ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I'm Just Not Sure

I don't know if I'm liking this medication or not. I don't get the feeling of euphoria that my husband says he experiences. I don't know if I need a higher dosage or if he's exaggerating or I don't know what "euphoria" feels like enough to recognize it or what. All I know is, after I take it, I feel pretty good. Then, I have this overwhelming urge to take a nap. And, now I have a crampy stomach. I don't feel sick, just crampy. It says on the internet that this could be a side effect, so I'm not overly concerned. I just hope it goes away if I'm going to continue to take this stuff. I don't like pain, mental or physical!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sick and Tired

Why does it take me SO much longer than "normal" people to recover from something? My daughter gave me her cold and I was down for the count for the first part of the week last week. I was well enough by Friday to take her to a birthday party (she missed one on Tuesday because I just couldn't make it!), but it's still taking forever to get back to 100%. I'd hate to think about how long I'd be sick if I had something more serious than a cold!! I just feel very out of it. It almost feels, now, more like sinusitis than a cold. My nose isn't running and I'm not coughing or anything. I'm just a tad bit stuffy and my head feels like it's full of mush. Whatever it is, I'll be glad when it's over so I can get back to enjoying my summer.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I "Love" Being A Mom!

I have managed to catch Alyssa's cold. It stinks when there's a germ going around and you don't have the option of avoiding the person who has it. I love my daughter dearly, and, naturally, wouldn't have avoided her while she was sick, but man! I wish I could have avoided THIS!! I suppose I should be grateful that she didn't have a stomach virus or something. It could have been worse! I've never had the chickenpox either, and she was exposed at least twice this year, so, considering what it could have been, I feel lucky to have a little sniffle! I will just also feel "lucky" when it's gone!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I Can See the Light

Recital is TOMORROW!!! After which, it will ALL be over! At least until next year. Then we start all over again! Of course, I've managed to catch Alyssa's cold, which I'm thrilled about, but it's just a hazard of the job I suppose. I feel pretty terrible. Alyssa, on the other hand, is feeling better. That's the important thing. She has to dance at 5:00 tomorrow evening, so I want her feeling up to it. I just hate that everything got so mixed up. Apparently, everyone thought that the recital was earlier than it is, so no one is going to be able to come now. It's times like these when I REALLY miss my mom and dad. They would be here, come hell or high water. There wouldn't be any "I have plans" or "I don't have the money" or "I have friends coming over" or any of that. They would be HERE, no matter what they had to do to get here. I really wish they were here for her.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Almost There!!

If this week had been any more hectic, I don't know what I would have done!!! I went to Mississippi on Sunday to see my grandma for Mothers Day. So, at about 1am on Monday morning, my daughter woke up with a fever of 103.3. Naturally, my elderly grandparents don't just keep children's Tylenol lying around and, of course, there's nowhere to BUY something like that at 1am in a small town. So, Grandpa and I had to drive to the ER to pick up some samples that a nurse said she'd give us. Luckily, we managed to bring the fever down. However, by the time I got home later that day, it was back up to 103.5. So, we took her to the clinic and the nurse practitioner, who is very nice, but sometimes her diagnosis makes no sense, said that she "might" have mono. This was based on nothing more than checking her temp and feelings her glands (they were swollen). HELLO?!?!?!?! There are a million things that can cause fever and swollen glands...not JUST mono! Alyssa didn't have ANY of the other "classic" symptoms of mono, including the fatigue, which is the MAIN symptom (due to the fact that mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus). At any rate, she now has a cough and such, so I really think it's just some kind of respiratory infection. She's on antibiotics, to be on the safe side.

Then, I had to make the cake for her graduation....with NO help, naturally. It was fun and I really enjoyed it, but it was HARD to do that, get it done on time, while taking care of a sick kid all by myself. You should really try it sometime...no fun!! But, I did it, and my baby graduated from Montessori school today. She'll be a big Kindergartener next year!!

Then, we had dance rehearsal right after the graduation and we'll have the dress rehearsal tomorrow and the recital Saturday afternoon. I swear, if I get through this week without needing drug rehab, I will feel like I've accomplished something!!