#1 I've been hesitant to say this (don't want to jinx it) but Baby's energy issue is seemingly gone. It went away in one fell swoop. As if she woke up 100% better. And let me tell you, I had actually forgotten how active, danger-prone, and talkative she is... the illness just slowly sucked that out of her.... and had we had a good normal energy day right next to her low energy end days I would have been freaking out even more than I was. She hadn't had the energy to walk through the grocery store in months. One night we were all driving home from somewhere and Baby was chattering away and singing (a different song then was on the radio) at top volume and a wave of relief washed over me and I knew she was better. She hadn't been like that in so long, that I actually forgot she ever was. The doctors just assume that she did have mono and she finally got over it. As a special side treat, which appears to be unrelated, she has had hives for 12 straight days, which have no known cause, presumably brought on by that stomach virus she had two weeks ago (did you miss that?... really the health stuff with her has been non-stop)... so she is now on Zyrtec since her hands were swelling up and painful. After everything else, I'll happily take the hives.
#2 Last night, to prove the point, Baby fell off of a brick retaining wall and scraped the flesh off of the back of her leg (one night before her dance recital dress rehearsal - wherein video & pictures can be taken). Bloody, bloody, screaming mess. Thankfully, it wasn't deep enough to need a trip to the ER (although, we've been so much this year that all our medical bills from now on are pretty much free) and we could bandage her up. Inwardly (and maybe a bit outwardly) I fumed about what a nightmare trying to put that leg in tights was going to be today. But, again, I am so happy that she's back to normal. Even if normal means 2 hours of wound triage. And, with Baby, it does.
#3 Still loving my Up by Jawbone bracelet. I find sleeping with it a bit uncomfortable, which sometimes has woken me up... which kind of defeats the purpose... but I am extremely sensitive to things on me like that. I love the food journalling, the graphs, the App, the activity tracker... I'm a fan! It has been totally motivating me and keeping me moving (literally) in the right direction. Yay!
#4 I cleaned out the fridge, and Kid cleaned her room. That's about it on organization for week 1. Baby's big dance recital (remember last year and the hooker make-up?!) is tonight and tomorrow... so that is enough stress to manage for now (especially with the leg wound!), so we'll pick back up next week.
#5 The kids' summer studying has been going GREAT. I think I failed to mention the biggest component of all of that... to get them established in the playroom. Typically the girls will bring all of whatever they are doing and cram it into our living room (which is more of a sitting room style room right off the front door)... which makes me crazy and keeps our house looking like we are in the midst of a burglary at all times. So, part of this whole plan was to have them do their school work in the actual giant playroom/family room at the back of the house (which no one ever uses). It's worked, people! Once they are in there, they just stay there. All the toys, games, art supplies are there anyway... what a novel idea... to actually play in the well stocked playroom.
#6 Just discovered Longmire on Netflix and I'm kind of loving it.