Wednesday, July 02, 2008

On my way to health (I hope)

Ok. Sick leave is over. I've been sick and partying the past 4 days. Here's the scoop:


My husband made me deny that I was sick because he was responsible for the fifth Sunday 3rd hour lesson. I was scheduled to teach on food storage. I taught. It went well. People were attentive, they asked questions, they made comments. I went home and crashed while David and my mom took care of the kids and meals. I went to the doctor and learned that I don't have strep or pneumonia. I also found out that I wasn't pregnant because they took a test before taking a chest X-ray. By process of elimination, the doctor diagnosed a secondary sinus infection. However he said he was a little baffled because I had a fever of 102 and yet I didn't look that sick. He said maybe it was because I was a mother and was used to handling a lot. In other words he thought I was one hot mama.


Happy Birthday to Me! I turned 32. I was sick as a dog and hung out most of the day on the couch with a fever, sore throat, and aches and pains. So, yeah, it wasn't the best birthday except for the fact that I had my mom to take care of the kids for me. We ordered pizza for dinner. I got to feeling better by the evening for dinner, presents and The Bachlorette. David gave me a couple of "birthday presents." Every year he comes up with ideas of what he could've or would've given me for my birthday. This year he "would've" given me an embroidery sewing machine or the ABBA boxed set CD's. He showed them to me online and I drooled. Thanks, Babe! I love them.

The kids made my cake.


Happy Birthday to Wendy. She turned 3. We took the kids to a small waterpark nearby. It was Two for Tuesday + 1/2 off after 3 PM. So we got 9 people through the gate for $9.98. Awesome! We gathered the kids as the park was closing and I looked over to see Bradley, pants down, peeing in the middle of the grass. He looked like one of the water fountain attractions. I felt like a failure of a parent. It just nevered occurred to me that I had to actually teach my kid not to pee openly in public. I made the mistake to assume that it was common sense. He was embarrassed and I hope he learned his lesson. Then we ate burritos for dinner at kids eat free night. Somebody at the restaurant told us we should start a new Full House series and we could make loads of money. We smiled until they said, "because your girls look so much like the Olsen twins." Is that supposed to be a compliment? We went home and opened presents and ate cake.

Ok, she might have a little Olsen in her.


I'm on the way to a full recovery. I still have a sore throat from the mucus that is hanging in the back of my throat, but it was a good day. I am back to sewing bavarian dresses.

So that is the scoop on where I have been. I guess moms do get sick days after all.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I hope you are feeling better. I finally remembered the name of your site so I could come back. Thank you for not minding me sharing your food storage ideas, I have a 5 minute presentation in RS tomorrow. I am in the Country Park 3rd Ward in Utah. I tried to plant a garden this year but failed miserably, I think it has something to do with my brown thumb. All my little plants turned brown and died even with water. I think I tried to move them outside too fast. Congrats on your garden growing so well. Thank you for all your helpful ideas and tips. Have you ever used freeze dried food? Does it work well for food storage?
    Andrea Allred