Friday, April 27, 2012


Finally got to the doctor today after having a terrible headache for the past week or more and he confirmed what I had been suspecting. I have a migraine. I don't think I've ever had such a bad headache. I know I've had bad headaches before but this one has been different. So he gave me some medication to take and see if it will help. He also gave me some percocet and told me to go home, take one and go to bed. Ha ha, as if I had the time. I really wish I could go to bed and just sleep but I have too much to do. Maybe that's part of my problem, I don't have time to stop and rest and let myself heal. Hope I get better soon. I have four cases of strawberries to make into freezer jam.

Monday, April 16, 2012


So last week, actually the week before Easter, I had at least one kid home from school every day. Finally on Thursday Michael came home from work and didn't feel so hot himself so he kept all the kids home on Friday. I ended up taking everyone (Except Ethan) to the Dr. They all had strep tests done and we got three positives, Ammon, Michael, and James. So all of them were put on antibiotics. I was the only one who wasn't sick. I guess I should have taken the antibiotics too. I was okay most of the week but on Friday my throat started itching, and my head hurt like crazy. I've tried to lay low and take it easy but today I just feel like crap. Throat hurts, hurts to breath in real deep, nose is constantly running, eyes are dry and itchy one minute then the next they're watering so bad I have tears running down my cheeks. I've tried taking an allergy pill for the sneezing, itchy watering eyes and that didn't help.

I don't mean to complain but it's no fun when you're the one sick and you have to take care of kids and a house still. It makes me appreciate more the times that I'm not sick.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


So I got this crazy idea a few months ago that I wanted to go back to school. I applied to the USU extension here in town and was accepted. Now I'm just waiting to register for classes. I don't really want to take a full load but in order to qualify for financial aid I have to be taking 12 credits. I'm excited but a little nervous at the same time, am I going to be able to handle school work and still have time for my family and responsibilities there. Michael did sit down with the kids the other night and told them that they needed to step up and do their jobs without me standing over them because I'm going to be busy with school.

As if that wasn't enough, Michael talked me into attending a seminar in Vernal last week. It was about medical transcription work. I was so impressed with what the guy said, and the fact that Michael has wanted me to get a job working at home, that I signed up for the course to learn medical transcription and editing. If all goes well I will have this course done by the end of summer so I won't be doing both things at the same time when school starts.