Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hang nails, coughing fits, and puke fests

Where did I get all these hang nails? It's not like I have been doing much to encourage them! Sore and annoying, yuck! I keep having coughing fits too! So most of Arcata thinks that I have the plague. Being out in public with a cough right now is interesting stuff! I scared another shopper at the drug store the other day with my awful cough. She bolted right out of the aisle I was in and made her way to the door like no one's business! I felt bad but had to giggle at the same time. I am well trained in appropriate coughing techniques, but I get that it bothers people, especially if they are trying to not get the plague. We also have a stomach bug floating around in our world right now. Ciaran woke up puking night before last and didn't stop until sunrise the next morning. Our house smells pretty funky and we need a new couch now. Yes, all this and Mark is still trying to find out what is going on with him. It has been a very bumpy and wild ride the last few weeks. I am looking forward to normal boringness when it comes around again.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Weekend of Suck!

Travels to the ER, Urgent Care, and now a third Doctor's Appointment at Open Door Clinic to see what Mark is suffering from. It has been a hard and sleepless four days now. Especially for Mark who is seeing little relief from the most recent diagnosis of bronchitis. No sleep for him has meant no sleep for me. Mostly because I know he is worried and I want to be there to comfort him and distract him until he finds out what exactly is wrong. I decided to sit today's Doctor appointment out. I am not fully recovered from my cold yet and spent all of the day yesterday coughing and sniffling. A cold on top of being pregnant and no sleep for quite a few days has done worn me out! So I am hoping for the best today. A reassurance from this next Doctor that Mark is indeed suffering from bronchitis, or the antibiotics he is taking will start kicking in. Just something, anything to help the guy feel a little better.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Still sniffling and sneezing.

It won't go away! Luckily, my sinuses are stuffy most of the time, I kind of like it that way, I have no sense of smell, so I can't smell any of the weirdness that seems to permeate this town.(Arcata is full of weird smells, they used to claim it was Eureka, but I beg to differ.) I don't think I have actually been able to smell much of anything since I was about thirteen. I've gotten used to it. It's just weird. I just feel bad for Mark and Ciaran, who are both super stuffy and not too happy about it. There is no getting used to gallons of snot continually running from your nose. It's just gross. So, I get to miss out on seeing my pal Katie's brand new baby girl(I am extremely bummed about that), and getting my long overdue coffee and a cookie(that's a big bummer too!), and a nice walk in the sun. Bummer, Bummer, Bummer. The good thing is that I have a lot of work to do over the next few weeks, and my time spent inside is being used wisely.............for the most part.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Late Night Strolls through Arcata

Or I should say early morning strolls. I was complaining about not getting out that much to enjoy our surroundings and then BOOM! Mark woke up not being able to catch his breath this morning and after an hour of pacing and worrying, we were off to the ER at 2am. I got Ciaran out of bed and put on his shoes and stuck him in his stroller bundled him up, and we were out the door. We live two blocks away from the hospital so it was just enough of a walk to wake Ciaran up and get Mark feeling better. We spent the next hour sitting by Mark's side as he was checked out, only to find that they could find nothing wrong with him. The Doctor thinks he is just fighting the end of this nasty flu we all got. So, relieved and disappointed at the same time(only because Mark is still feeling poorly and is not convinced of what the Doctor said) we headed back home, slowly, very, very slowly. Ciaran was wide awake and wanted to walk, and he takes forever getting anywhere. We were lucky enough to run into a few young men, on their way home from a night of merry travels. They were so charming in their burping and staggering. Too cute! I miss my late night/early morning walks just for those hilarious moments. Anyways, we are back home, Mark is trying to rest and we are hoping for the best.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Adventures in Arcata

It seems like forever since I have been able to stroll around town and browse with Ciaran. It felt so good to get out and just enjoy some fresh air today. I had a Doctor's appointment in the middle of the day which went well, then Ciaran and I walked down to visit Mark at work. From there we managed to fit in a trip to the grocery store for dinner and then we had to hop back on the bus. So I missed my trip to the thrift store for treasure hunting. I guess it's not so bad, we get to head out again tomorrow and Monday, hopefully I can get some treasure hunting in on one of those days(and a coffee and a cookie). So that's it for now, I am off to whip up some Mac and cheese, sausages, and broccoli for our special Friday night feast. Then off to bed for me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Breathing through my nose.......

Would be nice if I could, just kind of walking around with my mouth open all the time doesn't really look that attractive. At least I feel up to getting some work done. I almost reached my goal of my last post, but I cheated by taking a nap and therefore, my five billfolds have not been cut out yet. I did get this little wallet done, new and improved with more card pockets inside!

In other news, our maintenance guy is re-landscaping our front garden so no more chopping things down, or better yet, getting yelled at for not chopping things down in a time manner for me! I was pleased to finally be able to explain myself to someone who would understand. My explanation as follows: Too many fast growing herbs planted too close together+ living at the home where the only person that can actually keep things in check has terrifying allergy attacks which last for days each time she goes out to prune and plunk= FAILURE! (and lots of overgrowth) It was so nice to be understood. Thank you maintenance person, you are awesome for helping us out! I will miss my wild herb garden but I think it's the best solution at this time.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I just want to work on some leather and get a few things accomplished today! No more colds and feeling icky, just gotta go with it. I will get my two projects completely put together today! I will get two other projects ready to sew today! I will cut out five billfolds today! I keep saying this to myself in my head, not sure if my head will tell my body to cooperate or not. Oh well, got to give it a try though.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Snot Sucking Monsters

My house is full of them right now. First Mark, now Ciaran, and I have a slight feeling I will be next. Fun, Fun, Fun. A whole house of snotty, grumpy bodies just in time for the weekend. Yipee!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It Just up and Blew Up!

Our little router died yesterday. It wouldn't even turn on. It just gave up and died. Bummer. I did learn a good lesson though. I can survive for more than a day without the Internet. It was a hard lesson, but a good one. Having the lovely computer fixer guy that I do, I was pleasantly surprised by his purchase of a new router as we made our way home from my Dr. appointment, our Internet addiction goes on!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tortoise Hell!

They're not happy. Not at all. It is supposed to be getting warmer. The rain is supposed to be gone by now. All they can do is huddle together underneath their fake sun and dream of the day they will be out in the garden again romping through the weeds and eating dandelions. Poor little friends. I feel like I should knit them both a sweater, scarf, and hat. They are so depressed they won't even eat the special treat of grapes I gave them. Come back soon, sunny warm weather!

Friday, May 1, 2009


So I have been "out" for a couple of days. Being newly pregnant in a high risky sort of way, I am up to my ears in appointments. Not really, but enough to keep me pretty darn busy. So I had my third check-up with my Doctor last night and finally got to hear the little stinkers heart beat! Such an incredible sound:) I was a little worried because on my last visit, I didn't get to hear the little one's heart beat but the Doctor did for all of two seconds. So on to today's visit to have my teeth cleaned and make an appointment to have tons of bloodwork done next week. Then I get to play with some sparkly leatha!