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Thursday, October 8, 2009


So, where do I start? You know those days where you should have just hid under the covers and not gotten out of bed? Well, today was one of those days!!

Where do I start? How about the fact that from the moment Junior Mint (side note: he doesn't like Junior Mints at ALL) woke up he was out to destroy our home. He walked out his bedroom door and refused to go downstairs without his Cookie Monster book, considering that the big blue cookie hungry monster has now taken over the Noble lives. We can't go anywhere that Cookie Monster is without hearing a loud little "COOOOKIE" in the famous Cookie Monster voice! So after 10 minutes of trying to get down the stairs with a book in tow (which he is determined to do by himself because he is so incredibly independent) we make it to breakfast. Breakfast went well! Then playtime rolled around.

He pulled EVERY toy he had that he could get to out and just left them, didn't play with them, just left them. He then got a stuffed ball and threw it to the dogs and when they started tearing it up, he thought it was funny. Every time the dogs stopped he took it back to them to tear up some more, leaving me with a pile of white fuzz in the floor that looked like our dogs ate a bunny in our living room!

I then decided that being inside for the 3rd straight day was too much for one little off to the park we went. That's where it got really bad!! We got to the park and ate lunch then played for about 30 minutes. Then, Junior Mint went up the stairs about 10 feet from me and he started stomping his feet and staying "Mommy, ouchy, ouchy". I ran to him and he was brushing his legs. I looked down and his feet were COVERED with fire ants! I jerked his shoes and socks off and ripped his shorts off. I was screaming inside but trying to stay calm on the outside so Junior Mint wouldn't cry. He DIDN'T!! He hung in there like a big boy while I stripped him down on a picnic table. All the bites started to swell. They are mostly on his ankles and wrists and knees. I have counted 17 so far and I know that's not all. The doctor said to watch him for a couple hours...his breathing was fine and no major problems other than local reactions. The bites swelled up and he kept telling me they itched. I gave him Benedryl and Motrin and he has been fine other than the itching, which will hopefully subside after the baking soda bath. They said that fire ant bites look worse the next that should be interesting. If you have ever seen Junior Mint with a mosquito bite you understand why this worries me! Mosquito bites swell up like golf balls! If the bites swell or look really bad they want us to come in tomorrow and they may have to give him an oral steroid...but I don't think that will happen!

As if that wasn't enough, we get the mail this evening and we have a letter from the IRS saying that we owe money from 2007. There was a W2 turned in that we didn't claim on our return. When we looked at the information, it is a company that I have never heard of! There was a W2 issued to the IRS in my social security number! YEA!! Now, I get to call that company and try to get them to send a corrected W2 to the IRS. I could have had the IRS do the leg work, but it's way more complicated! I have to get all this done by November 4th!

Then we went to Chick-Fil-A...Junior Mint deserved it after the day he had and Mommy needed a break! I open my sandwich and there is a hair in it. I took it back and they were so amazing about it. I got a new sandwich, another sandwich free for a later visit and a personal apology from the owner! I LOVE Chick-Fil-A!! For those of you who don't know...I also LOVE my CFA tea!!! I was on my second cup and I went to take the tray and knocked my cup on the floor, where it then exploded EVERYWHERE!! The owner cleaned it up for me and was awesome about it, while I was completely embarrassed!!

So...that is the Noble Nuggets day!!! Now, you can see why we all should have just stayed in BED!!

Psalm 18:1-3
I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

1 comment:

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Oh my. I things have gotten better for you and your son. Hopefully he wasn't too affected by the fire ants.

I agree, Chik-fil-A is the best!

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