Thursday, March 29, 2007


Today the kids and I got up with the intention of going to TKD for the first time this week now that Cyd's back.

SLUGGIE: My eye was stuck shut this morning. I had to work really hard to get it open.

ME: (a bit absently, I'll admit) That's nice.

and then a few minutes later

ME: Oh crap! You have another eye infection! (She and Mollusc each had one last week or was it the week before? It's all a blur.)

So that was that. I called to let them know at TKD that we weren't showing, squeezed a thin rope of goop into both of Sluggie's eyes (learned about that the hard way) and gave her a hot compress. Later on, as we were doing our first microscope lab for this new biology book, I saw that Prawn was getting a bit of red-eye. More goop-squeezing (shockingly successful.) We are getting our money's worth out of this $75 little bitty tube of opthamalgic antibiotic, I'll say that much.

In other news, I've run out of Outlander books (have to get #4 from the library) so am reading Possession in the meantime. So far so good. Much more complex than the movie. (which I did enjoy)

And now, Fridge Poetry. Join me, won't you?


egan said...

You need more words for cat on the fridge poetry. I hope the kids and yourself are okay for tkd.

ARM said...

Poor kids! Eye infections suck. How long do they usually last? At least you can use the eye goop on all of the kiddos.

I could spend hours on that damn fridge poetry. I tried to write a poem for you Egan, but I couldn't find the magnet for "that" - it was hurting my eyes.

Good for Me said...

Ugh. Pinkeye or conjunctivitis is no fun. My 9-year old son had it week before last. My little tiny, itty, bitty, miniscule bottle of antibiotic cost $57. Good grief, I say!

Hope everyone's feeling better. Hey, do you homeschool?

egan said...

Good for Me - allow me to answer the homeschooling question for her, yes she does. She's more than willing to share her tips too.

Amanda - I'm glad you tried to write some cool stuff. How's the haiku? I had to stop before I got pink eye or a migraine.

Trundling Grunt said...

Oh bugger. On the one hand you're getting your moneys worth, but I'd be happy to waste a bit (at least it's not hemorrhoid cream).

The fridge looks very cool - have to go back to that when the muse takes me...

Candace said...

Egan - I can kind of stand up now! Tomorrow I go back to the Dr. And the wise and wonderful MuNKi has thought of a method whereby I can still practise my kicks without making things worse - FLOOR KICKING! They did it in calss tonight. We had both utterly forgotton about this variation, whereyby one lies on the floor and kicks into the air, concentrating on proper form. It's a great workout!

Amanda - this goop seems to make them disappear in 1-2 days. Hooray!

Isn't that fridge poetry fun? But, yes, eye-magling.

Good For Me - oh, your poor boy! :-P Bleh. 'Tis the season, I guess. Hang onto that tube if there's any left. We got ours at least a year ago and it still pack plenty of punch.

Yes, as Egan said, we do homeschool, and I'm always willing to blab about it. If you want to email me my addy is
milkmaidenster at gmail dot com

or feel free to talk about it here :)

Egan - merci, Monsiuer. :) You are getting to know me pretty well. :)

TG - HAR! Nice! That is sooooo true, too.

Yes, the fridge is a source of endless time wast-- amusement. :)

egan said...

Candace, can you do a video of this kick? It sounds like something I need to know how to do. It's all about concentration. I have a weird vision of your floor kicks in my head.

I gladly will answer any questions for you. I can be your press secretary should you require one.

Sparrow said...

ooh - I just listened to the audiobook for Possession 4 or 5 months ago!

Candace said...

Egan - I can try. :)
Excellent. I could use a good secretary. }:-)

E - I'm really enjoying it so far. They've already found the letters. In the film, that happens right near the end, I think. I nearly want to strangle Lord whatsisface who isn't letting them read the letters. :-P

Logophile said...

Oddly, now I want to see the floor kicks too.
Hey, will you send me an email detailing how you homeschool?
Are you almost ready for me to send you Fiery Cross?
Email your PO box or street addy and I will pass that on to you.
Eye goo is awful, the diseased kind AND the expensive kind.

egan said...

I'm a good madmin.

tshsmom said...

It seems like if one person in the family gets an eye infection-EVERYBODY in the family winds up with it. :(
Good thing you had the goop.

Fiery Cross was my least favorite book of the series.

chikken said...

darn. i hope you and kiddos get past the goop quickly. and thanks for the fridge poetry. it was quite fun! Be well, and I'll come see you more once our move is finished, argh.

Candace said...

Logo - I shall attmept thie video. Maybe I can get MunKi or one of the kids to help me out today. :) Aggggghh!! As it turns out, Fiery Cross is THE ONE other Outlander book I have. I knew I had one of the later ones, but wasn't sure which. I bought it in Madison last Aug because I found it cheap at the used bookstore. Phooey! I thank you for your kind offer, though.

Egan - "Mad" being the key word here. . .

Tshsmom - Oh no! Least fave? Blargh! Dragonfly in Amber was so-so for me until near the end, and then it was fascinating.

Cindra - Thanks. Isn't that fridge poetry fun? I like that you don't have to keep refreshing to see what other poeple are doing, too. I hope your move goes smoothly. Eck. That sounds a little too much like an Ex-Lax commercial. ;-)

Jaichan said...

I have knitting fridge magnet poetry, which my friends still manage to turn into filthy poems.
Eye infections... ouchie. My older sister was prone to them and got some really nasty ones which seemed to defy medical treatment.
I nicknamed her 'Madball' after those horrible toys in the early nineties.

Candace said...

Heh! I read on Garden Geek (maybe) about her daughter and friends turning her garden poetry magnets into shockingly unexpected things, LOL!

Poor Madball! I hope she's gotten over that stage by now. :-P

Your knitted condoms and dildo warmer made me laugh. ^_^