Friday, March 27, 2009

I can't HEAR YOU!

No, seriously.

Today I am deaf in my right ear. I feel like someone shoved a giant cork in the right side of my head, though, so I imagine that's not really what it feels like to be deaf.

This is a major improvement over yesterday afternoon and last night, when I had stabbing pains in that ear all night long. Thank you, crazy horrible congestion-y disgusting thing, for making my life miserable for a whole week, and now for giving me an ear infection as well.

Seriously? An ear infection? When was the last time I had one of those? Have I EVER had one of those before? I keep hearing this buzzing noise, vroom vroom vroom vroom, and that's all. It is so freaky. Ugh.

But don't worry: I went to the doctor today. Unfortunately, antibiotics? Don't help with the pain and throbbing for another couple of days. D'oh!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tick Tutorial

Give me your thoughts on ticks.

Why do we have them in our yard? LOTS of them in our yard. Is there something we can do to reduce their population?

How do you get your kids to agree to a tick check without freaking them out? Or is it just my son who freaks out a little bit at anything out of the ordinary?

What's the deal with "just pull them out so they don't regurgitate?" I thought if you pulled them out there was something to worry about too, like it leaves their little fangy head in and then that itches and spreads bacteria or something.

And finally, how do you keep the anxiety level down about all the diseases and just let your kids play? I had ticks when I was a kid and it seemed like no big deal. And probably it's not. But seriously....some ticks are more scary than others. And you can't really differentiate. Ya know?


Monday, March 23, 2009

AKA a Jagged Little Pill

Does anybody else sometimes think Katy Perry sounds just like Alanis Morrissette? I totally heard one of her songs on the radio yesterday and it took me awhile to be sure it wasn't Ms. M.

Anyway. Today is total, complete, utter crap. I wouldn't mind a Rolling Stones-style Mother's Little Helper. If only this child would SLEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

And thanks to Moxie for directing me to that video this morning. Just what I needed. Seriously. Today Mommy is not feeling so good. Today Mommy really does need a chill pill.

Deep breaths? That's what I have to survive on? Oh. Well. Great.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hi There!

You know when your husband, who is not a big fan of blogging in general or of the time it takes you to blog, remarks upon how long it's been since you've posted, it might be time for a new entry. Hm...Let's see...

Well, on Friday I ate a grand total of two crackers. And I drank two cups of Sierra Mist. It was not a good day. I couldn't even gather the energy to change James' diaper. But, lest you think I had some dread disease, let me reassure you that I'm 99.9% certain it was Hormones. Ah, hormonal imbalance, the bane of my existence. Le Sigh.

Last week I had a mercury scare when James broke a CFL bulb. Creepy. I hate how much scary poisonous stuff is in our daily environment. Grr.

I'm low right now and James wants to watch vee-dohs. Must. Find. Something. To. EAT!




Stupid hormones!