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Feeling better... still itch a little.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well, the doc put me on Zyrtec and a Z-pack steriod for my insect bite reaction. The blister has gone away, and the swelling has gone down. My ear still itches quite a bit at different parts of the day and when it gets hot (like when I'm taking food out of the oven or pass the gas heater on the wall). I still have about half the pack to go. I hope I'm all healed by the end of the week.

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CISSYNICHOLS 4/16/2009 8:52AM

    Me too! Those Z-pacs work, but they make you so hungry, you could eat the refrigerator and all!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

We had a great Easter at my sister's. The kids had a lot of fun, and we had a great dinner.

We got home after 8 and got the girls to bed. I sat down to the computer to check my email and the top of my ear started burning. My DH looked at it but didn't see a bite or anything.

Today it got worse, and by lunch I had a blister on the top of my ear. I decided to go to the doctor. The first thing he said is that it was an allergic reaction to an insect or spider bite. So, I'm on a steroid (that 6 the first day down to 1 the 6th day) and Zyrtec for 5 days. The blister is a reaction to a very small bite.

Happy, happy, Joy, joy!

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CISSYNICHOLS 4/14/2009 11:25AM

    I'm glad you went tto have it seen about. You never know what kind of bite it is and you had rather be safe than sorry!

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More digging, more stuff...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Well, I've gotten the garden area dug. My DH helped out today. We found two small bottles. One is a cylinder in dark amber color. It reminds me of a bottle that my great-grandmother kept asprin in. The other is similar to the small bottles that you get model paints in. I dug out enough broken pottery to fill up a plastic sand pail. It's unbelieveable. I'm sure that if I were to keep digging up the yard (which my hubbie thought I was about to do) that I would find even more. I was digging day before yesterday (it rained yesterday) and found a gemstone that looks like topaz. It may be plastic, who knows. And, today I found an old marble.

We got a plastic edging put down to outline the garden today. DH will go next week and buy some lumber to do a raised bed around it and some materials to build a frame for the vining plants. The yard isn't level so that will help; plus, it will help to raise it off the ground some so that gran can help with the tending. She won't have to bend over so far. It's taken a lot to keep her in the house and out the dirt. She's itching to plant, so I want to make it as safe for her as possible.

All the "exercise" I've been getting this week will hopefully show on the scale. A girl can wish anyway.

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    Hmmm..treasure hunting in your own yard..lol. Good for you, LONKEN.

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Gardening is Tiring...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Well, planter gardening didn't do well for me last year. So, I've decided to give it another try planting in the ground. I'm having to dig by shovel instead of tiller; however, because our yard is like a landfill.

I've dug in several different places to plant (or transplant) flowers. I've come across glass bottles, metal rods, broken china, bricks, etc. So, two and a half hours later and I've only got a 4'x4' plot... and the kids helped.

I hope that this year is a different story than last and that our efforts pay off.


Better Weekend... now for Spring Break

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Well, the weekend was a lot better than last week.

Although my little one had to miss school (and their class egg hunt), her teacher brought her an Easter basket filled with eggs and other treats. It was so nice of her to do that. Not all teachers are so dedicated. Mine wasn't the only one to miss. There were 5 kids who missed in her class on Friday.

Her fever broke in the night Friday/Saturday, so I let her go on the egg hunt (mad dash) on Saturday. She got a little bit of candy and a sticker. Her sister got candy, stickers, and small toys (like marbles, toy soldiers, etc.)

We had my twin sister and her family over for lunch today. We used to do that every Sunday but quit doing it soon after gran moved in with us. I hope we can do it at least twice a month (once at her house, once at ours). We had supper at church tonight.

The kids participated in the "Moses' Life" skit at church. My older one was Miriam. The younger one recited the 10 commandments (in kid speak) with the other pre-K kids. You could hear her above all the others. I'm proud of both of them.

My older one is going to try out for "Beauty and the Beast, Junior" which will be played at the Masquerade Theater downtown at the end of the summer. If she gets a part, it would be her third play. She sings really well, learns her lines quickly, and loves to dance. I hope that she does well and gets a fun part. The audition is May 16. She is already practicing her song choice.

It's Spring Break this week. My older daughter and 2 nephews will be going to the Boys and Girls Club. The little one is too young. I'm sure that there will be a day or two where I pick them up early or they stay with me the whole day. I guess it all depends on what is planned for the week at the club.

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CISSYNICHOLS 4/6/2009 8:26AM

    Sounds exciting. I'd love to be in a play myself, but my stage fright woould leave me speechless. I know it is a joy to see your children progress inthe things that they enjoy doing.~Blessings~cissy

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