March 8, 2021


 I am on Day Three of the COVID vaccine. I was lucky enough to get the one dose, Johnson & Johnson version. However, I began to develop a headache almost immediately after the injection. I've also been very tired and achy. Today is the worst with the muscle aches though. It hurts to stand too long or do too much. Thankfully, day three is supposed to be the worst of it, and then I'll start to feel like a regular person again. 

In other news.... the weather is warming up. There are even green things starting to poke their heads out from the ground. This is super exciting! In another 7ish weeks, it'll be warm enough to start putting things in the ground. And this year our crops are going to be a bit different on account of our new food allergies. I need to focus on growing and putting up lots of things that we CAN eat. 

It's also official that ALL the chickens are laying eggs. And we have some beautiful colored eggs, blues and greens and pinks and browns. They look happy and beautiful sitting on my counter. Except that I now have a LOT of eggs, and we really don't eat THAT many. Starting in July/August, I'll be waterglassing some of the extras. But I have a good bit of waterglassed eggs already that I need to get through before I start adding any new ones. So I'm going to be ordering egg cartons today and put out a little "for sale" notice to a local page. I don't even know how much to charge. I guess I need to figure out how much pasture-raised eggs go for. 

What else, what else... It's officially been a year of the pandemic. Oh! And today is mine and Troy's nineteenth wedding anniversary. We shall celebrate by ordering dinner from a restaurant and eating it at home with all the kids. It's a bit lame, but OH WELL. WE'RE OLD AND LAME. We'll do something fun and exciting next year. 

February 25, 2021

Another day, another headache

My head HURTS today. 

I had a deadline this last Monday, with a presentation, and I worked HARD all weekend long, staying up late to get certain things finished on time. 

Now, you should know, I gave up Dr. Pepper. I just stopped, cold turkey, because I have no self-control, and if it is in the house I will drink it. So it's GONE *poof* and everything was going swell. 


(The dreaded until...) I was on day three of 12-15 hour work days, and I was in the middle of animating a video for the landing page of a company I work with. And my boys were going out to do something, somewhere, and I said "Hey. Will you please bring me back a Dr. Pepper?" 

Now, these cute boys were like, "Mom. You stopped drinking that. You said that we should never buy you one again." 

And I was like, "I know, but my head is killing me, and I have tons more to do, and I just need some caffeine." 

And then they said, "𝆕okay-ay𝆕" in a kinda sing-song-y type of way. 

Except then they came home. And instead of getting me ONE Dr. Pepper, they went to Sams Club and brought home AN ENTIRE CASE. 

And since I have no self-control, I chugged way, WAY too many cans of Dr. Pepper. 

So now, today, I have a headache from caffeine and sugar withdrawal, but I am POWERING THROUGH with Tylenol and LOTS and LOTS of water. 

And now I know that even when I think I could have maybe just one little sip of my favorite drink, well... I CAN'T. 

The end. 

February 24, 2021

Too tired

 I had a busy day today. Taking the kids to school in the morning eats up so much time. We have to leave the house at 7:25, and I take Blayne up to Ogden for school, then it's back to Layton to drop off Daniel and Taylor. I usually get home by about 8:20, but then I have to leave again for school pick up at 11am, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

Plus, I had an extra unexpected errand at the dentist. I had two surface fillings break off, and one of the teeth was very sensitive to heat and cold and brushing. Anyways, I had an appointment scheduled for next week, but the office had a cancellation so I was able to get in today at 9:30am. 

Also, this is probably a little bit weird, but... I fall asleep at the dentist. I just close my eyes and manage to fall asleep with my mouth wide open being worked on. I'M JUST VERY COMFORTABLE at the dentist.\

When my dental nap was over, it was time to pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy. After that, I had a weird window of time... you know the ones. It's too far to drive home and back , but it's too early to just wait for a person to be done with school for the day. At any rate, I managed to hit up the farm store and get some vegetable seeds and seed starting pots. 

While I was in the store, I got a phone call from a number I didn't recognize. Naturally, I did not answer. BUT I SHOULD HAVE! Because Wednesday is maid day, and they got to my house earlier than expected, and I wasn't home to let them in. So I called back, and gave the garage code. Also, I wish I would have had a maid for the last 10 years. They are so stinking amazing and thorough. I wish I would have started using a maid service sooner.

And THEN it's also my infusion day. Which I also fell asleep at. In fact, I'm falling asleep even as I type this  blog post. Infusions always make me so, so tired. 

Plus, when I got home, I needed to do chicken/animal chores, finish up dinner, clean that up, and try to work. I. AM. TIRED.

And since I've fallen asleep at the keyboard a few times now, I'm gonna sign off until tomorrow.