Monday, October 6, 2008


Did I do this to Tyler?

I sit at the Hospital waiting at the Lab for a blood draw. It's close to 5:00 and decently busy. There might be about 10 other people in the waiting room. I sit for about 15 minutes and the Lab tech comes to the door, and says, "Amy?"

So I stand, and head toward her, I can tell by her face something is wrong. I look behind me and TWO other people are standing also. She looks at the chart, points to a young girl and her Mom and says, "That Amy, you are 14?" The girl nods Yes. Me, and other Amy sit back down.

Later, again. Amy? (Like she didn't get it the first time) and she looks at the chart again, and point to the other lady, who is clearly older than me. Great...not me again.

Finally, Amy? I stand and walk up to her, and she smiles..."The last Amy!" Great, I'm now the last Amy...

Is Tyler as common as Amy? Mike and I have as common of cames as they come. With a VERY common last name to boot (Thanks a lot hubby!)...I guess we'll have to see if there are 10 other Tyler's in his class :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Runny Noses and Veggies

Ty and I are both sick. I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but I highly suspect he brought me home a gift from the daycare kids. He is happy as a clam, runny nose, coughing and all. Is immune suppressed Mommy, is absolutely miserable. I even slept upstairs last night. Partly so I wouldn't wake the two of them up, and partly cause I knew I needed some sleep. I slept like a rock, but woke up feeling worse than ever. My head may explode and I'm more than half way through a large box of tissues I only opened last night right before bed. Me neck is all swelled up and my throat is really sore, and I took Sudafed, so now I'm tired again.

Ty is napping. When he wakes up I am going to drag myself over to the farm to help with harvesting the winter squash. Mike and Ty are going to pick more green/yellow and Roman beans for freezing. We're also going to stock up on swiss chard, spicy greens, and Mike's getting hot pepper to make a sodium free pepper sauce. I don't know how long I'll hold up...I guess we'll see.

Tonight we need to finish the apples, blanch and freeze the beans, blanch and freeze some corn on the cob (we've only frozen corn cut off the cob so far) and cook up some batches of the card to freeze. I am not sure what to do with spicy greens, but I found a recipe online for a mustard green soup, and it sounds pretty yummy, so we might try making that with the spicy greens, and then freezing it. I'm trying to fill up our freezer because it takes less energy to keep the freezer cold when everything inside it is frozen. Need to put more meat away too though...wish we could afford that 1/2 cow or 1/2 pig now...maybe in the spring...