Excuse me if my blog feels like it has a little bit of a personality disorder lately. Is this a mommy blog or is it a running/fitness blog? I am trying to decide if I want to keep blogging about my kids and family or (because of some creepy searches I found that target pictures of little kids) switch away from the family blogging and focus on healthy food and fitness choices. So until I start another blog or figure this out, you may get a little of both for a while.
Yesterday was one of those scrambled messy days mixed with some GOOD things and some BAD. The BAD part started out very early, when I went into Tallen’s room to get him ready for daycare. When I pulled his PJ shirt over his head, he grabbed both of his ears and cried out in pain. Then he looked at me and shouted “No, Mama” because I had hurt him (BAD). I looked a little closer at his ears and noticed that fluid had drained from both of them during the night but was dry now. After taking Tallen's temperature (no fever), I finished getting him dressed and went to talk to Trey about who could take him to the doctor. Trey’s morning was busy but I had some wiggle room in mine so at 8:00 AM (the minute the doctor office opened), I called and got an apt for 8:30 AM. The nurse took one look at us when we walked in the door and noticed the green fluid oozing out of both ears (BAD) and said “I think I can guess why you are here today”. When we left the office about 30 minutes later, we had a diagnosis of one ear infection (not too BAD) and two prescriptions for antibiotics and ear drops.
I made it to work for the second half of the day, then headed home to make dinner before leaving again for book club that evening. Because the Texas weather was so nice, we decided to eat dinner on the patio. Sophia set the table with paper plates, napkins, forks and cups while Trey cooked chicken sausages on the grill. I made green beans and slaw, then brought out some oranges for dessert and we all relaxed in the sunshine while we ate dinner. Besides Trey dropping his wine glass on the patio and watching it shatter, Tallen refusing to eat anything but cheerios and Sophia spilling her cup of water all over her plate, it was a GOOD family dinner.
I left around 6:30 for book club and Trey stayed home to put the kids to bed. Dessert, coffee and discussion about the book lingered a little late so when I finally made it back home at 10:00 PM, the house was quiet (GOOD). I soaked in the silence for a few minutes then headed upstairs to bed.