Friday, October 29, 2010
Blood work and vaccinations on Monday (seven needle pricks in all - and yes, I was counting!). Son stayed home Monday and Tuesday with a cough/general blech feeling. Taxed immune system + sick boy = Mom not feeling so well.
All of that on Monday. I was so sick Monday night. Tuesday and Wednesday I felt okay, but my arms A-C-H-E-D!!! Finally, today, my arms are doing okay. The left arm (the one with the tetanus shot) is still a little sore to the touch, but moving it doesn't hurt. Bout time!!
Unfortunately, I am fighting off a cough and possible fatigue. Around 4:00 this afternoon, I started getting lightheaded and a little queasy. I stuck it out for the last hour and then came home. Dinner was sandwiches, so no big deal there! My big plans for tomorrow are to sleep as late as humanly possible! Then, if there is time, I will go to Sephora and have them show me how to do my eyes so I don't look so old and tired anymore! Then to AT&T to see what my options are when I take my i-Phone to Taiwan (and if I want to take it!). Oh...and laundry.
When I get home, or before I leave, I will be packing. Yes, I know, I don't leave for two weeks. BUT, I need to see if it will all fit into one suitcase/carry-on. If it does, is it a carry-on that I want to carry on? Do I have everything I need? Is my carry-on small enough? So many questions! So many lists to make!!! LOL!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Dang it all anyway! As part of my readiness to go to Taiwan next month, I had a "travel checkup" today. The appointment was paid for by my company and that's about the only good thing that came out of it! LOL!
I talked to the doctor a little bit and she told me some stuff about traveling. She even gave me a prescription for Ambien, in case I have trouble sleeping. However, taking Ambien scares me. I've heard stories about people doing things they don't remember when taking Ambien. I really don't want to be wandering around Taipei in a drugged stupor! LOL!
Then the fun began. Two nurses came in (yes, TWO!) and tag-teamed me. One took my blood (to check for antibodies to see if I needed some vaccine). Then, they stood to each side of me and they each took an arm. One shot me three times and the other shot me two. (In case you're counting, that's six pricks!) Then I got one more in the hip. For the non-math wizards, that's SEVEN!!! Human pincushion!!
And I have to go back after my trip for boosters for two of them. AND, I might need to get another vaccine depending on what the antibodies in my blood say. Ugh! Did I mention that one of the shots was a tetanus shot? Do you remember how much those HURT!!! And continue to ACHE!!!
And now I don't feel very good. The nurse did say that I might not feel well since my body was being invaded by so much all at once. I hope that that is what I feel. And not me coming down with whatever my son has. He has a nasty cough and I'd rather not catch that if I can.
Worst part is over now, right? Right?
Sunday, October 24, 2010
It has been raining pretty steady since some time last night. We haven't had much rain, so this is a nice change. And, I've been using the rain as an excuse to do a whole lotta nothin'!
After we took Scooby for a haircut, we came home, ate breakfast and went to the gym. Good thing DH is on a health kick...he planned to go to the gym and expected me to go with him. If he hadn't, I might have skipped it! After the gym, I started beef stew for dinner. I'll make cornbread to go with it. Yummy!
And then I decided to make a dish that one of my friends told me about. Mix eggs (I used two cups egg replacements and three real eggs), cheese (1 C shredded) and spinach (1/2 bag, thawed and squeezed dry). Line a muffin pan with ham lunch meat instead of paper liners. Pour the egg mixture in the ham cups. Bake at 350' for 20 - 30 minutes, until eggs are done. Mine made 14 cups and are 85 calories each. You can eat them with your hands (and I did!) and take them with you for an easy on-the-go breakfast. Even the kids liked them!
Now, I'm gonna take a break from Sparking and go read my book. Probably cuddle with a blanket and if I fall asleep...all the better!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A busy day today. Up early to take Scooby for a rabies shot. They asked me to bring a stool sample (ick!) and I forgot. Luckily (?) Scooby dropped a biscuit right outside their door. Okay, he dropped like five biscuits and he walked about 8" between each dropping. Being the responsible dog owner, I picked it all up and took it inside for them! LOL!
After puppy duty, I did the grocery thing. Told the kids to keep the laundry going. They didn't and lied about it. I'm sorry...did you think I wouldn't notice the piles of laundry right where I left them? Left them there and went to the library. Stayed until they closed so that my children had a chance to survive through the end of the day.
My kids are kids and (I think) normal ones. As such, they don't listen. I've tried yelling (I know, not ideal and apparently, not effective). I've decided that I will tell them something once. If they don't comply, I will make the next move/choice/decision. If they don't put away dishes correctly, the dishes will go to their rooms until they wash them by hand and put them away correctly. If they don't put away their clothes, I can choose to throw them away...or give them away to someone who will appreciate them. You know, stuff like that!
DH and I went to dinner at the Texas Roadhouse, a steakhouse. They have the best rolls and apple/cinnamon/whatever butter! I had three, or was it four? Anyway, I ordered the pulled pork and grilled shrimp. I love shrimp and my family doesn't. Ordering it when I go out is the only time I can have it! Yummmy!
I didn't go to the gym today. It is important to have at least one rest day per week, right? So why does it feel so weird not to go to the gym? Not that I sat on my butt, but no real exercise. Odd...
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