Time for another “day in the life” post. I tend to run many days together, so this will likely be more of the same!
Alex has had a couple of beginner cake decorating classes. She has some cupcakes in the fridge to frost (which, I wish she would frost so we could NOM on them!), and a cake she made at the previous class (which is more than gone.) Here’s a sample of what she’s done so far.
Not a masterpiece, but it’s all about learning technique, how to hold the bag- angle & pressure. It’s a work in progress and she’s been pretty excited about learning how to make the flowers, but that’s not until the 2nd session later in July.
In other news, we got some new living room furniture. Yay for sales! Boo for making payments. Hope to pay it off fast tho. The cats have already laid claim to the new stuff. It’s soooo comfy!
The furniture is a nice soft microfiber, and is a chocolate brown color. Needless to say, it’s going to require a bit of vacuuming to keep it that way. Patches sheds. A LOT.
To update on my girls-
Alex is doing very well since she had her follow up with the GI doc, and is following the restrictive diet (much to her displeasure) and taking her meds. She’s had no complications from the esophogitis, and that is a big PLUS in the happy column for me. She’s hoping the diet is temporary, until they find out what caused the allergy specifically. She hates not being able to have a lot of her favorites, like BBQ chicken or hot wings.
Marissa is feeling better too. Her headache has pretty much gone. The doctor recommended that she get better sleeping patterns / routine, and add more good foods, less processed foods, to her diet, as well as some B2 daily. Still no MRI, the insurance doesn’t feel it’s justified, so they won’t cover it. I will roll with that for now, as long as she’s not getting worse & seems to be improving. She still has bad flareups with her dermatitis, but there’s not much we can do about that, but use the ointment as it happens. The only other thing would be the pain she experiences in her wrists.. I may want to have that looked at as well, because if it’s something like arthritis, we should find out now. Mom had arthritis from the time she was even younger than Marissa, so I know it’s a possibility.
Probably, the last thing is something that has made the news this week. What a storm we had here Friday night! It got to 105 degrees here, with heat index making it feel like 115. Then came the storm. The news called it a derecho. It knocked out power to so many across several states on the east coast. Here’s a few pictures from around our neighborhood, the day after…
That was just a sample of 5th, 6th, and 7th ave, and I am on 6th. There was a lot more damage than this, and there are many without power right now. It could be days, maybe even a week, before all is restored. Our heat advisory is not done yet either. We have 1 or 2 more days that it’s expected to be in the high 90′s to near 100 degrees. I am so so grateful that we haven’t lost power. I hope that others are doing well in this disaster, and that the restoration goes quickly so people can have relief.
I was playing with my settings today, added some new stuff on the sidebar (blogroll, goodreads, twitter), and changed the theme. Let me know what you think, or if you have suggestions to make it look better!