Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What I Learned This Week: My List of 4

I'm just connecting with some carnival themes, and found a fun one last week at From Inmates to Playdates, called What I Learned This Week. I'd already posted today, but loved reading my friend Chelsea's response and Julie's from the blog above, and after laughing, felt I should write my own to chipper myself up a bit.

You see, I deal with "allergy induced asthma" several times a year, and this year, at this time, it has hit me pretty hard. Either something in two medications I took today threw me for a loop, or I'm having some kooky symptoms I shouldn't be, so I'm home from work today, trying to rest it off and wait from some new prescriptions to be filled. Every career woman/mother loves a day off, but not like this, where you're spinning so much it is even hard to enjoy catching up on blog posts!

Anyhow.....here are some things I learned this week:

1. Even though my son is 2 1/2, on the rare occasion, he still needs to find a place like this to do you-know-what.
2. Driving under the influence of allergy medication and bronchial medication makes one feel like they've taken down one too many. Oh, and I guess it would help to read this on the label:

In clinical trials, the occurrence of somnolence (by the way this means: state of near sleep) has been reported in some patients taking
(name of medication). Due caution should therefore be exercised when driving a car or operating potentially dangerous machinery.

Ah...so that's why I had trouble driving to the doctor's office and almost fell asleep there? And, 9 1/2 hours later, on a 24 hour drug...still feel that way?

3. Offers for free flights out to see family are VERY generous, but still cost money when you have two dogs to board or have a housesitter come for...what to do?

4. Potty training isn't like boot camp, where you can just whip those soldiers into shape in what, 8 weeks? I think we've been stagnant for about 2-3 months. I can't WAIT for underwear! I suppose that comes with it's own issues though, does it?


  1. OMG you already have a button! I love it!
    Missed you today... sure hope you feel better!

  2. I hope you feel better...what a bunch of icky symptoms! Also, my friend Melissa was recently potty-training her son, and she said she read somewhere that boys usually potty train after they're able to draw a circle...I know weird. She thought so too. But her son was drawing and drew a circle and within the next couple of days, he totally "got it"...just thought I'd share that with you because we were kind of chuckling about it!

  3. Hang in there for the potty training thing. It may seem like forever, but eventually you'll probably not even remember how long it took. Also, I am so with you on the stupid allergy season. Oh. My. Word. There's been snot for weeks. Where does it all come from?