November 13, 2015

Time flies

Oh my LIFE. This household has been too busy lately, and it is driving me nuts!

First, we had Halloween, which is a huge party here. We had a great time trick or treating down Main Street, and the kids really liked their costumes.  Thaddeus dressed as a lumberjack. Blayne was famed  English explorer Isabella Bird Bishop. Daniel was a hot dog (hands down,  his costume was the crowd favorite. ) Taylor was dead. She wore a black dress and cloak, and we painted her face like a sugar skull. 

Also, Thaddeus got his tonsils out. He hasn't been talking at all because his throat hurts so bad. Oh well, at least he gets a break from school. 

Troy had been working out of town a lot lately.  He's been training and going to classes to learn all about New Mexico accounts and assets and such.And since he was out of town, and Thaddeus was about to have surgery,  my body decided to poop out on me.

I went to the walk in clinic here in town because I needed my meds refilled and a script for a yeast infection. A few days go by, and there is some improvement but I still feel pretty bleh. I ignore it, because that's what I do, and then I get a fun new symptom... blood in urine. Because I have a blazer and KIDNEY infection.  And the doctors thought I should stay the night at the hospital for observation, and I refused, because Troy was out of town, and Thaddeus had his surgery the next day.

Also, we will be spending thanksgiving in Arizona with the Bingham's.

And now, I am going to go to sleep!

October 7, 2015

ENT Adventure

Taylor had her surgery. It went well. The post-op recovery is not so fun. Girlfriend is tired, and achy, and keeps coughing up all the bloody crap that drained into her tummy during the procedure. Plus, every time she coughs, her nose starts to bleed, but she can NOT blow her nose, no sir, her nose just has to drip, drip, drip for the next two weeks.

(Official note: Taylor had a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and a turbinate reduction on 10/6/2015. I have to put in a note, because I won't remember this at her next check-up, and will have to search my blog for this exact note because blog = medical history.)

And since it was a sinus surgery as well as the whole tonsil/adenoid thing, she cannot do anything to raise her blood pressure for two weeks. No trampoline. No running. No being crazy at recess. She just has to take it easy for a little while.

Dr. Knight was really nice too. He goes to church with us (total fluke. There are a lot of LDS doctors here. Like, A WHOLE LOT.) and has subbed in Taylor's primary class a few times. Plus, he has kids our same ages, so we are obviously going to be good friends... eventually. For Pete's sake, we just moved here! Anyways, he gave Taylor a bag of goodies with her discharge papers. She got a chocolate nose, which she can't eat right now, unless maybe she just let the chocolate melt on her tongue first. AND! She got the cutest shirt. It's a bright, orange tee shirt and on the front it says, "Got Tonsils?" And on the back it says, "NOPE!" It's pretty cute. She also got a weird stuffy toy that the nurses called a bear. It's not quite a bear, but that's cool. It's just a weird, happy looking thing that Taylor has clutched to her bosom from the moment the pre-op nurse handed it to her. The not-bear is named Mister Blueberry Snucklesomething.

Also, we get to make the change to allergy-free eating. We have a definite seafood allergy (Thaddeus), and, although it hasn't been confirmed by allergist just yet, we have a milk allergy (Blayne). I personally notice HUGE differences in Miss Blayne when she eats milk, versus not eating it. And I am 75% positive that we have gluten issues too. Not true gluten allergies, but definite sensitivities. At any rate, our life is about to get real REAL... as in food. We get to clean out our cupboards and have a Throw-It-Out party!

October 6, 2015

October Fifth: 2015

I need a catchy name for this season of my life. Something that encompasses the whole kids at school but I have less time than ever thing. I swear, I accomplish more tasks  by 7:30 am than some people's entire day.

Meanwhile, Taylor has her surgery tomorrow. (Technically, today. I'm up late doing laundry! It's the only time I have to do it! Literally!) At any rate, Taylor has her surgery in a few hours, and to prepare, I took her to the grocery store and let her pick out a bunch of soft, mushy foods: yogurt, popsicles, mashed potatoes, puddings... that sort of thing. And we made sure to purchase some liquid pain meds, because I don't think she will be up to swallowing pills for a few days. And she picked out a big, comfy night shirt to wear. Originally, she had this whole outfit planned. I nixed it because after getting your throat and nose messed with, you don't want anything tight by your neck. She also got to pick out her very own bubble bath. I tell you what, we are THE HOUSE to recoup from surgery in.

AND Troy's birthday is this week. He's going to be thirty six. I have inquired as to what he would like to eat for his birthday dinner, and have tried to find out what kind of birthday dessert he'd like. He has not answered my pleas, therefore, he will have whatever the heck I feel like making (which is really code for: whatever I already have all the ingredients for).

I have also been trying to sell this stupid carpet that doesn't fit in our little house, and there are NO TAKERS. One lady thought she wanted it, but the carpet was not quite the right color. UGH. I just want it out of my shed. It's taking up valuable storage space.

Anyways, I'm going to try to snatch a few sleeps before our lovely hospital visit!