Monday, September 21, 2009

Random Thoughts

There isn't much going on today so I thought I'd leave you with a few of the random things that are floating around my brain:

*Last Thursday the boy's school called because he was in the clinic with a fever. Once we were home, the fever was joined by body aches and vomiting. Although he's much better today, it was very ugly around here for a few days. I'm hoping I don't get sick next. I really don't have time for that.

*Have you read the fascinating story about Baby X? I read it the other day after being pointed in that direction by Gili, and found it thought provoking. I highly suggest you read it too.

*I'm also loving this video of Al Franken drawing a map of the United States.

*Tomorrow is the day I've been waiting for. I have my Borders coupon and I'm ready to go Alec Baldwin related dvd shopping. As you know, I tend to get overly excited by this sort of thing. I find myself singing the Spongebob Squarepants Best Day Ever song.

*I seem to have broken out in hives. (Are skin conditions inappropriate blog talk? I don't know. My gauge that measures the appropriateness of a topic has been broken for some time now.) Anyway, I have sensitive skin so I'm used to dealing with this type of thing, but it's incredibly frustrating this time because I haven't been able to pinpoint a cause. All the usual triggers (stress, new/different soap, lotion, laundry detergent, etc..) don't seem to apply this time. So I sit and scratch and cover myself with medicated powder. I feel so sexy right now.

15 comments:

Nowheymama said...

"It's the best day eveeerrrrr...."

6p00d834531a7569e2 said...

T,
Try an herb called Quercertin. It is a natural antihistamine. I switched from a daily Claratin to this herb and eventually needed neither for a skin condition I've had since childhood. Give it a shot. You can find it in the natural health stores or in the grocery store.

Happy Alec shopping!

Tammie said...

jessie: im definintely going to try it! i was actually wondering if my hives were allergy related. i have always had really bad seasonal allergies and i was wondering if they were starting to manifest themselves in the form of hives. i take claritin pretty regularly too but would love to cut back on it since it gets costly after a while.

thanks so much for the advice. i hope it works.

nowhey: i take it you've seen the episode.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I love the Franken video too! Impressive, isn't it?

We use Cetaphil soap for Bug's skin and that helps. Does Benadryl help? When I take it, it usually knocks me out so I think I'm too drugged to itch.

Re Baby X...we just got a kitchen set for Bug and this morning he was making breakfast and beaming. Our babysitter arrived and said, "What, are you turning into a girl?" ARRRGGGGHHHH. I quickly jumped in and defended Bug and all male chefs.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Oh, and I like Mr. Egg!

Carla said...

I found the Baby X story very interesting indeed!

Karen said...

I'm so glad your son is feeling better. Is everyone in your town having a swine flu freak out? In Jacksonville we're all staring at one another waiting for symptoms to develop.

kraftykash said...

You are bringing sexy back....totally! Sorry about the dry skin thing, Korby suffers from that. Im not looking forward to this timw of yr, especially when she NEEDS a shower everyday.

We dont have cable, but spongebob is soo cute.
Hope everyone is better and it passes you. :)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

if you want to sleep and not wake up for a day you could always take benedrayl. :-)

There are so many reasons for hives. When I had systemic yeast it caused hives too. I kept thinking it was allergies.

Best of luck - now stop scratching.

Dani said...

I'm glad to hear that all are on the mend.

If I had two kids puking for days on end I think I would break out in hives as well.

hester said...

Gee...you have been in the wars. I sympathise with the hives as I am an excema/allergy girl from way back to the extent that I had to chuck my nursing career after two stints in hospital as a patient. Good luck with bouncing back. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Cool baths and showers and then a liberal coating of some bland soothing moisturiser really helped me.

Tammie said...

mag: thats funny that you had your own baby x moment. everyone should have cooking skills. (at least a basic knowledge of the kitchen)---i think its awesome that you're encouraging Bug.
my son wants to be a chef when he grows up--its all hes ever wanted to do.

carla: im glad you liked it.

karen: there are some freak outs, but mostly its not been that bad.

kash: i smell like medicated powder. really im not sexy. really. ha ha

margaret: benadryl knocks me out. which would be great if not for the kids who need me to be clear headed. you wanna watch em for a day or so?

dani: maybe thats what caused it. damn kids.

hester: i always wondered why you left nursing. interesting. im hoping i can clear these hives up on my own or i am have to go to an allergist, which isnt really what i want.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

~love that you decided to use egghead, he looks great up there!

~Spongebob is a staple in our house and I sing the best day ever song whenever i'm having a good day. LOL I also have been known to break out into renditions of the campfire song song.

~hope you stop itching, the hubs deals with hives too. His saddest story ever was when he was allergic to the christmas tree once as a child and couldn't go anywhere near it. *Laughs*

Daphne said...

Hives are no fun at all. I have recently found that coconut oil is a cure-all (at least, for me). I was breaking out in small patches of combination dry/flaky/sensitive PLUS tiny bumps... and coconut oil cleared it right up. (on my face) It's my new favorite beauty secret. I don't know if that will help with your hives... but it might help with any residual dryness...

Sarah12730 said...

I absolutely hate it when anyone condemns one of my boys for doing something "girly" that is actually quite a unisex thing, like cooking or cleaning. Or dancing. There are no laws anywhere about horses being "girl toys", and if my kid wants to play with whatever he wants to play with, then I'm fine with it. Believe me, they're still both as "boy" as they come!