Thursday, May 29, 2008

Better than it was but a long way to go!

Since a cough was added to Ben's list of symptoms last night I called the doctor's office and they said to bring him in. In two weeks he has lost 2 1/2 pounds - which for him is 10% of his body weight. We are in watch and wait mode with him and I also get the joyful job of collecting stool samples the next couple of days to send to the lab. That's fun. I mention this because this morning became a flurry of getting ready to go to the doctor, getting ready for my friend Tricia to come watch Aaron, and getting ready for a lady to come buy a stroller I listed on Craigslist. I was in CHAOS - Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome - and that depressed me. There was definitely less chaos and running around than before, but chaos nonetheless. My choices to not do my routines added up to a hectic morning. It was a good reminder why I want habitual order in my home - so there are not many of these times. Tonight I need to do some work for the pool business, clean up the kitchen and exercise. On top of it all my weight is up and that is discouraging. I think it may have something to do with the overeating - I have heard that there is a connection between consuming massive quantities of junk food and gaining weight. There is also a connection between gaining weight and pants being too tight. There is a definite connection between pants being too tight and being in a grouchy bad mood, and of course there is a factual, proven connection between the grouchy bad mood and chocolate. Darn vicious cycle!

4 comments:

Monica said...

Re: the cycle: ROFL! ;)

Hey - Titus and Shelby have both had awful coughs. Shelby was actually running a very low fever for about 2-3 days and had a little runny nose. I am wondering if it is part of the flu that we all had - stomach and then head cold? Let me know if the dr. says it's anything serious. T&S seem to be getting better....

Meli_Mama said...

You totally just cracked me up! I needed that laugh this morning.

I've been skipping my routines the last couple of days and boy is it depressing. I need to reclaim my shiny sink today!

My Blessed Life said...

Oh my gosh girl I am laughing my head off at you. I so understand your cycle, it must be a girl thing. Let us know how Ben is doing we are praying for him.

Carolynne said...

I am laughing out loud!!! I always thought it was a government conspiracy about junk food causing weight gain . . . I'm sure that is my problem and not the vast amount of chocolate I eat . . . but wait, isn't chocolate good for you?

Thanks for the laugh.