This blog is all about us

Who are we? A family of 10 -- 6 people and 4 pets. Mark is 57, I'm 54, Matt is 28, Katie is 27, Claire is 18, and Dave is 16 (this is an "even" year).

Chloe is our 5-year-old Great Pyrenees-chow-husky-cocker spaniel mix. Katie's pups are Maci and Cage. Matt's pup is a chocolate lab named Layla. Our 3 sweet cats are Oreo, Jack and Jill. I still have no grandchildren.

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Ready for summer already

Claire was sick with colds twice in a row. Then Dave got a sinus infection and just went back to school. Then I got sick with nausea and vomiting. Winter is coming.

In sweeter news, I stumbled upon the wrist band I wore overnight when I delivered Claire. It just made me happy for whatever reason.

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Dave has the flu

He has never had it before, age 16, partly because I always get his flu shot at his annual November/December “well baby” visits. This is going to be a crazy winter because this year that wasn’t soon enough. 

He had fevers of 102.3 for the past three days, with a negative at -home COVID test. Convinced him today to let Mark take him to urgent care because Dave’s throat was so sore he couldn’t eat anything. Doc immediately diagnosed the flu and confirmed it with a test. Home with Tamiflu and all the over-the-counter things.

I’m surprised because Dave, the world’s pickiest eater, is now eating grits for the second time today. He hasn’t eaten grits since he was three!