Random tidbits about our week... with Snowman pictures thrown in. I should clarify... Snowman #1 pictures.
While I don't like to debate things like vaccines, politics, religious beliefs on the blog, or with anyone really, I am going to mention that last week Ainsley and I got our flu shots because it happens to be a part of the story. I'm afraid that I watched too many news reports about how bad the flu was this year, so I stopped in at our pharmacy and signed up to get one. I was given the option of a long needle, and sore arm, or a short needle, no arm pain but I would have a bump on my arm that would look like a bug bite. I chose the latter, barely felt the needle stick, and went on with my day.
I was completely healthy - no cold, no sinus issues, nothing when I went in to get the shot... and I woke up the next morning with a stuffed up nose, headache, etc. I sort of expected that... but it was my arm pain that almost put me over the edge. It wasn't so much pain, it was more like one certain part of it would go numb, or almost go numb and just feel so... unattached. It didn't bother me much during the day, or maybe I was too busy to notice it... but at night I wanted to just cut my arm off. I slept with it propped up on pillows and felt like an old lady with how much BioFreeze and IBU I was using to get any sleep.
Ainsley had her 4 year old check up last week and has never had a flu shot, so they had to do one dose now, and we go back in a month for her second dose. And again... she was healthy and now she is miserable. Her most recent symptom is a rattly cough. She went to school yesterday (no fever) and when I picked her up I asked if she had a good day. Her response... "No. I had a bad day. I have the cough-ezz."
I probably asked her half a dozen times how her day was because I love hearing her say the word cough -- the best way I can type how she pronounces it is cough-ezz. It's almost like she makes it plural.
I guess the moral of this story is the rest of the family is not getting flu shots.
But if you decide to, go for the long needle.
It's really hard to stay on a healthy eating schedule when you have a daughter who asks to bake with you every. single. day. My will power has been slightly slacking since the holidays, and I just can't seem to stay out of the goodies we make. I just can't seem to say no to a certain four year old who begs and begs to make chocolate chip cerkies (cookies).
Agnes had to go to the vet this week for her... issue... and when we pulled up another basset hound was coming out of the clinic. They were parked across the parking lot, and I swear it took them five minutes to get to their car because the basset walked so slooooowly. And then there's Agnes. I get her out and she about pulls my arm out of socket because she is a freak of nature basset hound that doesn't understand that she's not supposed to act like she just pounded a pot of coffee.
I mean, most of the time she acts like a maniac. Currently she is on the couch, snoring so loud that I just had to turn the tv volume up.
I miss running outside. Last year our winter was so mild we ran pretty much every week... but since our big snow storm right before Christmas, I've only ran outside twice, and both were later in the day so we could see snow/ice patches. Tomorrow morning we are going to attempt to run outside... in the early morning hours... and Ali is letting me borrow her head lamp she got for Christmas so hopefully I can see if there is anything on the sidewalk. Not gonna lie... kinda excited to wear a head lamp outside in the dark. Ha!
Softball practice for Addi and Ali have started up. RB is one of the coaches and they are playing on an 8U tournament team. Playing open league isn't a requirement this year, so hopefully we get a couple of nights off during the week when summer starts. Fundraising started last fall, and we are still in the thick of it. We applied to run a concession stand at Wells Fargo Arena during their events, and it's turned out to be a lot of work. It's fun getting to know all the other team parents, but it's more involved than I thought it would be. We are each assigned a position (cook, food prep, cashier, etc) but the set up and clean up is what takes the most time. This spring I'm sure I will be grateful for all the time we are putting in now when it comes to softball fees and using the money we have raised. I just keep trying to focus on that. The girls look forward to the nights they have practice and I think we are going to have a really great group of girls on the team.
Tonight when I started the shower for Addi, I pulled the knob up and .... got drenched. I didn't look to see where the shower head was facing and turns out, it was facing right at me. Addi was trying so hard not to laugh, but I guess I must have made a funny face and she lost it. She kept saying.. Did you see your face mom? Did you see your face?
Um. No. I didn't see my face... I was too busy getting a face full of cold water.
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