Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Atkins, Ears and Soap

First of all, I want to congratulate Kenny on his milestone...he has lost 40 pounds in about 2 months' time. He has been sticking to an Atkins diet, and it has worked wonderfully. I know he wants to lose more, but the first 40 ... wow!!! Way to go, Honey! I am very, very proud of you!!!! You look fantastic!

Next on the list.....ear infections. Three out of the four of us have had ear infections in the last week. Mine was sinus and ear, Kelsey had both ears infected, and now Jake has one ear that's infected. I don't remember the last time I had an ear infection, but I know for sure it's been at least 25 years. Yikes! Even for Kelsey to have one at age 12...very odd. The doctor thought that of both of us. Jake on the other hand...seems to be a common occurrence with him these days. Especially in the last year. He's probably had 10 of them. The doctor is referring him to a specialist, who will look at the possibility of tubes, or an alternate solution.

At the end of the week Jenn will be here, and I can hardly wait! I can't wait for her to see the kids, and for the kids to see her. I think Kelsey knows she's coming, but Jake does not. So, it will be an awesome surprise for him. I think he's the only one in the whole family who is in the dark about it. It'll be fun!

Kenny's mom is at home now. She was discharged from the hospital this past Sunday. She'll have to be on blood thinning medication for a minimum two years. This will involve weekly visits to the doctor for bloodwork. It will be a pain in the ass, but better than what could have happened to her.

Last Friday, my mom and I went to Grand Forks for the day. It has been many, many years since I've had a shopping trip in the States. Before we went, the only store I cared to bring anything back from was Bath & Bodyworks since we don't have that store here. But......after seeing all the different cereal varieties, I indulged a little bit in bad-for-you kinds. I bought 7 boxes of cereal. Couldn't pass it up. I did manage to get some things from Bath & Bodyworks. Six hand soaps, a body wash and a body lotion. I wish I would have bought more soap. Another 10 bucks wouldn't have killed me. I was worried about duty and tax at the border, but it was nothing. Now I know for next time. I just wish we could get Bath & Bodyworks products in Canada without having to travel to the US. Oh well....makes for a good reason to go.

I have no new pictures to post since there is something wrong with our camera, and I haven't been able to use it. I hope it's still under warranty because I really don't feel like buying another camera.

That's it for today. I hope all is well with everyone, and I'll see you either on here or Facebook.