Monday, January 28, 2008

Thank goodness we have three holes in our face.

If I snort any more mucous I should be shot. Thank goodness I have a mouth or I would be dead of suffocation since the nose isn't working. I did buy some off brand Mucinex that everyone says is good...Josh needs it too. Andrew and Jim run from our sniffling.

Right now I am taking a class on GRADING. As parents, you all probably wonder how teachers come up with grades--well this class really offers food for thought. It talks much about how we as educators give grades more often for effort and behavior rather than student achievement. I think about some students who never did their homework but A'ced every test but couldn't get the A in the class as they didn't hand in their homework. These types of kids drive teachers crazy--they don't play the game and get C's but are probably better in math than the student who hands in his homework but can only get B's on tests. Obviously, there is a lot more to this class than that but I know as a teacher I continue to think about the hoops we make kids jump--mainly because colleges do too! : )

Today was Pajama Day at school and I must say that it was cheery to see such bright colors on those flannel pants.

This is a sad thing to say but Josh had to explain to me about the upcoming tax refund we will all be getting. He knew all about it from Channel One at school. I haven't read a newspaper in awhile...but Mr. Current Events has me up to date.

mbnmn smdnbmbb bmndj mndm bmmbndm . <--- That is what I sound like when I talk.

January flew by, didn't it. March 24 is approaching and then March 31 when I see Ansari again. I am already a wreck about it, even though I don't think I have cancer in my breast or my chest. Still terrified that it is in my bones/back/hip. Heavy sigh. My tailbone is awfully sore but maybe that is from sitting at a 1000 basketball games?

i seriously think I am drowning in no air. Time to drug it up! Love to you all. Don't forget to wash your hands often and check those boobies.



Debbie said...


Sorry to hear about your cold/sinus. Drink lots of orange juice or take vitamin C supplements, this helps me.

My blog address is:

I just saw the surgeon today and still have my drain in. It has been 2 weeks and I am ready to get rid of it! Maybe Friday. He did take the rest of my staples out. I find out if I need chemo on 2/6/08. My tissue sample and blood were sent to a lab in CA, and we should have the results next week.

I have been following your blog and will continue to pray for you and your family and that you have a smooth surgery.

Deb F.

Kristina said...


I am so there with you with all the mucus. I wanted to just stick a spigot in my head and drain all the mucus and gunk out of it. I couldnt breathe, I couldnt hear out of my right ear and I havent slept in days because I cant lay down or else I feel as though I will drown.

Today though salvation came in the form of generic Musinex. It is the absolute best drug ever, I could feel all the mucus flowing out of my head. I can hear again, I can breathe again, I was coughing up mucus. YEAH!!! I was so happy to see that you have found the same salvation. Enjoy, I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. Speaking of which I am going to go take my second dose and continue with the draining.

I just wanted to share my Mucinex experience.