Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

happy halloween!!

Trick or Trick festival is over and done.

Now for the family fun on the run. Beware of the witch gone wild, the enchanted princess, the cheerleader and the grumpy old dad on the loose..

OOOO went the wind, out went the lights, and a family went out of sight...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Activites

Well, its that time of the year again.

Tonight a halloween festival at my work for the children and parents. Tomorrow halloween parties for my children at school and my children I teach. Then lots of trick or treating from 3- 7. No joke.

Then we come home and crash. Then its november! Time to start the Thanksgiving stuff with a new ourselves.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Results from today Dr's appointment

Ugh...more frustration from the dr's office. Better doctor this time but still the same result with more medicines over the counter, x-rays for specialist, and still miserable.

I can tell you that I so ready to go see this other doctor. My dh is so upset not at the fact I keep going for treatment but the fact the doctors don't seem to know what they are doing.

So, here I am again still miserable.

Follow Up Conversation with the Doctor

Okay, I got mad enough to call the clinic back that I went to for treatment. I talked with the person in appointments. She was very nice. She said that she would either have the doctor or the clinic manager give me a call back with an explaination as to why I didn't get the shot I had originally came in for. So, 15 minuters later, I received a phone call from the doctor who treated me himself.

He said I was still wheezing when he checked me. I said it would have been nice to know that information before leaving. I didn't feel like I was wheezing. I wasn't tight in the chest or short of breath for me. Is there any thing else we can do for the wheezing besides the treatment I am on already or change the course of treatment. He said no. He said its probably time for a specialitist. I said, "why would I go to a specialist for something I have lived with all my life for the nasal congestion and occassional wheezing from infections. When the only thing you can do is keep the house vaccumed frequently and dusted as well." He said,"You may be able to find some medicine to take regularly to help control it." Are you insane? Are you listening to me? I already know how to treat it on a daily basis. What would a specialitst for ears nose and throat or allergy/asthama do for me? Other than what we are doing now? Can you tell now? No answer. He just wanted me to call them back to find out if I still wanted a shot or a referral. So, after discussion with my dh, I am calling the clinic back for the shot with a back up plan of visiting another doctor for a second opinion here in town. She sees our children and sees adults as well. Before I go to see a specialist, I want to be sure that I really need a specialist.

What is up with this doctor? This is why I dispise going to the doctor. Most doctors are like this. They don't listen to the patient at all. They only think they are gods because they have a degree saying they have the training to treat you. There is more to medicine than earning a degree. Trust me. I have meet and worked with a famous doctor before. He even told his medical students that there is more to medicine than diagnosis but the heart of the matter. He even stated that doctors whither in training or experienced in years of practicing need to be open to try alternative methods for caring for their patients. This doctor has my trust for sure.

So, frustrating.....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Follow Up Visit

good morning! Its not really a good morning for me. I went back to the doctor as told by the office staff yesterday. Then they proceeded to tell me that I wasn't even suppose to be there until Wednesday at 1 pm. i'm like okay this isn't my fault the information you gave me was to come back today. So, they worked me in with another doctor in the group. I told everybody that I just wanted a shot to clear my sinuses repeatedly. Did they listen? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! they sent me home with more nasal spray that I detest taking anyways, I can't take because it makes me throw up and have burning sensations. Then they sent me home with an inhaler which I did not need to begin with.

I told my dh about the whole kit and kaboodle. He said didn't sound like they listened this time. He said try the nasal spray just in case it works. Guess what???? I almost went to the freaking hospital because of the nasal spray. Yes, that is correct everyone the hospital. Luckily dh knew how to handle the situation right off the bat. So, I didn't go to the hospital. Needless, to say, I will not returning this clinic ever again. I will just deal with this annoying congestion until my appointment a doctor I know has an openning in about a week and half. Even dh is a bit upset with the faucility considereing I said from the start what I knew worked for me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bucket List

Okay if you haven't watched this movie yet, you need too. I know its about two old men dying of cancer obtaining their goals before they died. The way they go about it it hilirious. You really need to watch. Both Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman did an excellent job on action out comedy. I laughed so hard I threw myself into a cough/whez cycle repeatedly. I also cried a bit when they first talked about getting the news about dying. So, I would say watch the movie.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quiet Serenity

At last everyone is in bed, expect for me. I'm wide awake waiting for the last of the medicine for the day to kick,so, I can sleep.

No whining, no temper tanturms, no "i wanna", or sibling rivalries. No husband asking me to do stuff when he knows I am sick. Just the noise of the keyboard going click, clack, tap in a butterfly tone. My stomach doing acrobat flips and flops with an occasional grumble for discomfort from the medications.

Now maybe I can go to sleep and actually rest tonight even though the couch is not the best place to be but the bed is full of well people in the land of sugar plum fairies and gingerbread houses.

So, until I am declared well, then I my bed is the couch which isn't the big comfy couch from the kids show either(Though I do wish for it).

I feel like the bunny in the goodnight moon who is quietly say goodnight to all its favorite things.

Nap? What Nap?

Okay, the medicine finally started to work. I finally started to breath without tightness and whezing. So, I declared a rest/nap time for the entire clan. Usually when I am sick they go lay down and are fine.

Did that happen today? NoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! They whined and kicked got off their beds. I finally made them lay down in the bed with me thinking that if they were close to me they would go sleep. Nope, not ta not happening. So, after two hours of continuous whining, complaining, kicking the head board, rolling off the bed etc, and texting dad about no prizes due to bad behavior. I tried letting them rub my back or brush my hair. Did that settle them down? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

so, I finally gave up. They are having a drink and will be cleaning the areas they messed up. No joke!

So, upset its not funny! :(


Being sick really stinks! After two weeks for dealing with bronchitis on my own, I finally went to the doctor yesterday. I was told that I was no longer coughing to clear my chest but my cough was an actual whez. Wonderful!:(
So, they put me on some medication including allergy medications to clear up the bronchitis, allergy attacks, and whez. I have to go back this coming to week to ensure I haven't developed a permit condition.
So, instead of my kids and I being at the center where I work we are at home today resting. If you call doing laundry, dealing with dirty dishes resting then that is what I am doing.
The only good thing is that I can use my time while not breaking up sibling arguments, and folding laundry to finish getting my Thanksgiving curcirlum together and get my submission for a digital designer for scrap booking as well.
So, here's to all that are sick and feeling under the weather.
Here's to all that well and feeling swell! Have a great fall break.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ketchup Kisses

This kit was inspired by an incident with a student, kethup covered mouth, and a pair of khaki colored capris at lunch time. The student got up to throw their plate away in the process gave a hug to me but left a ketchup kiss behind. Most teachers would have gotten upset but I made a joke of it saying I am definitely loved and admired. I had just received ketchup kisses. Even my director thought I had lost my mind. Nope...just had to view the situation with open eyes and an open heart.

Okay this kit was created before I downloaded to start playing around with. So, you may still have to change the background on emblishments and word art to transparencies. Hopefully, here on out you won't have to but we will all see.

Ketchup Kisses (2).zip

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Tutorial for

Two new tutorials have been posted in my tutorial blog. They are for extraction of an object and Cut/Paste Option.

Just click the tutorial link at the bottom of the blog.