Saturday, February 19, 2011


Holy cow!
5 sick people equals not a very good 10 days in our household.

Fevers, chills, sore throats, aches and pains.

It has not been much fun.

We are on the mend and using this Family Day weekend to rest, recovery and take it easy. Catch up on all the laundry and cleaning to get this sickness the hell out of my house!

It was a tough 10 days of juggling work, child care, sick kids, homework and food.

If I never eat soup again it won't hurt my feelings. That's all anyone wanted and we went through all the soup in the cupboard and all the soup broth and noodles I keep in the pantry to make homemade soup.

One Bonus: a jump start to weight loss, I think I lost about 7 lbs from my soup eating.

Of course the poor baby got it last and he is still not very happy. Which means I must end this blog post to go comfort him.

Poor guy!

Hope everyone else is well and enjoying their family day weekend.

Friday, February 11, 2011

What the Hell Batman.

What is it that happens to men when the women gets sick.

Today my husband was I'll say righteously indignant, I think I am using the words correctly. Another way to put it would be total ASSHOLE.

I have had the flu for 2.5 days now. This morning as I wake up with a splitting headache, he choses to rag on my about how HARD this is for him to do EVERYTHING.

QUOI? Pardonez Moi? Que? ahhhassholesayswhat?

I'm sorry did you just say how hard it is to not just be able to get up for work have a shower make your lunch and leave??? Well... I Never>

he proceeded to rag on my that I have not been taking care of myself, eating properly, exercising enough or getting enough sleep. And that I need to get my act together because he can't afford for me to be sick.

Again Qu-est que what the fuck?? and... OH.NO.YOU.DIDNT!

As I melted on to the floor (which was all the strength I had to do) I managed to squeak out "Anytime you would like to help me achieve any of those things. I would greatly appreciate it. Because you're right I have not been doing any of those things because I have been too busy taking care of 3 tiny whiners and ONE BIG FAT ONE." And then I thought to myself, now get the fuck out of my house before I summon the strength to get off the floor and kick you in the balls for being an idiot.

Now I suspect that some of this behaviour stems from the fact that he fell asleep on the couch last night and got Fuck all done around the house so he was feeling bad about that, and he probably did not sleep well on the couch which made him grouchy.

But when I got my wits together and called him at 10 o'clock I let him know that he needed to get his shit together because kicking a girl when she is down is NOT COOL. Especially when she is the one who washes your underwear!

Suck it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guilt and Sickness

Which comes first?
I am so sick today. Fever, chills, cough (which is so nasty I am almost puking)body aches and pains. This is crazy. I am missing work today. Yesterday my boss was so kind and sent me home an hour early so I could get some rest and although it helped I awoke this morning feeling like crap. I tried everything I threw all kinds of meds at it. Day quill, some electrolytes, vitamins. But just getting the boy ready for school today I broke out in a fantastic sweat and then was shaking with the chills when I went to drop him off.

I feel guilty because I was just sick three weeks ago when the flue ripped through our house, I was off for 2 days for the kids and a day for myself.

I am trying to eat well and take vitamins everyday to help. I have been forgoing the laundry (except the very basics) to get a few hours extra sleep at night and I still keep catching whatever the kids are bringing home from school.

I know I shouldn't feel bad but I do.

I know this is just a bad winter and everything will be better soon. But seriously, I cook good meals with lots of veggies, we all eat lots of fruit and I make the kids fantastic healthy lunches. Why can't we fight this stuff off.

This has just been such a bad year of getting sick for us. Its driving me crazy.

Anyone else missing lots of work due to family and then self illness??

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Job Satisfaction

What is job satisfaction?

Am I satisfied in my current job? Yes, the work is familiar yet I learn something new everyday. I am competent in my job so I easily know and feel I am doing a good job. I have great hours that work around my family, I can drop the kids off at school and pick them up from school. I have a little time to myself everyday for lunch. There are no benefits which sucks, and I am making less money per hour. The people that I work for are good, solid honest people. they are understanding and forgiving and flexible. There is a career path that comes with this job that is achievable for me and will allow me to build a base for my own business in the future, affording me the flexibility that I want to work and be there for my family.

Why do I still find myself scanning the want ads? Do some habits just die hard?? I have been looking for a dream job for so many years now, I think I am having trouble NOT looking.

Actually I wasn't looking, A job posting was SENT to me.

It is a dream job, to help families with a child with special needs find the resources they need within the community. It is a small organization and I would have to wear many hats, volunteer co-ordination, fundraising.

It's crazy I came off my Maternity Leave early to take my current job. I have only been working with this company for a few months.

But I am going to throw my hat in the ring and see what happens. This job jsut seems like it would be such an awesome experience to learn and grow and help others who are going through what we are going through in our community.

Lord help me if I get to the point where I have to consider a job offer and decide what to do.

Friday, February 4, 2011


So last week, the flu swept through my household like the snow through Dallas. hard Fast and stayed for awhile. First my oldest, then the girl child, my hubby and by day 4 I was not feeling so shit hot myself.

Enter mysterious phone call that I should have known better then to entertain. However, when someone tells you they are doing a customer service call because a virus has been downloaded during your recent internet activity and since I had just finished downloading a series of lectures for a course I am taking and the baby was screaming in my ear and the oldest was lying on the couch moaning I took the call.

After all this little laptop had been my steadfast portal to sanity.

Needless to say in my moment of weekness I actually let them log on to my computer before I twigged that JARS SUPPORT was a total and complete SCAM.

Therefore full panic mode ensued and an emergency Blackberry message went out to all my IT people and a quick call to the Police and the Better Business Bureau. My day went to SHIT in a hurry. Thankfully, the IT guy we use at work took pity on me since he had actually received the same call from these guys and knew they were pretty harmless. He did a quick check on my laptop to make sure nothing had been downloaded and he deleted the program they used to log into my computer and he didn't have to destroy, delete, or uninstall and reinstall anything. he is my new hero.

However I had to spend 4.5 days with out my baby, my portal to sanity. My poor Blackberry took a beating. I am used to monitoring my bank account daily. I went insane.

Needless to say all is well. and those guys from JARS better not call back because if they get me when I'm on my A game I am going to lose my shit!

People who prey on other people....SUCK!

Have a nice day!