Thursday, March 12, 2009


Not much new has been happening here lately. The biggest news and reason for the lack of updates is that colds are running through our house. I have had it the worst. I don't know if that is good or bad. It can be very difficult when the little ones get sick, but it may possibly be worse when mom is sick. I am discovering that this week. I got a bad cold last week which took out couple of days. The weekend I felt pretty good, but by Monday I was feeling poorly again. On Tuesday, I decided I probably had a sinus infection. I called the doctors on Tuesday, but they said I couldn't get in until Thursday and to call back at eight a.m. on Wednesday to see if there were any cancellations. I did that and thankfully got in at nine. Steve stayed home with the kids so I could go by myself. On Wednesday morning, I felt worse than I did all week. The doctor said I have a classic case of Sinusitus. I think that is the same as a sinus infection. Thankfully, she gave me a prescription for Amoxicillan. After I got home, I really didn't feel good. I asked, no begged, Steve to stay home until lunch so I could take a nap. My head was throbbing and I felt my ears were going to explode. I am so thankful that my husband listens to my cries for help and is willing to help. He stayed and I crashed hard for two straight hours. I felt much better that afternoon.

Today I am still not back to normal, as my head still hurts. The pressure is not as bad though. I have been trying to get my house cleaned. It is slowly happening. The weather is warmer so the kids have been outside tons. They discovered climbing over the back fence and exploring the drainage ditch. Oh what fun! The days are getting longer and it is so refreshing. It isn't getting dark until a bit after six. Our time hasn't changed yet. It changes in two weeks. When it does, it will be after seven when it gets dark. We are all in need of a change and it is time to get out to explore and run. Now if the mud would just go away (my house would stay much cleaner). What I would give for a mud room.

In other news, my dad is coming for his first visit here on Sunday for a little over two weeks. We are all so excited to have him. Last summer was the last time we had any family visit. The kids are so looking forward to Grandpa coming. Tristan asks almost every morning, "Is Papa coming today?" We even scheduled a last minute trip for grandpa, Steve and the older boys to Northern Ireland towards the end of my dads visit. He really wants to see Ireland and we thought it would be fun for all the guys to go. I'll be staying home with the little ones. I am quite looking forward to having a few days off school and just spending some focused time with the little ones.


Jason said...

Tell Ted I miss working for him.

Auntie Jan said...

Hello to all ..... sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly Marty ... hope you are getting back to normal. What fun ... all the boys going on a trip! Good for them! Have fun with Grandpa ... Hugs and prayers for a return of good health. Luv Auntie Jan

auntie Jan said...

Oh, I forgot to ask .... how is the knitting coming along Steve? Maybe we can exchange patterns, altho the only thing I know how to make is scarves ... knit one, pearl one....ha ha Hey, Rosie Greer (you are prob too young to remember him) a big burly football guy, he used to do petitpoint!! So, knitting should be easy. Ciao