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Sort of back to normal....I think

Monday, November 16, 2009

First off...thanks to everyone who popped by on the last few blogs....usually I make rounds and visit, but this week blew that out of the water completely!

So the update is this..... I have ONE LEFT with a fever. My youngest has a regular 101 going on which goes up & down with the Motrin/Tylenol. This started right after the flu shot, so I'm thinking that it's an adverse reaction. Still...the doc is getting a phonecall in a few minutes.

The other kids are off to school on the bus with me calling after them "I don't want to see you until this afternoooooon!!! I love you (but I'm sick of Youuuuuuu)!!!!" OK - the last part was under my breath...sort of. emoticon

My youngest is back on the couch, in his "spot", watching Handy Manny. He's cool...for now.

My hubby - well he is turning into a hypochondriac. He honestly said his face was numb yesterday and he thought he was having a stroke. I almost lost it on him. I told him to go to the doctor...but before he goes, feel his youngest who has had a fever for 4 days and tell him that nothing is wrong with him, as I hacked another loogy into a tissue and wheezed, coughed and simultaneously wet my pants. He shut up after that. I'm not heartless here...he went to the doc 6 months ago with "heart attack symptoms" & had a full body checkup - aside from his 205 weight, he's healthy as a horse. He's turning into his sister and father - both known hypochondriacs, and his mother - mental. Great. Yippee. Awesome. I get the whole enchilada.

This week was a weird eating week...I ate whatever, whenever because it was what I needed to do. Lots of soup. Lots& lots. It's funny, when you are sick and actually have been listening acutely to your body's needs for over a year, it's so easy to figure out what it needs. I will just say that during a stressful portion, I was eyeing the cake sitting in a box ontop of the fridge, but I prevailed. Like the calories would matter at all - HA! not likely since I was so under this week. It was the aftemath of how I would feel after eating the sugar/fat IN the cake itself. On top of this cold - who needs that crap too? Not me.

Anyhow...gotta go call the doc about the kiddo. Hopefully it's nothing and I don't have to bring him into the germfest of an office.

Update: The docs office is all "Monitor the situation, If he's acting normal, then keep him home and administer the Tylenol like you are doing. It's most likely 'the other flu'" I like that, "the other flu" - like it's taboo to say "H1N1" or "Swine Flu." Gimme a break!! Oh well...the others are all left, like I said. If it is Swine, then we are D O N E DONE! for the season and we can breathe again!

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IAMLION 11/16/2009 10:18PM

    Oh gosh, you've really had things going on over in your world lately! Sorry to hear about all the illness. I sure hope your youngin starts feeling better soon. I'm sending speedy recovery prayers his way!! I hope your loogies are gone now and you are no longer wheezing, coughing or wetting your pants, that doesn't sound like a fun time to me emoticon Just in case, I will send out speedy recovery prayers to you as well.

My mom is my hypochondriac! I know all her dr. offices want to cry every time she calls. She has 3 dermotologists! If one can't get her in immediately she trys the other two! I better not get started, I could go on for days with all her "scares". My dad is the one who actually is in poor health and he only goes to the dr. when he has no choice, my mom goes for every itch, freckle, or upset tummy.

Take care of yourself and your little sick'os! Look out for those prayers too, I've sent them your way. Get out your fishing net and catch them!

By the way, I lovvvvvve your new background picture. It's Fab!!! emoticon

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MKPQ51 11/16/2009 8:13PM

    Oh my poor Sparkbaby!

So sorry your family has been going through it. I remember those days: one member brings it home and the others catch it; about the time, the first is just about better, they get it again!

Several of our friends have had colds and flu; it seems the flu includes an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. Let's face it, no matter what it is, it makes everyone pure miserable. The other flu, H1N1, has been going around here; but, thankfully, it has bypassed us.

As for the hypochondriac; my son-in-law texted our daughter to say he had a scratchy throat and suspected the Swine Flu! So see, you're not alone!

Take care of yourself and your family and I do hope you get over whatever it is that you've got soon!

Lots of love,


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Back to last! Scratch that...I spoke to soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Whew! What a crazy week! Today is the first day I can honestly say that I feel more like myself in 5 days...and the house is back into it's normal routine after a full week. The kids are all back to school/daycare and hubby is back to work as well. Fever in a family today basically means that, if you have a brain and some consideration to others, you quarentine your whole family to keep the fever contained and not spread those germs to others. So that is what we did. 2 out of the 5 of us had a it is gone. We all have coughs going on, but all in all, we are back in action.

I had a status up the other day that I was 95% sure that I had the swine flu. I can say that because my niece (who goes to daycare with my youngest) was confirmed to have it. We all had the same exact symptoms too...101 fever, weak, a cough...all of which would come & go when ibuprofen was administered. Oh well...what are ya gonna do. So many people have had the fever/cough combo, I wouldn't be surprised at all if swine flu was invading the 'burbs without a mention of it in the media at all. Even with the regular seasonal flu, you have to monitor your situation. Thousands of people land in the hospital from seasonal flu too. The best advice from my pediatrician was this: keep an eye on the temperature and the breathing...anything high or labored, get it checked out ASAP. So that is that.

So now, I have a residual cough and runny nose. No running in my world this week at all. Another week off will just make things heal up completely. Oh, did I mention I pulled my back out...yes, I think I did in my last blog...well, anyway, that is healing up nicely. The rest and Tylenol every 4 hours for the "flu" helped me rest it away. I just have a little stiffness. I'm so happy I did not pinch a nerve. I'll take a muscle strain any day over a pinched nerve.

OHHHH...and hubby...well, he became superman on Mon & Tues when I was sick...all the laundry was done, food shopping, kids tended to while I was sick in bed. He was a good sport on Tues, because he was just about to go to work when I called, very pathetically, from the bathroom that I needed him. He just took of his tie and sent an email to his coworker his plans for the day.

Thanks to everyone who came by with well wishes...I'll be popping by soon to say hey. I hope all is well with everyone in the meantime!

Well...I'm off to Lysol the house while the place is empty and then run off to work. Ciao!!

PS at 5:50pm
Scratch middle guy was sent home from school AGAIN and my youngest has 100 and is on the couch while hubby is now complaining "my glands are big and sore, right??" OMG!!!!!! Just when I thought it was all safe and sound to go back in the water!!!!!

Nevermind....but now, SUPERMOM is on comes the chicken soup people! OPEN WIDE!! emoticon

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PJSTIME 11/13/2009 11:29AM

    Take care of yourself and your family.
PJ emoticon

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OAKBORN 11/12/2009 12:37PM

    Anne, dear, I am glad you and your crew are better. My hunch diagnosed you from a far... and with that, you can stay afar! :D

Build yourself back up! The exercise will be waiting for you.


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The cough & Ugggh! men!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Ever had a cough so bad you wet your pants?

Well, trust me, they exist.

So all day yesterday, I felt the sore throat building and the chest pressure increase, so while waiting for my hubby to get home from his shooting excursion with his dad, I rested as best as I could. My kids are was sick up in my bed resting, watching tv and sleeping, and the others were napping and hanging around playing Wii. I made it thru dinner and 5:30, hubby walked in the door.

Did he ask me how my weekend was? No, not really. He jumped right into his.

Did I mention to him that I had a crappy one? Yes, when he called at 3pm to tell me they were running late, I kinda mentioned it.

Did I get that hug I wanted? No, not really.

Did he get defensive and say how he really couldn't help me anyway because he was away? Yes.

Did he throw it in my face today about how I gave him attitude that he was going away & I was stuck with the kids? Yes, he did

Did I give attitude? No, I was encouraging

Did I throw that right back at him today? Yes, I did.

Did it shut him up? Yes, it did.

We rarely fight...and yes, has he gone away before and have I given him attitude? hell yeah...but I made a point this time around NOT TO. A conscious effort on my part completely. As our relationship grows on, I realize that we are two people who need to be individuals as well as a couple. I can have friends and go out, and so can he. We are together all the time, best friends, but really, without new experiences, what are we going to talk about if we don't live life to the fullest? I have openly encouraged him to spread his wings and hang with the guys, because #1 all our best friends are far away and #2 he his so like his hermit-like mother it is scary...and he knows it.

Anyway...I was down for the count today and now Mucinex is my best friend (hahahaha). A gilrlfriend of mine just got a piano and we made a barter deal for me to teach her kids to play...and I KNEW I had my old notes from my lessons 30 years ago and I went on an escapade to find them....DUMB MOVE.

Under our upstair eaves, there is a closet that is really deep and has tons of room and there was a box from the past. I took that box and sort of cleaned up some stuff. Didn't find that steno pad, BUT I did happen to pulled something in my lower back. I couldn't stand up pelvis right now doesn't want to tilt forward.

This stinks so bad. I haven't had back pain in 20 years...and before it was from being too heavy! I'm walking like an 80 year old that needs both her hips replaced! Aaargh!!! Add the stupid cough that makes me wet myself and I'm a pretty frickin' picture, I tell ya! Where are my Depends? See? Now I'm senile too! Hey..if I don't laugh, I'm gonna cry.

So I'm taking this as a sign from God. Rest, woman...just rest.

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/9/2009 9:10PM

    Sounds like you had a $h$ty day and are feeling pretty $h$ty as well. Sorry to hear it. You need to take care of yourself. Rest, mucinex, fluids, and more rest for you! Hopefully with the kids back in school, you will be able to get that much needed rest. emoticon

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BIKERDIANE 11/9/2009 7:55PM

    better luck tomorrow!

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OAKBORN 11/9/2009 6:58PM

    Oooohhh honey, between your physical health and my mental health... we make quite a pair... do n't we?

Sorry you have had a bad day. Take it easy on your back.

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DUTCHONEY 11/9/2009 6:57PM

  Keep up the sense of humor, you made me laugh. I've been married 40 years, and some of the things you said came right off the pages in my marriage. Laughter is a wonderful thing. Good luck.

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One of those days.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

It's not really a "b" blog...well...maybe, I'm not _itchy, I'm bummed.

Hubby's away for the weekend to go shooting in some remote part of upstate NY with his dad...he needs to do stuff like that more often, so I am totally cool with that. I planned to have a Mom's night IN with some 9pm when the kids are upstairs in bed. So many of us are in desperate need of a vent session, so this was the perfect opportunity.

Well....until yesterday at 3pm...the elementary school called to tell me to pick up my middle guy...101 fever and a sore throat. CRAP! bad omen right there. The fever goes away with ibuprofen every time, so I figured a good nights sleep was in order.

Good night's sleep, woke up sort of fine...we all went to the office (I work in my dad's home office - easy to bring the kids in a pinch)....then we went to the store...he had a PITA fit about something - should have been a sign. We got home..he went upstairs and when I went upstairs, I found him passed out in my bed, fast asleep.

In the meantime, an idiot parent who couldn't sell her popcorn (she didn't even try) called and told me on my machine that the "Show & Sell" time was not good for her. This thing is FOR HER and her now I have to move the time earlier. Thank god that it was after 5 phonecalls and 6 emails later, I still have idiot parents calling me asking me questions I have no idea to answer....thus making me the idiot. Well, this idiot (me)sent out some more email (which the others could have done as well) in hopes of finding some answer to their idiot questions...but I digress...

2 hours later, Goldilocks wakes up - HOT...101 again. CRAP! Now, I don't feel comfortable bringing everyone in, even tho the kids will be upstairs..the germies are still here and everyone has little babies. So I canceled. We are all bummed...big time emoticon

So my plans of getting tipsy with the girls is out...the kids had Happy Meals, and I'm having some hot wings I was planning on eating later tonight. I guess it's better than a McDonald's whatever and the heavy cals found there. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

I ordered a Nonfat sugarfree Mccafe latte - 2 thumbs up here - and that perked my spirits up a bit. My wings will be yummy, and now I am going to put on my pjs, and later I will break out my favorite period piece movies (Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre) and have a solo night in.

Tomorrow is a new day...with a Cub Scout popcorn sale at the local grocery store from 10 to 12...and my brother and father will be taking my eldest to mandatory mass for reconciliation at our church & then dropping him off at the grocery store where I will be with the 2 sick one in tow. joy. emoticon

When my husband gets home in time for the Giant game...I'm leaving the house and going for a much deserved outdoor walk. I heard the weather is going to be lovely tomorrow....I'd better take advantage while I can.

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OAKBORN 11/8/2009 8:53AM

    I'm so sorry you had one of THOSE days! Big emoticon from Missouri!

Hope you at least got your Pride & Prejudice evening! I have the PERFECT tea to accompany it... we will have to share sometime!

The idiot questions people sound like the H1N1 calls I have to deal with on a daily basis, sometimes dozens per day... most of which could be answered by the automated message "I" set up...

Sounds like the flu may be visiting your house, so take it easy! Plenty of rest and fluids! "Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to problems that upset you... oh... don't you now everything's alright yeah, everything's fine..."

Hugs girl! You got us!

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HAWT_CHICK 11/7/2009 7:16PM

    Pride and Prejudice is one of my guilty pleasure movies emoticon too.

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HAWT_CHICK 11/7/2009 7:16PM

    awww hun that's no good that your night got canceled. But I suppose with all these nasties out there you don't want anyone to get sick. 3 out of the 5 nieces and nephews of mine that live close have some form of cold or flu so I can't go and spend much time with them emoticon

But enjoy your movies emoticon Pride and Prejudice is one of my guilty pleasure movies emoticon too

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My horoscope told me to...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I read my MSN horoscope every morning...religiously with my first cup of java. That is where you will find me. So today it said, "Go for a jog or a walk" How funny is that? I wasn't planning on doing that today, I was all pretty and spiffy this morning in a new turquoise sweater and my make-up was perfect! My plan was to do it tomorrow...but I figured...maybe it's in the stars...

So we got out early for lunch. Plenty of time for me to run home and just do it. So I did. 1.75 miles at a steady run. BOY THAT WAS HAAAAAAARD! Last week, I ran on Tues and Fri and was just fine. This week was Tues and less day of rest. Holy COW what a difference! I did it though...and learned that I'm going to redo my 1.75 mile again until it's a little easier that what I did today. I'm proud of myself for doing it through to the finish too, even though I had a stitch in my upper abs and my left foot fell asleep! LOL I was a hot mess I tell ya! I'm picturing Quazi Moto (sp.??) with that description!!! hahahahaha

So now i'm off to work again...and my makeup stayed put btw .....well, that's a plug for Bare Minerals! LOL add a little body spray & powder & I'm out the door! I'll shower up tonight.

I'm going to just add this....I broke the 140 barrier today too. The scale said 139.5!! That means that I am 4 pounds away from "HEALTHY" BMI weight and 3 pounds away from losing a grand total of 50 pounds on Sparkpeople!!! HOLY MOLEY!!! Thus the reason for my new sweater and perfect makeup today! Teeheehee - I'm all giddy!!! emoticon

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IAMLION 10/31/2009 3:41PM

    emoticon you are doing awesome!!! I'm so proud of you too! You have been working so hard and it is really paying off!! Enjoy your success emoticon Ya look marvelous!!

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/30/2009 9:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Cheers to you: on the run, on the weight loss and on the make up looking pretty good after your run. You are going to reach that goal and very soon. Your body is responding to the changes in your exercise routine. Keep it up and that 50 lb icon will be yours because you've earned it!

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SUCHAHOOT 10/29/2009 1:51PM

    Great job listening to the stars! On your lunch hour, no less.
I've been following your blog for quite sometime...since back when you turned yourself right-side-up for a minute! Anyway, I'm just trying to touch base with the folks whom I've been peeping in on. I'm pretty sure I found you through Oakborn. I cannot remember which team or where I started following her. Anyway, just to say hello & you inspire! congrats on your weight loss & getting so fit!

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OAKBORN 10/29/2009 1:39PM

    Girl you are amazing! Just keep up the great work!

cheering for you from Missouri!

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