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I believe I have my blog set up so that in order to leave a comment, you have to sign up.. but I am not sure I see any “register” links anywhere on my blog yet. I will have to work on that tomorrow. Sorry.

Off to beddie-bye

G’night.

The Kiddo starts preschool

Geeze. I need to come up with some nicknames for my hubby & daughter on here.

Anyway. The Kiddo starts preschool tomorrow.

I guess the director of her daycare doesn’t believe in keeping the two year olds in the 2s room until their birthdays unless they are not developmentally ready to move up. The Kiddo’s b-day is in January, which would be halfway through the preschool curriculum. So she is going to be one of a handful of kids in the 2s room who will “graduate” and move up to the preschool/3s room, starting tomorrow. Then, on September 2, the preschool curriculum will begin. They observed all of the children in the 2s room who would be turning three within the “school” year, and those who they feel are ready to move up will be moved, and the Kiddo was one of them! Yay!

She is doing really well with potty training so far, except for No. 2. She’s only poo’d in the toilet once, but that was last Thursday before we left on our vacation, and she hasn’t done it since. She still has accidents. Man I hate cleaning poopy panties from daycare. Especially if they can’t even bother to drop the poo pile into the stupid toilet before they put the panties into a baggie!! (sorry, probably TMI) Yuck.

Anyway. I hope she likes the new room. I think one of the teachers may be one she’s already worked with, we shall see tomorrow.

That was kind of weird

Mid-day we went over to my husband’s mom’s house for lunch and so he could assist with some outdoor ceiling fan hanging and moving of the hot tub.

On the way home I realized we needed to go to the store to get some things, and since we were just about home, I dropped my husband off at home and then went to the store with my daughter.

Midway through the shopping trip, she started itching at her knees and elbows. It looked like she was starting to break out in hives. I had some cortisone in my purse so I tried a little bit of that at first, and it was soon apparent that it was not helping. She started getting hives on her ankles and also a few on her belly. Gah! And she was starting to get cranky because they were itching AND hurting. So I scrambled to get the rest of the items I needed to buy, and dashed over to the pharmacy section to get some benadryl. I had to ask the pharmacist what the dosage for her was because she’s only 2.5 yrs old and there were no dosing instructions on the box for anyone under 6 yrs. The pharmacist gave me the dosage based on my daughter’s weight, and from there I went to the checkout to pay for everything.

Poor kid was crying because it itched & hurt, I tried to reassure her that as soon as we were through the line and had paid for everything that I’d open up the medicine and give her some. She did pretty well considering how bad the hives had gotten (her left knee was the worst). As soon as I was done paying for the groceries I parked the cart out of the way and cracked open the box and gave her 3/4 tsp. When we got home I started a cool bath and put her in it, and by the time I took her out (which was probably about 30 minutes from when I gave her the benedryl), the hives seemed to have receded, although the places where they’d been were still red & irritated. Looking at her now I can hardly see any evidence that she had a break out.

I really have NO idea what caused them, she didn’t start scratching until we got to the store, and that had been about 20-25 minutes after we’d left MIL’s house. It had been well over an HOUR since my daughter had gotten up from her nap, and almost three hours since she’d eaten. All we can think of is that maybe there was something on the bed that caused it, as it seemed to keep to areas that were not covered by clothing. The spots on her belly and back were close to the edge of her shirt, and her shirt was a really loose jumper style so could have ridden up while she was sleeping.

It was just weird because as far as I know she hasn’t ever had any hives break outs, but it was definitely that since the benedryl knocked it out pretty easily. Poor kiddo, but at least she’s better now.

Vacation past

Last weekend, we went to San Diego for a short vacation. A much needed vacation. We stayed for three nights, and had a wonderful time.

We took our daughter to Sea World, and she went to the beach for the first time ever (she’s only 2.5 yrs old). She just LOVED Shamu. We had “Dinner with Shamu”, and we were seated at a table right up against the pool. While my husband and I went to stand in line for food, his mom stayed at the table with our daugther. One of the two whales that were in the pool decided it was time to splash people. So MIL and the kiddo both got splashed. She (our daughter) just LOVED this, and that isn’t sarcasm. She really did like being splashed! Her daddy also bought her a stuff Shamu doll earlier that day, which she has been carrying around nearly everywhere since we got back. And sleeping with it. LOL

She wasn’t quite sure what to make of the beach I think. She was a bit nervous about the waves coming up at her feet, so she stuck to the edges of the water. I think she had fun picking up wet sand and tossing it back into the water, though.

My husband tried to teach me to body surf. I’d only been in an ocean once before (the Atlantic), and I’d only gone up to my knees and sat down in the surf then. That was back when I was in high school. This time he made sure to take me out to deeper water – where we could still touch bottom, but far back enough to make attempts to catch some waves. I got slammed around a couple of times. Yay, salt water up the nose! Right before we decided it was time to go back to the hotel, I caught one decent wave. I still got tossed around at the end though, and caught so much water in my sinuses that I ended up gagging. Yuck.

Back at the hotel, when we took off our suits, I was just covered in sea glitter (i.e. very fine pieces of mica). And when I leaned over to take my daughter’s swimsuit off, I discovered there was still some seawater in my sinuses. Eew!! I’ve used a neti pot before, so it was not unlike that feeling. But still a little disturbing, it had been at least 20 minutes since we’d left the beach! Ick!

The best part of the whole vacation was the weather. The temperatures were in the mid 70s. While at Sea World when sitting in the stadium for the shows, it was definitely pretty warm because the stadiums kept the breeze from going through, but otherwise when we were walking around, it was wonderful. Compared to where we live, it was just heaven. THAT is the kind of weather I could live with, even WITH the high humidity. It was just that nice. I really was quite sad that our vacation was so short and we had to go back to the icky hot days back home, a steep 30 degrees higher than it was in San Diego. *sigh*

We’re definitely going back next year, that is for sure. And if we play our cards right with our vacation time from work, we may even try to shoot for staying more than just a few days.

I think it’s supposed to get over 110 today. So I’m definitely missing the San Diego weather already.

>.<

My neighbors dogs are going to drive me nuts if they don’t shut the heck up.

It’s 11pm fer pete’s sakes!!  SHUT UP!

The closet monster

It was a noble idea, but I think I was probably kidding myself when I thought I could undertake this chore in one weekend. Ha.Ha.

My goal was to sort through all of our clothes, extraneous clothes and what not, decide what we can currently wear, and either yard/garage sale or donate what doesn’t fit. THEN, I want to buy some closet organizer things (that hang from the rod) from Ikea to try to keep all the stuff that we will wear in line.

First I tackled two baskets that were home to several items of clothing – both mine and my daughters (much of which is now a couple sizes smaller than what she wears). I sorted out what was clean and what seemed to have attracted a bit of dust. The clothes that were clean were refolded and put on the bed. The clothes that were too wrinkly or had some dust (yeah, it’s been a while since those were worn!), got put in a pile for washing.

I think I’m currently washing the fourth load of laundry. Mind you some of those are clothes we actually wore this week and needed laundered anyway. But I’d say about 50% of it were wrinkly &/or dusty clothes that sat for a while, untouched. Except by dust bunnies.

Then I opened the closet door – which hasn’t seen the “light of day” since well before Christmas of last year.

Damn I had forgotten how much CRAP I had stored in there. Along with boxes of other clothes (from goodness knows when), and some more recent (as in the last couple of years) clothes that I had actually taken the time to sort into big plastic storage containers. There are four of those.

Yeesh.

This is a multiple weekend deal, that is for sure.  :-/

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I thought it was time to start a new blog.  I had one elsewhere, but it’s been stagnant for a while.

So here I am – new domain, new blog.  I hope to keep up with this one.  We shall see. 🙂