>I’m just connecting with some carnival themes, and found a fun one last week at From Inmates to Playdates, called What I Learned This Week. I’d already posted today, but loved reading my friend Chelsea’s response and Julie’s from the blog above, and after laughing, felt I should write my own to chipper myself up a bit.
You see, I deal with “allergy induced asthma” several times a year, and this year, at this time, it has hit me pretty hard. Either something in two medications I took today threw me for a loop, or I’m having some kooky symptoms I shouldn’t be, so I’m home from work today, trying to rest it off and wait from some new prescriptions to be filled. Every career woman/mother loves a day off, but not like this, where you’re spinning so much it is even hard to enjoy catching up on blog posts!
Anyhow…..here are some things I learned this week:
1. Even though my son is 2 1/2, on the rare occasion, he still needs to find a place like this to do you-know-what.
2. Driving under the influence of allergy medication and bronchial medication makes one feel like they’ve taken down one too many. Oh, and I guess it would help to read this on the label:
In clinical trials, the occurrence of somnolence (by the way this means: state of near sleep) has been reported in some patients taking (name of medication). Due caution should therefore be exercised when driving a car or operating potentially dangerous machinery.
Ah…so that’s why I had trouble driving to the doctor’s office and almost fell asleep there? And, 9 1/2 hours later, on a 24 hour drug…still feel that way?
3. Offers for free flights out to see family are VERY generous, but still cost money when you have two dogs to board or have a housesitter come for…what to do?
4. Potty training isn’t like boot camp, where you can just whip those soldiers into shape in what, 8 weeks? I think we’ve been stagnant for about 2-3 months. I can’t WAIT for underwear! I suppose that comes with it’s own issues though, does it?