Saturday, October 24, 2009

Swine Flu and Changes

Okay I am really very over all of this swine flu business.  My oldest has had the swine flu for 2 weeks now.  What I find strange and a little "chicken little" about this situation are these items; a) any flu is called the swine flu right now because we are not in the regular flu season b) the flu test is coming back with a 50 -60 % false-negative c) the actual "treatment window is a 24 window at the first sign of symptoms and the studies only show the symptoms lasting 4.5 - 6 days vs. the standard 6 -7 days - what's a half day? or a day?  This information was all given to me from the doctor at the emergency room.  AM had a temperature all weekend and had passed out.  I knew the passing out had to do with dehydration but went to the hospital any how for a number of reasons.  The two top reasons being passing out and the 5 month old.  All of this information just seems so ambiguous to me.  I do not plan on getting my kids the swine flu vaccine because I do not feel like it has had enough time to be tested properly.  **The list is what I heard from the doctor and the vaccine is my own opinion - you should make your own!**  AM is still sick as I said but last year she got sick and was sick for about the same time.  So I am unconvinced about all of the craziness over this swine flu stuff.

As you may have noticed I have not posted in a while.  Sorry!  As I mentioned I am in a bit of a slump but we also have a lot of change going on in our house.  I will post more when everything has been finalized.  I mean this in a working sense - nothing too serious!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Sorry again for being so neglectful!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's That Smell?

Does anyone else play this game?  I am sure it is my laziness or my pursuit of avoidance, but there is always a smell.  No kidding.  Everyday I feel like I am playing the "What's that smell?" game. 

Today the smell was coming from the fridge.  A nice change because I knew where the smell was coming from but gross all the same.

I have the sense of a bloodhound.  People think I am crazy because I can always pick up on the scent of rank.

Anyways back to my fridge.  We got back from Vegas on Saturday night - Late.  On Sunday I happened to open the fridge and instantly I shut it.  I think the scent from the fridge leaped out and grabbed my uvula, because it caused a gag reflex.  Now I have to say I keep pretty clean bathrooms but I totally avoid the fridge.  The thought of old food and mold makes me gag.  When you avoid things in the fridge they just become moldier - and I avoid them more.

So finally today I had avoided the smell as long as possible - it was time to clean out the fridge.  I am not sure what the smell was but I had bought a lot of produce at Sam's a week or more ago and most of it was sitting in my fridge decomposing.  I filled half a trash bag of mostly produce.  Not only did the smell make me sick but the thought of all that had been wasted made me sick.

I will end with saying the smell is not usually from my fridge, I have three kids and the "What's that smell?" game rarely ends the same.  Happy Hunting! ;)