Leesa’s Life

Archive for November 2006


Asked to write a composition entitled, “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving,”
little Timothy wrote, “I am thankful that I’m not a turkey.”

What key has legs and can’t open doors?
A Turkey.

What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children?
If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy!

Why can’t you take a turkey to church?
Because they use such FOWL language

Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?
Yes – a building can’t jump at all

What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
Boy! I’m stuffed!

Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?
To keep his wigwam

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve to everyone. I hope all is going well. I’ve been a busy bee around here the past few days, trying to get things ready for company. On top of that, I’ve been sick. Colds are such a fun thing to have when you’re busy….NOT! At least it isn’t the flu or something to where I can’t still go about my day and get things done. It would just be way more enjoyable if I wasn’t stopping to sneeze and blow my nose every five minutes.

So anyway, I’ve been cleaning and sorting around here. It’s amazing how much junk one can accumulate without even realizing it. I’ve tossed tons of stuff that I didn’t even know I had. The sad thing is that there is still tons more that I could get rid of. The kids are off of school today for break and have been helping me finish up. The floors have all been vacuumed and the kitchen mopped, clutter has found a home and the dust has been dusted away. I still have a pie to make and a dishwasher to load, but otherwise I’m done for the day.

Tomorrow I’ll be hosting dinner with my family. A total of ten if my grandma is able to make it. It’ll make for a housefull, but nothing compared to when I was a kid and we’d all congregate at my aunt’s house. Now THAT was a full house. It was nice though and brings back fond memories.

I hope everyone has a wonderful time with their families and friends tomorrow. Don’t eat too much!

I was feeling like a bit of a change so yesterday went to the salon and got a new ‘do. I’m loving this new style and color. Amazing how something so simple can make you feel so much better about yourself. I went from a redhead back to a brunette and from hair past my shoulders to hair that is just now skimming the shoulders. The new profile picture is my after pic. Figured it was time to change that too. Now if you could just go to a “body salon” and get a body makeover just as easily, wouldn’t the world be a perfect place? I know it’s not that simple though so I’ll just keep trudging along. I’ll make it eventually.

My son is feeling a bit better. The rash seems to have finally stopped spreading, but he is still itchy. We’ve done the moisturizer, the benadryl at night and the oatmeal baths, but the itching is still there. At least it isn’t getting any worse though and we’re keeping the fingers crossed that the rash is gone sooner rather then later.

I had to take my son to the doctor today. For the past week, he has had a rash on his stomach and back that has been driving him nuts. It itches like crazy and seems to be spreading. I thought it was just dry skin to begin with because the moisturizing lotion that we were putting on it seemed to take the itch away. But yesterday he said it was really drying him crazy and could I PLEASE call the doctor. Thankfully, they were able to get him in today and since the kids didn’t have school that worked out really well for us.

When we got to the doctor, they actually got him right in. We only sat in the waiting room for maybe five minutes, if that. The doctor came in not long after the nurse left us in the exam room, which was also shocking because usually we have a much longer wait. Anyway, the doctor looked Matt over and started asking him questions about where the rash was located, what the itching really felt like (tolerable or drive you insane itching), did it itch more at certain times of the day? The doctor suggested scabies, but my son didn’t have all the symptoms of that (Thank God!!!) so he kept on going. He thought it might have been contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, etc. Then he noticed that my son had two larger patches on each side of his neck. They looked almost like an old burn that had dried up with the skin starting to flake. That’s when he gave me the diagnosis………PITYRIASIS ROSEA………….huh? I’d never heard of it before.

This is what the doctor told me. Pityriasis rosea is a rash that usually follows a viral infection or upper respiratory infection (My son had this a couple of weeks ago) It isn’t contagious, but it is very itchy. There is no cure for it other then symptomatic treatment such as moisturizing lotion and a antihistamine to help control the itching. Here’s the kicker….pityriasis rosea usually takes anywhere from 4 to 12 WEEKS to heal and go away. At least once you have it, you generally don’t get it again. Similar to chicken pox, I guess?? So, I guess for the next month, at least, we will be moisturizing and taking benadryl and hoping that the itching and rash goes away. Should be interesting.

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