I need to write in a journal regularly. I now realize that is probably not going to happen unless I do it on my blog. So, personal or not, here I go. I think this format is the easiest and best way to do it cause it is an easy way for my kids to look back as well. Hopefully, there'll be a way to download this to a disk at some point (if it's not already happened). I'm not as interested in printing it all out. My blog will be interspersed with my boring rambles and my interesting ones with pics. :) Today's will be a boring ramble.
I have the most spectacular husband there is. Simon has been wonderful this weekend as I have tried to relax and get over a nasty sinus infection that I developed this week. It's been a busy week. All week as I felt my allergies/cold turn into an infection, I kept wishing I could take a day and just sleep to help prevent what I could feel was coming on. But, that wasn't in the cards this week. So, I've drank lots of juice, used a nasal rinse many times, used a nasal saline rinse a ton, and taken some hot showers. Over my life I've had lots of sinus infections and been on antibiotics for them. This time, I want to see if it really will go away on it's own if I don't go to the doctor. But, I'm not sure how long I can last. . .I lost my voice on Friday, but it's finally coming back today. As long as I keep my voice, I think I can function in the coming week.
Anyway, back to my fabulous husband. Last weekend he had the cruddy cold and still has some lingering symptoms. So, I know he's not feeling 100% either, but let me sleep ALOT yesterday while he took care of the kids, cleaned the kitchen, and got the kids to do their weekly bathroom cleaning. Not to mention, playing with the kids and keeping them out of our room so I could sleep. And, today, he and the two girls are at church while my son and I (he woke up with a bad cough this morning) are at home drinking lots of juices.
Chloe had her tenth birthday this last week! Wednesday was her birthday (sept. 25th) and she had a sleepover party on Friday night. I figured since I was at the point of sinus infection, I wasn't contagious anymore. . .or something like that, right?
So, I will post pics from her party later. She had a few boys and girls for the Friday night festivities and the boys went home and a couple of the girls got to spend the night. Unfortunately, one of Chloe's good friends woke up sick (throwing up sick) on Friday and was unable to come. But, for those who came, I think everyone had a great time. More about that later.
A few weeks ago, Labor Day Weekend, we went to Arkansas for the weekend. We stayed with my brother, Lance, and his family in North Little Rock while my sisters DeeAnn and Lori and their familie's came and stayed at my brother, Alan's home in Arkadelphia. We had a fun weekend of swimming and eating. However, my sweet boy, Aaron, slipped and hit his head really hard at the swimming pool. When we started getting dizzy and throwing up, we decided we needed to take him to the hospital. Yep, he had given himself a head concussion and they admitted us to the hospital. But, thankfully, by the evening when the pediatrician came to visit, he lets us check out since he'd been getting progressively better as the day progressed. Luckily, his CT scan came back clear--so no broken bones.
Of course, fun to go to the Arkadelphia hospital and run into people I know (Sonja Jones) and the doctor told me he knew my mom (year's ago, she use to work as an emergency room clerk at this hospital). But, not fun to be with my 7 year old with a head injury. . .so glad it was not worse!!
I'm enjoying my classes at UTA (counseling certification program) and my internship at S. Euless Elementary School. And, my kids are all enjoying school (Emma in preschool at a Methodist Church ("Wesley's Kids"), Chloe in 4th grade, and Aaron is 2nd grade at Birdville Elementary. They are all three thriving. Chloe is attended a 5th grade class for math and Aaron is attending a 3rd grade class for math. So, they are enjoying that added sense of adventure and accomplishment.
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