Friday, March 27, 2009

Small Successes--Friday edition

I haven't had much time to post this week; Una spent Monday having coughing fits and I finally got her in to see an asthma/allergy specialist. They have to do testing next Monday, but the short-term diagnosis is that the cough is an allergy-related asthma. She is on a 6 day course of medicine to get the inflammation under control before they test to see what is causing it.

The other thing is that my one really awful pregnancy symptom--varicose veins in the left leg from knee-to-buttock--is really acting up right now. Compression hose is just more of a pain, so I use it if I go out, but avoid it around the house. This always gets better after birth, but it is hitting me earlier and earlier with each pregnancy as I get older.

Without further ado, here are my small--and I mean small--successes for the week:

1) I made butter, yogurt and zucchini bread, plus zucchini patties with the leftover grated zucchini. The cow is back up to a couple of gallons a day with the spring grass coming in.

2) I have the back, one side of the front and about a third of the of the other side of the front of a pink baby sweater completed.

3) I'm about halfway through with both a curriculum shopping list for the upcoming Homeschool Conference and a menu plan for the next two weeks.

I'm trying hard not to feel rotten about the myriad tasks I've not done: not finished the kitchen cleaning, not started the Great Clothing Exchange of spring clothes for winter stuff still in the drawers, not started any seeds for the garden, not done a great job with school this week, although we kept up with the core stuff...Oh, well...

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  1. Una sounds like my Martin. He has this cough we can't get rid of. It is worse in the spring and fall. He's been on allery meds, asthma meds, had his tonsils and adenoids taken out, so far nothing has helped much. I hope you find out what is causing Una's coughing, poor girl

  2. It is at least a tiny comfort to know that so many other parents (I've done some internet research) have had to deal with this kind of "mystery cough" that appears allergy related but can't be pin-pointed. Seems way more common in kids in the upper-elementary and middle school years than in any other group, which gives me hope that she may outgrow it one day.


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