Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Random Thoughts #48

  1. Last week I attempted a return to running. I ended up coughing and gasping for air for hours afterward. This finally prompted me to ask my doctor (while at D's well-child visit) about the possibility of something being wrong with me (besides being fat and out of shape and crazy). She set up a pulmonary function test and the result is that I have asthma. And apparently it is sort of on the bad side. So I have 2 inhalers now. One that I take twice per day as a preventative steroid. The other I am to take before I exercise and during exercise if I have an attack. I'm guessing I've had asthma since I was a kid and just thought that it was normal to not be able to breathe during exercise. I am going to attempt running again this week. We'll see what difference the inhalers make.
  2. My purse, every summer, no matter what purse I have or how much I paid for it the strap makes my arm break out in a rash. So I bought a purse yesterday with a cloth strap. We shall see if this makes all the difference as well.
  3. My oldest brought home a homework assignment last week that graphed life expectancies. One of the life expectancies was that of a house cat. 15 years. This prompted a discussion about our cat and how long she'll be around still. She's almost 13. The kids are torn between thinking about missing her and planning the next pet they want to get. It's something like a hamster or a gerbil or a dog or fish. Something like that.
  4. I told the kids we would be pet-free for at least a year when the cat dies.
  5. They seem convinced that I will not last that long. I am fairly convinced that I will not cave on that year moratorium.
  6. Including today my Bigs have 8 days of school left. Eight days of Kindergarten. Eight days of second grade. Wow! I'm excited to have 6 weeks with them before we have to return to the school routine.
  7. I'm oddly excited to see Wipeout again.
  8. I'm still jealous of the people going to BlogHer in NYC. More because I would like to visit NYC again. I'm too anxious to attend a blog conference. I'm too socially stupid.
  9. My posting at CZ is likely to dwindle in the coming summer days. All 5 of you who read regularly are likely to be too busy to read as much anyway.
  10. I have issues.

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Brooke said...

LOL we all have issues... I too am oddly excited about Wipeout and the Big Red Balls. What is it about watching that show that intrigues me?... Hopefully now that you know you have it and are taking precautions things will be easier for you...
OH and lucky you... We have 13 days left...

kelleysbeads said...

My kids are officially 2nd graders and Kindergartners now. How did this happen? Time goes too fast.

I would go to BlogHer with you in NYC and we could be socially stupid together. I hate crowds, but can take them on if I have a friend beside me.

We're driving up to Roc the last weekend in June and staying for 4 days before driving Up North through the 5th or 6th. I hope we can meet up again if it works out with your fam schedule.

And I hope the inhaler does wonders for your breathing and running. Not being able to breath sucks.

mayberry said...

Wow, I'm glad you found out about the asthma and can treat it now!

My kids are also constantly plotting what pet to get when our dog dies (she is somewhere around 12).

Madeline said...

I hope those inhalers help you out. It's great that you were able to catch it.

for a different kind of girl said...

My boys have three days left. I think I was in a little bit of denial that the school year is ending, because I honestly feel like it's snuck up on me. Then, during lunch over the weekend, my oldest, who is finishing seventh grade, turned to me and asked if ninth grade is considered high school, and, when I realized that after next year, I'll have a HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN on my hands (GAH!), I told him to hush his mouth! Time is going by way, way too quickly!

So will the summer, so I hope you enjoy every bit of it with your kids. I'm kind of thinking of putting the curtain down on the blog for the summer, maybe even completely. Just rather enjoy life than wondering what to write about, you know?

Cindy said...

I just had to comment that we LOVE Wipeout around here!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Too bad about your asthma! Are you going to try running again now that you have the inhalers? And how is the cloth strap working?

I also wish I was going to BlogHer. Maybe next year. Course, I say that every year! I bet a lot of bloggers are anxious at those meetups . . . .

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