Saturday, January 23, 2010

Field Trip..

With everything else going on this week, it is a wonder I am not ****INSANE****I had to go back in two more times, because this "hives" thing is not going away. On a good note, Josh and his class had a field trip on Friday to the Honolulu Zoo. I was able to go with them and here are some really cool shots of all the animals, and Josh jumping in wherever he can! This weekend is full of cleaning and resting. Hailey had to go into the E.R. last night because of an ear infection, so we are doing a lot of R&R. Hope everyone has a safe and restful weekend too=-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This is definitely one for the books...

So this past week I have developed this terrible cough that will not go away. On top of that Monday morning I wake up to this breakout of hives all over the right side of my body. I took Benadryl and put some Cortizone cream on one spot just to see if it would help and it didn't. In fact, the next morning I wake up to these hives ALL over my body! From literally my shoulders down to my feet!
My hubby (who I would never say this too, but is smarter than I give him credit for sometimes=-)) Said I needed to be seen and find out what kind of reaction it was. Well, Monday night I went in, got a shot of Benadryl in my tush and sent home. The next day was when I broke out all I went in AGAIN, and this time they said it was a "fungal infection" and prescribed me anti-fungal creme. I came home and David was shocked claiming that it was "no way a fungal infection because fungus does not spread that quickly!" So we decided to test it out. I put it on half of my arm, and half of my waist. Are you ready for what happened next?? I kid you not ~in about 30 minutes my hands were bright red, and where I put the ointment on my body, it was on fire, it burned that badly.
So, I called the ACC (acute care clinic) here on post and told them that I was there this morning already and this supposed doctor prescribed fungal creme and yadda, yadda, yadda. Well he just happened to be the triage guy that originally saw me (confused yet??) and said "Ma'am I have been doing this a long time, and that was no fungal infection." Hats off to my hubby for that one=-)
Long story short (yes, it is even longer) I had to go back in (third times a charm) and they gave me a shot of Predizone in my other tush, and I had to do a breathing treatment of Albuterol due to the cough...
What makes this story sooooo ironic is for the longest time I have had an irritation/itchiness from eating walnuts/almonds. So, I just avoid them because let's face it, it does get annoying to constantly be scratching your neck for an hour.
Well, on Saturday night my wonderful neighbor baked these scrumptious cookies with peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and walnuts in them. I devoured two before I was informed they had walnuts in them. When I didn't break out into that annoying itch on my neck I totally forgot about it. I was so focused on anything new I had eaten or tried (laundry detergent, tampons, soap, etc.) That only when my brilliant 9 year old mentioned to me those delicious cookies we ate had I remembered what had occurred.
Needless to say, my daughter saved the days/weeks I'm sure it would of taken me to decipher what had happened/taken place.
So, now I guess I can officially say "anything complicated that happens to me is because my name is Brandi, and oh by the way, I am allergic to nuts" =-)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday,Sunday~Can't Trust That Day

Among the chaos that is so commonly known in the Sobek household, I was at least comforted with the knowledge that church was early, 8:30a.m. my little rascals could come home and take three hour naps, and mommy could regain her composure. AHH! But alas, church is now at 11:00a.m. ~right in the middle of nap time~so we are now as chaotic on Sundays as every other day of the week. Boo-hoo-hooo.
So today, after trying to take a shower and finding a new crayon disaster that my "precious" twins did in Hailey's room; I had to take a couple of steps back and regain my temper. It is especially hard when David works all weekend and is TRYING to sleep.(trying being the key word here)
After getting everyone cleaned and dressed I found the small comfort in doing my twins' hair. It was the first time I actually could put two ponytails in Avery's hair. She has 4 colic's come to find out, so parting it is no easy task, but today Heavenly Father decided to humor me, and at least I can go to church with my girls' hair looking its best.
I have to remind myself that the little things in life DEFINITELY can get us through the toughest of times.

Isn't this dress beautiful?? I love it, but Hailey wouldn't pose for me, she was being too funny...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Memories

Today, we officially are Christmas free of all the decorations, and lights, etc. David was outside with the kids and decided to take their bikes out for a spin. Josh is just learning how to ride his bike, and he looks so darn cute! Hailey is becoming a pro at speeding up, turning, and skidding when we are not looking. David took some cute shots of them playing around out there. I hope this year brings lots of new beginnings and a whole batch of memories for the Sobek crowd. After all how many people can say they live in such a beautiful place? I guess it is all in your perspective, so I have to try and make the most of what I am given, after all; it is how we teach are kids to look at life, take it by the horns and ride=-)
Happy New Year everyone!