Sunday, January 24, 2010


I'm not doing any better at blogging than I was about 6 months ago. But, this time, I have an excuse. I have just been busy. I haven't read the blogs as much as I normally do. Nor, have I been on Facebook as much as normal.

I have been subbing. I'm thinking of looking into a secondary certificate. I have my first through eighth grade certification... and have a major love for 7th grade. But, I have subbed in the high school and I LOVE THOSE KIDS. Oh, my.... after 2 days with them, I'm thinking of changing my certification.

I still want to stay home next year. I want my youngest son's first year before I go teach. That will give me time to sub a bit more and really decide if I want to pursue a secondary certificate.

My hubby has been fighting ear infections for the last several months. Not a good thing for a pilot to deal with. Well, he suddenly started having problems with his ear lobe area. He went to an ENT AGAIN.... staff. Infection. Not office staff. HE HAS A STAFF INFECTION. That should be enough, right? Well, it just doesn't look like it is going to be cleared up by Wednesday, when he is supposed to fly out. The problem is that his head set has ear plug dobber-ma-jigs that go IN his ear. His ear is so swollen and painful that he just won't be able to wear them. :( After an 8 day tour, I would love for him to have an extra day off.... but not at the expense of his sick days.

BECAUSE, this summer, we might start working on #3's ear. (To read up on that, just search my blog for the word "microtia.") VERY. STRESSFUL.

I still have to blog about Disney.

I have a good friend who is about to pop out a baby. I need to help her, so I might be scarce... well, no more than usual, I guess.

Our JBQ is ramping up to post-season play. That means our study time will increase. Right now, we study 3 kids, each night for 20-30 minutes. EACH. ONE-ON-ONE. Yes.... 1 to 1.5 hours a night. On top of homework, showers, baths, laundry, dinners, lessons, bed times. My oldest will be studying about 40 minutes each night. Until March, my 2nd will be studying about 40 minutes per night. And my third? About the same.

I am having trouble finding a sitter. I'm very picky about my kids. I can't get into details because I don't know who all reads...

OK... I need to go. I'll BBL


Unknown said...

Can't wait to hear about Disney. Praying about any decisions on the ear surgeries and am hoping that you can stay home!!

Catey said...

Funny that you like high school! Who'd have thought? lol ;)

So sorry to hear about the hubs-I hope he heals quickly!

Miss May said...

The kids and I will come babysit for you.

Theresa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one having a hard time finding time to blog!! I'm sorry to hear about your husband and I pray that he gets better quickly.

Diana's Cocina said...

Girl you can do it!!

Reflections in My Mirror said...

Hang tight girl! Thinking of you!

Kaira said...

Hey LL,
I'm not sure if you do any natural stuff but I'd be willing to bet money that GOOT will heal your husband's ear. GOOT is garlic/olive oil treatment. It is amazing for ear stuff and a zillion other things. It cleared up an ear infection I had overnight.

Mix garlic and olive oil, let stand for a while. Strain and store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. I GOOTED up a cotton ball and band-aided it to my ear and went to bed. It fell off in the night by the pain was gone - never to return again. For severe infections, you might need to do it 2-3 times a day for a day or two.

Can't hurt to try and it's super cheap and has no ill effects.

Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

You're as busy as ME, and I haven't updated mine in a ling time too lol.

Miss you!

Mommy Spice said...

Ok, now I know what we'll be praying for...the pilot's ear and your brave woman!! Really though, I'm sorry to hear about his ear.

I don't have much time for blogging, much less reading blogs either. It's the weekends for me...if I can get to it.