Friday, July 31, 2009

Up all night...

And unfortunately it isn't followed by "sleep all day."

Yesterday I was back at the doctor's office for this awful rash that has consumed my body. I was given a powerful antihistamine and was warned it would "knock me out" for 6-8 hours. I was apprehensive to take it because I have to get the kids up for school in the morning so I took it earlier than my bedtime so there was plenty of time for it to wear off.

Bedtime rolls around and I'm pretty awake, OK wide awake. I'm one of those weird people who has an opposite reaction to a medication. If I wasn't worried about waking people up I could have used my time productively and cleaned. OK, I wasn't really worried about anyone waking up; I was just being lazy and spent my time surfing the internet and updating the adoption blog in complete silence.

The best part of being awake all night? No, not all the noises that the house makes which I normally don't hear, and no, not the infomercials on every channel (did you know they have an adult toy home shopping show?! Who knew!).
It is the opportunity to see your children in their most angelic state of the day- ASLEEP.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Itchy Itchy

I'm covered in a rash
That's both speckled and red;
The worst time of day
Is when I'm lying in bed.
I've been to the doc,
And called on the phone.
Three visits and three calls,
I'm becoming well known.
They can't seem to figure out
Exactly why I'm itchy.
I hope they figure it out soon,
Because I'm getting quite bitchy.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Today I offer you some advice, simply because I have nearly abandoned my blog recently and I am trying to make up for it.

Do not call a store and trust the word of a male retail clerk when shopping for a little girl's swimsuit. Just don't.
If a male answers the phone when you call to check on sizes promptly reply with "sorry, I have the wrong number" or "oh, I was trying to reach the XYZ department." Be sure you pick a department that is far different than the little girls department to ensure he doesn't say "Oh, I can help you in that department too" because that is what will happen if you call unprepared. It is almost guaranteed that a clerk working in the girls department will not be handling air tools or appliances; then promptly hang up in mid-transfer.

As I'm sure most women understand a swim set should match. Pink tops with blue flowered bottoms is not what I consider a matching set. To his credit, they did have size 6 in a few pieces but not one of them made a matching set.