26 August 2009

A bit early for the flu?

Really, I thought August was way too early for the flu (or whatever it is we have), but apparently not. Stay far, far away from my house unless you want to catch: pink eyes, sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, aches all over, general grumpiness, etc etc etc. Oh, and did you know that when your son gets pink eye, you're actually supposed to take him into the doc and obtain antibiotic eye drops (torture devices?)? Silly me! The one time that I don't go running to the doc at the first sign of a runny nose, and there's actually something I can do to treat it? What was I thinking?! Apparently I wasn't, according to 3 different sets of neighbors. I swear when I was a kid we just had to buck it up and deal with it until it ran its course.

In other news, my weight seems to have leveled off at 137...not bad, but I'm still hoping to shave a bit more off. I'm really a very tiny person under all this skin, though I still maintain that I am 5'4". The scale at RFMC is clearly off by a quarter inch.

And with that I shall return to my bed where I can continue to cough up my lungs.

(Above photo taken before we all contracted this recent menace; isn't he a cutie?!).

11 August 2009

Score one for my immune system

In 2007 my titer for ANA was 1:320, which is considered high positive.

Nearly 2 years later, my titer came back negative (which means 1:80 or less).

I'm not nearly optimistic enough to believe my body completely eliminated whatever autoimmune issue is brewing, but at least this one, small battle is won.

For now.

ANA titers can vary with time for a variety of reasons that I may never understand. For now, though, I'll take what I can get.

And in the meantime, work on ridding my body of this obnoxious kidney infection. After over a year respite, I'd quite pleasantly forgotten how horrid they can be. ::sigh::

07 August 2009

The Laundry Basket

Once upon a time, we put Aidan to sleep for naps atop a pillow in a laundry basket. After spending sometimes 3 hours walking around town with him in my Mei Tai, I would carefully remove him and lay him down. Sometimes he would stay sleeping, and other times he would wake up...but it was always cute to see him lying there.

Early August 2008

Fast forward approximately one year, and Aidan is certainly no longer willing (or able) to nap in our laundry basket. It does, however, often make a comfy lounge chair :-)

Early August 2009

03 August 2009

In Noctem, from the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack

Presenting, In Noctem from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack, as per the original sheet music (Thank you www.musicbooksplus.com!). Perhaps someone with better Latin than I can offer up an official translation, but I do believe the latin part is simply a direct translation of the English portion of the song.

Carry my soul into the night.
May the stars light my way.
I glory in the sight, as darkness takes the day.

Ferte in noctem animam meam
Ilustrent stellae viam meam
Aspectu illo glorior, Dum capit nox diem

Cantate vitae canticum
Sine dolore actae

Sing a song
(Dicite eis quos amabam)
a song of life, lived without regret
(Me numquam obliturum)

Tell the ones, the ones I loved
I never will forget,
never will forget.

Love, love LOVE this!!!!