Monday, April 11, 2011


Well, I just got home a week ago from Nashville. I was there for the Pure Romance Convention and had a great time. Now I leave Wednesday for two nights with a girlfriend for Panama City Beach! I kind of have mommy guilt for leaving again after just getting home. (actually it's wife guilt) I'm sure it won't last too long though. I am more excited about my friend going, than I am for myself. She is a single mom of four children and never, ever gets to go anywhere without them. I think it will be really good for her to just have two days of relaxing on the beach without hearing "mom" all the time. We laugh a lot when we are together and laughter is always a good thing. She doesn't drink alcohol, so she will be the designated driver at all times. Gosh I love friends like that!

You know what I miss? Old Mad TV. That is where Ohmmmmm (my title) came from. In my mind this is what I hear.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Olaf's health

Olaf has been going through some neurological testing recently. He is having a lot of different issues. Cramps in feet and hands, pain in joints, lethargy. The list literally goes on and on and, until we get a diagnosis, I'd rather not write about it (or think about it). All that to say that he has had to gather all his medical records from the past and this blog has been very helpful for that. I was able to go back to 2006 and tell him what his brain MRI results were. So, here I am documenting again. It might be important one day to have this all in writing. Olaf is definitely suffering from Gulf War Syndrome (thanks to an anthrax vaccine we believe) and has a year to file a claim. He goes in tomorrow for another MRI on his brain and then next Thursday for an EMG. To say that I'm scared is a huge understatement. I want him to live to see our children grow up.

My children are almost done with school. Six more days. Camille will not have a break though. Her trip to Japan has been cancelled due to the earthquake and she has been rerouted to New Zealand and Australia. She will be gone 17 days and I am going to miss her terribly. She leaves in mid June. We will host a 14 year old girl from Berlin the first two weeks of July, then Camille will travel to her home the first two weeks of August. I sure hope they like each other, or this is going to suck for them.

Simon is almost potty trained. He is doing really good. He tells us now when he has to go instead of just letting loose in his Pull Up. Yes, I realize he is almost four. I took him to the doctor yesterday for allergies. He is sneezing and his little eyes are all puffy and red. She prescribed some eye drops that cost me $116! It is called Pataday and HOLY COW was it spendy. I hope it does its job. He is also on Claritin. It's weird because I never thought I had allergies, but Dr. Heindel put me on Nasonex and it is helping with my cough and itchy throat. So, I guess I do have them. I also snort Alkalol every morning and night. I need to order a Neti Pot and use that instead of snorting.

I will update more often. I promise. I need medical documentation and this is a great way to do it.