Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blog Issues, Bee Stings and Other Random Thoughts

Yesterday I stayed home sick from work. I had a 24hr stomach bug. Is it weird to be happy you had a stomach bug because now your clothes feel loser? I am always the person who gets an illness that doesn't affect my appetite, so while I am home doing nothing, I eat. At least yesterday I didn't feel like eating and was able to ... let's say... purge some of the prior days food. Anyway while I was home I changed my blog header and forgot to hit the shrink to fit button. Unfortunately the picture is downloaded from my home computer so i can't fix it until I get home so y'all will have to deal with it for a little bit.

This morning I got a call on my cell phone from the school nurse. My first thought is crap Chatty has an ear infection and I sent her to school with it - bad mom (she made a comment on the way to school that her ear hurt .. first news of this so I wasn't sure if she wanted an excuse to stay home or not). As it turns out, Chatty was stung by a bee on the playground before school started. Poor girl! Nurse asks me if anyone in our family it allergic to bees .. umm .. my mom. Nurse asks me what kind of allergy does my mom have to bees - what the heck??? Am I dumb or is there more than one kind of bee allergy? Anyway she was going to keep her in the office for a little while to observe her and give her some Tylenol for the pain. I spoke to Chatty for a minute and she seemed to be handling it well, I am sure she will save all the drama for Mr. ESPN and me tonight! I do feel bad for her though because they really do hurt!

Am I the only one who wants their Christmas letter stationary to match their address labels? I printed my letter (which had a typo Mr. ESPN didn't catch when I asked him to proof it) and address labels. Because there is a picture on the left side of the labels it is hard to read the street number on some of them, so I wanted to reprint them. So I asked Mr. ESPN to pick up some two more packages. He couldn't find them at one Wal-marts yesterday and today he calls me to ask what they look like again? If he can't remember what they look like how does he know they didn't have them yesterday? Then he asks me if he can buy some different ones that don't match ? UGH - needless to say I may be using plain white labels or addressing all of them by hand.


Sassafrass Jane said...

I love stomach bugs! Okay, I don't love them, but one of my favorite lines comes from The Devil Wears Prada, "I'm one stomach flu away from a size 0". Ha!

Poor Chatty! Hope she feels better. Bee stings DO hurt!

starnes family said...

Love this......what do they look like?.....but no, they didn't have them yesterday. Mr. ESPN must have a lot in common with Blake.

Do I have your address? Why am I asking you? That sounded weird. I'll check my files. Will you email it to me, anyway? :)

Brooke said...

Yeah Chatty for battling the big scary bee - I can't wait to hear about her telling of the story.

Don't worry about labels - I put the ones I ordered on all our Christmas cards and then I had two numbers reversed. Woops.

And for the record, I actually wouldn't mind a little flu action for the weightloss aspect. Sassafrass is right.

FROGGITY! said...

oooh, bee sting not fun. and stomach bug not fun!! but i feel ya on the looser clothes thing. nothing wrong with seeing the positive in it... :)

nothing wrong with wanting labels and cards to match, but don't worry if they don't!

the header of the girls is really cute by the way. love their matching dresses.

The Lenzers said...

my goodness, all men are the same!!!!HAHA!!! Glad you are feeling better and the clothes a little looser. Love the pics. I am not doing official christmas pictures this year, too much going on.