Wednesday, May 6, 2009


It has been awhile since I have posted. I finally took some pictures off of the camera and put them on my new laptop, so I will post a few of them. Life has been hectic at our house, as normal. Akila had a really good night tonight, which is all relative I guess. The main issue was that she called a girl "retarded" at dance tonight, but that is not bad considering her behavior lately. I have to email the girls father tonight.

She has been in an after school program 3-4 days a week, and that honestly has made our evenings much more controllable. It is nice too, as I either have one or two kids on those days after school, and we can have more time together this way (all the kids are doing one after school class).

I need to whine a minute, but I will start it off with good stuff. I have posted about this earlier, but I have not had even a tiny headache since the beginning of January. It was not my new year resolution or anything, but it would have been a good one. I just didn't think it was realistic then. Over three months with not even a hint of a headache, wow!!! You all should be on vitamin D, I love it!!!! Take at least 5,000 mg.

But, vitamin D has not helped with my cold sores. I usually get them every couple of months or so, and I got a whopper of one this week. On Monday night, I was at a PTSA meeting, and I thought I was getting a sore throat as my ear was hurting when I swallowed. After I got home, put the kids to bed I sat my lazy bumm down in front of the TV. As I was sitting there, I started to get shots of pain in my eye socket. My eye socket. Then in my cheek and the side of my face. It was quite bizarre. I went to bed early, but did not sleep well. I kept on waking to pain on the left side of my face. Finally, in the middle of the night, it dawned on me that I was getting a cold sore.

I have gotten cold sores since I was a teenager, and I have only had a handful of them that really hurt, I mean really hurt. And this one does. It is a whopper. My face has hurt for two days now. Weird. I have tried Lysine, and other things, but not had much luck. All of my cold sores have come with some minor pain, and some major aggravation!!!!! But I think this one is the most painful ever. I think my hubby thinks I'm losing it, as much as I have complained about this honking sore on my lip. Can't blame him, I think I whined less when I had my 9 surgeries.

Anyway, here are some pictures:

Here Akila is feeding a cow on our fun spring break trip to Iowa.

My boys are helping to babysit my former student Erin's baby, Patrick

Imani and Akila in their Easter dresses.

Akila being a goof ball and watching a movie in our bathroom. I think she likes the heated floors.

Imani is standing in front of the giant picture on the back doors of our school (which face Hennepin Ave).

1 comment:

party of eight said...

OUCH, i hope your cold sore gets better. - i really need to be taking D. that is amazing.

i enjoyed the photos, your kids are so sweet with babies. can you believe it is almost summer! wow!