Saturday, December 20, 2008

Of colds and earaches and shopping thwarted..

Just a pic, not my daughter dearest though..

Quick update;

This past week I've been practically home all week (except on Thursday for a few hours) with the youngest one having a bad case of head and chest congestion so aside from pumping her full of meds every 4hrs, naturally, 'one' is up as well during the night at times.
And naturally, this had to happen during the last week of school when I had my errands planned and thought no problem, I have plenty of time!

Did manage to post something here and there quickly but alas, my visiting was minimal and replies to comments non existent. Now you know why.
The 'head and chest' case turned into an ear infection which I figured out early this morning (of course it being Saturday), after two nights of fevers and a definite "ow my ear hurts' this morning. sigh

Luckily, Murphy's law cannot always fully rule even though I suspect it was put in place 'just' for parents, so luckily, our pediatrician did have office hours this morning and is on call for the whole weekend. He's a great elderly gentleman who's not retired as he still has one or two kids to put through college. Or so I here. I wish he was my doctor but that's another story. we're on antibiotics (the non penicillin type as my youngest could be allergic to it and there has not been a penicillin test on the market for the last 2yrs..Enigma, wassup with that??) and a migrating earache that went from one ear to the other.. sigh again.

Sooo, instead of 'carpeting' my backyard with my husband (story and pictures to come), I was on kid duty..again! (did you not always want your mom and not your dad when you were sick?)

This afternoon after another wailing session with big tears and a passing out for 30min..I talked to the nurse on call and was informed that yes, I can give her alternating pain meds every 3 hrs. When that finally went into effect, boy what a difference. Sigh times three.

Now, the two kids are watching the Spiderwick Chronicles, perhaps a little scary for the younger one but hey, she's been 'baptized' into gollum land a few years ago (thank you older sibling without asking OR thinking) so hey, sigh sigh sigh sigh..

I am taking a short break. I'd rather be in my yard..I'm behind in my shopping, not to mention doing all my christmas (read, oversees) cards...well, that'll be happy new years then..

I'll be back with backyard updates, political stuff etc. My husband has these two weeks off so phew, we can take turns..
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer

Hope you're having a good weekend..I'm gonna chill with my 'As time goes by' tonight and dream of 'that what could've been'.. I love some of those brit comedies..(and geoffrey palmer and judi dench are a great pair)

Oh and did I mention I was/am pretty bored?? c'est la vie..
nighty night..
(thx Gary! [s])



Blogger Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Michael and I love watching As Time Goes By. I gave him the whole series a couple of years ago.

I hope your daughter is better soon.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Grande Dame said...

As Time Goes By is an antidepressant for me. Just makes me smile and I have watched all the episodes so many times that I know all the lines and sit in anticipation of the great ones. I love to watch Judi and Geoffrey's faces and the wonderful expressions in their eyes and smiles. They are the best of the best. Enjoy. Hope your daughter feels better. It's difficult to be sick at Christmas time.

10:17 PM  
Blogger lindsaylobe said...

Hi Ingrid - I hope she soon recovers, as it’s no fun with an infectious ear ache. Sounds as if you in the middle of hurricane of work so no argument it’s certainly a time to relax and watch that great TV show, as time goes by! Best wishes for Christmas!!

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ingrid, I hope you and the family are feeling better soon. My whole office is sick to some degree.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Utah Savage said...

So sorry for your daughter. I was prone to ear infections as a child, and it's a pain like no other.

Hope all is well now, and that despite the challenges to your shopping time you will have a lovely Christmas.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

This has also been the house of pestilence for the past month! Will be glad when all the colds and illness are gone. Carpeting the back yard?? (My brother was telling me about this pricey yard carpet that looks just like grass but requires no water, the latest thing in California cul-de-sacs!)

12:45 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Merry Christmas - and may all your dreams come true in a happy New Year!

8:38 AM  
Blogger D.K. Raed said...

oh my, hope the kids are better soon! When I complained of earaches as a kid, my mom used to heat up some baby oil & drizzle it into my ear, then stuff a cotton ball in it, and make me lie my head, earside down, on a heating pad. It was probably psychological, but did make my ear feel better!

Looking fwd to your backyard "carpeting" pics!

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8:21 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

helllow there friend...I am so blasted ear infection....and at so sorry...there is Nothing worse....I am so glad that your mama was there.....with good movies and hugs....hmmm, penicillin allergies? if you or dad have- she might have too...better to play safe and not give....pain meds- you can always alternate motrin and tylenol...( I hope the nurse told you that ??? you can always call me- know that....)

many hugs and popsicles...

( 6-6 and I both had horrendous colds most of the past few weeks...cough cough hack hack...much grumpiness....much juice and many popsicles and still I totally understand...)

many PUFFS, much soup....and warm tea...and more hugs....

10:37 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

BTW I LOVE " As Time Goes by" absolute favorite show...I was hoping for a Marathon on PBS this week- but I think it is on this week- for New years- my son said it is New Years that has it- Monty Python for 12 hours and then As Time Goes By...we shall see if he right....I hope....

10:39 PM  

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