Today is the first day of November, also known as National Blog Posting Month. Last year I played along and found it to be kind of freeing, I'm sure the quality of my writing took a bit of a dive, but forcing myself to sit and write on a daily basis about something, anything, without much thought to the actual content was challenging and refreshing. I had to write, so I wrote about things that might have normally slipped through the blogging cracks. Because I am psychotic, I think I'm going to give it another go this year. Yes, KayTar is having surgery next week. Yes, we'll be in the hospital. Yes, I'm in classes that are rather demanding of my time. Yes, I've been feeling a little tongue tied lately. But I'm going to give it a go.
KayTar has been home from school all week in an attempt to avoid germs that might make her miss her surgery next week. She didn't trick or treat last night or go to the festival, because all the candy in the world was not worth also bringing home the germs of a thousand snot-faced kids. She wore her costume all day and we rented a Dora movie and had a relaxing evening at home. The boys went and did the festival and trick or treating thing, stripping and scrubbing when they got back home, just like BubTar has done after school each day. Our house is such WILD AND CRAZY FUN!
In spite of all the germ precautions we've been employing, KayTar has been nursing a cough for a few days. It started as a little thing at Barely Noticeable Level, then it escalated to Need Her Inhaler Every 4 Hours Level, this morning it reached the bonus level, Woke Up To The Sound of Cough, Gag, Vomit Level. She doesn't seem to be sick, though. She isn't snotty or feverish, her energy level isn't down. Her airways are just irritated and overreactive, I suppose. I hope. The alternative is less than appealing. I'd rather not make peace with this surgery, make arrangements with my professors, make arrangements for BubTar, just to have it all canceled and replayed in a week or a month. The handy weather website tells me that the pollen levels are very high today and the air quality is marked as unhealthy for sensitive groups. So the party line remains, KayTar is not sick, just having a spot of trouble with her asthma this week...coupled with fervent knocking on wood. FERVENT. KNOCKING. Surgery is in three days. We can make it three more days. (knock, knock, knock)
In other words, welcome to NaBloPoMo, the Land of Kyla's Unbridled Neuroses.