Triumphant Return

image (1)Hello, hello! I’ve been gone for ages but I’m back and plan on making this blog better. I realized that I really wasn’t using pictures or posting very often, so I plan to change that! Look for more of me in the future! 🙂

This is some daffodils from Spring that I picked at an abandoned house. The lady who used to live there had an amazing flower garden and loved to share her flowers with the neighborhood. I’m sure she wouldn’t have minded sharing them with me.

image (2)  I’ve been writing letters to some of my pen pals. This was several days of writing, just mailed them all at the same time. 🙂 I’m always writing a letter, it’s just my replies aren’t always that quick. I get very busy! lol! But I love getting a letter and it’s very special to open up your mailbox and see a letter waiting for you. There’s also something therapeutic about writing and it connects you to the other person in a different way than email or texting.

image (3) We got a new dog. She’s adorable, tiny and named Lucy. This isn’t the greatest picture of me but a super great picture of Lucy! 😀 Housebreaking a dog isn’t fun but she is learning.

image  Here’s a picture of all of the boys. It’s a little old. I think from this winter when we went to Cold Stone Creamery.

Loving this summer so far! Can’t wait to update you more!

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Triple Dose of Bronchitis With Brain Pudding

So my brain is pudding today. Woke the boys up to a normal sort of day…except that it wasn’t.

Backstory: I kept the older 2 home yesterday from school b/c over the weekend they were coughing like crazy…like to the point of choking! And Cash has asthma, so I’m constantly watching that. BUT I thought that maybe they were ok enough to go to school today.

Okay, so back to my normal sort of morning. Wake the kids up to get ready for school…and Crash is having an asthma attack. Oh yeah, he has asthma too. And also Bash has epilepsy. Anyways so I’m giving Crash his nebulizer treatment and trying to get the older 2 out the door…and the nebulizer just isn’t cutting it. I was supposed to sub today, but I canceled and called the children’s hospital hotline to see if they think that I need to take Crash into the ER or just give him some OTC cough syrup for his cough (he’s also obtained this crazy cough over the course of the night). I’m also freaking out a little b/c I can’t get ahold of the DR and I’m not sure what I should do. Finally the nurse @ the children’s hospital tells me to take him into the ER.
So away we go. He’s admitted, chest xray’d and find out that he has bronchitis. He has a steroid to take and an antibotic…oh and he can’t go to school tomorrow either.

Fast forward a few hours to approx. 4pm today. I have DR appointments for the older 2 boys. Guess what they also have? Bronchitis! More antibiotics. And no school tomorrow either.

At this point I’ve been to 2 pharmacies, the hospital and the DR office. Right now my kitchen counter looks like I’ve ripped off a pharmacy!!

And guess what? I’ve gotta wake up @ 4am and give Crash his meds. I’m REALLY becoming exhausted with all of the sickness that I’m having to tend to since August. It’s really wearing me down. Sigh.

The Ash Brothers Introduced

I have 4 boys and obviously don’t want to use their real names. Someday they may want a job. Haha! So I let them choose their “handles”! We decided that they would all rhyme and here they are: Cash–9 year old. Dash–8 year old. Crash-6 year old. Bash–3 year old. Actually he didn’t decide, I did. He wanted Poop. I really couldn’t handle refering to my child as Poop…and I’m sure neither could you. So, from now on my kids aka the Ash Brothers aka The Guys have these handles.