Friday, October 30, 2009


My poor Big Boy is sick again.  We were at the pediatrician last week and she said he had an upper respiratory infection but nothing to be worried about and sent us on our way.  I knew something wasn't right since.  I know my kid and I sure as hell know when he is out of sorts.  Another trip to the pediatrician later and he has a double ear infection and the croup.  Poor thing.

I just feel so bad for him.  He missed the Halloween party at school and trick or treating at the high school.   I'm really hoping to be able to take him around to a few housed tomorrow but I guess I'll just have to wait and see.  Luckily it isn't the flu since it's just about impossible to get pediatric Tamiflu that isn't compounded from the adult capsules.  I don't know about you but it scares the hell out of me knowing the pediatric Tamiflu is on a huge back order and the pharmacies have been instructed to make the pediatric doses from the adult capsules.  I have to say it was pretty cool watching the pharmacists do it but really scary at the same time.

In other news, BB still hasn't passed the mystery coin which was swallowed three weeks ago.  I have to take him to his four year well check up on Tuesday and if he hasn't passed it by then I believe we will be sent over to the hospital for more x-rays an then make a decision from there.  I'd like to think that maybe we "missed" it but I highly doubt it.   I guess we'll just keep on waiting.  Between this coin and all the various illnesses he has had the past few weeks,  I think I've kept both his pediatrician and hte pharmacy in business. 

None of this was in the manual...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Big Boy!!!

Happy 4th Birthday Big Boy!!!  I can't believe four years ago at this moment we were on our way to the hospital to be induced.  Technically, it isn't your birthday until 10:51pm but I think we an still celebrate all day!  I have no idea where the last four years have gone but I know they went really fast, to fast in my opinion.

Have a wonderful Birthday Big Boy!!! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nothing Yet

Big Boy still hasn't passed the coin he swallowed on Saturday.  We took him back to the pediatrician yesterday and she sent us over to the hospital for another series of x-rays.  Unfortunately, the coin still hasn't moved from his stomach.  His doctor is concerned so she consulted with a surgeon and the consensus is if he doesn't pass it by early next week we will move ahead with seeing the surgeon.  Even though the coin has cleared his airway, it seems to be taking a bit too long moving through the rest of his system.  I'm trying to stay as calm as I can through this but now I'm starting to get really worried.

I guess it's back to the waiting game.  

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Yup.  I knew it was only a matter of time before we ended up at the emergency room with Big Boy.  Considering he made it just a few weeks shy of his fourth birthday is pretty impressive.   Once BB began getting in to everything and anything, I moved his two piggy banks into his closet.  I didn't want him to play with them or even worse, break them or swallow the coins.

Every time I'm hanging up his clothes in his closet, he always comes in and asks to play with the pigs.  EVERY TIME he is told no and we all go about our day.  Today while Hubby was in his closet for heaven knows what, BB asked to play with the pigs and Hubby said "sure!"    *sigh*    I was in the kitchen loading the dishwasher while this was all taking place so you can only imagine how aggravated I was to find the two of them playing on the living room floor with two piggy banks dumped out.  Hubby told me what happened and after I explain he has just been "worked over" by our four year old, he decided to have BB seperate the coins between the two banks so they could be put away...

I knew things were going too well today when BB started to cry uncontrollably and had his fingers shoved in his mouth.  It didn't take a genius to realize what had just happened and even though I never saw him put the coin in his mouth, I knew he swallowed one.    After a quick call to the Ped. we were off to the ER.  Luckily we were in and out of the ER in under two hours with a little boy and a coin in his tummy.  The x-ray is hysterical!  It really does look exactly like this picture (no this isn't his x ray).

Thank goodness the coin passed easily through his airway and was already in his stomach because the doctor told me had it been in his airway, he would have had to been airlifted out and have some crazy procedure done. This scared the heck out of me. Anyway, it really is amazing what can happen in the blink of an eye. Big Boy was pretty damn scared after he swallowed the coin and he knew exactly what we were at the hospital for. So for the next few days, I get to inspect poop...lucky me. I am curious though :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

I Have Been Smoke Free....

WOOT!  As of today, I have been smoke free for 90 days!!!  I have saved $650 and avoided 1820 cigarettes!  I can't even believe how much money I have saved and to think I would have smoked almost two thousand cigarettes in such a short period of time if positively revolting.

Seriously, for anyone who is thinking about quitting smoking but aren't sure if they can do it....YOU CAN DO IT!  I smoked for nearly twenty years and never thought I would make it this far.  Like I've said before, I used the Nicoderm CQ smoking system and followed it to the "T" for ten weeks and now I'm 90 days free!

I would like to add that my Mom is two weeks smoke free and she is also using the Nicoderm program.  She's smoked well over a pack a day for 40+ years and even though she wants to smoke she hasn't!   Let's all send my mom some positive vibes so she stays on the right path!

YAHOOOOOO!!!  I'm a Non-Smoker!

Why Am I Not Surprised

After years or searching and trying new products, I've finally found face products I really love.  When it comes to washing my face, I have always been a traditional Noxzema girl.  It works and I've never had a problem with my complexion.  In all honestly, I'm not twenty anymore and thought it was time to change up my routine and since I quit smoking, I wanted to try an exfoliator.  I know it sounds crazy but I'm still trying to scrub off twenty years of cigarettes.  Yuck.

I recently started using Vickery & Clarke products from CVS.  I love this line.  My skin has been a bit "off" lately and I blame it on the summer (have to blame it on something).  I bought the facial scrub and was shocked at the results.  Even Hubby said my skin had a real glow to it.  Well, after compliments like that I bought the facial moisturizer in both dry & oily skin because the ocean water and sun were leaving my face looking a bit blotchy.  LOVED THEM!!!  After that, I bought the lip gloss and a few other products from the line.  I was sold.  I haven't been this happy with a product in a long time and I swear I look younger.

Guess what?  Wait for it......DISCONTINUED.  Yes you read it correctly, The entire Vickery and Clarke line has been discontinued and I'm besides myself.  I know it's not a big deal and if this is my biggest problem of the day I have a sweet life but I'm pretty bummed.  I remember when I was younger, I would go and buy all different types of beauty products and loved using each and everyone of them.  Now I'm lucky if I have time for a quick five minute shower a day.   I just laugh at the whole scenario.   I have been really stressed lately and quite a few people have been telling me I need to take a few minutes at night just for me and I would be amazed at what a difference it would make.  How right they were!  So in a nutshell....if you see and Vickery & Clarke products anywhere be sure to let me know.  I'm literally going to buy out all the remaining V&C stock.

There was something else I wanted to bellyache about but I just can't seem to remember at the moment...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Feel Like Little Kid.....

Who doesn't want to go to bed.  I know the sooner I fall asleep, I'll be one day closer to Monday.  Ugh.  I did manage to get a fair share of housework done today and I also made both the chocolate cake and buttercream icing from scratch!   I'm a little nervous about the icing because it isn't setting up the way I thought it would.   Oh well, I'll just add more powdered sugar to it.

I'm pretty shocked no one else on my husbands side of the family stepped up to throw my father in law a party.  I'm thinking they are going to wait until my mother in law turns eighty a few months from now. Who the hell knows either way I'm sure it will be a ton more things for me to take care off.  Well, I think I have fallen asleep at least twice since I started this update.  

End Rant.


I've been bellyaching the past few days about having a family party to go to today.  It's only for a few hours and really shouldn't be bad EXCEPT....guess who decided to get up at 5:30?  Lovely.  I just don't understand why he feels the need to do this?  I live for the weekend.  If I could just sleep in for one morning I think my body would feel completely rejuvenated.  I guess this gives me more time to get things in order for a small party we are throwing for my father in law tomorrow.  Yup.  I think I forgot to mention that.

Big Boy just gave me a huge hug and he feels warm and the Hubby just called (he works OT on Saturday morning) to say he feels like he's coming down with something.   Normally,  I would think I had a house full of fakers on my hands but since everyone received their flu shot this week, I kinda expected a few minor "fluish" symptoms to kick it ut no one will ever believe this is all a coincidence.

I do have to laugh.  One of the benefits of being up this early is maybe we can get some of our errands out of the way bright and's pouring out.   Hopefully it's just a quick thunderstorm and we'll be able to get moving in a bit.  Unfortunately, I do have to wait for the sun to come up.......   

Friday, October 2, 2009

Am I Missing Something?

Or has blogger removed the spell check feature?  My eyes are usually crossed when I'm trying to update and I'm certainly not embarrassed to admit, I need the spell check feature. 



I haven't updated in so long because I just can't seem to find a few minutes in the day to get my thoughts together.  Of course, I had just typed out this long post and accidentally closed the window before blogger even had a chance to auto save.  I tried restoring the window but the post was gone and now I'm too aggravated to re-type it so I'm going to ramble about something entirely different.

I bought a new dishwasher from Lowes on Wednesday and it's turning in to quite the interesting customer service fiasco.  When I paid for it, I was told it would be coming in on their delivery truck the next night and would be delivered today.  After I received confirmation phone calls from the delivery service, I received a call form the nasty little salesman who helped me on Wednesday.  He called to tell me the dishwasher never came in and I was pretty much beat until Monday (if it even showed up then).  I'm a pretty reasonable person...I think.  I expected this guy to call around and find me my dishwasher.  Isn't that called "customer service."  I know when we are out of a medication in the pharmacy, I'll call every pharmacy in a twenty mile radius to find a medication for a person (even if they don't need it right away).    Anyway, the man was a jerk and got really nasty with me so I called his supervisor.  Long story short, my new dishwasher is being delivered tomorrow morning.

Yup.  I was "that" person.  Honestly, I had no problem waiting on the dishwasher, I could have cared less  but I wasn't going to allow some miserable man talk down to me like I was some silly girl.  I could tell on Wednesday, he thought I was just some dumb kid, playing house and buying a new "toy" with daddy's credit card.  I got an easy read on this guy and I should have walked out then and there but I really liked the dishwasher I found;)  It just pissed me off.  I'm a grown, thirty-five year old woman and I simply won't be talked to like that.