24 Feb 2010
February 25, 2010, 5:07 am
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Almost on the mend. Except for this killer neck ache I have from being sick. I always get nasty body aches while sick.

I am almost done with the vernal equinox shawl. I am so excited to cast it off, dye it and then send it out. I know someone who needs some cheer in their world. And what better thing than a knitted hug?


22 February 2010
February 23, 2010, 2:50 am
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I am trying to muster up an update for this blog, but right now I am so sick.  My daughter and I have been battling colds/flu/strep/sinus infections since late October.  Never have I been so sick in my life.  She is in her first year of school, pre-k, and I know that she will get sicker than normal.  But this is insane.  No one in her school is sick!

Well the other week I had strep and got a big dose of antibiotics for it, and I had a nice sinus infection to.  Well Friday I woke up feeling kinda blah.  I thought that it was just the left over blahs from being sick.  Nope.  Saturday I woke up and my throat was itching and by the nighttime it was burning and I had a fever.  AGAIN.  So this whole weekend has been spent with me on the couch again, coughing and with a sore throat.  My neck is so sore.  I am just over this.

And when I thought it couldn’t get any worse?  Yesterday while I was home by myself, after a full day of my mother coming over and helping me clean the germs out of my house, someone tried to break into my house.  We had all the windows open to air the place out and in the morning when my mum opened the windows in my daughters room nothing was wrong with the screen.  My husband and daughter went to temple around 5pm and came back around 9.30.  I had her door shut, so her window was open and the room was dark (her window is on the side of our house and there is a big bush under the window).  The rest of my house was pretty dark, the only light on was in the computer room where I was vegged out.  No car in the driveway.  We suspect they tried to get in between 6-9pm.  The screen to my daughters room was pried off enough that you could get a hand under it.  I have no clue what stopped them from coming in.  Maybe they heard me?  Maybe they heard my dog barking?  I dunno but whatever did, thank Goddess it stopped them.   I don’t know what I would have done, by myself, if someone had come into the house.  We don’t have weapons in the house, well except for my knitting needles, but we do have my lovely big 60+ pound pit bull Stingy.  She is the sweetest dog, but I would imagine had she seen me frightened she would have defended me.  We normal crate her over night and while we leave during the day.  Last night we left her out, and thank Goddess she was a good girl and didn’t do anything.  We also left her out while we were gone early this morning.  Still a good girl.

So I called the police and they came around 11pm.  They dusted for prints and took pictures.  I have a case number, but I am not sure of what to do.  Do I call them for follow up?  Will they call me?  I think that they are sending someone to keep an eye out for us.  Which is nice.  The police man was super nice and very helpful.  I am just nervous.  I normally feel so safe in my house, but right now I am restless and nervous.    And well tired and sick.   This time around the sickness is making me even worse.  Which I think is added to by the anxiety.

16 March 2010
February 16, 2010, 7:51 am
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There is nothing like being woken up by your little one coughing so bad in the middle of the night she throws up.  The poor dear is coughing like a seal and being nebulized with some saline.  Papi is singing some bhajans to her because it calms her.  Poor dear.

Waiting on word back from the nurse at her doctors office.  I just wish it would pass enough so she can sleep.

12 February 2010
February 13, 2010, 4:18 am
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I thought I wasn’t going to make it for a moment then!  This past week I have been so sick, so sick that I haven’t felt this bad in a few years.  Smoosh ended up bringing some something flu-like back in November and we were both treated with antibiotics because of sinus infections.  Well, I thought it had worked, but unfortunately it didn’t.  I haven’t felt 100% since November and last Thursday afternoon I felt that familiar pain in my face and made a doctors appointment.  We are self pay with the doctors now and it really concerns me to go (and I try to make it as infrequent as possible) but I just didn’t feel right.  So I called around 2pm and made an appointment while at work.  Well within 4 hours I was planted on the couch with a 102 degree fever and couldn’t swallow.  I ended up with strep throat!  It has been at least 15 years since I have had that.  It was crazy, I felt like I had swallowed glass and I kept drooling because I couldn’t swallow.  Lovely!  But thank goodness I got some medication and within 2 days I felt much better.  I actually finish my meds up tonight.  So glad, because they make me tired.   But at least I feel much better.

I am working on a shawl right now that I started sometime last year.  It’s the vernal equinox shawl.  Maybe tomorrow if the sun decides to show I will snap a pic of it.

And January flew past…..
February 1, 2010, 4:14 am
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Where did January go?  Where did 2009 go?  I swear, it is spring already!  Well for us in Florida it is.

Things around here have been slow.  Lots of staying in, milling around the house and waiting for that all important tax return.  Friday is the lucky day.  I am patiently counting down the days until I can go to the car dealership and drive home our new car.  Please ohh please.   We need something bigger, nicer and cheap.

The nature table is coming along.  We just received the pond and the duck in the mail the other day.  We are awaiting a few other things from etsy, and we need a better cover for the table.  But so far so good.  M wanted to include Oswald our fish in it, so I said sure.   Little by little we will be adding to it.

And here is Oswald.  Our other Betta sadly didn’t make it.  We rescued him from my old work, but he was neglected to long that his fin rot just overcame him.  Poor Jamal.  But M wanted another fish so bad that we thought it was alright to get another.  Oswald is just lovely to look at.  He gets very excited when you go up to his home and swims all over to get your attention.  Doing little flips and twirls.  We want to get him a bigger home as I know it would be more comfortable and exciting for him to have more room to swim.

Pretty boy.

Really disjointed blog entry.  Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will make a nicer one.