Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Croup, shingles, and weeds

What do these three things have in common?  They are living at the Kelly household in one way or another.  We just got back at the dr.s office for Addie because she has croup.  Yesterday we were at the dr office for Addie because she had an ear infection and sore throat.  Last week we were in the dr office for Jayne for stomach issues that prevacid is helping.  So my kids have seen the dr 3 times in less than 5 days.  (don't get me started on the temper tantrum that Spencer had yesterday at the dr. office...all I am going to say is that the front office, drs and nurses all stopped what they were doing to watch spencer freak out since he wanted the whole basket of stickers)  That doesn't include my two dr visits last week.  I went in the beginning of the week with my kidneys hurting.  The dr said that I had a back spasm.  Whatever.  I didn't get better and so I made a second appointment 4 days later and as I was getting dressed, noticed all of these bumps right where it was hurting me internally.  I started freaking out thinking whatever has been bugging my 'insides' is now eating away my skin.  Dr. looks at it again and says, 'shingles'.  So now I am on pain meds and some massive blue pill that even a horse couldn't swallow.  
The good news is that I have realized I am an expert weed grower.  Anybody need any advice on how to grow weeds, give me a call!  All you need to do is look at them and they will grow.  Tulips...not growing.  Daffodills....not growing.  Perennials...still dead from winter.  Weeds....THRIVING AND BEAUTIFULLY GREEN!!!!!!!  All you need to do is spray weed killer and they will somehow still grow.  Pour a bunch of preen on the flower beds....and you still get weeds.  It is the best trick ever!  NO Hassle!  No worries!  Spent all last summer pulling weeds and whammo---they are back ready to challenge you in every way possible..  Even when there is snow on the ground, they will pop out and add color to your otherwise colorless ground.  Aren't they just wonderful!


I am doing what I do best....keepin it real!

9 comments:

Kathryn said...

That stinks, Ang! Sorry if I am laughing - you seem to make everything horrible so like much fun. Miss you.

Kathryn said...

What I meant was...you seem to make everything horrible seem like so much fun. I need to go to bed...

Tara said...

I am about to cry! What a week. Your weeds are beautiful.. Whoever said that they aren't. Please call if we can help!

Jen said...

Nothing is ever simple with you is it? JUST KIDDING! That sucks everyone has had so much yuck! I think the doctors office needs to give you a break on the co-pay. Like the 10th one is free! Hope everyone is feeling better, except your weeds. May they die a horrible death.

If it makes you feel better it is snowing here right now!

Amy G. said...

I love it! Keep on keepin' it real.

Danielle said...

You are way too hard on your weeds - it's still early, and you've got plenty of time to battle them. :) I hope you all get feeling better - let me know if you need anything!

mbishopp said...

i just hope you have really good medical insurance!

i hope all your strange illnesses pass as quickly as the weeds are growing. :)
lots of love.

HELLO my name is Jill said...

thats alot of doctor visits! i had shingles in high school. i still have scars. cool huh? you going to the wedding??? Ya really should... cake by Jill will be there :)

Erica said...

Oh my goodness. That is awful! I hope everyone feels better really soon. There is nothing wrong with having weeds, it's only April. It sounds like we need a good LNO right about now ;)