Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 276 - Accidental Suffocation

Song of the day:  Adele - Someone Like You    Ah, I could listen to Adele ALL. DAY. LONG.

It's been a while since I last wrote, and I've been meaning to write for a while now, but just haven't sat down to do it.  School's been busy, but it's going pretty well.  It's really nice that I have Friday's off because I think I would go crazy if I had to make the drive to Whitewater and back another day of the week!  Elliot has finally completely adjusted to daycare!  When I drop him off he goes to play right away and today he gave me a kiss then waved and said "bye."  He's so cute :)  Yesterday I got a call from daycare letting me know that he was running a slight fever and tugging at his ear.  I left school (missing my Social Psychology class) and took him to urgent care.  Turns out that he has a ear infection and has stuff in his lungs.  Since the medicine for the ear infection would also treat pneumonia the doctor didn't want to expose Elliot to any unneeded chest x-rays.  So, he has medicine that I think tastes like bubble gum.  Today he was completely fine and had no issues.  If it wasn't for the fact that the doctor confirmed that he was sick I would accuse him of faking it.  It's nice to have him back to normal though :)

This past weekend we bought... a mini-van.  That's right, a mini-van.  I'm finally accepting that I'm at that place in my life.  Really, if we were only going to have two kids we could have gone the SUV route, but we know that in a couple years we'll have a third, and we're not completely against the possibility of a fourth.  So, a mini-van it is.  Granted, this isn't your mother's mini-van.  There are two dvd players that can run together or independently of each other, a  full  navigation system, blue tooth sync for cell phones, leather seats, heated front row seats, stow and go seating in the third row, and so much more!  It's a 2010 Volkswagen Routan, and it makes me okay with driving a mini-van.  Granted, I don't really get to drive it until I'm done with school.  There's only about 10,000 miles on it, and we want to keep the miles low.  I drive about 112 miles a day, so that wouldn't work out.  Also, the Elantra gets better gas mileage.  So I get to be a weekend warrior in my mini-van.

Today before my Psychology of Personality class I stopped at one of the shops on campus and got a giant m&m cookie.  The baby and I love these cookies and I've been trending about two a week...  anyways, I didn't finish it all before class so I decided to finish the cookie while walking down the two flights of stairs to my Psychology of Perception class.  There was quite a bit of cookie left, but I figured I could eat it in about two huge bites.  SIDE NOTE: I don't chew with my mouth open.  I hate it when others do it, and I hate it  when I do it.  So, I take a huge bite of cookie and close my mouth while walking down the stairs.  About 1.5 seconds later I realized that my nose was extremely stuffed and I couldn't breath.  I was suffocating on an m&m cookie.  I was going to die.  Haha, okay, that's a little dramatic, but I did have a quick mild panic attack.  I swallowed, regained my breath, then did it again!  I'm an idiot and the whole scene played out again.  Thankfully that was the last bite I had so I didn't have to, ugh, suffer again.

Well, I have two quizzes tomorrow that I need to study for.  Hopefully I won't put as much time in-between this and my next blog entry!