We spent a couple days with friends at their cabin at Donner Lake (a tinier, cuter Tahoe). I skiied and then skiied some more, Maggie slept badly, Molly wet her bed because I forgot to put a diaper on her (yeah, I'm a moron; no, she's not even THINKING about being night-trained, nor am I the least bit interested in trying). Nobody got altitude sickness (DUG). I did wrench my knee something fierce after stupidly thinking "Man, these green runs are for suckers. Let's go blue!". I would have been the one you saw sliding the rest of the way down on her ass. On purpose. I have no shame (TSYOWLIMH was positively apoplectic).
On the way home Molly mentioned that her eye hurt, and, TADA! Pinkeye! It was obviously bacterial, so I was able to treat it right away with antibiotic drops and she'll be good to go for school tomorrow. Both girls also have runny noses, though Molly's is hardly of note. Maggie's is lousy though and combined with a cough. Again, I don't get it. Molly lives on a multivitamin and milk. Maggie eats brussels sprouts. Nothing adds up.
I treat both of the girls with children's formula OTC drugs--they're cheaper and come in bigger bottles than infant formula, and there's nothing shittier than grabbing that teensy little bottle of Tylenol or cough medicine and finding that it's empty (after only using it a couple of times, too). Cleared it with our pediatrician, aka "Dr. Whatever", and I check everything against the dosage charts at AskDrSears.com, then write the correct dosage for each kid on the side of the bottle with a Sharpie so I don't have to look it up every time (or remember, which is not bloody likely to happen).
While Maggie napped today, Molly sat down and performed the forced labor of writing her first name twenty times on the backs of her Valentine cards. The first few were awesome. The second few, she didn't bother with the "Y", which is always a little bit of a challenge for her. The last few just had "M"s.
And I've started a side project, still in its infancy: my craft blog. It's boring as hell, but it might get better. Shield your eyes from the colors--I'm playing with templates, and it won't always be fuchsia.