Whoops! I forgot to post this last night…
Only home from the hospital for a mere 72 hours and things at the Diva household are back to normal…well, normal for us at least.
Yesterday morning started out with a big scare. Marielle has struggled with high blood pressure for months since her kidneys started failing. But now we have a new problem…intermittent low blood pressure…ugh! She woke up Saturday morning with a blood pressure of 90/50–a big difference from the 180/120 a few days ago. And low blood pressure is just as dangerous as high blood pressure.
Trying to get a doctor on the phone on Black Friday is like trying to find the door buster deal (my Pink Dyson vacuum at Target), KWIM? And when we did, the doctor suggested I take Marielle to the local emergency room. But Marielle begged me to wait–so I filled her up with caffeine and salt. Then an hour later, she was back to normal.
Well, that was until today. Now she’s running high blood pressures and we are crossing our fingers that we can get through the next 48 hours without a trip to the hospital.
And So It Is Christmas and Look What You’ve Done…
I “borrowed” my daughter’s girlfriends last night to help me get the 32 boxes of Christmas decorations out of the attic. Karen aka Latte Lady reminded me there is no law which says you must use all your decorations. Umm Karen, don’t you know it’s all about EXCESS? My daughter reminds me our household is partly responsible for global warming. She has a point. It just seems silly not to display everything as I’ve spent years making and collection my holiday treasures.
Exhausted and sore, we all enjoyed a yummy checkerboard cake from Pasticceria Bruno–true bliss!
I will spend the next week in a Christmas decorating frenzy. So much to do and so little time. Oh why, oh why do I do this to myself?
Those Where The Days My Friend
Little Jedi was promised a new PlayStation 2 video game by Mr. Diva™ which comes with a microphone. When I showed Joey how we used a regular hairbrush as a microphone when we were kids, he looked at me strange. And we didn’t need a Dance Revolution mat to dance–we just danced, right? Kids! Whatever happened to imagination?
Anyway I just wanted everyone to know it’s ok to laugh even though my world has been turned upside down. I find laughter to be a great stress reliever. Most days things are so serious. Every waking moment doesn’t need to be devastating or sorrowful. So please, if you see me, don’t look sad. Instead, tell me about your crazy family or some mischief you’ve gotten yourself into.