Monday, June 30, 2008

The Good News and the Bad

The good news after another doctor visit is that DH does NOT have cold sores (herpes simplex 1), the bad news is he has a different herpes: herpes zoster, aka shingles. Lovely. I have to admit that I'm relieved on some level because I really wanted to avoid getting those sores! But this is a much more serious disease and his eye is swelling more everyday so I'm scared too. So he goes to an opthamalogist this afternoon. Meanwhile he can be around the boy who's had the chickenpox vaccine, but has to be really careful with the girl, who hasn't. Suckage, because she is really fun to kiss.

Meanwhile, we're thinking of getting him a "Phantom of the Opera" mask. What do you think?

Update: *unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any for the left side of the face.* bummer.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Herpes: the gift that keeps on giving

Someone in my family has cold sores and it isn't me or the kids. And you know what that means: herpes. Makes me wonder what he did to get it, because even though it isn't the STD version, we all know only sinners get herpes. Want proof? I got chicken pox (another herpes) right after I stole candy from the grocery store when I was 6. See!

So now I get no kisses and the very really possibility that I will contract the disease as well, because let's face it, I just can't stop saying "hell". SIN! Now I have no immune protection. I made it a point to never kiss anyone whose had cold sores just so I didn't get it. Now I'm screwed because I can't see using "herpes simplex I" as a justifiable reason for divorce. And we all know this is really about me and not the person actually suffering with the virus.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I hate earwigs!!

I've never been very squeamish about bugs. I obviously hate anything poisonous or really large and until recent years never had any problems killing most bugs.

Except earwigs.

I hate them. hate hate hate hate! And they're harmless, I know! But they freak me out! And we have them really bad because our back door is like 50 years old. Guess who's going door shopping?

Yep. Me. And then I'm going caulk and weatherstripping shopping too. I wish I could say it was to keep the cool air in my home (which my awesome thermal windows do nicely-love that!), but no, it's to keep the bugs out. I'm gonna try laying a strip of duct tape sticky side up outside the door and seeing what happens. I read it works...we'll see.

Oh, and we have aphids on our plum tree. 1750 ladybugs is also kinda freaky looking.

The joys of homeownership :)