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Sunday, October 19

Recipe for a Cold Sore

This will be a non-pictorial account of the last week of my life.
If having no pictures is boring, skip today and wait for another post.
So where did we last leave off.
Breakfast with my sister at the Piggy Place....
right....
Monday went to the doctor to find out I have tendinitis in my shoulder and I have to go to a specialist. No time. I will deal with that later.
WORKED ON THE HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR CONNOR'S SCHOOL
THAT I AM IN CHARGE OF.
oh and it's my kids birthday - we squeezed that in there somewhere.
Baked cute cupcakes and had a little celebration.
No pictures. I am a loser.
Tuesday Bill left for his third business trip this month - yup, that puts him at a trip each week this month, so far. Connor went with him to visit some friends we have in Colorado.
WORKED ON THE HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR CONNOR'S SCHOOL
THAT I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM IN CHARGE OF.
Attended quick meeting at Hannah's school pertaining to trip to Catalina Island that she is going on next week with 75 of her closest 6th grade friends and teachers.
Did I say no parents can go?
Wednesday comes and my sister goes...home that is. Dennis, Kimmy and Matthew packed up after a really great, really fun, really full (I'm not talkin' about our bellies...) really short visit.
As soon as they shut the door to the rental car, backed out of my driveway,
I CONTINUED TO WORK ON THE HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR CONNOR'S SCHOOL THAT IS NOW A MERE 3 DAYS AWAY.
Then came Thursday and it was Garrin's first day of school. Let me 'splain...
Last week, I did not blog about taking Garrin for an extensive hearing test and then a meeting with the school district, where we learned that a. his hearing is perfectly fine and b. he has qualified to enter the school system here in an early childhood program for speech. Out the window goes the fabulous preschool Garrin had started and hello - Welcome to Connor's School 4 half day's a week!
Back to the first day of school.........Well it was Thursday and I pretty much had to be there all day to get things ready for THE FLIPPIN' HARVEST FESTIVAL THAT I GUESS I VOLUNTEERED TO CHAIR THIS YEAR WHAT.WAS.I.THINKING? And my little guy had a great, first day at "the big school." The teachers are in love with him.........how could they not be??
And Friday. Friday was D Day for me. I can't think of a better way to greet my friends, the teachers, the administration and all 800 families from our school, than with a cold sore the size of Mount Rushmore on my lip....
fantastic.
What did I expect?
All's well that ends well.
And there you have it. The stress and the nervousness - came to an end. And a great end indeed.
This weekend, we spent both days and nights in the peacefulness of our backyard. The weather was ideal. We grilled, we watched baseball (which I hate, but I wasn't complaining...) and football, we lit fires in our firepits, made s'mores, toasted marshmallows, watched our crazy kids night swim in our pool, played ball, read books and caught up on magazines, snuggled with blankets outdoors while watching the lights of the strip glowing and the planes coming in and the stars twinkling....
ahhh... I am feeling calm as I write this.........

8 comments:

Tutta la Storia said...

Ahhh--the Harvest fest! I wondered where you were. We got to see great pics from The Egan visit yesterday. Were those cupcakes you made for Garrin's b-day THE FABULOUS ONES that you made before? OMG I was salivating just looking at them!

Denise said...

Holy Shit!!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

is your cold sore gone yet? I HATE... HATE being the strongest word possible right now... HATE those things! ugh! they come at the worst times! :) damn things!

now... STOP sitting your booty in those "chairs"... chairing those big things! No matter how simple they seem in the beginning... they're monsters!

YOU hang in there! RELAX! Grab a nap if you can... do you like naps?
oh i love them... never get them... one day! :)

oh and CATALINA ISLAND... they won't have fun... HA!

iVegasFamily said...

You know cold sores can be stress induced. That's why they always appear at the most inopportune times. You need a break. I'm exhausted after reading your post. And I thought I had a rough week.

Jerolyn said...

I HEARD IT WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! YOU RAWK!

Kim said...

You're a freaking maniac with all you have going on!

I'll bet your cold sore is disappearing as quickly as it came on. Glad the weather was nice (I can't believe how it warmed up the day we left!) and that you got to enjoy the backyard.

Can't wait for our next visit so we can enjoy it too!

LaAna said...

Lucky you! Or should I say lucky THEM!!! I'm sure you did an awesome job, and now it's over, until the next thing you volunteer for.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

okay i thought about this earlier as i was driving down the street... your cold sore popped in my head... as my bottom lip started to tingle... don't even think about it cold sore...
back off...
okay...
anyway...
do you use L-Lysine? awesome!
i take the tablets if i am over tired... over stressed... helps a ton!

that was it... just a tip... you probably already knew about! lol