Well, my fundraiser is winding down, so I had a free minute to update my poor neglected family blog. The kids, Todd and I, have all been sick this week. This time the sickness followed birth order, and hit Lily, Ben, and now Cameron. The temps were as high as 103.5 for all of them but are now down, Lily and Ben are fever free, but Cameron is still at around 100. Except for a really minor cough, there really aren’t any other symptoms for the babies, so I didn’t feel the need to go to the doctor. I know that if I call them, they will say to bring them all in- that is what they say no matter what. But seeing how Lily and Ben both recovered, it doesn’t seem like the HINI so for now I’m just doing Tylenol and Motrin, and keeping a close eye.
As long as I’m talking about thermometers, let me recount one of Cameron’s latest antics. I recently found a new thermometer, that takes temps in 9 seconds- which is awesome because per our pediatrician, I still take their temp– you-know-where– which has got to qualify as my least favorite mom-activity of all time. I think I would rather do just about anything than take their temperature, but I digress. So this new thermometer was making life a tiny bit easier for me, because it was as least quick. Well, Ben was in the “Hot Seat”, so to speak, and as I turn to look at Lily, who is screaming about something, Cameron comes out of nowhere and snatches the thermometer right out of his brother’s butt, toddles over to the corner of the room, where there is a little hole in the wall where a cable line runs through..
And proceeds to STICK the thermometer in the hold in the wall, so it falls down behind the drywall. It is gone forever. I was quite perturbed, but I swear Ben gave Cameron a grateful look of “Thanks, bro”. I just hope someday when someone finds that thermometer they consider where it might have been before they decide to give it a new home.
My “me-time” this week consisted of going to take a drug test for my “new” old job. Since I haven’t worked there in almost 2 years, I have to be rehired so policy is that everyone has to take a drug test before being hired. No problem, it got me out of the house. I had to stop by my job, pick up the paperwork, then head to the testing facility. Of course, after I get in the car I see on the paperwork that the testing facility is closed from 11:30- 1 pm. It was noon. No problem, I think, I’ll go get my nails done! I haven’t had that done in about 6 months so it would be a nice treat.. but then I realize that due to a gigantic website error, a donation of 10.00 that I had made to the LLS ended up somehow translating to 615.00(!!), wiping out my checking account and leaving me with nothing to pay for my manicure with. (The problem is now fixed, thank God!)
So, I drive around, and decide to check out a Halloween store and see what they have. Other than the fact that Halloween costumes for 6 year old girls resemble Julia Roberts’ outfit in Pretty Woman, I found something else really disturbing in the store:
I walked by this display of evil babies, and all of their heads started spinning! Now, I love Halloween, and I love to be scared by Halloween-y type things, but there is something wrong with this thing. I don’t know.
And now, to counteract the evil, here’s a picture of Ben, pre-fever. He wanted one last taste of my Coach purse before it is sent to it’s new home with one of my generous Blog For A Cure Blog Party participants.
I have lots more thoughts to share about my fundraiser this week, but mainly, I am so happy to have raised almost 800 dollars! How cool is that?