August 26th, 2007

Turned into my mother

Scratch, scratch, scratch

I just took an Ambien to try to get to sleep. It's my last day to sleep in since the kids start school on Monday. It's bittersweet. On the one hand, we won't have the kids here 24/7, but on the other hand it means getting up really dang early every day to get them to school by 7:30 :)

The 'scratch' title is the cause of me taking an Ambien. I guess I should have taken an anti-histamine instead, but it's too late now. I'm reacting to something, and have been most of the day. I thought it was just a 'bad breast' day *laugh* where the expander was making me uncomfortable. Now, I have swollen glands in my neck and intensely itch all over, especially on the bottoms of my feet. Hopefully, once the Ambien kicks in and I can sleep, my body will work out whatever is going on and be done with it.

To completely switch topics (and now for something completely different): Matthew has his first loose tooth! He's been telling us for months now that he has one, but it was wishful thinking. Michael has already gotten in two adult teeth, so Matthew has felt left behind. Since Michael had me pull both of his teeth, Matthew expects the same. Only problem? I don't think Matthew will handle it as well as Michael.

I also found out today that our next door neighbors (the ones that bought from my friend, Colleen) are having twins!!!! I never see them, but thought she had looked fairly pregnant the last few times she went to get their mail. I'm going to make an effort and go over there one evening this week to congratulate them and find out when she is due.

I am also (also) going to be a mental wreck for the next couple of weeks, waiting on Mom to get her ultrasound and biopsy. They think because of the regularity and a possible fatty center that the lumps they found this week are benign. I don't know how we would handle her having breast cancer for a third time. I was supposed to go visit a friend at the hospital on Thursday or Friday, but got caught up in everything with mom, and just took her home this afternoon. Despite the fact that my mom and I clash quite a bit, I worry so much about her.

Role reversal is a bitch :)
White trash

Grrr

We have gnats in the house. I don't know how they got in, or what is keeping them here, but they are annoying me. You'll see one fly into your field of vision, but by the time you go to focus on it, it's gone. You wait, and wait, and wait, but it never comes back. Then just after you go back to what you are doing, you catch a glimpse of it again.

It's making me CRAZY! I'm paranoid and find myself huddled around whatever I'm eating and waving my hands over it so they can't come near it. I want to put a piece of paper over the top of my drinks when I have them sitting on the side table.

In other news, whatever reaction I had last night I was not alone in. Ok, he didn't have the itching, but Scott woke up this morning telling me he felt terrible. He has the same achy, headachy, congested feel I have - just minus the itching. He didn't even drink last night *gasp* :)

Ick, ick, go away, don't come again another day. Tomorrow is the first day of FIRST GRADE!

EDIT: Great. He feels fine, but not even knowing about my itching last night, Michael said he thinks the gnats bit him or something, because he itched all over his arms and legs last night. Curious when I was itching like mad too. Either he had the same issue, or we have some sort of psychic bond. Being Michael, amazingly, it could probably be either one :) He's my mini-me.