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So apart from the barf this morning…

Isla’s fever is down, her appetite is back, and she seems to be in good spirits. So…miracles do happen?

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We picked Isla up from daycare in a good enough humor, but she was whiny in the car and then when we got to dinner, she refused to eat anything saying everything was “spicy” when nothing was spicy and it’s all stuff she normally eats. Then we got home and tried to get her to eat some spaghetti, which she’s been nomming the crap out of all week, and she said it’s too spicy too. She also kept complaining about being cold. I picked her up and realized she was burning up, took her temperature, and she’s got a fever again.

Not sure if it’s just another nasty cold, an ear infection from the last one, strep throat (we got a warning from the daycare it’s going around), or something else. Either way, looks like we’re going to have a nice weekend at home with a sick kid. :( This is why we kept her out of daycare for so long: germs.

Rockin’ pigtails

Rockin’ pigtails

"long-term freelance"

Is that basically a nice way to say “you’re never getting benefits”?

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A few weeks ago, I went to the ER for problems I worried were related to a congenital heart defect I have. It was a 2-hour visit. I had bloodwork and an ECG. When I left, I wasn’t sure what my bill would be, since there is no transparency in medical costs in the US and the vast majority of doctors, clinics, and hospitals do not post the cost of their services in advance, and this ER was no different. Based on previous experience, I assumed it would be high.

I finally received 2 separate bills, 1 from the facility, 1 from the doctor, which totaled $3,378.50 for a 2-hour trip to the ER and maybe 15 minutes of interaction with the doctor and nurse. 1/3 of the bill came from a “facility charge,” which basically means pretty much everyone who goes to this facility, before they ever receive any treatment, is billed $1000. They charged me $68 for pulse ox. I could buy a fingertip pulse oximeter similar to the one they used on me for $35. What in the few seconds it took them to check this cost anywhere close to $68?!

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"I got into breastfeeding for the constant glamour." 
Picture submitted by Sarah Houle of The Longest Shortest Time.



"I got into breastfeeding for the constant glamour." 

Picture submitted by Sarah Houle of The Longest Shortest Time.



This is the correct face to make when being told you’re a heinous bitch.

My second best day in high school was when we were watching this movie in a class (because my high school was obviously exceptionally rigorous and challenging) and someone turned to me at this point in the movie and said, “OMG, it’s you.”

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I liked this post about making peace with only having one. I’m really hoping we can have 2, but if not…

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New favourite joke:




A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says ”Five beers, please.”

i dont get it

No one explain it


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I just wanted this as a quote on my blog.

(via kenyatta)

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This blog makes fun of stock photos of moms and kids. I can’t breathe.

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So I now have a ton of amazing Kate Bush gifs…

…but I have absolutely no idea when I would ever have occasion to use 95% of them.

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