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Oh hi guys! I missed a post yesterday just because it’s been such a weird week. The weather hasn’t let up since last week when it started snowing, and then just last night it turned to freezing rain bringing high winds and power outages. Now we’ve got massive flooding. The kids didn’t have school on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, but so far it’s on for tomorrow (Friday)!

Jake broke his wrist last week and the doctor that casted him and discharged him from the ER told us that he may need surgery and that we need to see a specialist early this week. Except the specialist’s office is closed all week due to the weather, and apparently he is one of four specialists in BC that will operate on this particular bone (he broke the bone between his wrist and his thumb). So, Jake is in a lot of pain and although he’s a tough kid, this is really wearing him down. I wish I could take it for him <– understatement of a lifetime.

By Tuesday, Andrew and I were chomping at the bit to get out, so we dropped Callum off at Grandpa and Grandma Slane’s and we hit the gym for an hour. We alternated the track with the treadmill, and it felt SO GOOD to get that in that we did it again on Thursday. We had so much fun! People-watching at the gym is the BEST!

Callum’s new thing is to chase the cat around with the vacuum. I make sure it’s on so he’s at least picking up some crumbs.

He also loves chasing the cat around with my phone and taking pictures of her. Don’t get me wrong–they love each other! Well, most of the time, anyway. Her ears tell the truth though, don’t they?!

Being stuck at home makes it easy for me to keep up my veggie intake. I’m totally into these wraps lately. I layer on hummus, slice up avocado and sprinkle it with pink sea salt. Then I spread about 5 or so sun-dried tomatoes in oil all over it, and then I stuff it with herb salad and roll it all up and then I try to eat it fast before it falls apart. I also have a piece of pizza as backup.

Andrew just came home with apple pies from McDonald’s and a giant Coke Zero for me. I LOVE fountain pop SO MUCH. I love how I can taste the waxiness from the inside of the cup. I’m super sick with a head cold and I don’t feel like boozing it up.

Sorry for such a lame post, but I wanted you guys to know what’s been going on!

I’m totally stressed out about Jake’s wrist! What should I do? Do you guys have any suggestions on how I can help him?

A cat’s ears always tell the truth. Do you guys have loud body language? Which part of you tells the truth? Your eyes? Your arms?

Have you ever cleaned the house in the nude?

 

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile February 10, 2017, 2:02 am

    Ugh that must be so tough with the weather and Jake’s wrist! Hopefully the weather will start to improve for you guys. Love that picture of Callum with the vacuum! Looks like he has fun plus you get the the house vacuumed!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 7:29 am

      He’s hilarious! He also “helps” me clean the house with a spray bottle and a cloth, although the cat usually gets the brunt of it.

  • Allie Capo-Burdick February 10, 2017, 2:44 am

    I love how you have pizza as a “back up!” Hilarious. I’m also fighting a head cold which is not hilarious. As for your son’t wrist that is horrible timing!! I’m not sure what else you can do if the office is closed?? Hang in there mama! There needs to be a break in the weather soon!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 7:29 am

      It’s already warming up here a lot. THANK GOODNESS. I still can’t run outside but that day should come soon.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe February 10, 2017, 3:41 am

    Well, yeah, you gotta have the pizza, just to be safe. Like we needed the nachos last night, just to be safe. And fountain cokes are the BEST. THE VERY BEST. The worst is when you get a fountain diet coke or coke zero and it turns out that it is pepsi. GROSS.
    I hope that you get Jake in to the specialist STAT. On the one hand (um… pun intended?) it might be good for the few days to pass to let the swelling go down, but on the other hand, you don’t want too much time to pass. Godspeed, madam.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 7:28 am

      Ha ha! Love the pun!

  • Gretchen February 10, 2017, 5:18 am

    Wow what a week. I’ve had one of those too, but obviously minus the kids part. I broke my no alcohol during the week rule yesterday and had a glass of wine with Dan. We both had crappy weeks and he’s leaving me for 2 weeks so I needed it.

    I am the WORST at lying. I used to think it was my face that always gave it away, but even if I say something at night Dan can tell. The other day he asked if I took my sleeping medicine and I said yes (because I hate taking it) and he knew right away I was lying. I’m too honest so I always hesitate and don’t sound confident haha! P.S. that wrap sounds delish

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 7:28 am

      Awe, Dan is leaving for TWO WEEKS!?! Text me! That’s gonna be hard! I’ll distract you. 😉

  • meredith (The Cookie ChRUNicles) February 10, 2017, 7:07 am

    I’ve had it with the weather and we are only on day two of no school! I will attempt to get out today though, they said the roads are real icy but my guess is things will start to get a bit better later. I hope the doctors open up for his wrist! I wish I had a suggestion for you. the only thing I can say is come here to new York for a really good specialist, I have some I can refer you to!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 7:28 am

      The US has 250 tee-shirts to every 1 tee-shirt in Canada, and specialist selection is no different. I can’t complain about our medical care though. I’d get slapped. It’s free here, but we very much need to elbow our way through the system otherwise it will literally just let us die on the table. We need to be our own advocates. I have learned so much about medicine just by having to stand up for my health and for my kids’ health. I guess that’s not such a bad thing.

  • Ange February 10, 2017, 9:00 am

    Oof. Poor Jake. From my experience (being splinted and waiting days for surgery) a good splint should help with the pain.
    My dad got stuck in Hope last night (he was in Langely for work) and is supposed to fly here this evening, so it’s been interesting. Freaking snow.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 1:31 pm

      He’s got a cast, but I can’t help imagining that his bones are healing improperly beneath it. Maybe it’s my anxiety talking. Your poor dad! Getting stuck in Hope is NOT a good time. YUCKKKK.

      • Ange February 10, 2017, 10:25 pm

        My parents were (obviously) worried about improper healing of my elbow, but the surgeon said within 7-10 days is fine.
        I know anxiety plays by its own rules, but I’ve had delayed surgery on both my elbows and they both work 🙂

  • Helly on the Run February 10, 2017, 9:09 am

    Poor jake!!!
    And a pizza for backup because BALANCE right?? jajajaja!!!
    Oh man, I can’t hide my feelings. I wear all my emotions on my face and when I have no emotions, it’s on auto-pilot resting bitch face mode.
    You know I’m obsessed with soda. And Coke from McDonald’s is known for being the best. I can feel that shit course through my veins when I drink it. I need help.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 1:30 pm

      I wear ALL my emotions all over my body ALL THE TIME. I think we’re similar that way. xo

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run February 10, 2017, 9:48 am

    I’m so sorry about Jake’s wrist and you feeling so helpless! When is his appt? Do you have one scheduled yet? Isort he on pain pills? Your veggie wrap sounds delish. I always have to have carbs. When er I think I will just have a salad I always need up chasing it with carbs!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 1:29 pm

      He doesn’t have an appointment yet, no. The ER Dr faxed a referral over to the specialist last Friday afternoon and then they’ve been closed all week. What usually happens is that the specialist’s office would call early in the week with an appointment time and then it’s up to us to show up. He’s not on any prescription pain killers because he has a history of abuse with them. And yes, I can never just have a salad! I always follow it with chocolate.

  • Ana February 10, 2017, 9:53 am

    I get it! I would take all of my kid’s pain too! I hope you are able to get him into the doctor’s soon! that sounds agonizing!

    I do the opposite of you, if I’m cooped inside, i’ll start eating all and any junk in the house. My brain starts messing with me, and wants to replace my need for outside with sugar and salt.

    Fountain soda is the BEST!!! but I’m not loving the new weird machines, it doesn’t takes chemical enough!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 1:27 pm

      I do eat nonstop all day when I’m stuck inside, just out of complete and utter boredom.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes February 10, 2017, 1:37 pm

    Poor Jake! I hope he can get in right when the specialist reopens! And I hope you feel better from your cold. What a week for you!
    I don’t like fountain soda (or any soda at all), but I love the idea of back up pizza. That’s just brilliant.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 8:21 pm

      Carbs are a very serious business!

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 10, 2017, 4:54 pm

    I just picture you in snow cave, all snug and cozy…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 10, 2017, 8:20 pm

      With a stick of dynamite!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 13, 2017, 12:42 pm

    Poor Jake. I hope you get in to see the doctor this week. In the meantime, ice the wrist and lots of extra strength Tylenol.

    I hope you’re feeling better too. I’ve managed to catch a cold, although it’s not too bad….I’m hoping I shake it quick.

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