Thursday, December 9, 2010

Odds and Ends

So my 500th post is coming up soon. I said I wanted to do a giveaway....and I was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do, and lo and behold, I teamed up with CSN stores just in time! How exciting! So stay tuned for more info.....

The snow has finally stopped, for now. We're supposed to get another system like the one we just had this coming Sunday. Oh joy and happiness. If ya want a White Christmas, I'll give ya directions, no problem!

On a bit of a more serious note, we are all still fighting crud. Jacob is probably 90% better, which makes my life easier, to be sure. But Doug is still tired and hacking and fighting headaches...I'm trying to get him to go to the doctor, but he doesn't seem to think it's necessary.

Then there's me: I have to keep wiping out my immune system (plasmapheresis) so I don't go into myasthenic crisis, but then with everyone around me sick, I just stay run-down. Not a good situation. So I'm going to whine a minute. Feel free to skip to the end!

I'm quite frustrated and I must admit, a bit discouraged this year. I haven't been able to get to church more than twice in like 7 months. It's very difficult to go anywhere by myself. Even on a "good" day lately, it seems, it's just such an effort. Almost not worth trying. I'd love to go with Doug and Jacob, but if I put Jacob in Sunday school, he's just going to bring more germs home. If we try to keep him quiet during the service, we'll not get anything out of it anyway.

Then there's daycare. Jacob goes to "Auntie" Shawn's one day a week. He loves it. I love it. In the winter, everything gets multiplied by a million though, I swear. Where there were ten sick kids, now there are 10 million. Okay, you get my point. So now I have to decide if I should send Jacob as usual, and get a much needed break but expose myself to more sickness, or keep him home and we both suffer cabin fever.

I just feel hosed either way. I don't know anyone anymore who can babysit my child. I have a phone number for a young lady that was given to me by my PT., but she's in high school, so it wouldn't make a difference during the day. I won't leave Jacob with just anyone....even if I knew anyone (which goes back to not being able to get to church etc.).

It's just one big frustrating conundrum. Next time I will try to serve cheese with my whine. Sorry. : )

Please just keep me in your prayers that I don't lose my mind or hurt anyone. M'k? Thanks.


Patty Ann said...

Ok, so a couple of questions for you here. Can you ask someone at Church for recommendations? Maybe someone who loves kids and is willing to help out one day a week? I know that you are not able to go, but there should be someone that you feel able to ask the information from. Also, I don't know what your allergic to, or what you can and can't have, but have you tried Elderberry syrup? It is very high in antioxidants and seems to help fight off colds and illness. I learned about it in an herbal class I took. It is way easy to make and not very time consuming. I have teachers at my kids schools who ask for a jar every year because they stay healthier every since I gave them the first jar. If you want the recipe, let me know. It is really easy I promise, but make sure that they won't interact wrong with anything you might be taking. I don't know of anything, but I don't know everything either!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Just a suggestion, but is it possible for the high school kid to take Jacob on a Saturday now and then? At least until flu season is over.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

bluewhitelife said...

I LOVE cheese. Wine? Not so much. hehe, whine either, but ya know, we're talking about FOOD here.

In other news, MY KIDS (aka my students) keep getting ME sick. And that's not okay. But I might be getting over the crud. Maybe. Potentially.

Yea, I really just wanted to say that I love cheese. Or that I suck at babysitting. I can tutor, but that's because the parents take the kids back after an hour or two (that's very important...I can't deal with them much longer yet)

I sound like a Grinch and like I don't like kids, but that's not really the truth. I'm just scared of them :)

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I wish I lived near you! I would babysit Jacob for you!

I'm sorry you have been feeling so bad. This is not the year for people with MG is it? Kay has not been well either.