Friday, February 22, 2013

Home with sick kid... what to do?

The kid hadn't been feeling well the past few days but when he called me on Wednesday afternoon and said he felt horrible and didn't want to even play basketball with his friends I knew he wasn't feeling well.  When I came home from work and he was in bed sleeping I knew he really was sick.  My kid never sleeps during the day after being up and about.  I felt his forehead and he was burning up :(  My kid rarely gets sick but when he does, it hits him hard.

After sleeping most of the afternoon Wednesday and then getting up at 2am with him tossing his cookies and with yet another blazing fever (we don't have normal fevers in my family, the first fever this kid ever had was 104 when he was a year old and I rushed him to the ER).  I called his pediatrician yesterday morning (and seriously, I LOVE his Dr.  She is the best, never overbooks and never has patients waiting more than a few minutes for her) She called him in and not 5 minutes later walked out and said he's got the stomach flu.  Lovely.

Since there's really  nothing she can give  him she said just lots of fluids and no dairy for the next few days.  We stopped at the grocery store for Gatorade and ginger ale and as I was putting everything away when I got home I had an idea.  Since I was home I may as well clean out my pantry.

I'm not gonna lie, I'm horribly disorganized.  I try, but sometimes I just get lazy.  I was home, I had really nothing to do so I may as well do something productive.  I started to pull all the junk out of the pantry and realized that I have a bit of a problem when there were bags and bags and a box of shopping bags.  Sometimes I just toss them in the recycle bag, but sometimes I shove the bags in other bags and wind up with a thousand grocery bags, well.. they're all gone now, out with the recyclables that got picked up this morning.  

I neatened up the shelves, moved the big heavy mixer onto the floor since the shelf I had it on seemed a little wobbly and put the Gatorade I got the kid onto the top shelf (He's tall at almost 6'2 and still growing) I keep most of the bottled stuff on a lower shelf but considering he's already gotta duck to get into the pantry I'd do him a favor here  ;)

My pantry is a little bare.  I need to hit the wholesale store soon to stock up on non perishables really soon.  I have a pantry stock checklist that I need to print out and work on because it really is a lot easier to make a quick dinner with a well stocked pantry :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Little holes in all my shirts... now it all makes sense...

ALL of my shirts have little holes in them, right at the bottom.  This has plagued me for years and I had no idea what was causing it.  Cheap shirts? Poor quality? Possibly.  I buy most of my shirts at Old Navy, or at least I used to.  Their selection lately has been less than flattering clothing and with me shrinking into a size Small in old navy shirts nowadays I've gotta go shopping for new clothes soon.  But I digress.

The little holes plaguing all my shirts like this

It didn't even cross my mind that it could be my kitchen counter causing this until I was reading through this article at lunchtime from Faith in The Kitchn and saw this Is Your Kitchen Causing Holes In Your Clothing?

I have plenty of aprons and kitchen shirts and I'm not opposed to wearing them regularly, but I really only use them when I bake.  I suppose that's gonna change now (or as soon as I revamp my wardrobe, which will be very soon!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Quaker real medleys

Running through Walgreens I stopped and thought it might be a good idea to grab some cereal or something because I tend to not eat in the morning. I saw these Quaker real medleys and thought oatmeal is always a good idea.

Holy cow was it fantastic!! Apple walnut oatmeal+ was the one I grabbed an it was loaded with bits of apple, big pieces of walnuts and big dried cranberries. It was quick to pop into the microwave with some milk (I do not like water in my oatmeal).

This was a good filling breakfast and I will definitely buy this again! Totally worth the $2.

It probably would have been a good idea to show a picture of the full oatmeal, but I didn't think of doing a post until it was almost gone. Oops. It's good stuff 😊