Friday, March 3, 2017

Random Tid Bits

  1. We went out to eat a few times lately. We wanted to try someplace new and different, so we went to Adana's Kebab House. It was really pretty good! I had something called dönerdürüm, turkish coffee, and we each got a piece of baklava.

  2. Then not by choice well kind of by choice we went to Burger King. That's the day I had allergy testing done. I didn't think we'd get out of the doctor's office as late as 7:30. I actually had something made that we could just warm up, but we were so far from our house and hungry.

    Here's the boys into Women's Wrestling. They were so into it I had to remind them to eat many different times.

  3. This cracked me up! This little boy wanted to get the same hair cut as his friend, so his teacher couldn't tell them apart. Ha! I think it worked. I'm blinded by their cuteness, and can't tell them apart either. You can find the story, and the pictures here.

  4. Do you think racism is something we're born with, or a learned thing?

  5. I was pissed on Wednesday when I got home from work. I was already in a foggy mood from being on Steroids.

    Then Travis greeted me with, "Isaak got punched in the head today at school."

    I was like, "By the same kid that's been bothering his small group of friends?"

    Travis, "No that kid is all talk. He would never do something like that. This kid was saying, 'Isaak ate worms in Kindergarten.' Isaak said, 'No I did not!' and the kid clocked him. The teacher on duty saw him punch Isaak, but he said Isaak punched him first. She was going to make them both sit out for recess, but Isaak claimed he didn't hit the kid. This kid's Dad is a real piece of crap! He's one of those parents that honks until his kid gets in the car. He never gets out of the car to pick him up, and he doesn't care if anyone has to wait on him."

    Isaak stood at the door with his head hung down like he was in trouble.

    I went up and said, "You did nothing wrong. Even if you punched him back you wouldn't have done anything wrong in my book. That kid is a jerk Isaak!" 

  6. Travis saw the teacher talk to this kid's parent. Of course she had to go to his car to talk to him. This folks is what many in our future will be like. Asshats! Isaak's a good kid. He doesn't cause trouble, he does his homework, gets good grades, and is does what we tell him. He's had problems with jerks this year. I almost wish it was socially acceptable for him to punch the kid back. If he did he wouldn't be in trouble with us. Even if he was suspended. At this point I think I'd praise him for standing up for himself. The kid in question got a detention. Isaak said, "He got dispended Mom."

    Mica never had those issues as much because he kind of sits back to observe things. If trouble arises he moves away. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

#Allergy, #Asthma, and #Polyps Oh My

I mentioned I had my big allergy asthma appointment on Monday. I scheduled the appointment at the end of the day, so I wouldn't miss work. I kept them way past their work day, and feel bad for it. They closed at 6:30, but I was there with me from 5:30 to 7:30. Saying the boys and Travis were hungry by the end of my appointment is an understatement. We never eat that late!


I haven't been to an Allergist Asthma Specialist, since about 2003 or so. I got shots for about a year. Then their office moved way far away.

My Dad talked about his allergies acclimating themselves - meaning that he got shots for certain things, became less allergic to those certain things, and more allergic to other things.

Before that I got allergy shots when I was a kid from about the age of 4 to about the age of 10. My Mom used to give them to me. She was an RN for years. I was annoyed as an adult because all the sudden I couldn't have my Mom give me my shots. They made me go in the clinic to get them, then wait 20 minutes afterwards to see if I had a reaction. I get it. They didn't want a law suit if someone died from a reaction. At the same time diabetics give themselves shots. They too could have a reaction.

Feeling annoyed about my Dad's allergies acclimating themselves, spending money on shots, gas money on driving, my Mom not able to give me my shots I quit.

Fast Forward to Two Months Ago

I got sick with an upper respiratory infection something. I went to my primary doctor. He gave me some antibiotics, and an inhaler for my asthma. I've been hoarding inhalers in case I need them.

I kept get an asthma attack each and every night. It wouldn't stop. The inhaler gave me relief, but I was puffing one every night. I was so done with it. That lead me to make the appointment to go to the clinic.

Allergist Asthma Specialist

I have a new doctor: Ebrahim Shakir. I love him. Travis said, "Am I going to have to watch you with him?" Ha! No. He is informative, supportive, concerned, and handsome. My husband is handsome as well. :)

He looked in my nose and said, "Has anyone ever told you you have polyps in your nose." I'm like, "No. I thought that was snot." He said, "They are the biggest polyps I've ever seen. I'm going to send you to an ENT. One that I'd only send my own family to. I'm going to treat you with ibuprofen, and allergy meds." I said, "I can't take ibuprofen. I'm allergic to it." He said, "What? What does it do?" I said, "Well I start sneezing, then my lungs close up." He said, "WOW! Well that changes things. You're at high risk for getting polyps because you can't take ibuprofen to reduce swelling for you asthma and allergies." I said, "Well this would explain why I haven't been able to smell anything for a few years."


I'm on 2 inhalers, Zyrtec in the morning, Singular (off brand) at night, a nasal wash at night followed up with Flonase. That is only until I can visit the ENT doctor to discuss surgery to remove the polyps and more than likely fix my deviated septum I've had since birth.


I failed the first breathing test. They gave me a breathing treatment, while they testing me for my allergies. I'm 70% down in my breathing for the little branches in the picture. I'm 20% down in the bigger branches. Basically I'm not able to breathe properly. I don't smoke, I'm not around smoke, I don't own any pets, I don't have carpet, and I wash our bedding regularly.

10 minutes of this...

Dr. Shakir questioned if I should do the back prick test at all. He didn't want to throw me into an asthma attack. They decided to do it anyhow. One good thing...I'm not allergic to milk like I thought I was all these years.

...while this was going on.

28, 29 30, and 31 are all grasses.

Luckily it doesn't really hurt to get the back prick test done. It just tickled. My back is really ticklish. It didn't even itch that bad. Maybe I'm just used to itching. Ha! I had my breathing treatment going on, and my kids in the room to take my mind off the itching. 

This is after the test is done, my back is wiped down, and calamine lotion is put on it:

Dr. Shakir says I'm a special case. As if I didn't know that all ready. ;) After I meet with the ENT doctor, I meet again with Dr. Shakir. He has 2 plans of action I could do: 1. I can't remember exactly. 2. Allergy shots. I explained my frustrations with them. He said he could send them to a clinic close to me. 

Right now I'm tired, even when I'm sitting up. I would think steroids would get me moving! I kept falling asleep at 8 last night. Maybe I'm catching up for lost sleep. I also feel like I have small bees buzzing in my head. 

Later in March I see my ENT doctor. I was hoping it was earlier, but nope that's when they could get me in.

Gold Women Nail Grooming Kit, Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set Review

I've always wanted a kit that everything in it to take care of my nails. Those type of kits look so convenient to use.

I just got a Gold Women Nail Grooming Kit, Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set to review.

Convenient to Use:

I love that it can be put in my purse, in a suitcase, or on a shelf. It's just a small compact size. Nothing is going to fall out of it with the clasp that it has on it. The case is made with a synthetic leather that is easily opened with a push of a button. 

I like that I can take this to work, on vacation, camping, or wherever else I need. 

Very Versatile:

This is a 12 in 1 Grooming Kit, which includes all the essentials for proper nail maintenance and beyond! I could see using some of these tools to help with a hang nail, an ingrown nail, and more.

  • 1 x Tweezers 
  • 1 x Cuticle Clipper 
  • 1 x Eyebrow scissor 
  • 3 x Nail Clippers (small one, big one, bevel one) 
  • 1 x Nail file 
  • 1 x Ear pick 
  • 1 x V shape Cuticle pusher 
  • 1 x U shape Cuticle pusher 
  • 1 x Pealing knife 
  • 1 x Pealing fork 
Each item is stainless steel. That means that nothing in this kit will rust.


$24.99 and on sale for $14.99.

Disclaimer: I received this grooming kit to assist with this review. I wrote this post, and was not influenced at all with an opinion. I only review things that I find interesting, or that would benefit my readers or family.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WW: Proud of Isaak {Linky}

I thought about mortifying you all with my allergy photos that were taken yesterday, but decided to save that for another day. I had back prick tests done, breathing treatments, and a huge talk. Needless to say I'm more than likely going to need surgery. I have the biggest polyps in my nose that the allergist/asthma specialist has ever seen. I can thank my allergy to Ibuprofen for that. Ibuprofen basically gets me sneezing, and then my lungs start to shut down. If you're an allergy/asthma sufferer like me you kind of need to reduce swelling, but I can't because I'm allergic to what would help me. Therefore polyps happened. I now have an appointment to see an ENT doctor later next month. In the meantime I have a bag of meds. Enough about my breathing problems.

I'll focus on this little guy Isaak:

This is an image in a dressing room. Isaak from different sides.

Isaak doesn't really have a medal for what all he's done. I'm super proud of him. A kid joined his school that only speaks Spanish. His teacher paired up the child with Isaak. Isaak helps him connect with his favorite learning websites in Technology class, he eats lunch near him, he points to things to tell him what they are in English, and he plays basketball with him at recess.

The child's name is Benjamin, but the j is pronounced like a h. Isaak calls him what he wants to be called. His teacher calls him the English version of his name.

I'm just proud that he's a little leader. I think it makes him proud as well.

Monday, February 27, 2017

British Soccer Camps

Mica has a new found love: Soccer. He keeps talking about playing it at recess. It makes since that he likes this sport over others. The boy has always hated catching a ball, but he loves to kick them.

I have to admit I've always liked soccer over football. Sorry football lovers!

British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. 

With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community.

In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

Enroll Your Child in a British Soccer Camp Today:

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Disclaimer: If I'm one of 200 bloggers to post about this - one of my children will get to participate in this camp. I will write a follow up to this post if that is the case. I wrote this post, and was not influenced at all with an opinion. I only review things that I find interesting, or that would benefit my readers or family. This was provided to me by US Family Guide.


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