Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This infection of the skin in her hand started Saturday, but it didn't really look like much until Sunday morning. Our first visit to the ER. Monday morning they wanted us back for a recheck which looked like it was healing, so they sent us home. But with a word of caution to bring her back if it starts looking bad again. This morning she woke up with a different finger swollen and red. Her pediatrician's office said to go back to the ER.
Again, after more x-rays, blood test, and IV antibiotics were were sent home with a new, very expensive antibiotic prescription. Of course, my daughter, who normally begs for Tylenol and benadryl, will not touch the new medicine. I've tried mixing it in about 5 different juices, ice cream shake, with Tylenol, choc. milk, bribing her, and so on. She says it's yucky. So daddy and I had to hold her down and force it into her mouth, only to have her spit half of it out and start again.
I'm calling the pediatrician again tomorrow to see what else can be done to get her to take take it. Or what else we can do to make this better.
So I'm sorry to again miss my Mother Road Post, but hopefully I can continue it soon.
Friday, May 23, 2008
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
When I think of Route 66, I think of a route though small town America born to take travelers and adventures westward. I think of the great dust bowl of the 1930 and 1940's that helped to create the California Dream. I think of curio shops, gas stations, motels, and dinners serving pie. I also think of tacky tourist traps and attractions.
In the late 1950's and 1960's it was popular for families to take a trip along Route 66 to visit the Grand Canyon or to Anaheim, CA to visit Disneyland. And at a time when interstates and speed limits over 55 didn't exist, it took much longer to get anywhere. Families and other travelers could make their whole trip a vacation, thanks to the roadside attractions, small but fun stops along the way.
Catoosa, Oklahoma's now famous blue whale was actually one of the later arrivals, being built in 1970, but is still one of the most recognizable attractions of Route 66 to fans today. For one of the most complete stories on the whale and its original owner, Hugh S. Davis, you should visit the Oklahoma Route 66 Association's website. The story of the whale has romance, local flair, and a great love of animals. Who could ask for more?
The waterpark closed only ten years later, but this beloved whale has had fans over the year raising money to refurbish and paint it's 2,520 square foot surface. The latest being Hampton Hotels' “Explore the Highway with Hampton, Save A Landmark” Program.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
But I failed for good reason. I spent the morning packing, because we are moving in two weeks, then I suddenly had to drive my daughter to the Doctor during my afternoon me/writing time. She had a little problem and they told me to bring her right away just to be sure.
My daughter napped on the way there (our Pediatrician is an hour away)and the unscheduled appointment took three hours because they wanted a urine sample. My poor little girl who didn't have to go when we got there, and is just learning to potty train. Turns out that it was nothing that cream couldn't cure.
So I didn't get my Tuesday Mother Road post finished. Motherhood and moving got in the way. But I am hoping that I have a quiet hour tomorrow to post a wonderful photo from last summer's Route 66 trip.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I've been thinking about doing a photo of the week or a photo a day for the blog, but I wasn't sure if I should do a theme or a just whatever comes to mind. Once a week doesn't seem like a lot, but then once a day just sounds to overwhelming with everything else I do, unless I just posted a photo and that doesn't seem right. But I think I've finally decided on something.
Today I'm going to start a Tuesday theme photo, I can handle that. It will be Mother Road Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a photo from my adventures on Route 66 and try to give you information on where it was taken. Of course all of these photos are available for sale.
Route 66 has a large following, and there are many photographers and writers who use it as a base for there work, there are websites dedicated to it's history, and a great magazine that covers both historical and present happening on the road. Hopefully I can give another interesting perspective on the road and in the future I many cover other of America's back roads that are worth the time to just drive and enjoy.
This photo is titled, "Which Way Today." It was taken in Truxon, Az on the longest stretch of original road left. Cowgill’s, mini-mart with a drive-up window, has a sign out front that list all the towns in the classic, "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" song. The place has recently been sold, the cars have been moved, but the sign still remains today. This photo was taken during a winter storm with Black and White film.
This is also the print that Marisa won in the Earth Day giveaway. Congratulations again Marisa.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Of course, part of me thinks that mother's day is just another holiday made up by card and gift companies to make more money. Everyday that I have been a mother is special. My daughter has brought me so much joy that one day a year could never sum it up. But it is always nice to have a day that you are told by those you love that they applicate you.
This year I got a homemade card from my daughter. She is only three so there are no works on it, but you can see that she put a lot of effort into making it beautiful for me. I has stickers, colored pencil, glitter glue, and markers making a nice composition of color and scribbles. Who could ask for more, especially when it is delivered with a big hug, kiss, and the words, "I love you." I also received some lovely flowers from my husband. So sweet and unexpected (he is not really a card holiday person.)
My final gift was from nature. About three years ago my husband and I planted a yellow bird of paradise bush (Caesalpinia gillesii) in my front yard. It is a bush that does well in the desert, but like everything we have planted it has taken years to become established. This is the first year it has bloomed. And what great timing, on Mother's Day.
And just a final
to all you mothers surfing the web today.
Friday, May 9, 2008
The beauty of the Mojave Desert is why I moved west when my fiance, now husband suggested it. I love so much about it. You can see so far it is just amazing. So many mountains of different shapes and colors. And so many varieties of plants and wild life. I feel in love during my first visit.
Spring is one of the best times of year to visit, as long as you don't mind wind. First you get the wild flowers and later the cactus begin to bloom. Warm days and cool evenings. So much to enjoy.
I wanted to share one of these joys with you. Here is a new desert bloom that I just photographed this week.
Thanks for reading.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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