Monday, February 6, 2012


I consider the love seat sofa and the coffee table to be my "office" area. I can get kinda lackadaisical about the upkeep of said space, but I am making an effort to sort thru the paperwork, junk mail, etc. every couple of days.

I would take a picture of my junk pile, but it is out of control this morning - I tend to ignore it on weekends, so it just gets worse.

So, today will be another sorting day. I need to get started on our taxes - I think I have all the paperwork and software I need, but Lord knows what might be lurking in the stack of tossed aside flotsam.

My girl is home today...She started developing a rash last night. I gave her Benedryl and she slept peacefully. When I woke her up this morning, the red welts had traveled and even her face and eyelids are puffy. I gave her another dose of the 'dryl and will just have to keep an eye on her to determine if it gets better or worse. Worse will find me taking her to the pediatrician.

The Benedryl has worked well in the past, so we'll see. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's caused by one nightgown she has. It's polyester (synthetic material). Normally, I don't let my children wear polyester, but this nightgown was really cute.

It's either that or the pile of plush stuffed animals she sleeps with. I am deathly allergic to stuffed animals (if I would have them in or on my bed). I stopped sleeping with stuffed toys as a very young child. It wasn't worth the price I paid the next day.

That's my day: sorting, watching my daughter with her rash and maybe even starting on the tax situation. Oh, and laundry. And emptying and reloading the dishwasher.

I got this. I can do it!



  1. I just bought some polyester sheets and they feel pretty good but if I break out I will at least make a connection.

  2. Here's hoping Sissy's rash gets lost real quick and the taxes are to your benefit.

  3. Ohhh. Welts? Not histimes? Because if she's got actual welts then she's probably past benadryl. I've developed welts(traveling ones!) in an allergic reaction a few times. They're pretty persistent and they itch like hell. Aloe-based after-sun care products help a lot with the itch. Just my 2-cents worth, having been in the same boat : )
    I'm sure she's getting the best care possible from her Mama, and lots of water! : )
    My work place/office is the kitchen table, glad to hear I'm not the only one who lets it get out of hand!

  4. Maybe your girl got a rash at the thought of those tax forms. It's catching and it's called taxocity.

  5. Hope the rash got better. Itchy kids are so miserable!

    My work space is the corner of the kitchen island. It drives me crazy but that is what works.