Saturday, June 9, 2012


It's going to be hot tomorrow in southeast Wisconsin, so we're going to the zoo. 

DH bought a zoo pass again this year.  You pay a set amount and you can go as many times as you are able.  I think we have a parking pass too. 

They have a dinosaur exhibit this summer.  I'm not sure what's there, but Miss A desires to go in the worst way, so we're taking a family part tomorrow.

She knows the names of nearly every dinosaur there is.  I think she owns all the dinosaur books in the tri-county area.  I know because I've ready nearly every one of them to her at least 275 times!

She also has a corner of the market on dinosaur toys.  She has so many they make their home in a large plastic bin with double handles for hauling!  She sleeps with about five of them, her favorite is named T-Rexy, and he has a friend named Triceratopsy.

So this is how a five year old celebrates their birthday!

Ah yes, girls are different than they were when I was little.

But then, her big sister was the same way with dogs, and has never played with dolls.  Although some day I will show you all pictures of the nifty sweaters and scarves I made for her stuffed dog collection!

Keep on sewing.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Disclaimer:  I am generally a healthy happy person. 

This past week I've had either a flu bug or tummy problems perhaps relating to a new brand of pain reliever I take for the arthritis I have in my hands, elbows and knees.

I used to take Brand X a couple of times a day.  It never bothered my tummy at all.   Then the industry came out with New and Improved Pain Relievers Brands A and B and C, and they were just as effective and they promised to be so much safer for your tummy...

After a couple of years of taking Brands A or B or C (generally whatever was on sale or had a coupon!) I developed a pain in my tummy that hurt more when I was hungry than full, and other assorted ailments related to that area of anatomy.

Hmmm... Dr is concerned.  Let's go get an Upper and Lower Endoscopy!  Oh Joy!!

I won't go into that whole thing.  Suffice it to say, not fun!  But the results showed lesions that would have become ulcers.

OK, back to Brand X!  Plus pick up some of that Not Inexpensive OTC Stuff That Prevents Stomach Acid From Forming!!  Take that for three months, they said.  At about a dollar a day this had become my biggest medical expense. 

I take a few vitamins, probably fewer than I actually need, and one daily medication for blood pressure.  And if I'd just lose a few pounds I could probably stop taking that!

So one day, I found out they recalled Brand X.  Not being able to find it in a store was the first clue.  Then I Googled and read the whole story.  So now I had to find something else to take for old Arthur-Itis.

The guy at the pharmacy told me just what to take.  Yeah, yeah, coated and everything!  Safe for your tummy!!

Until this week that is.  Ugh, I remember this feeling.  Better go back for OTC STPSAFF...

I wish they had a pill like this:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Not Blogging This Weekend

I had lots of lovely plans for blogging this weekend, and Sunday after church I was hit with the most awful bug.  I don't know if it was something I ate or some kind of flu, results being nearly the same, but I felt horrible and did nothing that took me too far afield.

Needless to say, blogs are deferred for a little bit, until I feel better.

I know you'll find something out there to read instead, all three of my followers!

Keep on sewing!