Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oy Vey... mustard allergies

Noah has been allergic to mustard (!!!) since he was two. D and I were discussing going to the specialist to re-test him, since allergies come and go when kids, are kids.

Just received a call from our babysitter, who told us Noah had patches on his skin, since she fed him something with mayonnaise (president's choice), and when she verified the ingredients, of course, there was mustard.

Back in 2009, at the allergist's office, when we were told he was allergic to the dirty yellow substance, I remember asking how serious this allergy potentially could be, only to be answered "deadly".... and there went my hot-dog and ham sandwich buffet party meal dreams!

It's one thing to be allergic to something like nuts, It's practically indicated on food item packages, that contents may have been in contact with nuts, even on, say,  cheese labels! But being allergic to mustard, quite simply sucks. (hmm, I can see how the nut allergy thing can also suck... if you want cheese and your label says may have been in contact with nuts....right).  Did you know there's mustard in mayonnaise? (unless using Hellmann's... thank you Hellmann's). Buying sausages for supper?... Make sure to check the labels........ Mustard finds it's way in so many recipes, from the obvious burgers in kid's meals at Mcd's (and how many times have we had to go back to the counter to to point out that "this burger isn't plain" since we prefer to add the ketchup ourselves), (not that the kids eat Mc'd's too often (chuckle), of course), to mac and cheese recipes.

In any case, My poor babysitter, I can imagine her stress, knowing the seriousness of this allergy, having the epipen with her, wondering if she should be stabbing my son with it, and knowing that SHE had given him something dangerous for him to eat. At least, we know that 1) yes, he is still allergic, 2) In transformed forms (small quantity in mayo), the reaction is not so dramatic (but we won't be taking chances, knowing reactions can worsen with exposure), 3) My sitter handled it like a champ, she rocks!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday

So, I went to bed past midnight last night, working on my latest blog themes, design for ALCHEMIST CREATIONS-DESIGN....I was then kept awake for over an hour thinking about things to add on blog templates, new themes, oh, and my pending work day, that would come oh-but-too-soon. I finally fell asleep a little past one am...remember dreaming of css coding (not cool), and then was awoken by the hubs who came to bed at around 2 am, since he had been working evening shifts. (As a side note, I really have no idea how he does it: go to bed so, so, so late (or early (!)), and yet, be up and at em, with the kids, every.single.day, bright and early, without taking a nap even if he has the day off (I would so nap!)... I guess he prefers Facebook Poker. Go figure.

This morning, I had forgotten that I had agreed to  start work a little later, in order to finish, also, a little later. Which means, I was ''in the office', (and by that I mean at home in my jammies on the work PC) early.... and still technically had to finish at a later time (bumber), mais c'est la vie. I was dreading the day, and how tired I would be, but it ended up being quite productive, and I was focused (mainly), on my corporate work.... and not my preferred pending designs. Good for me!

So, I'm working on a boyish Superman design inspired by the hubs, and ALCHEMIST CREATIONS DESIGN's Blog header. Tonight however, I took the evening off, considering I've been doing my full time job during the day, mothering, AND putting in mad hours on my design work over the last few days once the kids are in lala land..... and I hadn't spent time with Dan *D*, aka ''the hubs'', who has been evening shift the last four days (er, evenings). All we did, is watch the season finale of Supernatural (I KNOW!!! Gosh Castiel! (thank you torrents!)(side, side note: I heart Misha Collins= yum, then again: Jensen Ackles, double yum). Now, D is s off to the man-land, aka ''the basement'', to watch Monday Night Raw (wrestling ) and I'm technically off to bed, but thought I'd recap the day and any pending thoughts, so that sleepy time, would be smooth sailing tonight, so that's it, I'm off!

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