Friday, February 18, 2011

Bad Mood Friday

I am in a terrible mood today. I've spent most of the day trying to come up with 7 quick takes but they were just coming off of as whiny and complaining. I was going for funny and I am pretty sure they fell far from that goal.

Here's hoping tomorrow is better day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sickly Valentine

Jack woke up with a 102.5 degree fever this morning. We weren't all that surprised because he spent all day yesterday with a fever. He was super fussy and all around miserable. I kept him home from Parents' Day Out (obvs) and took him to the doctor this afternoon. The verdict? Mystery disease. It's a virus of some sort. But who knows? Just keep pumping him full of Motrin and liquids and wait. I can't tell you how frustrated I was with this diagnosis. I was SURE it was strep or maybe another ear infection, but no. Nothing easily identifiable. And he is really, incredibly miserable and I just feel so bad that I can't fix it. Poor kid.

Needless to say, Alex and I had to nix our plans for a (not at all) romantic lunch date. Which would normally not be that big of a deal but I haven't eaten in a restaurant in 3 weeks, which is an ETERNITY for me and I was really, really, REALLY looking forward to EATING at a RESTAURANT with a WAITER. Someone was going to serve me and then take the plates away and I wasn't going to worry about any of it and I was even planning on ordering tea. TEA! Yes, this is the exciting kind of life I lead.

So we got take out Chinese and Icees for dinner. Jack is finally in bed, Alex is out getting some groceries and I'm blogging while watching season 1 of Bones on Netflix. Not very romantic. But that's okay.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Seven Quick Takes - IT SNOWED Edition

1. It snowed here in San Antonio last night. It wasn't much. What people up north would call a "dusting." But it might as well be a snowpocalypse here. Schools closed. Alex's work closed. All of our neighbors were outside taking pictures of their cars. It was adorable.

2. Here's a picture of our cars "covered" in snow. It could be closer but I wasn't going to put on actual shoes or anything and leave the apartment.

3. What is NOT adorable is that this "inclement" weather meant UPS wasn't running today which meant the delivery I was expecting didn't arrive. Argh.

4. Jack has been sick all week with a double ear infection. He's feeling much better now but he and I have been DYING to get out of the house. We ventured into the (legitimately freezing) cold weather yesterday only to find we were the only people at Gymboree. Neither one of us cared because WE LEFT THE HOUSE, HOORAY!

5. I can't get over how cheap it is to make your own household cleaners. I made a vinegar and water concoction this week. And I've got some baking soda just waiting to be used. And all of it cost less than 3 bucks. Sweetness.

6. I'm also thinking about using baking soda to make my own shampoo. I've been thinking about trying this for a while now but I keep chickening out and buying more shampoo. I'm not sure what my hold up is because we'd save a TON of money on toiletries if we'd stop using shampoo. (Well, if I stopped using shampoo. Alex has informed me that he won't be going down that particular hippy road with me.)

7. We are thinking of the braving the roads this evening so I can use the Half Price Books 20% off coupon. Cheap Books > Treacherous Roads