Thursday, October 12, 2006

So not even 15 minutes after I posted that last entry...

…the doorbell rang.  It was UPS with the rest of our bed!  A day early… again! LOL  So that all worked out.  We drained the old bed and assembled the new one Tuesday night.  It wasn't too bad.  The assembly part took around two hours, including a couple of breaks that we stretched out longer than necessary while we waited for it to fill.  And the old bed was hauled off this morning, no problem.

It's too soon to really say how much we'll like it overall, but so far, so good.  The hardest thing to get used to is the fact that the mattress is way thicker than our old one, so we're sleeping several inches higher than before.  Kind of makes you feel like the princess and the pea sleeping atop her 20 mattresses. LOL  We bought new sheets on clearance when we bought the bed, so we put those on.  I have a feeling our old ones may not even fit the new mattress.

I spent a good chunk of yesterday and today finishing up mega kit file prep stuff.  Took a bit longer than I was expecting, but it's all sorted out and ready to go now.  :)

Got a call for the first time ever today to go pick up Kaylee from school.  I no more than got home from dropping her off and sat down and checked email when the phone rang.  She'd been rubbing the heck out of her right eye and had the whole area red.  I'd seen her rubbing both eyes off and on over the past couple of days and had just chalked it up to allergies, but the school nurse wasn't sure.  So I went and picked her up and took her over to the doctor's office, and it turns out it's… allergies. LOL  But, the doctor said that if she keeps rubbing like that, it could end up infected, so she gave us some eye drops and we're to keep her on the Claratin she's been taking off and on lately.  

Kaylee's really funny about the drops.  She cooperates with the lying down to get them, but then squirms and cries and protests that it hurts during the actual administration, and then afterwards talks excitedly about how great it is that she gets to take two medicines now.  (Yes, my odd child actually likes and looks forward to medicine.  It's like a treat for her.)  If anyone has any tips for getting eye drops into the eye of squirmy 4-year-old who will only keep her eye very slightly open for a split second, I'd love to hear them.

Tomorrow's going to be a busier morning than usual for me, and not only will I get no kid-free time tomorrow morning, but I won't get my usual one-kid time either.  Matthew only has a half-day of school (I still have no idea why), so that means I have to get my act together and pack him a lunch in the morning. (I also have no idea why they cram in lunch, which must be eaten in their classrooms since they can't get everyone through the cafeteria that fast, when they only have a half-day of school.  Why not just let them eat when they get home?)  And I have the Love & Logic thing again tomorrow while Kaylee's in school, which means I have to get up early enough to shower before I get the kids up.  I never did get my shower today, since I didn't get up early enough and I'd planned to do that while Kaylee was at school.  So, uhm, yeah, definitely need one tomorrow. LOL  :-b  

Well, since I'm still not caught up on sleep and I really have to get up earlier tomorrow, I suppose I should head for bed.  G'night. :)

7 comments:

Jen said...

You got a sleep number bed right? If so, let me know how you like it! Did you get the adjustable frame too?

Tania said...

Hope you like the bed, and that you've been able to get some sleep!

Meredith said...

hannah had pink-eye a couple of weeks ago. I can sympathize with the eyedrops thing. I had to lay her down, straddle her to pin her arms to her sides, hold her head still with my knees, pull down the lower lid of her eye and somehow get the drops in. I had no idea I could bend like that or that my daughter had such superhuman strength to almost knock me over! :) good luck and if you find an easier way, let me know!

karin said...

the bed thing sounds like it all worked out well, and I hope by now, you and Mark are happily enjoying your Princess and the Pea bed! LOL!

As far as the eye thing, Kim, I am so glad that you were able to get her to the MD already and get the drops in (yeah, no suggestions on the admin of them ....) but that was precisley what Cam did to his eye last spring that led to periorbital cellulitis and needed the Ceftin antbx. Lordie, woman, that infection is a BEAR! I hope she continues to improve!

the magician and his friend sounded like they were fun, but sorry they were not really around ....

here's to a peaceful week for you ...

Francine said...

Don't you just love new sheets? This may be my inner dork showing :p, but man, I get such a kick out of new sheets. And new towels.
Are you going to post a pic of the new bed?


Good luck on the eyedrops. That sounds like no fun at all.

Priscilla said...

Yay for the new bed - and that it arrived a day early!!
LOL at Kaylee being proud of more medicine! funny thing!
How about going out into the yard and lying on your backs and doing some cloud watching - picking out shapes in the clouds - then when she is busy looking at the clouds quickly drop a drop in.......lol
or perhaps some other distraction that requires her to look upwards...lol.

Natalie said...

OMG, I'm with Fransie (again) - I LOVE new sheets and new towels! :) I hope the drops help her feel better. I have no good suggestions on the admin, either; it was absolute torture getting M to stay still long enough to get drops in when she had pink eye.

And yes, pics of the new bed soon?