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One Day I Think Deeply, the Next I Can't Think at All

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The babe has a cold. Barks like a seal. Sounds like he's choking. It shakes me. Not sleeping well. Starting to teeth on top of it all. Feel sorry for him. Sorry for myself. Work is knocking. More and more e-mails are coming, telephone calls; when are you coming back, can you do this can you do that, how do you do this? I am meeting with a babysitter this week. Not looking forward to it. I am away on a conference for some of next week; on the other coast. Not looking forward to it. I hate change, but once the change occurs, I get settled. Comfortable, then have to change again. Shopping for Christmas has begun; lots of things finished, but still lots more to do. Why is everything so expensive. I think there's a lot to go around, and then there is none.

I have a mixer going round in my head right now. Spin spin spin. Faster and faster. The thoughts are getting folded, like batter. Little bit of this, dash of that, add a drop of sunshine and a dozen roses too.

Look this way, turn there, no over here, do this, no I'll do that....stop.

The 4 year old has made his letter to Santa; no surprises except one; a Dora Talking House; where am I going to find one now...hoping that Toys R Us still has one, but can't get out with a sick babe.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    hope the little one gets better- mine woke up with that barking cough too this morning- steamed baths are good for that- oh these mommy moments!

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    Did you bring the babe into see a pediatrician? Sounds serious--maybe croup?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Yes, and I have a Vicks vaporizer in the room. It is great.

    I was going to take him this afternoon but he seems to be doing much better now; he doesn't cough at all when he is awake, just when he is in bed, and it really sounds like it's breaking up and he is quite content and playful otherwise. I am quite sure it is just a bad cold. Thank you so much for your post, though. This blogging is really a great thing.

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    I'm sorry all isn't well on your end! It's tough for creatures of habit to make those big changes. I wish you luck with them.
    Is the doc sure the little one has a real live cold and not just an overload of fluid from teething? My kids always got that way. I used Vick's rub on cotton balls, stuffed those in their ears and put a dab in each nostril. I'd give 'em a dose of Motrin for the gum swelling and pain. By the next day, they'd be fine. Whatever the case, I hope he is feeling well very soon.
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You could be right, and thanks for the advice!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    Take it easy. Go online. Babycenter.com has free shipping over $75. KBToys, eToys and Walmart are good sites. I don't shop around unless I really really have to, especially with the kids. Regarding the baby, if the cough sounds really bad, take him in . . . have you done that already? Just to ease your mind. We have the Vick's vaporizer going to . . . take care, ok? :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The problem is that most of the sites are American, and the shipping costs are huge or the products are unavailable in Canada and on and on...I have an appointment to take the babe in tomorrow if he's still not well. You take care, too:)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Cathy, i'm sure we share the same life! Although, this is the first year i am so unorganised re xmas. I normally have bought a number of gifts, written cards etc, instead i have done nothing!
    Take a depth breath, it can only get better ;)

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