Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Busy with Busyness

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.
Grocery lists.
Forgetting to Defrost.


Such is my life.

But I will have fond memories of this

and 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?
Me too. 

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.


Rudd Family Circus said...

Good luck with trying milk in a cooked item :) I also dream of a day when I am making one to two meals for dinner rather than several :) Greydons allergy appointment is in the next few weeks... I have high hopes for what they will say :)

Heather and Scott said...

You are getting old! Shesh! I think we need some pictures from when you were YOUNG! Hee hee hee.

And hope you get to try some foods on Derek...with the phone nearby in case you need to call 911 again!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! Isn't it funny how you don't feel old until you look over at Josh's major rank? I still am so glad that I married a guy who is almost 10 years older than me ;) And the pay raise is good (not that I would know since I don't know how much the pay raise is... I also don't know how much the bonus is since I'm pretty sure my husband stashes that away pretty quick! They DID NOT go to any bonus boobs in this house!)

And I'm not going to even start on you with the ASTHMA PREVENTATIVE DAILY CONTROLLER inhaler :) Not even going there... Because you know! :)

I'm Erin. said...

Don't worry Jennifer, that's what we started today-- Flovent twice a day for the winter months.

And we don't get the bonus yet. Not sure if we ever will-- Josh's was the first class that had a 10 year commitment after pilot training, so we don't really know what's going to happen with that.
Too bad, b/c I could use some new boobies ;)

Erin said...

You are much braver than I am, I would have cropped my behind out of the picture. Congrats on the promotion. We were dreaming of a pay raise back when we owned a house. Now that we don't, the money is rolling in! But, it would still be nice. 4 kids is rather expensive. No matter how long you go without a cell phone. And coffee.

And why won't the rest of your family eat the colorfuel recipes? I had Cora eating brussel sprouts the other night.

Yeah on trying milk! I have quietly introduced strawberries and peanut butter to my 11 month old. It was always that little - oohps, that an accidental little bit. Then the - maybe just a bite. After that - well, I guess she's not allergic so why not?

I'm Erin. said...

Well then Erin, we definitely needed the raise since we still own that dang thing. ;)
As far as the colorfuel-- Alex and Josh will eat some of it, but Josh isn't a big fan of some of the recipes, and I was concerned that there wasn't enough fat and calories for Alex. She eats like a horse and still looks a little slim. But I probably could try to just make them some extra sides and use the Colorfuel recipe as the main course.
We have a long way to go with getting Derek more adventurous with eating. He's struggled with eating for his whole life, and so I've coddled him too much. Time for some tough love.

Taylor said...

You are my favoritest.

Erin said...

I've been told by a pediatrician that age 5-6 is the thinnest age for kids (at least for boys). Cora is the one here that I give buttered up veggies to. But, then I remember that eventually her metabolism will slow down and the only thing she'll like is butter on everything! I guess if my pediatrician is not worried about her being 16 pounds at a year, then I won't either!

And we are mean at the dinner table. If the kids don't like it, they may get down. I don't go out of my way to make stuff they don't like, but every once in a while they'll get something that one of them doesn't like (because I am not making 6 different meals). We may force them to try it and about half the time they'll eat the rest. The other half? They get down and wait for the next meal. But, no one here has allergies so I can force them all to try a meal :) Tonight: grilled cx with avocado tomato salsa. Elisha hates "matos" but we've trained him to pick them out.

aTXtumbleweed said...

"p.s. We're getting old."...That's what happends when you have kids...if you can figure out how to keep them from getting older it will keep you from getting older also! Good luck in trying milk with Derek! Love your blog!

Ashley said...

You don't need that bonus to get a new rack! Just go for it! ;) Congratulations to Maj. Schore and thanks for mentioning that becoming Major means you're old - maybe it's not so bad that my hubby will be a Captain for another year, or two, or, three, or four. ;)

Did you try that cooked milky with Derek yet?
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