Thursday, May 27, 2010

Didn't see that coming!

Today was a rather unusal day today.  We did the finishing touches on the house this morning before the real estate guy came around and took about five minutes to look it over.  I thought 'Well that was worth the hours of cleaning we were subjected to,not!'.  Not that our house was filthy or anything.  Then we were off to the doc again for Rob to see what his blood results were.  We were also waiting on my scan results which we would find out after Robs appointment.  So we got in there and she started saying all these long words like Blood disease, Haemochromatosis.  Umm ok.  Long story short, more tests need to be done to confirm it but Rob seems to store an excess amount of iron in his blood and he needs to remove alot of it to keep his levels at normal otherwise it can cause damage to the liver, heart, joints, diabetes if there isn't any damage already.  It seems to not affect men until they are in there 30's and 40's, and is usually passed down from a parent.  So it goes against every hardworking re-blooded kiwi mans hunger for red meat to now only having red meat 2-3 times a week.  Well, we will see what of the results but it is highly likely that this is something that we will hit head on come out the other end with our fists in the air.  As for my appointment with the doc, she had no idea what was wrong with me.  It seems to be getting better day by day, but I wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not.  Guess that now I'm not as bad as I was it doesn't matter anymore so "next patient please!"  Anywho, it was a mixed bag of emotions today and now I am quite exausted and ready for a nice warm milky milo to send me into dreamland...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday's Chores

Today was a little stressful.  Apart from not hearing about the scan results of yesterday, Rob and I were preparing the house for an Appraisal that is happening tommorrow.  Its amazing how much crayon and pen a little hand can create on tempting bare cream walls.  Three to four hours later after much elbow grease from my beloved, (apparently I'm too sick to do this job,what a shame!) and lots of sweeping and gathering of rubbish outside from the two middle kiddies, the house looked as clean as a pin.  Now I'm wondering if that was a good idea due to the fact that we don't really want to move if this house sells.  Guess we will deal with that if it comes to that. 
On the up side, it made me realise how much you can get done with the old saying 'many hands make light work'.  It is so true.  And the kids actually enjoyed the boring mundane chores that were set out for them.  Funny that.  Lately I am always hearing myself say 'you have no idea how good you have it, I used to do so much more when I was your age!'  Urggghh..I did not want to hear my parents words coming out of my mouth, but now I have a new appreciation for the excellent job they did in raising me to be the woman/mother I am today.  I just need to remember to not sweat the small stuff.  As easy as that might sound, it is not something that comes naturally to me, but it is something that I work on day by day.  Now I am ready to take on another day of chaos.