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Resting and relaxing

February 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Well since we have all been sick we decided not to do a whole lot this weekend. I have gone grocery shopping and personal shopping. Went to the stock up store and shouldn't have to do a whole lot for awhile.

Did take DD to the Dr. today as she was have a super runny nose and watery eyes. The combination of meds she was taking was supposed to dry her up not make her more runny. Well Dr. determined that she was allergic to the combination. Told us to discontinue everything new but her allergy med. He did give us some new meds to counterbalance the reaction and get her better. Yeah more $$ have to spend but hopefully she will feel better soon.

Other than that we will be spending the weekend holed up at home doing not much

10 things I have learned from my parents getting older

February 22nd, 2008 at 02:50 am

My dad will turn 77 this year. Over the past couple of years since my mom died I have learned some valuable lessons

1. Forgive. Our parents were only doing what they thought was right at the time.

2. Forgetfulness - As time goes on they will forget some things but don't remind them of it or they will get really pissy.

3. Farts - as you get older you fart a lot. Including the walking farts. Fact of life.

4. Patience - You have to gain it as they lose it. Patience is definetly a virtue.

5. Memories - This is the time that you need to put their memories to paper. When they talk, listen and then write it down. Once they are gone it could be lost forever.

6. Medical problems - Everything is genetic despite what the Drs. tell you.

7. Love - Your parents do love you even though they may not show it all the time. You need to show that you love them because you never know when it could be the last time you tell them.

8. Understanding - Make sure that you are all in agreement on what their final wishes are. Even though you don't want them to go, you don't want them to come back and haunt you.

9. Laughter - Sometimes in bad situations laughter is a good thing. It can diffuse hostility and make things all better. Even if you have to be the one to make a fool of yourself

10. Rememberance - Take the time to remember all the little things that you did with your parents. The good, bad and ugly. It can make things easier in the end.

Kellie

Our first eat out day this month

February 22nd, 2008 at 02:40 am

Well DH is on the mend. But he wanted some chicken noodle soup. Guess who didn't have any in the house. Since we have been having bad weather all day I went to the Panera that is a block from work and picked up some chicken noodle soup for all of us. Wasn't a bad price for not having to cook at all.

Also got our arena football season tickets in the mail. This might be a splurge but we felt that this is some quality time as a family. These tickets are cheaper than regular football and we did pay cash for them.

DH still sick

February 19th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Well DH spent the day in bed. Kept calling and moaning about how bad he felt. Told him he needed to eat and take a shower and then let me know how he feels. When I get home he says he did all that and feels a little better. Kinda worried about working in the cold air tomorrow. Wants me to get him a mask.AARRGGHH.

I am picking up a bread slicer in a little bit. Going to start making homemade bread. I can't slice it so hopefully this will help.

Taxes and sick day

February 18th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Hello all

Well I have plodding along in trying to be more frugal. Right now we are saving DHs income and living off of mine.

Had our taxes done today. We are getting back and that will pay for our season tickets to arena football and pay for my new desk.

DH wasn't feeling well today. Went to the dr and he has a bad case of bronchitis. I hate winter. After spending $72 on meds I am more than ready for this to end.