Thursday, May 19, 2011

this and that

*Medical issues seem to be the theme of the week. Just got back from the doctor with Maxidoodle. He's on his third day with a fever with a respiratory virus. (We always have to keep a close eye on his lungs because of his rough start in life.) But he's doing okay, just lying around on the couch, petting Lucky, watching TV, and coughing like crazy. And then there's Gray with yet another diagnosis, though related to his other anxiety issues. He's got trichotillomania, and is currently sporting a nice bald spot about the size of a half dollar from pulling out individual hairs. Bacon had his worst seizure yet yesterday. It lasted just short of five minutes. Five minutes that, of course, felt like hours. Rich's Mom had her hip replacement surgery on Monday, and is doing wonderfully. Annie was to have molds made for her retainer on Monday, but they decided to do just one more thing first, so it's a few extra weeks with those braces. And Aldo barfed twice. Oh wait--she does that every day, so I guess that really doesn't count.

*During a brief respite from the rain, Rich got some radish and kohlrabi seeds planted yesterday. Yay--the first things into the garden! Well, if you don't count the strawberries, which of course were already there from last year. And one of Annie's strawberry plants has flowers now. :)















*Speaking of rain, there's been no soccer practice all week. Not that the coaches are opposed to playing in the rain, but the fields are such a disaster. And yeah, honestly, that's made life a bit easier around here.

*Totally inspired by Chris, I finally got around to trying something I've wanted to try for years. It was such fun, and I really think I'm going to enjoy using this soap, too.

6 comments:

Jean said...

Sorry to hear of the stressors in your life but glad to hear there are some bright spots as well. Give everyone hugs from me. I hope all are back to snuff soon ... though it sounds as if normal for Also still has its downside. Hang in there!

Nymeth said...

So sorry about the sick Munchkins :( And poor Bacon too. Sending everyone get well wishes and hugs.

Vivienne said...

Sorry to hear your house is full of poorly peeps. I hope everyone is better soon. I am impressed by your soap making skills!

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about all the ickiness right now, and I hope things start to turn around quickly. Thinking of you and your entire family!

Kailana said...

Sounds like a full plate! We have had a lot of rain lately, too. Last I saw the fields had huge puddles. Not nearly as bad as out west, though. Manitoba is flooding and then Alberta has forest fires... Quite the contrast...

Chris said...

:( :( I'm so sorry to hear about everyone being sick!!! Especially give Max and Baker a hug for me :( On the good side, I'm so excited that you planted things AND that you made SOAP!!!! OMG that's incredible Debi!!!! I want to hear more about it :D