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Thoughts from the home front

I am home today with the kids, as Mr. R is still running a fever.  Off to the doctor at 2:45 this afternoon, for what I am hoping is an ear infection.  I do NOT want to hear the dreaded “it’s a virus”, because inevitably the next thing out of the doctor’s mouth is “it … Continue reading

The Quest to Keep the Family Well

Those of you that know me and the family know that last winter was a doozy in terms of illness. No, not the “must be hospitalized and on an IV drip” variety.  More along the lines of “bad cold with fever that morphs into pinkeye and ear infections”.  One child would start, and instead of … Continue reading

Flat on my Back

This post is coming to you from my sofa.  I am presently lying flat, hopped up on muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. Here’s what I’ve learned over the past few days.  Your low back is involved in pretty much EVERY movement you make.  The last time I had this sensation was right after I had my … Continue reading

Getting Older

I have no problem with my age, or a fear of getting older. I’m thirty seven.  Forty does not scare me.  Fifty doesn’t either. However, there is something that I am not enjoying about the aging process, and that is the fact that my body is definitely not a spry as it once was.  I … Continue reading

Thoughts on Halloween

1.  Why is it that the boys wanted the stupid Dum Dum lollipops and could have cared less about the GOOD candy? 2.  I put some makeup on Bear to complete the “Princess Jasmine” ensemble….and promptly decided that she looked a little too much like “Toddlers and Tiaras”. 3.  Does no one give out Mounds … Continue reading

Dexter Dog

Yesterday, I had to do something I’ve never done before.  I had to say goodbye to our dog, Dexter, and D Paul and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to put him down. Dexter was my first “baby”.  We got him as a 12 week old puppy soon after our second wedding anniversary.  He … Continue reading