Monday, February 05, 2018

A Miscellany

I miss writing blog posts, but I'm not feeling up to tackling anything "real" in a post. So I'll just ramble a bit.

Obviously, this is a bad flu season. But it has also been a bad cold season, at least in our house, and I am so ready for it to be over. Petunia did not spend ages coughing before falling asleep tonight, so that is perhaps a good sign. For the last few nights, it has taken her an extra hour to fall asleep because of all the coughing, and I've been woken up multiple times in the night. Fingers crossed that the lack of coughing now continues through the night!

I also still have a cough that is surprisingly bad at times, even though I never actually felt like I caught either of the colds she had recently. To be honest, I think I've been coughing since November. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and am hoping she can help me assess what's going on. My guess is "asthma, inflamed by a nasty cold, then allergies, then fighting off a string of viruses brought home by my darling children." At a minimum, I should get a new prescription for Singulair, which I find very helpful for getting my asthma to settle down after something like a cold has gotten it all riled up. I am at the point where I'd even take the dreaded prednisone if my doctor thinks that is what I need to do. (I hate hate hate prednisone.)

I am soooo close to getting the garage cleaned up so I can park my car in it again. I have one more load to take to Goodwill, which I will do tomorrow evening, since there is a Goodwill drop off center in the same shopping center as Petunia's art class. Then I just need to move some small items to the edges, and then wait until we can get the new bathroom shelves installed, and then I will be able to park in the garage and I will call the cleaning project done.

We have new bathroom shelves to install because Petunia pulled one of the old ones off the wall. I'd been wanting to replace it and not getting around to it... and then Petunia made it not an option to put it off any longer. We bought new shelves yesterday (along with a bunch of new towels!) and Mr. Snarky assembled them and started the process of patching the holes from the old shelves and repainting. He says that if all goes well, he'll put them up next weekend. And then I have to reorganize everything to move Petunia's things down lower so that she doesn't pull the new shelves off the wall, too.

Which means I think I am about to arrange it so that her toothbrush and toothpaste can go in a drawer, which I think is super weird, but oh well. I'll get over it.

I am also in the middle of planning our upcoming Disneyland trip. I've got an initial plan sketched out, and I just need to get time to talk to Mr. Snarky and the kids and decide which meals, if any, we want to make reservations for. This needs to happen ASAP, since some of the dining options are already all booked up. Ah, the joys of Disneyland... But my kids say they don't care to do a character dining experience this time, which means we'll be able to book something if we want it, I think. If I do it soon. Then they can take some more time to think about what attractions are their top priorities, and we can tweak our plan based on that.

The drive north on the day we go up to Disneyland is going to be a mess of traffic. I looked into taking the train instead, but the schedules don't really work unless we want to pull the kids out of school early, which I don't really like to do. So I guess we'll drive. Bah.

And that's what I'm up to, other than the work stuff, which I'm not quite ready to write about. Maybe next week....

How are you all doing?

8 comments:

  1. Due to our bathroom configuration, everyone in our family has a drawer for their toothpaste/toothbrush and other miscellanies, which I do not love. Two recommendations based on experience: 1) line the drawer with wipe-clean shelf paper; 2) Get a drawer divider if you don't want your child to end up spreading toothbrush drippings on whatever else is in the drawer.

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    1. Good tips! I was thinking of maybe getting something like a silverware drawer organizer for the drawer we use. But good point about lining it.

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  2. We've had some bad colds here, as well. DH took 2 weeks to get over his (it didn't help that he's a giant baby whenever he is sick *eyeroll*). Winter sucks.

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    1. I was basically sick all of November, so I can't judge....

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  3. How did Petunia manage to pull a shelf off the wall? Does she hang on it? JB is starting to do that (hanging on everything ze can get a grip on) and I swear things are going to start crashing down.

    I have to make some decisions about our family travel this year, I've been uncharacteristically non committal and even commitment averse. I want it all, so I can't decide. It's weird.

    Otherwise we're battling some germs and hoping that we win. Hope hope hope.

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    1. She put downward pressure on it every time she reached up to get her toothpaste, which no doubt weakened the attachment to the wall. I didn't witness the final collapse, but Mr. Snarky says that she did kind of pull on it.

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  4. Hope you feel well soon! We got knocked out by the flu this week. I was in bed for 3 days (my spouse returned from a work trip the night I got sick - not sure what I would have done if this had hit while he was away). Of course the whole rest of the family now has it too, so I am having a lovely restful convalescence - hahaha.

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    1. Socal dendrite2:57 PM

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