Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I finally broke down and went to the doctor this morning. I had a terrible night of lame sleep, and when I woke up this morning I couldn't talk. Swallowing made me want to come right out of my skin. I peered at my throat with a flashlight and it was definitely red, and I thought I saw some whitish spots. So to the doctor I went. Hubs was kind enough to stay home with Daughter so I didn't have to drag her with me. Also, did I mention I couldn't talk? Like, at all? Hard to care for a toddler when you can't shout, "no! Stop jumping on that chair! Get down now! You're going to fall and crack your head open!"

Ok, so being sick makes me maybe a little cranky.

Anyway, I don't have strep throat. It's just a virus. About which my doctor was apologetic. He actually apologized that the test was negative and that I therefore wouldn't need any medication. Is that what the world has come to? People just going to the doctor and demanding antibiotics for any old thing? I hate the idea of taking antibiotics (the germs are becoming resistant, as I'm sure you all know, and the medicines don't work anymore in some cases...that is bad! bad! bad!). I was glad to hear all I needed was rest and fluids.

So because I feel crummy and lazy, I'm going to hit you with a meme. I'm tagging myself for 5 weird things.

1) I like to eat things in odd numbers. Like m&ms - I purposely take odd numbers, preferably in different colors, too. If I somehow get an even number, say 8, I will eat 5, then wait awhile and eat 3.

2) The bathtub is never clean enough. I scrub it to the point of practically scratching the finish, I bleach it, I scrub some more, and yet I never feel it's truly clean. I loathed having to move Daughter from the little baby tub to the big tub, and I still cringe every time I put her in.

Feet oog me right out. Can't stand feet. Eew.

4) I will not share bar soap or toothpaste. In fact, I won't even use bar soap unless I am truly desperate and there is no other option (like in a hotel). I try to bring my own shower gel/wash whenever I travel. And I have my own tube of toothpaste in the bathroom - once Hubs uses it, it's his. I open a new one.

5) I would rather go on an educational vacation than a "fun" vacation. It's not that I don't like the beach, it's just that I prefer museums and stuff. I'm kind of nerdy like that.

That's all I've got. Off to the couch to watch some Balamory with Daughter.


Karen said...

You're right. Those things really are weird. Especially the bathtub and the toothpaste. The bar soap thing I can sort of understand and if I think too hard about it I may start using my own bar of soap too.

I also really like the term "oog". I'll have to try to use that in a sentence today. Such as, "Being spit up on and having it ooze down the neck of my shirt really OOGS me."

HangerMom said...

I eat everything in even numbers, so I definitely think you're crazy for eating them in odds! :)

I, too, have real issues with bars of soap. And though I don't dislike the bathtub in principle, the thought of taking a BATH to get CLEAN is totally outside my scope of understanding. I know people who will share bathwater (like one person bathe, then the next person, in the same water) and that's enough to make me a little ooged out right there!

Pam said...

weird things, huh? I have a total phobia about open cupboards. I don't know what it is but I hate it when someone leaves the cupboards open in the kitchen. Of course my husband knows it irks me so I'll shut one and he'll open another and so on and so on.

Love the word oog. It ranks right up there with flit:)

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi...I'm kinda bloghopping today. I saw your comment that you left in another blog and wanted to drop by to visit and meet someone new. HOpe you don't mind.

I got a big kick outta #3 on your meme---me too. Feet? Ewwww. You got that right!!! And funny thing, I'm the same way about bar soap....don't touch it. Mine's liquid soap all the way...and believe it or not we have two people in the house only, and individual soap dispensers. So, I don't think it odd at all.

Happy Thursday, hope you feel better soon.