Well, after this week's illness, I am a few pounds closer to my pre-pregnancy weight.
In all seriousness, I am so thankful we are all well again. Although I NEVER want to go through that again. It did occur to me that this is probably just the first time we will have an illness sweep through the house now that we have a little one.
Oh well, that's way the cornbread crumbles . . .
Last weekend J watched Ian while I went to my 5 year vet school reunion. I can't believe I've been out of school for almost 5 years. Out of the 62 people who graduated in my class, we had 19 attend. I figure that's not too shabby since we're all spread out all over the country. It was good to see all those folks and hear what they're up to. I took my camera, obviously to take a few photos, but also to show off some pictures of Ian since I don't have a fancy phone.
It wouldn't turn on!
I thought maybe I had just let the battery run down, but no. After I got back home and charged it, it still wouldn't turn on. J picks the thing up and shakes it (why didn't I think of that?). It rattled. Cameras aren't supposed to rattle. After taking it apart, he found a small screw had come loose and had caused some component to short. Sigh.
We bought our camera, a little Canon PowerShot, in 2008 before taking a trip to Savannah. I was a nice little point and shoot camera, and took really nice outdoor shots. This one, taken in 2009 on the Oregon coast, is my favorite.
But it didn't very good indoor shots, you could adjust the shutter speed and stuff, but - eh - it was a point and shoot camera. Of all the low light photos, this one did turn out nicely.
So, anyway, we are currently without a camera. I'm trying not to panic. I see all of these photo ops with Ian passing by, but we are hunting for something new. Something a little nicer than a point and shoot but not super fancy or anything. I get a little intimidated by too many buttons and settings.
Also this week we went to the necessary evil, Wal-Mart. Apparently they do not carry Maalox. . . .I spent 10 minutes looking for it. It wasn't just out of stock, it was nowhere on the shelves. I asked an employee about it, and they sent me to the pharmacy counter. The person at the pharmacy counter looked at me like I was crazy, and took me back over to the shelves. They spend several minutes looking for it before informing me that "she guessed" that they aren't carrying it anymore. Don't they have some way of looking it up on the computer or something???
How on earth can Wal-Mart not carry Maalox? This bothers me.
Oh, and last week at work an dog was dropped off for a spay. She had painted toenails - not too uncommon. I can remember when I was little, my grandparents would come to visit with their miniature Poodle, Buffy. My grandmother would get Buffy groomed before coming, complete with bows in her hair and red painted toenails. Upon arrival, Buffy would proceed to chew all the nail polish off, and promptly go roll in horse poop. Anyway, so this dog not only had painted toenails (they were pink), but she also had painted nipples (they were blue). I am assuming/hoping the owners of this dog had children.
And that is a few random thoughts before the weekend.