Boy, skip a few days and it turns into weeks.
1. I am most allergic to horses. My fall allergies were causing me to want to try acupuncture again (to drain the goo, but when I realized it just reorganizes qi, I stopped really pursing this idea) or to see if Benedryl came in triple-strength. I saw the allergic. He tested my skin. Horses are not part of the standard adult screen, but he indulged my desire to know. And we do live in horsey country. I should avoid them.
I am also allergic to ragweed (fall), birch trees (spring), dust (all year round, especially bad when you aren’t heating or cooling the house), cats and dogs (although the dog reading was the smallest I’ve ever seen). NB If Miranda reads this some day, we are still not getting a dog. These are not news, per se, but it helps the doctor figure out how to improve the quality of my life. And having bee on the new stuff for a few days, my life is improved.
2. This season of Project Runway is suffering heavily from the lack of consistent judges. Where are you Michael Kors and Nina Garcia? I think Gordana must feel robbed. When Tim Gunn tells you things are OK, as happened last week with the paper contest, and then the judges rake you over the coals? The screaming inside her head I can only imagine. I can’t believe that Ra’mon’s one bad week got him sent home. And Nicolas’s ice queen was good, but to win? With immunity? I suspect that the producers are livening up the drama a bit.
3. We finally hit a Brewers game with the kids that had some excitement. We sat entirely too high up. I had visions of losing Bella from my arms and see her rolling down 6 rows of seats. I propose this is a myth – well, really, I think it is true, but it may be a myth. Aren’t myths like fibs? Lies? In any case, I want Mythbusters to roll a dummy off their laps at the ballpark and see if the dummy would have lived, if it were alive.
The kids were not interesting in baseball. Even Henry, t-ball star. I wish we were sitting lower down, but then when they didn’t watch the game I would feel like I wasted a ton of money.
4. We went to Chicago this weekend. I wish it has been the whole weekend. Miranda and Henry are finally getting big enough to start doing fun things. Ideas we discarded because Bella would be a handful and is not old enough: children’s theatre, the Robie House tour, a bicycle tour, or even the riverboat tour. Someday. They all enjoyed the hotel swimming pool. We had some delightful dixieland food and had great company.
I can never get over the density in Chicago. The bustle, the stores, the businesses, the people, the restaurants. Not every visit inspires me to want to return for a week, but this one was. Avoiding terrible traffic does do that too. And I think I need to petition Old Navy to add more stores here. There is an Old Navy on every 4th mile it seems. I also saw a Loehmann’s clothing store. And a Jewel Osco. Very weird to think they just gave up on Milwaukee, not that they went out of business.