That's what I am.
I'm not certain that I'm accomplishing anything, but I'm busy nonetheless.
Our leftovers are all gone, and now I'm forced to make meals again. And you know what that means.
Forgetting to Defrost.
Such is my life.
But I will have fond memories of this
And now I have a handy reminder that we have 26 days to enjoy the season before Christmas is here.
And I have more than 26 days of things to accomplish in that time.
To think that when I was a kid, the days of December passed so slowly.
That picture of the tree was taken right after the kids decorated it. Alex was reaching as high as she could to make sure the top part of the tree got some ornaments.
And Derek was obviously partial to one spot.
We've since evened it out a bit.
In other news, Derek's allergy appointment the other day was encouraging. The doctor gave me permission to try either milk or eggs in a cooked form with him. For example, if I make a dinner that has a cream of mushroom soup mixed into it and is then baked, I can try giving him some.
Oh, I cannot tell you how much easier my life would be if I could make one meal for dinner.
A couple of you have asked me if I have given up on Colorfuel.
For the last couple of months I haven't been sticking with it like I initially did.
I want to. I loved the way I felt when I was eating the healthy foods, and seeing some weight come off.
But I ended up making 3 dinners every night. My Colorfuel one, one for Josh and Alex, and another for Derek.
I need to get on the ball and spend one night making up all of my foods for the week so that I can have them handy.
This requires forethought, yet I specialize in procrastination.
But I have hope! If we can get Derek eating more of the same meals as the rest of the family, it would become more manageable to make a separate meal for me. So keep your fingers crossed!
We haven't tried any new food with him yet. After 3 years of avoiding it, it's been hard to take the plunge. And I've been waiting for a day that he's completely healthy, without a sniffle or cough to be misconstrued as an allergic reaction.
At the rate we're currently going, he may not get a bite until summer.
We were back at the doctor's again today for a follow up on the ER visit. I was not planning on making him a follow up appointment, since we had seen the allergist a few days after the incident.
But then a dead president called my house this morning and insisted that I bring Derek in to the peds clinic.
And who can argue with that?
(Seriously. The nurse's name was Lyndon Johnson.)
When the doctor asked what brought me in, I no kidding told him that a dead president had called me house and demanded it.
He didn't think I was funny.
He and LJ must be pretty tight.
Anyway, Derek had woken up coughing yesterday and was wheezing again. So now he's been put on a twice daily inhaler medication.
(small print: asthma medicine. But we don't like to say that out loud.)
I'm hoping tomorrow might be the big day that he gets to test out a cooked milk product.
Does anyone else think this post is getting long and boring?
Well I'm not done yet.
My dearly beloved was promoted today! Yea!
Here he is taking the Oath of Office
Here is Exhibit A as to why pie for breakfast three days in a row was unneccesary.
And here is the little guy helping pin Daddy's new rank on.
Congratulations Major Schore! I will be sure to polish off my salute.
December is a great month for a pay raise ;)
p.s. We're getting old.