A day in the life of a mother

This blog is about a day in the life of a frum (orthodox Jewish) mother with small children.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Fruit bowling is fun

I was just listening to a song I used to love while at good ol William Paterson University in New Jersey and it made me a bit nostalgic. I am nearing thirty (G-d that is scary LOL) IY"H, I will be 29 this September. I wonder what became of my friends from the university days? I am still friends with 2 of the girls I knew from then but what happened to the rest? I remember while I was young and silly, me and my friend Frank that lived across frome me went fruit bowling (this is before I became frum and I lived in a co-ed dorm). We lived a few floors up and fruit bowling involved well, rolling fruit down the stairs until it fell to the bottom and went smoosh. What can I say, I was 17 and immature LOL. :) I was also known as ADTH (Alison down the hall :) also ghost because I used to wear foundation that was too pale for my skin tone and frank's roomate who I forgot his name now who was a 26 year old living with us 17 year olds used to call me ghost. I remember Thursday night me and my friends would order brother bruno's and hang out together in the front lobby (I would always get the same, a tuna sub with olive oil and vinegar and hot peppers.) I used to be skinny, never even gained the freshman 15 despite all those late night tuna subs or calzones. I remember my good ol bell bottom jeans that I used to own with myJimi Hendrix tshirt and my comfy pair of sketchers. I remember how the fire alarms used to constantly go off at the most annoying times of the night. I remember my first roomate who I did not get along with at all. don't ask LOL. I remember cutting Spanish class one day to sit on the student centre lawn. with a friend it was a beautiful spring day. Anyay, enough babbling. I guess I am feeling a little blue today and hearing a alanis morrisette song reminded me of my old univeristy. one of my friends loved that song and every time we went somewhere in her car, she would always have it on the tape deck. which reminds me, her roomate was a big feminist and she made me go with her to a Take back the night march. that was an experience LOL. we marched around campus with lit candles and yelled some slogans which I think my hubby might get a bit miffed at me for repeating on my blog :) I am not a feminist at all, I just went with my friend for the experience. anyway, enough rambling. I have to get dinner started now.

BTW please daven for my grandmother florence bas helen who was just diagnosed with early stages of liver and lung cancer. thanks.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Summer is here...

So #2 had her last day of nursery school Wednesday, #1's last day is Friday (tomorrow, well will be today in 13 minutes actually). I am having a lot of anxiety over his schooling for September because certain people are giving us a hard time on him going to public school for one year in a special education class of 10 kids instead of Jewish day school. my hubby's friend's neighbor who is a teacher in one of what I consider to be a pretty frum Jewish day school came over to see if he could help us get our son into the school that declined his application. At first I thought sure, why not let him try, but now I feel in my gut its the wrong decision so I am going to have to tell him no thanks (or mabye be chicken and make hubby do it for me :). The school didn't take him for a reason and to force the school to take him might be a very bad idea. I want my son to feel positive about school and himself and if I put him in a school that he won't be able to keep up he might get very frustrated and upset. So, I think the best bet is the plan already laid down, which is public school one year, (he will be in a class for kids with expressive speech/language problems and general learning disabilities (he was speech delayed and is doing MUCH better but still needs help with his speech) and also hire a tutor for Limudei kodesh, and then try again for a Jewish day school class settting if he seems ready the september after that. I hope that it is the right decision and my son will thrive in his new school setting this September..

On to other stuff, since its been ages since I posted last.. #2 had her well baby check up (not so much baby since she is 4 already :) she is growing well B"H and got her second MMR. She is starting day camp next Wednesday and she is very excited about it :)

let's see, what else..well my tooth finally stopped throbbing but I have to have the temporary cap replaced with something perm. I can't afford a crown as insurance says its cosmetic, so I need to have a perm. filling put it instead or whatever they use instead of a crown.

and onto weekend stuff. my shul is having BBQ Sunday if the weather cooperates. Will be fun hopefully :) got to bring some film with me :)

That's it for now as I need to catch some zzzzzs.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Chipmunk cheeks

I woke up this morning to horrible throbbing worse than yesterday so I called the endodontist's office and had the doc on call paged. Now I am on 1000 mg of amoxicillin today and tomorrow go down to 500 mg and also tylenol 3. I also had a large starbucks coffee so its weird being energized from the caffeine and at the same time tired from the tylenol 3. Man, I am afraid to go back for the rest of my root canal. Me thinks me is going to cry when I go back. my kids keep playing with the phone, got to go before they end up calling australia or something..

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Candy Bar, candy bar....say aaah....

You probably don't get my reference, to the scene in little shop of horrors where Bill Murrary's character is getting a root canal by the dentist played by Steve Martin. Anyway, I had the first part of a root canal yesterday. OUCH!!!! First I had a horrible reaction to the numbing they gave me, that had adrenaline in it. My heart raced, and I shook all over and had chest pain. Then, despite all the numbing, when the endodontist started removing the filling, it hurt like bloody hell. I felt everything. without thinking I grabbed the endontists arm, and he replied, not a good idea to grab my arm while I am drilling. I apologized and then he explained it will hurt until he gets the filling out and numbs the nerve. I have never felt such unbearable pain like this in my life. I literarlly saw stars. It was worse than labour. I have to go back for the other half of the root canal at the end of the month. Apparently the nerve is so inflamed the doc told me he didn't know how I was walking around like that for so long. My face is swollen on the side that had the root canal. I am slightly worried about that but am assuming its normal from the trauma..

Sorry I have not posted much lately, or at all, but I have been so busy with the kids, and plus with my tooth hurting like hell.
#5 had her 1 month check up last week. She is now 9 lbs 6 oz. This Wednesday I have the 4 year check up for #2.

In other news, school is over in 2 weeks!! I can't believe how fast the school year went. Well, to be honest I am feeling kind of yucky from my tooth and will post more later on in the week.