Archive | May, 2008

A Blue So Blue…

20 May


Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Vintage Lucite in sterling silver…named after A Blue So Blue, a beautiful and sweet children’s book….

A Blue So Blue is a lovely children’s book about a child exploring the world, looking for something… I enjoyed reading it to my little guy who is not particularly keen on words having multiple meanings- this book explores color and feeling and music associations of “blue(s)”…. But when I got to the last two pages I was a mess- it is a really beautiful story and I was honored that my little guy wanted to share it with me… It was a great find at our local library that we will be adding to our personal library…

Onto the jewelry….

This particular plastic bit is a careful swirl of different opacities of the same color…Which makes it perfect for one of my settings where I can make it glow as though lit from within….


Found my voice…

18 May

Alas it is a little one…

Couldn’t speak above a whisper for 24 hours or so… Boy was worried…Kept climbing up on the bed to snuggle with me and waiting for me to speak and then would get so disappointed and say “Your voice isn’t big yet”…

The cool thing?  I could whisper from the bedroom when the boys were playing video games in the den(still want to call it the rumpus room. there is just something so hilarious and joyful sounding about “rumpus room”… ) and both of them would hear me. I didn’t even need to use the bell.

For 24 hour boyo listened to everything I said (thankfully his hearing is back since starting his antibiotics for the ear infection)…

The baldguy didn’t ask me to repeat anything. Which is amazing.  I think I said to him a couple of weeks, “I just want an hour where I don’t have to repeat anything. I’d save so much time and energy.”   So I guess I got my wish, even though I would rather not be in bed with a fever, in pain, and drifting in and out of consciousness….  Oh well, they still have to listen more carefully as my voice is not back full strength and I am stuck in bed, so they have to run the ship and because usually I’m the one who knows, they are having to be resourceful so as to not strain my voice or my energy… It’s amazing to watch and not as much of a disaster as I had imagined….(then again, I really haven’t left the master bedroom for 36 hours…)

Feel better….

17 May

Feel better balloons from boy…

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Started feeling more wheezy late last night and only slept an hour because my heart was racing…Went to the saturday clinic at my docs office and I have:
A kidney infection
An upper respiratory infection
Gastroenteritis (seems to have gone away but the kidney and respiratory infections are kicking my arse)…

So I’m on another course of antibiotics for the week….

I got home and hung out at the foot of my bed all day attempting to watch the Indiana Jones trilogy while baldguy entertains little guy.

All of a sudden this afternoon my voice disappeared. I can barely whisper and little guy is really worried.

Baldguy took little guy to Perkins for pancakes for dinner and little guy returned with a bunch of balloons to cheer me up.

How sweet is my kid? Hubby tied them to one of kiddo’s toy spatulas (he went through a kitchen utensil as a lovey phase so we have quite the selection) and then we tied bells to the spatula so I can ring for assistance when I need it (no voice + regular backpain + kidneys hurting + muscle spasms (electrolytes are off from the infections) + elevated heart rate from infection = getting out of bed is an event… so the boys are keeping me in rooibos tea refills (thanks Julie!) and warming up the heatpacks… I’m just happy I didn’t let this go another day or through the weekend. That’s a big problem with ‘betes – little issues can turn dangerous rapidly…. Although I did have symptoms most of last week that kicked my butt w-f, I should have just gone sooner… Oh well.

OK. Back to bed…. I’m finishing up season 1 of Family Ties… Good stuff, haven’t seen it since I was a kid… Definitely worth the revisit….


14 May

No seriously. Gak.

Boy has pink eye and an ear infection and we think strep throat.  He is feeling better today but still can’t hear out of his infected ear very well.  Normally we have communication issues but this is ridiculous and then some.

Hubby home from work with a nasty bug.

I finally came down with the fever and sore throat part this evening.  My sugars seem to be ok- not great but not totally resistant so I’m guessing I have a virus but the numbers will tell by tomorrow if I need to head to the docs… Until then I’m drinking some tasty tea (Thank you Julie!) with a diet ginger ale chaser…

Going back to bed. Neato documentary/discovery channel thing on the Ice Hotel… Probably not the best thing to watch with chills….

Later…Hope everyone stays healthy and happy…

Visit from the fairy…

12 May

For Mother’s Day we were visited by the fairy. The Pink Eye fairy.

Boy has pink eye… Baldguy wasn’t feel good this morning… Both are home… Ugh. This means that today we miss boy’s occupational therapy session… It means that he is home from school this week… Baldguy surprised me with the best mother’s day present this morning- I slept until 9am (I woke up thinking I had lost my marbles…7:30 am is sleeping info me)… He found the number for our OT place to cancel and he called the pediatricians and the nurse called in some drops for boyo’s eyes… Wow. Nobody ever takes the reigns around here except me and I swear part of the reason I have trouble sleeping is because I always feel like there is stuff that I could be taking care of instead of sleeping and I’m at the point where less sleep isn’t going to have that much more of a negative impact on my health (yeah, stupid I know, but that’s how it feels with all of the stuff going on here)…

Anyway- for those of you struggling with kiddos and pink eye and eyedrops this week I wanted to share this most helpful How To… on administering eyedrops to little kids (boyo had no problem with his shots but eyedrops are a drama)….

Ok. Off to the pharmacy to get the drops…

Hugs to all the Mamas and all the Mama-types.



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