Sunday, November 30, 2008
I didn't sleep all that well last night. I was too worried about Jasmine to sleep easily. In fact, I did my best NOT to sleep for as long as possible. Sometime between 5 and 6 I passed out however. She woke up about 11:30, no fever, nothing. I was still apprehensive and kept a close eye on her for several hours. She was looking pretty pale, just as she had yesterday but as the day went on, she pinked up. I tried to get some tylenol in her first thing, just in case but she never did take it. It shouldn't be a big surprise that I took a nap halfway through the day.
Once I was back awake, we headed to the bakery to order a cake. No, there's no special occasion, I've just had a craving for cake from this place. While we were there, we grabbed a few cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies. I liked the fluffiness of the cookies but still think mine are the best I've ever eaten. I'm going to heat the last one up and see if it changes my mind but I doubt it. I had to take half the frosting off the cupcakes. I just can't handle that much. Husband ate what I didn't want. Afterwards we headed up to Five Guys for some burgers. Jasmine really seems to like it there. It's a bit loud so she doesn't have to be mouse-like. I don't think we'll be able to get up there as much once the baby is born. It's not really baby friendly and as I said, it's loud.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Today was another story all together. I knew immediately that something was off with Jazz. She said she wanted water and that her tummy hurt. Based on her track record, that usually means it's going to be a very long morning and that she's going to throw up at least once. Today there was no vomiting but I was shocked by the heat coming off her forehead. I didn't think she was too overheated as her cheeks were still just a little warm. I was quite wrong. After a few hours, I took her temperature since she was still not feeling well and really starting to look pale. It was 103.7, the highest fever she has had. I first called my husband to let him know she was really hot, then called my mom to see what she would do. I was in the process of getting her to take some tylenol. A half hour after she took the tylenol, I took her temperature again and then called my mom, as promised. Her fever had went down to 102.7 and within another half hour, it was down to 101.5. The last time I took it, it was normal but she was still under the influence of medication. While her fever was down, she was feeling really good and kept asking to go get our Christmas tree, since that's what I told her we'd be doing today. (we go every year the day after Thanksgiving) Finally, I broke down and we headed out. We took home the second or third tree we looked at. It didn't look that big, particularly compared to it's friends. It was 8 1/2 feet tall. Oops. We had to cut half a foot off of it once we got it in the living room. However, I think it's the most gorgeous tree we've had yet. It looks fake, it's so perfect. If it weren't for the very small bare spot near the top, it really would look perfect. Very pretty tree.
Back to Jazz, she's sleeping now but her tylonel is set to wear off in about a half hour. I'm nervous to go to sleep before then. Both times I've let the medicine wear off, her fever has spiked. I've always been concerned with fever induced seizures. I don't know how common they are but it's something I worry about. (one of many things) It probably won't make a difference any way, I usually can't fall asleep this early. I'm also concerned that Jasmine has no symptoms other than the fever. No sniffles, coughing, sneezing, nothing. The only thing she's said is that her tummy hurts and that she's sick. Being a parent is no fun when you have no idea what the hell you're supposed to do.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Today Jasmine and I spent the day out together. We went to the mall and bought her a couple of sweaters. Then we went to Kohl's to look at shoes for her. (clearance) She was fairly well behaved. She had gotten up about five hours earlier than she is used to (trust me, I had nothing to do with it). When you have an overly tired kid, one of two things happens 1) They're obnoxious monsters from hell 2) they're obnoxious monsters from hell. ;) With one of them, they're grouchy, cry easily and just in general not fun to be around. With the second, they are overly hyper, everything is a game and they don't listen... at all. Jasmine was the second. It's preferred over the first. If she's going to ignore me, at least she can be happy go lucky while she does it. After we ate, we headed to Walmart and I told her she could get a toy. Normally I don't reward good behavior in this way but I had already been planning on letting her get a toy before I knew how she was going to behave. She decided to pick out a horse that had enough glitter on it to suffocate a lion. I'll be picking glitter off myself for the next six months. She's been asleep for about an hour now. Ahhh, blissful silence. Now I'm off to take an ambien, hopefully fall asleep quickly, so I can eat till I want to puke... wait a few hours and eat some more. ;) You should do the same.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I had dinner with my mom tonight and it was the first night since the MIL was here that I was able to talk to her and tell her what had happened. It re-invigorated my anger over the situation.. as well as all the situations that have come before this one. I should point out (Beth reminded me) in my husband's defense, he usually says something to his mom, if I ask him to but it never seems to make a difference so we usually say nothing. I was telling my mom this evening that I'd really like to email her and tell her how over the line she was with her comments and how immature it is that she would USE her granddaughter in hopes of personal gain. I've never done this before. I've never said a harsh word towards her. And I'm wondering if it would at least make her think twice before she does these things. At the very least, it might make me feel better. A big issue with her is that my daughter is a quarter Mexican. My husband is half, my MIL is white as snow. For some reason, she seems to think everything we do with our daughter, should be based off the fact that she has a small amount of latino blood in her. I have no problem with Jasmine learning where she comes from and would encourage it but I'm not going to push something on her at three years of age. My MIL seems to think that Jasmine should already know where she comes from even though she's three. When she found out that my daughter doesn't like tacos, she acted like we were abusing her and forcing her NOT to like tacos. I'm sure there are plenty of people in Mexico that don't like tacos. When Jasmine was a day old, my MIL wanted to get her ears pierced and was shocked that we had no plans of EVER piercing her ears, let alone when she was still in the hospital. You know why she wanted her ears pierced? Because it's common in Mexico to have your baby's doctor pierce her ears at birth. I can't imagine having a newborn that is already pissed about being out of her warm comfy uterus, also have burning ears. She had even bought the kid earrings, she was so sure that we would just have it done. I decided a long time ago that I would not have my daughter's ears pierced until she was in double digits age wise. She needs to be old enough to care for them and old enough to know that those holes will always be there. Ha I'm sure a few of you would be shocked hearing that come from me who has had half her body pierced or tattooed. I didn't have most of that done, however, till I was older. I was thinking today, what kind of blow up will we have when Jasmine turns 15 and we don't have a quincera? In Mexico, it's a huge coming of age when a girl turns 15. They spend a year or more planning the kids party and she wears a big fancy dress, lots of people show up and really, I'm not sure what else happens other than the kids run around and the adults get trashed. Should I also start celebrating every Irish, and German (and whatever else me and my husband have mixed in our blood) tradition? I'm too busy raising her and trying to help her grow into a responsible person to worry myself with teaching about Mexican history. She lives in America, she's American, if nothing else, she should learn about that before she learns about a very small percentage of her background, in my opinion.
Now, I'm off to find out the hours of the Italian bakery downtown. I want a cake from that place and hopefully, I can get one tomorrow. Who knew that the Italians could bake as well?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
On the other end of things, I have most of my Christmas presents picked out for people. My husband is pretty much the only one that I have no idea what I'll be doing. It's a relief because I usually agonize over it for weeks at a time before I either a) find the "perfect" gift idea for each person or b) say screw it and get them a gift card. I also found a new recipe for cookies that I'm going to try out before Christmas. You actually use cake mix in these and I can mess with the recipe a little to make them fluffy. Unfortunately, they all have to be eaten with about two days or they start to get gross. I'm off to find some more things that sound good to make. (oh and the macaroni and cheese I made in the oven today, new recipe, was really good... next time I'll just use a little less cheese as this was more cheese soup than anything else) Then I'm going to create voodoo dolls and stick them till I feel better. ;))))
Tomorrow my MIL will be here. I'm going to spend as much of that time as possible in the kitchen cooking and trying not to hear anything she says. Most of the time she ends up aggravating me so it's just best to make myself scarce. Seeing as how we have furniture everywhere right now, it's probably going to be a nightmare regardless.
Friday, November 21, 2008
We still haven't found a name for this kid. Nothing sounds right. Or, I'll like a name a LOT for a few days and then change my mind. The name I currently like is very... old fashioned and my husband hates it. Although I like another one but it's a little... country. He doesn't seem to feel extremely strongly about any one name either. I mentioned before that this is my least favorite part of pregnancy.
On Monday I received my flu shot. (I know I've mentioned this but I thought I'd state the day for the purpose of this entry) On Tuesday I began to get a rash around the injection site. For any other person, this may be something to be worried about but I'm used to getting hives and rashes. Once I reached my twenties, I began to get irritated over anything and everything that touches my skin. A new make-up can easily (and has many times) cause hives around my eyes. I've had two or three reactions to antibiotics, causing hives, fever, changes in taste, etc. Basically, I'm used to looking funky. ;) Yesterday, the bruising finally started around the flu shot area. Now I have a blotchy funky bruise and a bumpy rash around it. Glad I got it in my leg. This doesn't happen every time I get my flu shot, only while I'm pregnant. I must be more sensitive to things while harboring a fugitive in my uterus.
Took a quick trip to the mall this evening. I went to bed last night with the intent of doing this before my husband got home from work but I don't like to drive in the unpredictable fluffy white stuff. Once he got home, I casually mentioned it oh, a hundred times in hopes that he'd figure out I wanted HIM to drive. ;) Last night, I was getting frustrated as I still hadn't found anything for Jasmine to wear on Thanksgiving. Every year, I've bought her some fancy thing that she won't ever wear again. I didn't want to do that this time but I still wanted to find something that was a little more... than average. I went looking online at even the expensive stores last night, hoping to at the very least get some ideas. I eventually decided that a jean skirt would be fine as she can wear it again at any time without it being a special occasion. But I still wasn't sure on the shirt/sweater. We went to The Children's Place store to get the skirt. (I could get the skirt at just about any kid's store but they have the kind with an adjustable waistband and she has a tiny waist so it's almost a must have) There were a lot of really cute shirts and sweaters but I eventually went with something a little more casual, a henley with a hood. She LOVES it. I'm not sure how she really feels about the skirt but she really loved the shirt once we got home. (she paid no attention to it in the store, instead preferring godawful ugly and brightly colored shirts) Now that's done. All that's needed is some cute tights... oh and some shoes, which will be worn for Christmas too. I hope this is one the entries that my husband happens to miss reading otherwise, he's already doing the math in his head. Maybe I should title this entry something really boring to divert his attention to a sports site. Maybe something about purses....
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Got the cats some more toys today. I wish we could do it for the dogs but they don't really seem to enjoy them that much. And then when they do... well it only lasts long enough to rip them to shreds. The cats toys are a little more long lived. The fake mice I just bought this past weekend seem to have disappeared except for two. I don't know where they hid the rest of them. Not under the couches because I just moved them yesterday.
My god, my husband needs some bean-o. Breathing in this room is becoming difficult. I think my brain cells are dying as we speak. Why does this never seem to really bother my kid? There must be something wrong with her sense of smell. Lucky kid.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today I'm feeling a little better. I was pretty tired several hours ago but it seems to have subsided some. Yesterday I just felt awful. I ended up crying for an hour in the middle of the night because Jasmine just would not go to sleep and my restless leg syndrome was the worst I've ever felt it. I wanted to kick the walls, claw at them, anything to feel something other than the creepy crawlies. After several hours, Jasmine fell asleep and I took an Ambien. I don't know how I would sleep if I didn't have them right now. I hate taking something to fall asleep, (or more like the idea that there is no other way for me TO fall asleep) but it's nice to have the option when sleep is all but impossible on my own. My legs are bothering me tonight but for now it's tolerable as long as I occasionally stretch my legs really well. Much better than 24 hours ago. If I had to feel that every night, I think I would lose my mind. I can't imagine being someone who has RLS really badly. I normally only have it here and there when I'm not pregnant and I can usually fall asleep on my own, even if it does take quite a while longer than normal. While I'm pregnant, it's ten times worse. I don't want a newborn already but last night I was begging for my water to break just to have my body back. I'm just about sick of sharing it with someone else. It's mine damnit, stop messing with the way it works. ;)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I had so many plans for today. I didn't really get anything done however. I think the only thing I had planned to do, that actually was accomplished was to buy some Christmas lights for when we get our tree. I'm going to go with the mini LED lights and have been buying a few boxes here and there since they're a little on the expensive side. (I was lucky tonight and they were 3 dollars off a box!) We bought Jasmine's dress for Christmas today. I've been casually looking for something for her for a few weeks. The other day, I was in Macy's and thought while I was there, I would take a look at the kid's clothes. Omigod. That store is ridiculous. I found the most gorgeous dress in her size, looked at the price and my jaw hit the floor. $78 for a kid's holiday dress. A dress she would wear once. We ended up with a dress from JcPenney that was half off and almost as cute as the one from Macy's. Ha, take that overpriced store. I can only imagine how much the adult dresses were. I've also been looking for a casual outfit for Thanksgiving for her. Something not quite as fancy, that she could wear whenever. I saw a cute little skirt and shirt ensemble today but left without it, I may go back and have her try it on. For now, I'm just going to try and concentrate on not taking a wire brush to my skin to get rid of the invisible bugs that climb on me. (you'd think I was on pcp)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I made an appointment for my flu shot/inhaler change today. Jasmine will be getting one with me. I wasn't expecting it to be so soon. We go in Monday. I got lucky, it's the only appointment they have with my doctor till at least next week. (maybe longer, I just know he was out the rest of this coming week after Monday) I also lucked out with the time, 4:50. That means, husband will be able to go with us and he can be the bad guy and hold Jasmine while they stick her. (I'll probably have my head between my knees at that time anyways... I really hope that Jasmine doesn't "learn" this behavior)
The next 24 hours are going to bring some major temperature changes in northern Indiana. Today I believe the high was 54, tomorrow the high is to be 39 and I think we already hit the high at midnight. In fact, it doesn't look like we'll warm to above the 30's for a week or two. Most winters, I'm the one whining about the heat and wanting to turn it up. This year, it's been my husband. He never gets cold and typically likes the house to be around 67-68 degrees. I prefer something closer to the 70's. (yes a few degrees makes a big difference) Last weekend, when it was colder out, he had a hoodie on, and blanket but was still whining about being cold. I was in a tank top and shorts. I'm not sure if it's being pregnant or that I've just gotten used to the house being cooler. However, the second I step out the front door, I'm freezing, even today when it was in the fifties. While pregnant, I like the house a little chilly at night because I get night sweats. They're a little more tolerable when the house is already on the cooler side. Jasmine doesn't mind either way. I swear the kid would run around in shorts all winter long, in the snow if we weren't around. When I was a kid, it took hours of playing outside in the winter before I noticed the cold, now I walk to and from the car and I'm ready to light a fire in the middle of my living room.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I've been kitten free for 24 hours now. They all went to the vet yesterday to get fixed and now the other foster has them. (she picked them up from the vet) I need to send her an email to find out when I can pick up Saffy as Jasmine is driving me insane wanting her kitten back.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Jasmine holding Saffron. She was very excited when I told her that he was HER cat to keep. She always asks me whose cat Isaiah is and I say he's mine, then she asks whose cat Willow is and I say Daddy's. Now she has her own cat. She's just lucky he's extremely tolerant of her. (or just dumb, we haven't decided which yet)
Can you believe this is the kitty formerly known as LBK? Her name now is Raven. She's the most annoying kitten I have right now. If she's into something and you get on her about it, she runs and gets into something else. She's the reason that I don't have curtains up in my living room. (she pulled one side down and I haven't found a replacement rod) The white you are seeing isn't a trick from the camera. She looks like she's recently rolled in ashes. Let's hope someone finds this to be cute and takes her away from me.
Engrossed in some cartoon or another.
These were actually given out as part of the candy at one house. Jasmine loved them. They kind of freak me out to be honest.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Let's get to the nicer parts of my day for now. I only got a few hours of sleep due to some awful restless leg syndrome that is being worsened by pregnancy. You'd think I'd be in a bad mood but I actually wasn't. (lack of sleep is not attractive on me, at all) I actually, get this, played video games for quite a while today. You know when the last time I played a video game was? Sometime around last Christmas. I've never used the PS3 and it took some getting used to. Hell, I'm still getting used to it. Apparently, at some points in the game, if you move the controller, even a little, you player moves. Holy hell do I suck at those parts in the game. My husband thought it was pretty funny. Afterwards, we ate dinner and Jasmine ate quite a bit for once. Then, since I had so much energy I thought I'd better use it in a productive way instead of playing a game. I started to clean the living room and I mean REALLY clean. Every corner has been picked up, swept and mopped. Every year I have to move our couch for the Christmas tree so I got that out of the way early. (although I hate where it has to go... there's not a lot of options however) The only thing out of place is the large mound of toys in one corner. Hopefully, we can tackle at least some of the spare bedroom to move those into this weekend. We're planning on making it a room for Jasmine. That way she has her own personal space where the baby can't go, unless she wants it there. She'll have a dvd player in there, bed, her toys and whatnot. I wish I could blame the lack of work being done in that room on my husband but I've been putting it off just as much as he has. It's mostly a lot of clothes to fold and decide where to put them. I told my husband after I finished the living room, I would stop as I knew I was coming up on my limit before my back started to protest but I threw in some dishes in the dishwasher and threw my clothes in the dryer before coming to bed. At least I didn't go too far overboard after that, clothes and dishes don't weigh too much. ;) Now that the living room is moved around, my cats are upset with me. Cats are not big fans of change for the most part and my flame point siamese definitely prefers things to stay the same. Now he has to find a new favorite spot to sleep. You see, even though the same furniture is in the room, it's in different places now. Can't you see the dilemma??
The phone company is sending out a guy tomorrow morning. He'd better get our internet fixed. Some days it works all day without a problem and others, we get kicked offline a dozen times in an hour. (we have broadband, we should not be getting kicked off, ever) They've been out for this same issue several times now and almost every time the guy says there's either nothing wrong or it's the filters on our phones. Ok, they've changed the filters, we've changed the filters, it's NOT the filters. It's the fact that ATT has incompetent idiots working for them and I fully plan on going elsewhere if they don't fix it ASAP.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night. (probably not helping my lack of motivation) When the heartburn finally subsided enough to lie down, it was early morning. It wasn't long after that, that Jasmine woke up. Hopefully I'll have an easier time sleeping tonight. If I fall asleep before husband gets home, I at least won't have to listen to his snoring. There's nothing more dangerous than for you to start snoring when I can't sleep. Every single breath you are to make after that point is like a razor blade to my nerves. He got kicked quite a few times last night. Didn't make a difference, the man sleeps like the dead. You there, hush or face bodily injury. ;)
I've been looking for a new digital camera for a while. The current digital is a point and click. I thought it would make my life easier and the pictures would be about the same quality as a SLR. I was so wrong. Don't get me wrong, the camera takes adequate pictures but I miss my SLR. The only SLR I have is a 35mm. Yeah, FILM. You all remember that stuff right? It's a Canon Rebel T2. I love that camera. I love the quality of the photos that it takes. The ONLY thing I don't like about it, is that it's not a digital. It sucks to take all those photos, only to find that you could've taken half a dozen of them better if only you'd been given a chance at the time. Originally I was looking to get a Nikon D40 as my next DSLR but I love that old Canon so much that I think I'm just going to get the Canon Rebel DSLR. It'll be a while before I can afford it as the price is a little steep but it'll be worth it when it's here. By the way, the photo at the top of the page was taken with my old Canon Rebel T2 before I knew ANYTHING about photography at all. Is it any wonder why I love that camera?
We took Jasmine to see Madagascar 2 tonight. It was a spur of the moment decision, although not surprising considering both me and my husband have wanted to go to the movies for the past several weekends. It was a cute enough kids movie with MANY innuendos throughout. Quite a few times I was like 'Can they really put that in a kids movie?' But then I realized that no one under 13 would really get the meaning behind it. It was opening night so there were a lot of parents and children there. Despite that, almost every single kid was well behaved. I actually thought the parents were far worse than the kids. One woman sat on her cell phone through the first thirty minutes, talking at a regular volume. Nice example for your kid lady. Jasmine loved the movie and that was what was important in the end. The movie is partially responsible for the awful heartburn I'm currently having however. I don't know that I'll EVER eat another pretzel with cheese again. Ok, I will but not while I'm pregnant. No food is worth this much discomfort. Wow, never thought I'd say that. I love food. ;)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Yesterday, I went with my mom to help her pick out new cabinets (well she was already decided on the cabinets, so I wasn't helping there) and a new counter top. Good thing I went too, although it's more of a good thing that Jasmine was with us. The counter top she was looking at was a coffee colored brown and I wasn't a fan from the beginning but I thought it would look alright with the cabinets. We couldn't figure out how to get the cabinet sample off the wall so we couldn't set the two next to each other and get a good look as to how THEY would look TOGETHER. Jasmine was messing with things the entire time we were there and just pulled a counter top sample off the wall. Who knew it was so easy? We snapped the sample off that she was originally interested and both said 'Um, no.' The colors did not mix well at all. We found a lighter brown that meshed better with the cabinets. That was my excitement on Sunday.
Today, Jasmine and I got up earlier than usual and it was so nice out. We decided to spend the day outside till Shawn got home from work. She didn't make it the few hours outdoors without some scrapes and bruises but the second in looked like we would be going indoors, she acted like she was in no pain at all. Funny how that works. Once we did come inside, she was right back out after my husband got home. I was able to get ready to leave for the evening while they were playing. (Husband was busy with pushing Jasmine on the swing and throwing multiple frisbees for six dogs) The other day was my MIL's birthday so we took her out to eat tonight. That's all I'm saying about it. As the saying goes, if you can't say anything nice...
The other morning, as soon as I got up, Shawn said go look at your dog. Which usually means one of two things, the dog is either hurt or ridiculously dirty. My response was 'Can I pee first?' ;) I literally hadn't even made it to the bathroom before he was telling me to go look at the dog. There must have been something in my voice because he immediately said it was nothing bad. The dog in question was Cash. He was sleeping in his crate... with a Bears jersey on. Uhm, honey, I'm a PACKERS fan. Mortal enemy of the Bears. He had bought it for Rocky, HIS dog and it didn't fit him so he put it on MY dog instead. hmpf He did look cute. And quite disappointed when Shawn took it off him. I'm not a fan of dressing up your dog so I just rolled my eyes at him and said 'You're a DOG. If we put clothing on you, you're supposed to roll of the floor and whine in agony, not look sad that we removed the clothing from your body.'
While we were outside today, Jasmine was running after Cash and fell in a hole. It was completely my fault. I had used the rake to get the leaves off the pathway down our yard and a large pile of the leaves ended up in that hole, making it almost invisible. She cracked her elbow on the cement pretty good. This was one of those times where the pain suddenly went away at the thought of going inside. Later, Jasmine was riding on her tricycle down the same pathway. Savannah (my youngest Aussie) was following dutifully beside her. When we go anywhere, Savannah is almost always at Jasmine's side. Before Jasmine got back to that same hole, Savannah ran ahead and dug out the leaves. I don't know if it was a coincidence or if Van had actually been paying attention to what happened earlier. I try not to put anything passed my dogs. (While I was pregnant with Jasmine, I had a horrid infection in my uterus - I wasn't aware it was there till the second she was born. Shawn's border collie, Mia tried to tell me for days that something was wrong. She wouldn't get off the bed when I told her to, always laying with her head on my stomach. It was very unlike her. She was trying to tell me, hey stupid you're dying a little, you may want to see a vet about that.)
As I said, I've been lazy lately. However, if you're at the side of this page with the blogs I read, I've been keeping up on you. I just haven't been commenting. Remember, been lazy. ;)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Jasmine did really good for her first time "really" trick-or-treating. She never once said trick-or-treat to anyone who was at the door but she did say thank you a lot. It was funny to see a three year old go up to the houses that had people in scary masks and costumes and then see an eight year old who wouldn't go near them. The only one that really seemed to freak her out was the teenager in a werewolf mask. She just stared at him and held on to her daddy's hand for dear life. We were out for over an hour and the kid scored a lot of candy in a small amount of time. (there weren't many houses with lights on, so there was more walking than knocking) She really seemed to enjoy it once we got going. One of the first houses we went to, a lady came to the door with cat ears on and then suddenly a dog almost as tall as Jasmine came and stuck his nose right up to hers. She just petted him gently on the head. Nice dog, just a little "nosy." There were a few other houses with dogs but none that we were able to touch. The owners were either outdoors already (in the case of the pit bull house, which.. well I don't really think they were all that pet-able) or the dogs were put in another part of the house. Several people had their dogs out for trick-or-treating. One was a little chi-chi that I swear had the same outfit Jasmine had on! I'm not a big fan of the chi-chi's or similar breeds but this little puppy was adorable. And there was one cat out. He was on a deck and sat so still that you wouldn't have known he was alive if he wasn't blinking. All in all, it was a successful event.
I did get myself a nice brace for my wrist. This one is actually made for women and my size. I would've slept in my husband's last night but it kept slipping around on my hand. I've read that you can go without them during the day as long as you were them at night. I'll try to sleep with it on and then during the day if it's bothering me.