Thursday, October 9

Thursday already??

I realized it's been a few days since I've posted anything and that I should post something. The problem is, I have nothing in particular to post about, so I'll just share what we've been up to lately.

~I can feel the cold weather coming so we're trying to enjoy being outside before we can't anymore.

~We enjoyed listening to General Conference, and had a family party with Jeremy's family on Sunday. We celebrated three birthdays in the family, one of them being Tyler's. He got some toy dinosaurs and every time he wants to play with them he says, "play with Alexis' dinosaurs??" He can't be convinced that they are ACTUALLY HIS!

~Tyler was also very irritable over the weekend, and the reason is still a mystery. He then got even worse on Monday and I spent 3 1/2 hours of trying to get him to take a nap. I thought that maybe he had a bad case of teething, but that night he woke up and his whole top lip was swollen to about 3 times its normal size. I may not know much but I know that's not teething. So the next day I decided to waste my time and take him to the doctor (he also had diarrhea and a fever, plus the irritability). The doctor's diagnosis: the swollen lip is from some sort of trauma (i.e. Tyler fell down). My diagnosis of the doctor: he's an idiot who doesn't listen to people. I told him a million times that HE DID NOT HURT HIMSELF. But what do I know, right? I'm only his MOTHER, the person who spends ALL DAY with the child. Anyway, the swelling lasted until this afternoon sometime--so almost three days. And no Dr. Dumb, it never bruised or showed any sign of trauma. So I'm guessing it was an allergic reaction (don't know what to), or some tiny bug crawled in his mouth and bit him. I'd post a picture of it but Jeremy has the camera, so it'll have to wait, but boy did the kid look goofy.

~Also this week, I donated blood, and apparently I'm a slow bleeder. The lady kept telling me how slow I was, which made me start to feel kind of bad about myself. I mean, no one wants to be slow at anything. So I decided to look on the bright (though slightly morbid) side of things. If I'm ever left to bleed to death the blood will just dribble out of me, thus giving myself more time for someone to find me and help me.

~And from there I'll transition right into what I did today. Canned salsa. Tomorrow, I'll can applesauce. The next day I'll can apple pie filling. And then I will can no more.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have tonight's episode of The Office waiting for me on my DVR.


Anonymous said...

Instance when its good to be slow:
"he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty" - prov. 16:32

slow bleeding could be nice because even if you aren't able to call for help, you might be able to drink it as fast as it comes out, thereby creating a net zero blood loss.

shellybellybee said...

hahaha...Dr. Dumb. I like it. I'm glad Tyler's swelling is going down. Poor kid. That was crazy. I hope that if you are left to bleed to death, you aren't bleeding from your carotid artery, or your femoral artery. Those are doosies. But it is good to know that you will have plenty of time not to bleed to death from viens in your arms. :)

Anonymous said...

i think you should can chicken next!

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