Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I was sick Saturday and Sunday, with the most likely culprit being food-borne illness. The almost-medical professional I consulted (Nicholas), agreed that all my symptoms were consistent with a common type of food poisoning.
I was sick on the couch all day Saturday, trying to take good enough care of Henry and the dog that they would both be alive and well when Nick got home Saturday night. Thank goodness that Henry has learned to play with toys! I mostly watched him play with his drum, little house, and ball-spinning toy for most the day. When I had to change a messy diaper, I thought it almost killed me. The good news is twenty-four hours after the onset of illness, I was feeling pretty good. So me, the baby, and the dog all survived the incident and are back to normal.
My mom doesn't really believe in food poisoning. Most people will experience food bourne illness many times in their lives. Much of it will not be diagnosed as such. Hepatitis A is going to be pretty obvious though. I recommend the vaccination for that one.
My mom thinks that unless you are as sick as she was in Gallup, New Mexico in the late seventies, throwing up in a crappy motel wishing you were dead, you can't possibly have food poisoning. I think she still hates New Mexico a little over the incident. She blames the gravy.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
formal footwear. It's too cold and icy for cuter shoes. I am wearing
black pearls though, which I feel mitigate the "Best of Cabela's" look.
So I guess this means I have to take back some of the fun I made when
my dad wore these boots to the beach. They're very versatile.
And Congratulations to Britney and Ben! It was a beautiful evening.
performance, Brigham made Miss A cry when his tarantuala puppet
pounced on her little caterpillar puppet.
It's available at the Butterfly House gift shop for $37. I didn't buy
it, but I wanted to.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Nick's last alternative was to book another flight that got him there at 9:00 tonight. He'd be too late for the dinner, but make the actual interview tomorrow. The good news is that's what has happened. After a full day of worrying it would get canceled too, he boarded the plane. He is now in Virginia.
When I pulled into the drop-off lane at the airport, and employee knocked on my window to tell me my tire was flat. Nick had to get going, so after a quick inspection it was decided I would limp to the nearest gas station, and then to a tire shop. I went slowly, but everyone was driving slowly because of the snow and ice so that worked nicely.
After getting the tire back up to pressure, I drove to the tire shop about 100 yards from Janette's house. Firestone fixed the flat and changed my oil while I spent some quality time with friends. In this barely double-digit weather, it could have been so much worse.
And does anyone know where the spell check icon is on the new blogger screen????
Sunday, January 3, 2010
In the last several months, we've been away from home more often than not. Fortunately our travels are slowing down and things will settle back to normal.
There is always a sense of disappointment at the end of the holidays. I never do as much as I meant to or gave as much as I should or visited everyone I intended, but it was a great holiday season.
I hope everyone's new year is off to a good start.