Friday, October 28, 2011

5QF 10/28/2011

Happy Friday! Love me some Halloween! Busy weekend ahead! I am participating in a CrossFit competition tomorrow, and we have a Halloween (adults only) party tomorrow night! So excited!

So jump on over to Mama M's blog and join in the fun!
1. Do you prefer cotton, silk, or flannel sheets?
Cotton, except in the winter. Then flannel, or fleece actually. In the winter time I sleep on a fleece blanket instead of a regular fitted sheet. Makes crawling into bed on a cold night sooooo much better.

2. What time zone are you in? there any other? :)

3. What is your favorite part of the holiday season?
Cold weather, lots of cooking (not by me, but I eat it!), everybody is just in a better mood in general.

4. What is your favorite "wintry" drink? (It doesn't have to be an "alcoholic" drink!)
Hot chocolate and Baileys, or Kahlua (see my tweet from last night). I'm not much of a coffee drinker...meaning NONE, but I do have a new favorite at Starbucks....salted caramel mocha. Oh my. TO.DIE.FOR
So on cold mornings, which it just started last week, I am loving that!!!
Starbucks in the morning, Baileys at night! YUMMO!

5. In your opinion, what is the worst job in the world?
You know, I think everybody is going to have a different opinion on this. But I am going to have to say Septic repair man (or sewage treatment). Pretty much anything that has to do with flushed poop. Ick, I just threw up in my mouth a bit.
And how come baby poop is nothing. Dads can deal, grandfathers can even deal, but when the poop starts going in the toilet, everybody gets disgusted? I mean, so do I, so I'm not judging. Just an observation!
Alrighty-o everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween! My list 16-30 will be up this weekend! Join in! It'll make ya feel good, and even if you do have to clean up poop, make ya happy for what you got! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

My List 1-15

I read on Kate's blog about a list she was doing of things she was grateful for, and as I was reading it, I came up with some immediately on my own, so I figured, why not. It will help me stop bitching about little things, and be grateful for the many things that I have, no matter how big or small. So here is my first list.

1. My children
2. My family
3. Clean sheets
4. Unexpected visit from a friend
5. Take out
6. My morning Dr Pepper
7. Chocolate Mousse
8. Christmas music
9.the belly laughs of my children
10. Watching my husband wrestle with my children
11. My mom
12. The smell of my children right after baths
13. My daughters heart
14. My sons independent nature
15. My OB who knew when it was time to deliver my children before it got too dangerous for them and me.

More to come! Start your own!

5QF 10/21/11

Its FRIDAY!!! That means jump on over to Mama M's blog, and join in on the fun! No time to lose, so here we go!

1. Where do you escape to when you've had enough?
Target! Without a doubt. Usually at night, after I have my boy in bed, I will go to Target, when I am "done" with everything that has gone on that day. I mean there is ALWAYS something there I need, so I just go, have some time by myself, and an hour or so later, I am home. Usually about every other week or so, I need a evening Target break. Hubs has learned its better for me to go, than stay home!
2. What shows are you watching this fall?
We started watching Big Bang Theory for the first time this year, OMG, hilarious! Seriously, Sheldon is the funniest character ever! I know now, why he won an Emmy! Also, Subergatory, but I haven't decided about that one yet. And Up All Night....again...jury is still out.

And just to throw this in there, Two and 1/2 Men, has been disappointing to say the least, until this week. This week it was awesome. So I guess I am not going to quit watching it yet!

3. What was the longest roadtrip you've ever taken and where did you go?
16 hours~ Either Colorado or Arizona. Its about the same distance either place, but we make it straight through, no stopping. Hubs family is in AZ, and well, in the summer, skiing in the winter! Does it get any better than that?

4. Do you plan on taking your kids to Disney World?
Shhh.....they don't know it yet, but we have already booked our trip for this spring!!! Love Bug will just die when she finds out. But we are waiting till right before we go to tell her!!!

 5. What is something people would surprised to know about you?
Well, considering most of you don't know me personally, only a few of you do, I'm sure that there is a lot that would surprise you. I'm not a good cook, but it doesn't help that I don't like to. But I wish that I was.
I am not really a beer or wine person, (although I will def drink it, just usually not my choice)  but I love me some hard liquor. I can listen to ANY type of music, and love it. But probably one of the most surprising things, that even surprised my husband, after he knew me for a while, was that I have this inept ability to name a song or artist from almost any genre of music, even if it is 20/30 years old. Not for sure how I do it, but I can. It's pretty cool.
Ok, happy Friday to all of you! Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just stuff

As I right this post, I am listening to my baby cough. A lot. You don't know this, but he has a little condition called Tracheomalasia. For those of you who don't know, aaccording to
Tracheomalacia is a condition in which the walls of the windpipe, called the trachea, are blocked or collapse because of weak or soft tissue. This can cause breathing difficulty.
Tracheomalacia is most common in infants. Most of the time it is a congenital defect, which means a baby is born with the condition. However, tracheomalacia may also develop in babies, especially those who are born early, who have had breathing tubes kept in place for a long time.
Tracheomalacia usually improves by the time the child is 6 to 12 months of age and disappears between 18 and 24 months of age.
Symptoms of tracheomalacia include coarse, noisy breathing (stridor), prolonged exhaling, and a croupy cough. These symptoms become worse during exertion, such as from crying, or when the child has a cold or other upper respiratory infection. Symptoms can make feeding difficult. Symptoms usually improve when the baby lies on his or her stomach.
A medical history and physical examination can indicate the possibility of tracheomalacia, but diagnosis must be confirmed by an X-ray or other tests of the trachea.
Usually tracheomalacia improves over time with no medical treatment. However, if the condition is severe, causes growth problems, or fails to improve, surgery may be necessary.

We finally got a diagnosis in April after exactly 1 year of trying to determine what was causing my Baby Bug to cough. And 5 different doctors. He had ear tubes put in, allergy testing, steroids, Upper GI, x-rays, etc. Finally, we got the Chief of Pulmonology to see us (after a bad experience with another pulmonologist, and she did a Bronchoscopy on him and determined (as we saw later on video) that his trachea is collapsing, and had extremely enlarged adenoids and tonsils, which were causing excessive mucus production, which was draining down his throat, and irritating his trachea. We got the tonsils and adenoids removed, and he was a different child. Cough, all but stopped. He started sleeping better, was happier, speech improved. We were so thankful a)that what he had wasn't serious and b)that luckily, the problem seemed to be resolved.

Until last weekend. He got the cold virus that everybody else seems to have, including everyone in this house, and the drainage began, and so did the cough. And cough he is. Up in the middle of the night, breathing treatments 5-6 times a day to keep his lungs open and fluid.

I know that we are extremely lucky to have healthy children. This is something that he will grow out of (pulmonologist said typically between ages 1-2, but his is a severe case, so it will probably be between 3-4 when his gets stronger), and it usually doesn't affect his daily life, unless he gets sick. I am just so tired of being up in the middle of the night, worrying about him, listening to him breath through the monitor. Those of you with children know what I am talking about. When your kid is sick, you worry, all the time. It has been 8 days, and nights, and the longest stretch of sleep has been 3 hours.

I really am not complaining, as much as it sounds like I am. I know that this is temporary, and that what he has isn't as severe as so many other children who are suffering. I just need to get this out there. My own personal sounding board.

So, that is why for me at least, this week has been crazy. Hubs was gone hunting last weekend, and Baby Bug got sick on Friday, so it made for a very long weekend by myself. You may have seen my tweet about it.

And, we got some MUCH NEEDED rain!! Thank you God for that! 5.53 inches where I am in 24 hours! IT was great! And then on Wed we got more! That was great too, until my ceiling had water coming down in it, because the rain was unexpected and the contractors didn't put the tarp on our house. So, looks like I will be getting some new insulation, and a fresh new coat of paint on my ceiling!!

Ok peeps, have a fabulous Friday! Thanks for letting me get all that out!

5QF 10/14/2011

Hey hey its FRIDAY!!! Thankfully, this week was a crazy one. Wait, has anybody else noticed a pattern here? It seems every week is crazy. Well, let me tell you, wait, hold that thought. I will (promise, pinky swear) write another post, on that, because, basically, I need to get some things off my chest, and why not here.

Anywhooooo....Since it is Friday, that means it is Five Question Friday over at Mama M's My Little Life, so go check out the fun. She didn't pick me this week, even though I had a good ole question. I guess I have to share!

1. Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or in a cone? Well, see, I don't really prefer ice cream that much. I would much rather have a candy bar, or cookie, or pie, or fudge, or mouse, get the idea.
But, when I do have ice cream, I like it in a cone. Breaks up some of the ice cream.

2. What three things do you love the smell of?
a)My babies fresh out of the bath. And not just Johnson and Johnson's smell. Even Love Bug, who is 6 and uses regular shampoo and conditioner, and regular soap. Something about my fresh babies is all kinds of good.
b)Vanilla. Vanilla extract, vanilla candles, even something flavored with vanilla. I used to have a scent of tangerine vanilla essential oil. It was goooood.
c)Star Gazer Lillies They just make me all kinds of happy. So next time you send me flowers, make sure they are in the bouquet mmmmk?

3. Giftcards or no? (In regards to gift giving...) I love gift cards. Love getting em, love giving em. Especially for teacher gifts (I mean who doesn't love a Target gift card?? Food--check, clothes---check, housewares---check). Food gift cards are always good. Some people don't want to spend money on food to go out, so gift cards can be a super good treat for some. Even something like Sonic. I like to give my kids pre school teachers Sonic gift cards throughout the year, just because. Even if it's just $5 or $10.

4. What sports did you play in high school if any and do you still play them?   I started playing on the Tennis team, and as a freshman, I was good enough to play varsity, so I did that for 1 1/2 years. But then, if you remember my last post, I switched to baseball. I don't play tennis anymore. I got burned out between school, and lessons, and team tennis, it was just too much for about a total of almost 10 years. I wish I wouldn't have quit, because I was good, but now, I've moved on to CrossFit as my workout of choice. And man, oh, man, is it ever awesome!

5. Were you in band in high school? What instrument did you play?
No band in highschool (see above question), but in middle school I did play me some clarinet, and I was ok at it. I only did it because I wasn't going to sing in choir. If yall heard me sing even now, you would understand!

Ok, so I did complete my 5QF this week, and I promise, in just a bit, a new post! Happy Friday yall! So thankful we got over 5 inches of rain in the last week. We have been in extreme drought here in Texas, so this was VERY welcome rain!