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29 September 2008

Behind the Blog

Our lives are so much more than our blogs. I know that any one blog is really just a small glimpse into a tiny window of someone's actual life. So much goes on "behind the blog".

These are some things that have happened over the past month or so, that haven't made it here (well, they're here now, but you know what I'm sayin'):
1. We had a scare with Puddin' after I fed him peanut butter. He was taken to the ER and treated with chest x-rays, Benadryl, steroids (oral and shots), an epinephrine shot and several breathing treatments. He was on the oral one for a week and it gave him a touch of 'roid rage. My generally mild child bit me 3 times one morning in the pediatrician's office.
2. Last week I took him to the allergy doctor and he had 3 vials of blood drawn from his tiny arms for allergy testing, so that we can determine which foods to avoid so that we don't have a repeat of number one. We'll probably know the results by Monday... Friday if the stars and the moon align just right in my favor.
3. Our roof was damaged from H. Gustov and we had some roofers come out to fix it on Friday. The guy said the roof is old and the whole thing needs to be replaced. Yee-ha.
4. Puddin' got sick the night before last and started throwing up. He emptied his stomach and then dry heaved and spit up stomach acid throughout the course of the night. He's been cranky and whiny for the past 3 days. I am having an extremely difficult time dealing with all the whining.
5. Our washing machine broke and stayed "broke" for 3 or 4 days. We got that fixed last Thursday and still haven't caught up on all the laundry, what with all "the throw-ups" and whatnot.
6. I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting yesterday. I've reached a point where I feel it necessary to either start buying "shaping undergarments" or I better bust up some fat. It is time. My starting weight is 168.6. This will not become my weight loss dumping grounds, but I may mention it now and then if I'm particularly happy with my success.
7. The tires on the van need to be changed. Our other vehicle is a small 2-seater truck and Stretch & I can't figure out how the two of us can get the van to and from the shop because we don't know where to put the kids. Tricky stuff, that.
8. Oh, and two of the kids have snot noses.

Today I'm feeling rather blah and irritated, and like I have a ton-o-stuff to do. Welcome to adulthood, right?

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Anonymous said...

I believe I may be of some service in the tire department this week. How's Thursday afternoon sound?

Anonymous said...

Oh Jodie, you poor thing! Sick kids, yikes! Makes me want to pull out my hair for you.

Sorry also about all the repairs (translation: $$$) you have to deal with also.

Good luck with WW; those under-shapers aren't really logical in this climate anyway. Not that I know from personal experience... :)

Tante D's better half said...

oh, Jodie. I sorry! Tante D and I recently had the same dilemma with the tires, though, and this is what we did. Tante D took the Mazda to the shop. The shop brought Tante D back. When the Mazda was ready, Tante D took the Mustang to the shop, and drove back with the Mazda. Then we all went back and picked up the Mustang. I know....but it got er done.

If ya'll want to go on a date, bring the kids over here. It sounds like ya'll need some cheerin' up. (As long as none of them have thrown up in a few days....cause we don't want none of that!) Love ya!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Wow! Love those weeks ;)

I think you're going to do fabulous on WW!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Poor Puddin'.

We need new tires too, but they're so expensive. Richard is telling me it is time. We can't wait any longer. I say if I can still drive on them, they're OK, right?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, what a month! So sorry!

However, I am so excited about the WW thing! Right about now I'm wishin' we lived closer to each other because I need a buddy to go with. I'd love to be able to do that...hopefully soon, once our finances are a little more stable. Keep us posted...you will inspire me!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Sweet thang, you and I are on the same starting ground! I wish you and Jackie and I lived close together so we could go work out together, too. I've been pretty faithful these last few months (!) but it would be SO much more FUN if I had you two to look forward to! :-)

I'm sorry about all the other expensive stuff. I'm feelin' your pain. It will get done eventually.

Love you!

Hey, where's your video? I really wanted to see ya yackin'! :-D

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I can tell you that when people do WW correctly, it works. It's very sensible. I used to work for them.

Way More Homemade said...

OOOOH.. None too good to have a broken washer and a sick kid. Hopefully my reading is off and that wasn't at the same time.

And bless his little heart. You all seem to have survived the ER visit okay. Will you have to keep an epi-pen around?

bren j. said...

Boy I hate it when stuff piles up like that....it's smooth sailing and everything's going along just peachy and then all of a sudden - WHAM! - crap. Boo!

I'm glad to hear about WW. Are you going to meetings or using the online thing? I'm awfully tempted to start but not sure where the $ will come from. I need me some weight-loss! :)