Penelope--I love the slogan! My DH will like it, too.
Mommajb--I'm glad you're sticking with us, even though you're feeling wiped.
I saw my doctor two days ago for my yearly physical, and asked him to check my iron levels when he ran the bloodwork. We then had a conversation that went something like this:
DR: Do you think you're anemic?
ME: I think it's possible, based on my energy levels. And, if that is the cause, it's easy for me to fix if I know it for certain.
DR: So you're feeling a lot of fatigue?
ME: Well, it's not a debilitating level, but I just always feel like I could take a nap.
DR: I feel like I could use a nap, myself.
ME: Ah, so maybe my problem is just "being an adult."
DR: I'll run your iron levels, just in case.
Okay, no real point to that story. I just like my doctor, although I was ambivalent toward him at first.
Poppywise--Thanks so much for taking on the task of designing tee shirts! They'll be amazing! And perfect!
kerc--Congrats on kicking the Diet Coke (or, as my brother and sister-in-law call it, DC) habit. I'm on and off caffeine from time to time, and even though I know I feel better when I'm off, I still keep going back to it.
loftmama--I'm so sorry about your accident and the angst of the insurance issue. You're a good person to worry so much about this kid.
Runningmommy--Holy cow, you're fast!
JayGee--I'm glad the taping helped. Times when I've had an expert tape me, it's made a huge difference in how my legs feel.
tjsmama--I'm sorry about the ding on the dosing test, but glad you'll be able to retake it. You are totally rocking the nursing classes!
I'm going to stay off of my legs until Tuesday, then start thinking about running again, and hope my calf has fixed itself. I don't want to miss the last of the good outdoor running weather here in New England!
Poison ivy is getting better; I'm past the painfully itchy stage and well into the reptilian peeling phase. Looks like I'm wearing my leather gloves to church again this Sunday, so nobody is afraid to touch me during the benediction.
I went apple picking with DS's preschool class and it was good. DS has some little friends and the kids were nice. I did end up talking to some of the other cliquey moms, and of course they were perfectly cordial and willing to make small talk about town soccer, the orchard, and the abysmal lack of trash bags anywhere in town ever since we went to a pay-by-the-bag system at our dump. Not exactly soul-bearing bonding, but I'll take small talk as a start.
Enjoy the weekend! When we went to the curriculum night for DD's first grade class, we saw that she's keeping a diary, with the writing prompt "What did you do this weekend?" every Monday. Now I'm feeling the pressure to do something super-fun every weekend so she'll have something to write about. Last weekend we took the kids to the roller rink and put them on skates for the first time ever. Know what she wrote in her diary?
"This weekend my dad painted the basement."
Which is, first of all, boring. And, second of all, inaccurate. It should have read:
"This weekend my MOM painted the basement while my dad, at mom's advice, to keep him from plugging us into the TV all day, played Rock Band with me and my brother. Until he got tired of our fighting and sent us to our bedrooms, complaining to my mom how hard it is to keep two kids occupied for an hour and a half without a fight breaking out. And now my mom's tongue needs several stitches because she bit it so hard at hearing this earth-shattering news from the guy who is NOT home every day with the kids."
Maybe I'm overestimating the writing expectations for a first-grade class? I'll edit it for her when the book comes home at the end of the year.
Anyway, I need to figure out something interesting to do, and then brainwash DD into actually writing the interesting thing in her diary.
Because I'm totally THAT mom.
Keep running, runners! Send some energy this way!