"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mucas, Seniors and Random Thoughts

GAH!! I have had a pretty severe head cold for two weeks now. It feels like I'm swimming in a cloud of green colored phlegm. I can't seem to shake it! I went to the doctor on Monday, thinking I had strep... due to the fact that in church the previous day I was singing the base line of the hymns and throwing in a "ribbet" once in a while for good measure. (I was a very convincing frog!)
The strep test came back negative and I was so disappointed. If it was strep, I could have legitimately taken an antibiotic and gotten better within two or three days. The doc said if I wasn't better in two or three days he'd prescribe one for me anyway "to stave off any secondary infections this virus can cause," but I'm kind of crazy about medicine like that. If there is no clear-cut reason to take a pill, I won't take it. (Buttercup had a super virus when she was 4 -- temps up to 106* -- so that freaked me out about drugs.)
Today is Friday and I'm fighting a foggy internal battle. Should I call the doc and get that scrip filled? Or suffer through the weekend and see how I'm feeling on Monday?


Buttercup brought home registration materials for school next year. It's time to sit down and make her schedule for her final year in high school. Am I the only mom that freaks out about this?
Along with the class info was information on ordering a cap and gown and instructions to make sure we have her senior portraits taken by September.
Heaven help me. I'm not ready for this!!!


Buttercup has had a rough couple weeks. Not only did she try out for and NOT make the drill team, but she tried out for the select choir... THE choir to be in in our high school ... and did NOT make that cut either. She was devastated by this. We felt that she had an amazing audition and that she sang beautifully. The choir director even said, "Oh! I forgot to take notes while you were singing because I was so enthralled with your song!" He complimented her on the final note of the song (a high E flat). He liked how she sang her scales.
I don't know how he picks members of each choir so I don't know why she wasn't picked. Being in the all girl's choir isn't bad. This year they actually sounded better than the boy/girl combined choir, but being in that choir was the natural progression and we had sincerely hoped she would make it.
Obviously Heavenly Father has something planned for my daughter and obviously it's something that won't come easy for her. We don't know what's in store, but we hope to have enough faith that it will be amazing and that it will be perfect for her.


Inigo confessed something to me the other day:

"Mom, I like to say family prayers because then I get to say amen first!"


Now, if you'll excuse me, I feel a sneeze coming on and I need to go blow my nose.

Update: I didn't call the doctor and now I wish I had. As the day has progressed, my throat has started hurting again and now my ear is sore. Stupid, stupid me!!


Corps of Discovery. said...

I'm so sorry you're sick. Nothing dampens spring like a yucky cold. I'm freaking out about registering my oldest for Middle School - caps and gowns might send me over the edge. Devani

Yvonne said...

Sorry you are sick (and I'm sorry it took me so long to get here and read the post--hoping you are better by now ; )

You are not the only mom who isn't ready for all of this--I'm still having a hard time imagining Kyle in his cap and gown. Time is going much to quickly.

Hugs to buttercup--those kinds of things are so disappointing.