Saturday, January 24, 2009

new 'do

my mom suggested
(and paid for)
a new haircut.
i let her
stylist, judy,
do what she
i half closed
my eyes and just
tried to trust
her. i like it.
it's a whole lot
shorter than what
I'm used to but
I can still put it
in a tiny ponytail.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Perfect Strawberry


My dad surprised us by bringing home a flat of strawberries last night. So I think I got my serving of fruit for the day. Just wanted to share, I thought this one was perfect!



HAHA so yeah, I might actually be going to this. My dad is trying to get me a ticket, they're $100 bucks a pop, ouch! I would never pay that much but hey, if he wants to do some father-daughter bonding, then okay! Two of his brothers and their wives and their kids are all going so it will be a family night lol. Like I said I'm not totally sure if I'll be going yet, just all depends on if we can get an extra ticket or not.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kissy kissy smoochy woochy

I love this pic that daddy took of us in the park @ River Ranch.

Mommy vs. Pediatrician

I'm no doctor...but sometimes I think mom-smarts outweigh doc-smarts. Eli had been running a fever. I gave him infants' advil and on the third day I brought him to Dr. Sibley. I point out a rash on his face and Dr. Sibley says it's from crying and having his nose wiped. He says Eli has an ear infection and needs antibiotics, and also his cure-all, J-Tan D (kids cough syrup) which we already have 3 bottles of at home b/c he prescribes it every time we go in. Dr. Sibley tells me to double the dose I'm giving of advil. I also mention that Eli's stomach gets hard and swollen sometimes and people have been asking me what's wrong with him, they think he has worms!! Dr. Sibley doesn't even LOOK at his stomach, and tells me, to tell those people, that they are the ones with worms.

For the next two days Eli breaks out in more rashes. After looking at the side effects, I'm starting to wonder if he's allergic to the antibiotics. I call the nurse, she says to skip the dose that night and bring him in the next morning. So, I give him only the advil and he breaks out. The next morning on the way there, just as a test I give him a TINY bit of advil, and within 5 minutes he's breaking out again. I'm pretty convinced it's the advil and not the antibiotics. So when we get there, Dr. Sibley tells me, the rash is normal and accompanies fever and will go away within the week. I explain to him that he only breaks out after taking the advil. He tells me to throw the box away and don't read any of that silly stuff, it will only turn me into a worry wort. Okay whatever. Then I tell him, that Eli is dizzy and cannot walk 5 feet without falling down twice, like he's drunk. I was thinking it was either the medicine or the ear infection, you know since the inner ear affects equilibrium. He practically laughs in my face and says i'm being really paranoid and that it would be extremely rare for a child to get dizzy b/c of an ear infection. He tells me, children at this age are unsteady and fall alot. Sorry, but I know my child and he can walk clear across the street to the neighbor's house without falling down.

Tomorrow we have another follow-up appointment. I can't wait to see what he tells me tomorrow, the sky is probably going to be purple this time!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

new year, new plans...

so, it's 2009. a new year, and i have new plans on my to do list. for starters, i'm going to fix my family. we are waiting to hear back about an apartment we signed a lease on, so hopefully we will all be living together again in a couple weeks. i will also be going back to work and eli will be starting daycare. i think it's definitely a good time for change. eli needs to interact with other toddlers, he has so much fun playing with kids at the chick-fil-a playground, i know he will just love daycare.

this year, i want to declutter, i want to give away things to people who need them more than we do. at the end of every week i want to feel good about myself, like i did something nice for someone during the week, something that mattered to someone and made them smile. i want us to manage our finances wisely and make a dent in this debt we've somehow accumulated. i want to join the self portrait tuesday revolution. i want to read the book "every monday matters." i want to blog more often. i want to spend more time with anniston doing fun girl stuff that we haven't had a chance to do in a while. i want to take the kids to the global wildlife reserve in folsom. i want to do so many things in 2009. i hope i don't disappoint myself.

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