Thursday, May 22, 2008

another random post

1. I've been binging on these:

I'm not even slightly kidding. I started this morning at 6:27 am when I impulsively popped a few down the hatch. And it's continued like this all day. I don't know when it will stop. Please call the authorities.

2. Avery's home with Strep...again...he's on the second round of antibiotics! This is his sick day?!

By the way, I encourage my boys to play outside...a lot. It's good for all of us. Oh. And one more thing. The kids soaked each other with the hose and it's maybe 70 degrees outside today.

3. I really, really, really don't know what to make for dinner...ever. I've been trying to menu plan, but I end up staring at a blank piece of paper trying to make myself forget words like "Chili" and "Spaghetti". I don't want to make the same stuff over and over. It's only been warm(ish) for a few weeks and I'm already in the lets-grill-hotdogs-or-brats-or-hamburgers rut. It's not for lack of recipes. I think I'm avoiding opposition of children. They are great eaters, but they still whine or make comments when they hear a new recipe is on the menu that night. Or, I'll make an old stand-by like Spinach Quiche and they'll cringe. Within two seconds of tasting, they always come around and say, "This is DELICIOUS!" But, I get worn down even at the prospect of whining. That's pathetic. I think the other hold back from making delicious fare is that I loathe grocery shopping. And there's always that key ingredient that I failed to remember to purchase. It's frustrating. Currently, chicken breasts are thawing and I'm not quite sure what I'll do with them. But, I'm guessing they'll be marinated, grilled and thrown on a usual...

UPDATE: The chicken did not thaw in time!!! What's a girl to do?? Crap! Here come hungry family members!!!!

4. Jillian has four teeth now. And I think she's getting 2-4 more. She's started clucking with her tongue. It's cute. Video to follow sometime soon.

5. Every day this week (so far) has ended up completely different than was planned. Part of that can be attributed to the fact that Avery passed out--yes, FAINTED--at school on Tuesday. I got a call from the nurse, "Mrs. Scheetz. Avery's just not feeling well. He says his nose hurts, but we don't know why. Oh, he's just very pale. I think you should come get him."

I arrive.

"Hey, Avery. What's that on your nose? And this red mark on your forehead? Did you get hurt? Yes?" The nurse leaves and he starts crying. "Mommy, I miss you so much."

Turns out he was on his way to the nurse, he stopped at the bathroom to throw up, but he passed out cold, whacked his nose, forehead and side of his head, he was found by the janitor and led to the nurse who had no idea what was wrong with him and told him (he later told me), "Avery, I don't know why your nose hurts, there's not even a scratch, honey." To her credit, he was incredibly disoriented and had a difficult time communicating. But still. It was the firs thing I noticed!

Anyway, he's all right. Except that he still has strep as mentioned before. It took 48 hours for the throat culture to be positive. So, we were getting ready to leave for school when we got the somewhat surprising call that Avery is indeed sick. Halt. change of plans. again. so it goes...

And before you start feeling too sorry for the poor-most-likely-hypoglycemic kid...remember: This is his SICK DAY?!!

6. I want to go get another handful of Wasabi Peas. Must. Resist. Temptation.

7. I blog in my head too much. For example...This morning I was reading Proverbs chapter one and I was really struck by the fact that a KING was telling his son, a PRINCE, to not hang out with murderers and thieves. One of my first thoughts was, "Murder and thievery (social problems) aren't related to one's wealth (economy)." And before I knew it, I wasn't thinking about it, so much as I was forming a blog post in my head...Blogger has taken hostage of my thoughts!!!

8. Last thing. Nope. I lost it. typical.


Carol said...

What a day for Avery, a very good sick day, though!! I like Avery's shirt,that must be his Dad's doing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your menu whoas and how frustrating it can be to agonize over it, go through the grueling shopping, only to be met with whiners who then smile with delight when they realize it ain't so bad!! Every Monday night, Kurt knows he is going to be met with the question, "What do you want to eat this week?" He helps sometimes...other times it's, "I got nothin'." And the chicken breast that just won't thaw...ugh...been there.

Poor sweet Avery...thinking about him tearing up and saying, "I miss you so much" got me all choked up. What a tough day for a young kid...passing out!! Poor fella. LOVE SARAH

Jenna said...

Ah! My dear friend SARAH has posted a comment. I think I want to cry. I "friend talkers" you all the time!! Can't hardly wait to make it official!

Jenny said...

Nooooooooooooooo. Not strep agaaaaaaaaaaaaain.

I just read this today, apparently I'm behind the times.

Jenny said...

OH, and Jenna of Gath...

the pic does look a little bit like Alice in Wonderland.

Dawn S. said...

Poor Avery. He is so precious already and then he gets hurt like that? I just wanna give him a squeeze!

Oh, and now that you have admitted it, I can now say that I blog in my head, too. Wish I could think it and have it already be in the computer!