Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Winter.. er, Spring.. Wonderland!

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Look, it finally snowed! This is the view out my front bay window. Yes, I live in North Dakota and this is the most snow we've had all season. It's sickening, really. We have this kickass John Deere tractor with a snowblower attachment, and I think Dan has used it once since we got it. Looks like I will be shoveling this afternoon!

Yesterday was my lecture at the University. I think it went well, but if she ever asks me to do it again, I will make changes. I talked about labor, birth, interventions, methods of pain management, and doulas. I think next time I will start off talking about doulas so that I can spend as much time as I want - I felt like I ran out of time on that subject. My dad decided to come and watch, and so did Sister Thomas, the president of the U! I was a little nervous when she came in.

Last night instead of going to Civic Chorus, I went out to eat with my family. I'm such a bad girl. I really do love Chorus, but we really needed some family time out of the house. So the fish I had thawing went back into the fridge for tonight. I think my husband just didn't want to have fish for dinner, LOL. He doesn't care that it's good for him.

In a little while I will brave the snow again to go pick up DJ from school. Then I take the kids to my mom's - Tuesday afternoons I have the day "off" from motherhood! I'm probably going to pick up a few things at Target, deposit some checks, and then come home and clean - I have some pretty nasty hot spots that have turned into forest fires.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Out of the Fog

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Alright, I think, finally, things are going to start looking up soon!

First was the insomnia, I mentioned that already. After that, we all got sick. I got lucky and my cold turned into a sinus infection. On the day of Mason's baptism (Sunday), mom took me to the clinic and I got three drugs: an antibiotic, some Flonase, and a cough/decongestant/narcotic syrup. The narcotic stuff was supposed to clear my nose and help me sleep. It didn't. Instead, I got impossibly drowsy, but couldn't sleep. The antibiotic started doing its job, but yesterday it started doing a different, highly unpleasant job. It gave me diarrhea - really nasty, every-20-minutes stuff. So I was going to go back into the clinic but decided my own doctor was better, which meant I had to wait an hour. She sent me away with some Zithromax and instructions to not eat dairy (I haven't had milk in ages) and to eat lots of bananas (I'm allergic to those, thanks).

Well, last night I slept like a rock - from about 9:30 until 6:30 this morning. I still have the Big D, but it's not like it was yesterday. So, $170 later, I think I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Oh, and I got my period back yesterday, too. I had to cancel my lecture at the University this week, so I'm doing it 3/21 instead. Mason finally got his shots this morning, too - supposedly his 4-month ones, but first he was sick, then I was sick, then his pediatrician was in an accident and hurt his back, & so we saw a different one today (my own doctor's husband), and Mason's now almost 5 months old.

Oh well, at least I found time to BLOG, right?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I'm Lynette.

Which Desperate Housewife are *you?* Take the quiz. My results should not be a surprise to anybody! I took it twice though - it came out Susan the first time. I decided to take it again, and lo and behold - they asked different questions the second time, and it came out Lynette.

Things are going slightly better than they were during my last post. Last week I had a long birth Monday-Tuesday, no sleep Monday night. Tuesday afternoon my mom took the kids and I crashed - yay! Then I had good sleep the rest of the week. Seemed my insomnia troubles were over.. until this week! Monday night, I got 3 hours. Tuesday night, I got 1 1/2 hours. How is this POSSIBLE?! Dan stayed home yesterday so I could nap, and of course, I couldn't. But last night I slept from 10:30 to 6:45. So we'll see what tonight brings. Please send me sleep vibes.

This is a busy weekend for me. Tomorrow (Friday), my mom's group is meeting here for our Book Talk. Saturday all my relatives come to town. Sunday is Mason's baptism. Monday I am doing a two hour lecture at the University (for which I am still not totally prepared). Tuesday Mason has his 4-month shots.