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Monday, December 10, 2012

'Tis the season, lol

This weekend, my husband picked up our tree from his mom's garage and we brought it home.  It was another two days before we got it out of the bag.  It's been at least one more before we got it fluffed out, and I'm counting on one more for sure, before we get any ornaments on it.  You see, it's been busy around here.  He's working more hours and I'm gearing up for finals (cause they always fall right near a major holiday), and Dante is running indoor track and already on his second meet, and Alex went off and got a virus.  He's home sick for the second day this week and will definitely be home again tomorrow.  Sniffles, cough, and fever.  We had to squeeze in a trip to the pediatrician to make sure it wasn't anything serious, and to get a refill on his inhalers.  This caused my over-stressed and over-run husband to start a 'discussion' (again) about why we need to change to a pediatrician that's closer to where we live.  Naturally I responded emotionally rationally with why that's never going to happen.  Never.  Thankfully, we were distracted enough with the fevered 6-year old to get ourselves back on track and focused again.

So, that got me wondering if anyone else out there with children have any stories about switching pediatricians for convenience (not because they were terrible...that's self explanatory).  My stand is that I've got two boys with complicated issues and I really want to stay with the doctor who already knows their history, actually considers their whole history when making medical choices, and trusts my judgment enough to humor me when I really insist something more is going on (because I've been right 90% of the time).  I don't want to start all over with someone new, and I feel like a little inconvenience in driving is well worth it for all the stuff I don't deal with.  I'm afraid to leave them, search all over and not find that same relationship, and then have their patient spots filled so I wouldn't be able to get them back in to their same doctor again.  I figure if it's not broke...  But it IS a stress on my husband who has to do all the driving these days.  I want to listen to his side, but I can't seem to communicate my own well enough for him to understand why I really want to stay put.  Maybe if I could get an idea what other parents have had to go through, I could make a better decision.  Any constructive input would be appreciated.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I'm knitting.  I'm finishing a test knit, and starting the second of two patterns I had accepted a while back.  The deadline is coming faster than I expected.  I had to turn down some paid knitting, sticking to my decree of "I will not take on any new repairs, commissions, or test/sample work until January".  It's greatly reduced my holiday stress, and I might even be able to catch up on my current backlog of repair and design work.  I'm even hopeful that I might be able to knit something for Aaron and Dante this year, lol.  I don't have much to share photo-wise, other than my hilarious children.  They're definitely characters.  When I look at those faces, I can hardly believe that I made them, lol.  It makes me want to cover them with wool and stuff them with baked goods.  I'm planning to bake some banana bread tonight, and maybe some cookies.  You know...my typical behavioral response to being busy.

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