post. I do want to do my Friday Favorite though.

This week I have chosen padded bras. :) LOL! When you're a woman with practically no bust a padded bra can really be your friend. This morning I had to wear the non-padded version and my clothes just don't look as nice. I'm not talking about creating cleavage, I'm just talking about making your bust line look smooth in your shirts. Most women that I know complain about the opposite issue. However, if you're flat like me you probably enjoy a good padded bra as well!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sore Throat & Fever

In addition to the coughing that my son has had my daughter is now feverish and has a sore throat! The school called this morning and I had to pick her up because she had a temperature of 101. They also told me that your child has to be fever free for 24 hours without any medication before they can return. So, I guess my daughter is having a really long weekend. I don't think it helps that our weather here has been ranging from 50 to 80 degrees over the past couple of weeks! I hope everyone starts feeling better soon!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cough Crazy

My son has been coughing like crazy the past few nights! Poor little guy doesn't get much sleep and neither do I. We are finally on our third round of over the counter cough medicine. I took some advice from the Dr. Sears website, www.askdrsears.com and tried the long acting medicine they recommended. I also bought a warm mist vaporizer and set it up in his room. He actually only had two coughing fits last night versus them being constant the other nights.
My son starts in with respiratory illnesses every fall. Last spring we had his tonsils and adenoids removed in the hopes that it would help us. I'm not feeling too confident now! He really suffered with the surgery and wound up dehydrated and back in the hospital, so I'm really hoping that it was worth it. He has had croup and 2 bouts of Pneumonia in his 3 1/2 years of life. I couldn't even put a number on the many ear infections we've dealt with. We're on our second set of ear tubes! Do any of you have kids that suffer with these things?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Successful Walk!

The Alzheimer's Memory walk was a success! Our team was the family team that raised the most money in our county. We raised $1150 for the Alzheimer's Association. We were very proud and hope that someday there will be more hope for people with this disease. It's interesting to me that people who don't have a friend/family member with this, don't understand the devastation that it causes families.
We are already looking forward to next year. We are trying to get our relatives from two other states to come and help us support the cause. My Grandma has a lot of family that loves her and hopes to never see others suffer like she has.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Pink Camera Giveaway

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, 5 Minutes for Mom and Casio are giving away a pink digital camera! I really want to win since I didn't get the pink Dyson!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday Favorite

I miss last Friday for my new Friday Favorite, but I didn't forget today!
My favorite for this Friday is, slip on shoes. There is nothing better to me than a pair of shoes that I can easily slip on or off. I've always loved summer for sandal and flip flop season! Last year I found a pair of slip on tennis shoes. Perfect for me because I love to slip on shoes when I leave the house and then easily take them off when I'm in my house.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Countdown to Memory Walk

4 days until the Alzheimer's Memory Walk! This Sunday I will be walking in honor of my Grandma who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. When a family member has Alzheimer's Disease you lose them right before your very eyes. My Grandma has lost the ability to have a conversation, and she's lost the ability to take care of her basic everyday needs. She doesn't even remember the foods that she likes or dislikes. She cries every time someone tells her that her parents have died even though they have both been gone for well over 10 years. This disease steals a person while they are still alive and takes them from their family. I am walking so that we can find a cure, or at least a better way to manage it. I hope and pray that my parents, my sibling or myself never have to face it again. I am placing the link for my donation page here in case anyone wants to donate to my walk. Thank you!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
I am placing this pink ribbon on my blog as a reminder to all women to do their monthly breast exam. When I was 26 years old I found a lump in my breast. It wasn't Cancer, but thanks to my self breast exams I knew it was there and if it would have been Cancer, perhaps it would have been caught early enough to help me. I am now getting breast ultrasounds done every 6 months due to more non-cancerous tumors being found on the last ultrasound.
Spread the word about how important of a cause this is! My great-grandma, my great-aunt and one of my dad's cousins has all fought this disease. I know several bloggers who have fought this disease as well. This ribbon is for them and all those who have fought and won. It is also for those have fought and lost their lives. Hopefully in the future there will be a cure for this and all Cancers!