Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sorry it has been so long!!!

Really, I warned you that things were going to be chaos from now until Christmas :)

Let's recap the week and weekend...

Last week, one of the highlights was Sam's 6th birthday. Despite not having a friends party, we still celebrated that night with cake and presents. He got a guitar and lessons and a new Nintendo DS with a game. It helps that lots of people have sent him money so he can buy himself additional games. :)

Another meaningful note from last week was me seeing my allergist. My eczema was so bad last week, that I just couldn't take it anymore and he put me on a restrictive diet. Meaning that since Thursday, I have only been able to eat, beef, lamb, rice, potatoes, lettuce, and water. All of it plain, only flavored with salt. While I was excited about this on Wed, I became very disenchanted quickly. Sat. I added corn and yesterday I broke down and added diet coke/pepsi. Tonight I will add in fish. The hardest part about this is breakfast, the biggest upside is that I've lost 5 pounds.

Timmy had another football game on Sat. and of course he continues to play really really well. He ran for probably 40 yards, breaking 7 (yes he counted as he went) tackles to score his one touchdown for the game. He is loving it! I have to remember to call my grandmother and aunt to see if they would like to come out for a cookout and to see Tim's game this weekend against Lincoln, RI!

Sunday we went up to visit my Great-Aunt Betty. She lives just North of Keene, NH and it is just beautiful up there. We played in her big yard and then went over to the Surry Mtn. beach, where our list of incidents began. Luckily, none of them were with us... as we were driving in, two bicyclists were driving down the driveway ahead of us and one of them wiped out. We stopped to help and my guess is that he has a broken nose and concussion. Then as we are sitting on the beach and playing, a police car, fire truck, and truck pulling a rescue boat come roaring down the driveway. Across the lake there was someone in a kayak or canoe who was ill, vomitting and unresponsive. Then finally on our way home, we drove by a road that was blocked by police where you could see that a motorcycle accident had definitely occured. We counted that as our third incident for the day and pretty much figured we were done for the day.

Monday, we visited our friends Jeff and Kirsten in their new house. It is a gorgeous house with a big backyard. The boys all had fun playing and I even enjoyed my steak that day because it was actually just off the grill instead of re-heated for once!

And now we're back to the grind. Tomorrow is the first day of school and the boys are totally ready to be there! Pictures of the first day will be posted tomorrow night :)


JSmith5780 said...

So aside from the positive weight loss, did the restricted diet help the eczema??

timsamsmom said...

Well, I have been on some steroids at the same time, so yes, most of my skin is cleared, but my thighs and hands are still broken out. not itchy for the most part, but still a little broken out. We will see what happens when I see the dermatologist on Monday.

JSmith5780 said...

I hope Sam had a great birthday and tell Tim congrats on his football success!

Still not 100% positive on Homecoming, but I will keep you posted. All depends on Austin's transition back to school and how he's doing, etc.