Threw in the towel.
Packed it in.
After 10 days of this nonsense, I was done!
It is astounding the amount of snot one person can produce.
After defiling the contents of two and a half boxes of Kleenex and a partial roll of toilet paper, I finally went to the doctor for some help.
Amoxicillin to the rescue!
1. I am thankful that we live in an age in which we can go to the doctor and have medicine in our hands within minutes. I'll be feeling fine in no time.
2. I am thankful that we live in an age when some stores give medicine away for free. No joke. I went to Meijer pharmacy to fill my prescription. When I got to the checkout, it came up that I owed nothing. I looked quizzically at the guy and said, "It's free?!?!" He replied, "Yes. It's one of our 6 medicines we give away for free." What the WHAT?!?! I don't understand it, but I am liking it.
3. I am thankful that my kids rarely get really sick. Apparently this Meijer free meds policy has been around for years, but we have not had the need for antibiotics in our house since Turken was a baby and got constant ear infections.
4. I am thankful that I have at least one kid who takes oral hygiene seriously, to the point of keeping a tooth brush at school in order to brush after lunch. It proves it is not my fault that at least one of my kids doesn't give a flying fig about oral hygiene.
5. I am thankful for a warm house with warmer blankets. I've been awoken in the middle of the night a couple times this week (Someone explain to me how a laptop in my bedroom suddenly bursts into song at 3:00 in the morning!), and as I tried (in vane) to go back to sleep, I listened to the wind howling outside, warm and cozy in my bed.
6. I am thankful for generous people. My job at the crisis pregnancy center this week was to organize donations. I was blown away by the amount of brand new, adorable clothing donated to the center for the babies and children who are in need.
7. I am thankful for my kids' ability to choose kind, fun, responsible friends. As I type, I am listening to Giant and some of his friends who are here for the night. Every one of them is sweet as can be, polite, and a breeze to have at our house.
8. I am thankful that my kids are realistic and forgiving. We have three kids with birthdays right in the thick of soccer season. It is virtually impossible to have any sort of celebration with their friends anywhere near their birthdays. Shoot, we have a hard enough time finding a night just to take the birthday child out for dinner with the whole family. This get-together tonight is Giant's very delayed birthday party. (He was born on Sept. 11.)
9. I am thankful that our internet and tv are not linked together. The wind took out the satellite today, so no tv until they can fix it. The world wide web, and in turn the TToT, is a go!
10. I am thankful for friends, both long-time and new. Did you see I "met" a blogger who just bought a farm without having any farming experience. (She interviewed me here.) Plus, they have been remodeling the house before moving in, and the girl knows how to refinish floors!
Gotta run. A bunch of 13 year olds have invaded my space.
Your turn. What made you smile this week? Link up or tell me in the comments.
Have a lovely day!
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Glad you're feeling better. Free medicine is rare, when any medicine at all is out of reach to many people still. Lucky us.ReplyDelete
Hope you survived, not only being sick, but now a group of celebrating teenagers as well.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you! The free medicine was quite a surprise. And it makes me wonder how some can be so horribly expensive and others are given away for nothing.Delete
We not only survived, we had fun. :)
hoping that you will feel better and better. The snot, yup, I can relate.ReplyDelete
Oh the snot. It just won't go away! Though I do feel better, so that helps.Delete
So glad you're feeling better, having a cold for that length of time must be truly awful. There's no such thing as free medicine of any sort over here unless you're a child or you fit one of the several criteria needed to get it on the NHS. I must admit it must be at least seven years since I last had a cold of any sort, and I've NEVER had full-blown 'flu.ReplyDelete
My big thankful this week must be for my continuing young looks - in conversation with one of the bosses at work yesterday he actually thought I'm younger than him - needless to say, I didn't correct him! :)
I didn't know there was free medicine at all! We have a high deductible health insurance, so we pay for everything out of pocket. It was quite a good surprise to not have to pay for the meds after I had to pay for the doctor visit.Delete
Ha! That is awesome! Can't say I have that. All the sun in my younger years have taken a toll.
happy birthday to your son....ReplyDelete
glad you are on the mends ...take care free medicine whoop whoop
Our medical plan has no co pay for out dependents - so kids go to any doctor its almost free...:)
Have a good weekend!!!
What a handy medical plan you have! Ours is a high deductible plan, so we pay for everything unless we have a major problem. Which we haven't yet, thankfully. Even my knee surgery didn't get us to the max payout!Delete
Glad you're on the up and up, Christine!! A thumbs up for good health for the kids!ReplyDelete
We are very fortunate to have healthy kids. We really shouldn't complain about the occasional cold.Delete
Ou for family birthday dinners was always a tradition with my kids, and we still like to celebrate together. Rare it's on the actual birthday. I'd say two weeks is quite long enough to put up with a cold. My nose is running and tickle-y and I'm packing Zicam to try to shorten the symptoms. It's only been days and I hate it. I'm off to read your interview. Have a good week.ReplyDelete
I love that you still celebrate dinners with your kids. I hope mine live close enough to do that when they are grown.Delete
Two weeks is plenty long enough. I'm afraid I'm going to have to take a couple of kids, now, though. Their stuffiness is returning. Ugh.
I love your thankful posts. Yikes on being sick. It took a month to get rid of that crud. It was awful.ReplyDelete
Have fun with the 13 years olds.
Have a fabulous weekend. ☺
The crud is no fun, that is for darn sure. A month?!? Ugh.Delete
13 year olds....whew...hope the snot continues to retreat!!! Read your interview...really good...the drowned pig made me sad but...ReplyDelete
Thankfully, the 13 year olds were awesome. Not a bit of trouble out of them.Delete
The snot is retreating slowly but surely.
Youza....glad you are feeling better. Our family has been lucky in that respect too and have rarely had to be on antibiotics but on the occasion that we had to...amazing how quickly things can turn around. :DReplyDelete
We are so fortunate to be able to simply go get medicine whenever we need it. And fortunate that we rarely need it.Delete
It is astounding how fast those meds work!
Oh, that howling wind kept me up. Right after we moved in to this place, strong winds knocked off some shingles. I'm paranoid every time the wind gusts even though we temporarily fixed it. But I agree it is nice to lay awake under a warm blanket.ReplyDelete
Ooh, yeah, I can see why you'd be nervous. Hope you can get a permanent fix for that roof in the not too distant future.Delete
Free medicine at the pharmacy?! Well, I never! Seriously...never! Hope it worked well for you.ReplyDelete
Good friends for our children. That is no small Thankful.
I know! I never heard of such a thing either. Even my kids were confused. "Why would a store just give medicine away??" But it is one more reason for me to keep shopping there!Delete
It certainly isn't. The way friends go, so often our kids go. We've talked a lot about choosing friends wisely.
Free meds? Wow! Hope you are feeling better soon!ReplyDelete
Great interview, by the way. How nice to meet new friends! (And how wonderful "old" friends are, too!)
I am feeling much better. Only had to blow my nose twice today. :)Delete
Thank you! It is nice to meet new friends, but "old" ones will always be treasured. :)
getting not sick (also known as getting well), it certainly something to be grateful for… (yeah, insightful and near-poetic Post Comments are totally my thing this weekend)ReplyDelete
Ha! Reading your comments is always an adventure. :)Delete
How great that the pharmacy offers some meds for free! Not having to pay would certainly help me to start feeling better, even with out taking them.ReplyDelete
Your home sounds like it is a warm and joyful place. It's wonderful that your kids' friends enjoy their visits.
No joke! My spirits lifted immediately, and my head followed soon after. :)Delete
Well, it's warm for now. When the zero temps hit, not so much. ;)
Kids always like to come to our house. They all live in neighborhoods with houses right on top of each other. Just being able to run free is a special treat for them. I just wish we were able to have them over more often. That sports schedule of ours puts a damper on get-togethers.
13 year olds. Wow sounds so fun! Hope you feel better!ReplyDelete
These particular 13 year olds are extra sweet, so even I had fun. :)Delete
I'm feeling much better, thank you!
13 year olds. Wow sounds so fun! Hope you feel better!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to all of you!ReplyDelete
Hope you are feeling much better by now. Nothing like being able to get the meds you know you need when you finally admit you need them. I do that. I get that. Warm blankets, meds, a cozy house...definite things for gratitude.Free meds to boot? Awesome.
Your home always sounds so full of life and love...what a wonderful thing.
I am feeling much better, thank you. Free, immediate medicine is one major thing for which to be grateful.Delete
Well, it's full of life, for sure. Lots of loud, loud life. :)
Well, if I knew you had been sick (I probably should have known, shouldn't I?), I would have scolded you into getting better, and you have scolded me. But it seems I am too late for that. I am glad you've got your meds. I hope the snot dries up (it is amazing, isn't it?).ReplyDelete
Ha! I wasn't complaining too badly about it, so you probably didn't know. Unlike someone we know, I don't name my colds. :DDelete
It is drying up nicely. Only had to blow my nose twice today!
Wow! Free medicine? That is simply unheard of here. Whatever you had, I don't want it, but there are a lot of people in this neck of the woods who have had bad colds that last for a week or more. It is always so interesting to hear of how different kids in one family can be from one another. Does your laptop have a musical alarm on it? Maybe it was just a dream. LOLReplyDelete
Here in Indy, there is HUGE competition for customers. In less than a 2-mile stretch of road, we have 3 grocery stores with pharmacies in them, plus 4 free-standing actual pharmacies. While I didn't know of the free meds, I can't say I was too surprised.Delete
I have said many times how astounded I am by the ability of siblings to be so completely different. It's the same gene pool, for Pete's sake!
It does not have an alarm. Talking with Buttercup a bit more, she said she was having trouble with it that day. I don't remember what trouble, 'cause my brain doesn't retain information any more apparently, but there was trouble that kind of explained it.