So, my kids go back to school in a couple weeks… 11 days actually. How crazy is that?
The summer has flown by.
Last week we had (well, I had) a pretty major event. I had some sinus surgery done. For the past two years I’ve had a pretty much constant sinus infection. I’ve been seeing an allergist and an ENT and my PCP and trying all sorts of things. I’ve been on about every anitbiotic under the sun–for 4 to 6 weeks at a time. We’ve tried different allergy meds and sinus rinses and steriods. And, while it’s cleared up a little, I’ve never been able to get relief for more than a week or two at a time.
Anyhow, I went ahead and took the path of surgery. I was a little nervous last week this time when I went under the knife. But, I’ve just been feeling so bad for so long…
Well, yesterday I went back in for my post op appointment and I think that the Doc was pleased with where I am as far as recovery. I’m happy because he told me that I can blow my nose again! And last night I actually got some sleep! Believe me, I’m a better wife/mom/friend/person when I have sleep.
So, there’s the update on me. I go back in another week to be rechecked. And I’m still working with my allergist doing weekly injections and I’m still on a handful of medications a day, but I can breathe 🙂
As for the rest of my crew… Well, d has been having his own medical challenges this summer with recurrent ear infections. But, other than that he’s chugging along. He was trying to convince me to let him T.P. our neighbors the other night. I told him he has to be able to afford to buy his own toilet paper before he can T.P. anything.
D finished up with summer school a week or so ago.. And he’s enjoying not having to rush around and get up early in the morning. He also has perfected the art of blowing bubbles in his gum.. so good, in fact, that there’s still gum in his hair that I will likely need to cut out soon.
V… What can I say about V? He cracks us up every.single.day. Sometimes even on purpose. Daddy took all of the boys to the Home Run Derby the other night (spoiled, aren’t they?). While they were there he bought them ice cream. V ordered coffee because he said that he *never* gets the chance to get coffee because I won’t let him. Gotta love a 5 y.o. who tries to get his caffiene fix via ice cream. He’s in the middle of soccer season and still really enjoying it. And I think that he’s very ready to start Kinder. Although, even typing that I start to tear up a bit… Another of my babies getting so big!
Last, but not least, we have the Bean. She’s exhausting! Drama from the time she wakes up until the time that she sleeps. But, she’s still fun. She, too, is playing soccer, but spends most of her time getting drinks of water. And I *know* that I am ready for her to go back to school. Last year, she stayed home with me full time and we just did a couple classes through the city. I think that we’ll both do better with her having more time around other kids and adults. On a plus side, I took all 4 to the dentist yesterday (insane!), and she was a total rock star. She’s been hit or miss in the past as far as letting them root around in the past, but yesterday she was still and calm and had a great check up.
And that brings me to Brian. I don’t typically blog too much about him. But, he needs an update. His station is moving. So, basically he’s having to build a new radio station from the ground up–physically at least. The new offices are really nice and a great location. We think that this is a very good change. But, it’s been a ton of work! And I think that we’re shy of the halfway point. So, if you see my man and he looks a little worn down, he is… Yesterday he left around 5 in the morning and wasn’t home until around 8 last night. Poor dude.
So, somewhere in that novel, I mentioned the Home Run Derby… Well, Brian took the boys to the Home Run Derby and I took all of the kids to the All Star Game!
This wasn’t in our plans, but we had friends offer us tickets and jumped at the chance. I figure this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for me and likely for all of us.
I am such a sap, I kept tearing up..when they played the anthem, watching the kids get so excited for Justin Upton (our home team All Star), hearing Bean giggle madly at Daniel’s bubbles…
Now, it wasn’t all fun and games for a mom of 4.. we took 3, yes *3* trips to the bathroom in the first 4 innings… And we didn’t make it through the whole game. We left in the 8th inning. And man, my kids can eat! We brought in food & then bought more.. they had kettle corn, peanuts, sunflower seeds, fruit snacks, oreos, roughly 9 bottles of lemonade and 2 packs of big league chew…
All in all, it was a great night. And I hope that it’s a memory that will last a lifetime for all of us…
(Psst.. if you want to learn how to do the wave, my kids can teach you now. Bean was giving Daddy lessons.)