Tuesday, January 29, 2008

it only gets better

That's what I'm telling myself.
Headed out to the school board meeting at 7 pm last night. In the dark. Did I mention the pouring rain? Or the fact that the twins were with me? So we park, go over the rules about how quiet we're going to sit. No whispering or fidgeting. When BAM! Zack is head first on the sidewalk with a HUGE goose egg on his forehead. (in my eagerness to remind them how well behaved they were going to be I forgot to remind him of the big step) I swear I have never seen a bump that big grow so fast. The screaming commenced, followed by the howling as I hurriedly put both boys back in their seats, flagged down another parent to ask them to relay that I had come but was leaving, and fill my glove with snow to use as an icepack in the car on the way home. Once we're home, he recovered quickly and Sam wanted to go back to the meeting. As did Zack. His know was still huge and we had put frozen corn on it. When Zack had a great idea about how he could go to the meeting. "I can take my ice with me (wrapped in a kitchen towel). That'll be a good idea." and Sam replies "Yeah, just don't let anyone see it's really CORN!" John and I busted out laughing! Zack and Dad stayed home while Sam and I went back. We walk in the door just in time to see a lot of parents bundling up and walking out. They addressed the Carbon Monoxide on our bus first thing and I missed it. All is well. The parents filled me in. And a note is in the mail.

In other news: Sam's feeling better. His cough is almost gone and he has just 1 or 2 fits a day. Zack's green bugger nose that turned into a faucet stopped running. For that we are MOST thankful!

Today is an inclement weather day at school. We don't know why. It's 40 degrees outside. no snow. Wind Advisory goes into effect later tonight. Ah, just as well. Maybe the Transportation guy needed a day off after the reaming he got last night. Who knows? We're having a jammie day!

Until next time.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

carbon monoxide poisoning

Found out yesterday from a friend that the boys' bus driver has been out since Friday with CMP. I should also add that the school district is NOT letting parents know about the bus testing positive for elevated CM levels. I think that's wrong on so many levels! Sam has been sick since Dec. 15 with respiratory issues that may or may not be related to CMP, but the fact that he's been sick and now is on a breathing treatment 2x a day isn't very reassuring. The district has pulled the bus off the road for now. Sam missed four days of school in a row. On his first day back, both he and Zack had fallen asleep on the ride home. Not a big deal, right. Kids do that. I get it. My kids have done it. Everyday that week BOTH boys, plus most (and on Friday, ALL) the kids were sleeping. soundly. I couldn't wake Zack up to get off the bus. I had to carry him. That happened twice last week. As soon as we got inside he was fine, wide awake, perfectly normal. BUT what if they had a longer ride home. Could I have the same results? Last year they rode the bus an hour to school. This year they have a 20 minute commute each way. I called our Ped. (I love her!!) she said that we could refer us to a Pulmonary specialist to have them tested. But that it wouldn't give us any concrete, positive, hard answers. And she wouldn't recommend putting them through the testing because of that. She said to be thankful the leak was caught and that they've pulled the bus. So I'm going to find comfort (but no answers) in that. They are fine. Nothing tragic happened to anyone involved. We should remember to count our blessings.

That's all I've got for now...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Eating Crow!

I said I would NEVER have a blog. Ever. But look at me trying my hand at this. I truly enjoy ready others' blogs, stalking them to see what's going on in their neck of the woods, and such. It also seems to me that the more people have (and use) their blogs the less they share about their lives in online communities. So here I sit. Typing on a blog that I may or may not share with the general masses.

So it's my turn to eat some crow. I'll let you know how it tastes in a few weeks. :)


Saturday, January 12, 2008

will be back!