Thursday, November 20, 2008

I can do anything in fifteen minutes...

...including writing a post for my sadly neglected blog.

(Thank you FlyLady for the fifteen minute mantra!)

Life hasn't been overly crazy lately, but it has been a lot of life. Does that make any sense? I look back over the past two weeks and I can only think of one major, out-of-the-ordinary event, but I feel like I have been so busy.

Maybe it's the fact that the holidays are approaching? Who knows.

Anyway, the one major, out-of-the-ordinary event was Mike getting hives. Last Thursday he came home, ate some canned soup for dinner (my menu plan was non-existent last week), and ten minutes later he was itching like crazy.

He pulled his shirt up, and his whole stomach was red. I freaked out; he said, "Oh, it's probably just because that's where I've been scratching." I dropped the issue for about two minutes, and then I freaked out some more and practically forced him out the door to the urgent care center.

I suspected it was hives, and neither of us have ever had hives. I figured since it was the first time, it would be good to get everything checked out and, you know, get actual medical advice.

(As opposed to reading a bunch of stuff on WebMD. Not that I ever do that.)

By the time Mike got home from the urgent care center and CVS, he had HUGE, dinner-plate-size welts on his stomach and legs, and welts on his arms and feet.

(I will pause here to mention that, in the end, he was thankful I made him go to the doctor. Ahem. Thank you very much.)

He had one miserable night, and then everything pretty much cleared up. I don't know what caused the hives, so we are praying that it was a freak thing. And, he's never eating chicken and sausage gumbo from a can again.

In other news, Kaitlyn has hit a whole new stage of terrible two-ness. Everything in our house has become SO! DRAMATIC!

Her favorite thing is to melt to the floor, most of the time collapsing to her knees and putting her face to the floor, all while whining and carrying on. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Wow - my fifteen minutes is up. I guess that's all the news for now! I did make some yummy Christmas treats last weekend, so I'll have to return later and post the recipe.


Mom said...

Yea! You're back!

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

15 minutes is a good rule to have!

The hives sound like an allergic reaction - yowza! - glad he's ok!

I know that melt to the floor song and dance real well, my daughter is 2 too, lol.

Blessings, Whitney

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my word, Erin...that is CRAZY about the hives. We've never gotten them either, so I wouldn't even know what to do...I would probably run straight to WebMD. :) Nothing like self-diagnosing yourself.

Can't wait to see your recipe...yum! I am so in the mood to bake Christmas treats.

Anonymous said...

Christmas treats... YUM! What did you make? I'll be home soon, so save a treat or two for me! =)