Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chocolate Covered Raspberries

I decided to dip raspberries in chocolate in an attempt to get my husband to snack healthier...

Hopefully, a little Baker's Dipping Chocolate will do the trick. This stuff is creamy and delicious and super easy to use.

AND...if he doesn't enjoy munching on these tasty little treats, I know someone who will! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jokester Father's Day Gift

With Father's Day fast approaching, I was reminded of a gift my kids gave their dad eight years ago. After spotting a t-shirt in the store that was clearly meant to be painted on by tiny hands, my (older) children thought it would be hilarious to make one for their dad. As you can see in the photos below, two of the "kids" were in their twenties and two of them were teenagers....definitely too old to be making a custom hand print t-shirt for their father.

The back of the t-shirt is creepy looking (thanks to Casey). Especially
if you saw Don from behind and had NO idea what the front looked like.

I think Don may have wore this once (around the house), shortly after the kids gave it to him. The two of us have joked about him wearing the hideous t-shirt at the most inappropriate time to pay the kids back. 

Some day...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How to Clean Up Your Email Inbox in 3 Easy Steps

I just learned how to create folders in my email program and, for the first time in years, my inbox is empty! It's such a great feeling that I want to share it with those of you (especially among my generation) who may not know how.

1st- Delete all of your crap email. I know you have some. Everybody does.

2nd- Set up folders in the left window of your computer by labeling them according to your needs. For example- Bills to Pay, Receipts, Call, Read, Reply, Important Documents, Etc.

3rd- Drag each email to it's appropriate folder. 

There you go. No more scrolling and, if you're a little OCD like me, you will feel much better.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Note to Cody's Doctor

The U of U now has a health care website where you can keep in contact with doctors, schedule appointments, check lab results, etc.  

Cody had an appointment with his neurologist last week and afterward I stayed awake for most of two nights, having a conflicting conversation in my own head (I do that sometimes and will freely admit it.) Last evening, I finally made a decision and took advantage of the website to write a note to Cody's doctor. Normally I wouldn't share something so personal, but I think this might be beneficial to other parents going through similar situations. 

Dr. _______,

After giving Cody a couple of doses of the Vimpat, as directed, I have come to the conclusion that I would rather not change his medication. My mind is telling me to listen to you because you are a professional, but my gut is telling me not to do this to Cody at this time. After nearly 33 years of caring for Cody, I have learned, albeit the hard way, to listen to my mother's intuition. I DO understand what you said about it being only a matter of time before Cody has another grand mal seizure, but I would rather take the chance and deal with it if it happens than medicate Cody to the point where he has no quality of life.

This is only part of the note, but it's an important part because I've preached about mother intuition on my blog before. Responsibility for another human being who cannot express their own needs is difficult at best. I'm trusting that I made the right decision. Only time will tell, but in the meantime, Cody won't be so drugged up that he's dizzy and sleeping his life away.

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