3 cups of whole wheat flour
5 lbs of all purpose flour
I am linking up to the following parties
Blue Cricket Design is also hosting a giveaway for Button of Hope.
And here we are again. I am beat. It seems like any obstacle that can be put in my way has been put there.
Sofie has now had an ear infection for three weeks. We have been to the doctor five times. At first I though she was just teething as Isabel would get a high fever and a runny nose when she was teething. Then her fever reached 104 and I went to the doctor. Upper respiratory infection was the verdict and she was set on an antibiotics cure. She kept getting worse and I took her in again. The ear infection was obvious at that point and she was set on a new antibiotic, the doctor also took a blood sample and a x-ray to rule out pneumonia and urine infection. For a day she was good and then all of a sudden her fever spiked again and she had a full body rash. Back to the doctor again, this time a virus. At least it didn't last long and after two days she seemed to get better. Then puss started to drain from her ears and I knew it was bad though at least she was no longer in pain. I took her in again to the doctor and he took a sample of the puss and gave me antibiotic drops to put in her ears. The result came back, the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to almost all antibiotics but the ear drops and one antibiotics that has to be administered by injection. Today we got the first of three injections. I sure hope this will help. It is important that we get this taken care of soon so her eardrums can heal and we can save her hearing.
Isabel is acting out because the baby is taking so much out of my time. With Sofie being sick and clingy, Isabel is now acting up throwing tantrums and not listening at all. Actually I am thinking she has problems with her hearing and will ask her doctor to refer us to a hearing specialist on Friday when I take the girls in for their yearly physical. She actually complained to her grandma the other day that she has trouble hearing out of her left ear. I am trying to make more time for her and do special things for her, but it is hard when the baby either screams or I am too exhausted. Today we went outside to play, while Sofie spent time with pappa. I think it is getting better, we'll see.
My husband on the other hand is sick too. He has been sick almost two weeks, but just really bad the last week. He has a bad infection in his mouth and is on antibiotics too now. This means that all the work around the house is on me and all the work with the kids is on me. Also all the work with the animals. I just hope he gets better soon because I need his support with the kids right now.
Me, I feel like I am getting sick. Still I am trying to take care of everything and get to at least some of my projects. My body is hurting, I am having constant headaches, I am constantly tired and I am just feeling stressed.
Still I have managed to get a lot done. Since I am doing the 10 tasks in 10 days at the Shabby Chic Cottage I wrote about what I have accomplished the last week here. Five tasks done so far and a couple half done. I will try to reach my goal of at least finish nine of these. I just have to continue to pray for help and strength to keep going, for the health of my family.
Tomorrow is yet another day to get things done, but first of all I am meeting some of my best friends at a park and then I am taking Sofie in for her second antibiotic shot. To me that is more important than any of my long lists.
I hope I get to visit with some of you other A-P's, but I am a little behind on my blog visiting. It takes all I have to write every day or so, but it sure makes me feel better.
Thank you all for listening this far. I truly appreciate it.
I am grateful for...
Yet again it is Tuesday. Guess what... I actually picked up my whole house on Saturday and blogged about it yesterday here.
One of the ways I fight my procrastinating tendicies is to do 10 minute challenges. Just like I did on Saturday. Of course sometimes I have to give myself a little bit longer time to do something, but generally it really helps to at least time myself.
I just found that I have something in common with actor Bradley Whitford (who played Josh Lyman in The West Wing). No, I'm not going to star in any new TV show or anything, but I just read an article in Good Housekeeping where he shares one of his best tips on how he downsizes. He, like me, has found a solution on the amounts of papers and artwork our children bring home from school. We take pictures of everything and when our children don't see it, we throw all of it in the garbage. Well except for a few pieces that we just have to keep.
I had planned on doing this for so long. Isabel were in pre-school last year and brought home so much artwork that I filled two bags with it. It is currently taking up room in my daughters closet and I still haven't done anything about it. Still I did manage to get all the kindergarden school work and artwork delt with the other day. I thought it was going to take days, but it only took an hour or so.