May 10 10

I am still on antibiotics for strep.

I am still rocking this awesome cold. It involves many, many boxes of tissues, some maximum strength mucinex dm that is supposed to be helping with these horrific coughing attacks but really doesn’t seem to be doing anything but making me choke trying to get the horse-sized pills down my gullet.

I cannot stop tonguing the impacted wisdom tooth that decided to break the surface ON THE SIDE of my top left gum this week, rendering me not really able to even open my mouth. And now I have to have the wisdom tooth taken out, but unfortunately my insurance coverage and my dentist are both stuck in Canada and I am, well, not.

(sideways. It’s coming in sideways).

I made the mistake of doing pilates yesterday. Do you know what it feels like to have a coughing fit when your abs are hurting like ass?

I didn’t get my annual Mother’s Day sleep-in because the husband isn’t here. He’s in Toronto. In our new house. Did I mention that he’s not here? And in our new house? You know, the one that I have never seen? Oh, and did I mention where he’s going to be on our anniversary? Oh yes, that’s right. NOT HERE. Oh, and did I mention my awesome mother’s day gift from my husband? Oh right…I didn’t. Because I didn’t get anything…not even one of those assy cards that sings an assy song.

I gave at least 8 time-outs to Isabella and Josh, who were in rare form today. I am pretty sure they were going for some record for the uttering the most “I hate you Mommy”s and “You are the worst mother in the world”s on Mother’s Day ever.

I ate mini-wheats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fancy.

I called my mother to wish her a happy mother’s day and instead of wishing me one back…maybe she forgot that I am a mother too…she gave me a lecture about how leaving my wisdom tooth untreated for a few days is going to most likely give me heart disease.

I…well, there’s this problem. My dog, well, he is kind of in love with me. Which, I realize, is kind of cute and all. Until he starts making this horrible whiney sound whenever I leave the room. It doesn’t stop. I mean, this guy is a serious problem. He needs to be attached to a lead all the livelong day, lest he eat inanimate objects and end up in the hospital getting his stomach emptied. But, he also needs to be wherever I am at all times. Or else THE SOUND. THE SOUND! It’s like nails on a chalkboard. She thinks he needs some prozac. I think she might be on to something because that sound is making my ears bleed.

Happy Mother’s Day to me.

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  1. Oh, I am so sorry that you had a crap Mother’s Day. This means you deserve an extra-fancy birthday. I hope you feel better soon!

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    Comment by Jen on May 10, 2010
  2. Oh God, that is a totally craptastic Mother’s Day. I’m so sorry.

    If I may, however, second Metalia’s Prozac suggestion? Or some hardcore training? We considered meds for Sunny (she throws herself out the door if Adam leaves), and my sister had GREAT success with it for her pup when she was doing the same.

    I’m so sorry about the tooth. UGGGHHHH.

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    Comment by jonniker on May 10, 2010
  3. You need a do-over.

    Oh, and I have the coughing thing too. And the throat clearing. I sound one of those annoying old men I always used to get stuck next to on the bus.

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    Comment by Libby on May 10, 2010
  4. Annoying dog whining…may I suggest crate games before any meds (and it would be cheaper for you in the long run) http://www.clickerdogs.com/crate_games.php

    It really does work and is SUPER easy to do. Heck, your kids could do it for you. I wish I could use crate games on my KIDS sometimes…lol.

    Sorry about the teeth…right there with you – having a root canal tomorrow. Woo.
    .-= katt´s last blog ..it’s raining. it’s pouring. =-.

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    Comment by katt on May 10, 2010
  5. You should call Ceaser. I’ve considered calling him many a time. Also my husband wants to give our dog anti-anxiety meds because she shakes so badly when we’re leaving her at home that it looks like her head will pop. Her collar rattles. It’s the saddest thing.

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    Comment by Tali on May 10, 2010
  6. Remember when your husband did that cool scavenger hunt thingy for you? the dress, the cookie the coffee? Focus on the goodtimes Ali, just focus :0

    BTW .. Indy is soooo adorable I want to squeeze him. Maybe you could by one of those infant slings, be he’d LOVE that :).

    Hope your week is better!!!!

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    Comment by Sarah on May 10, 2010
  7. But he sent you a Mother’s Day tweet!

    Didn’t you get any homemade gifts from the kids that they made at school?

    I’m sorry your Mother’s Day sucked!

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 10, 2010
  8. Not to worry, Ali. I’ll be sharing the record for the most “I hate you” and “you’re the WORST mother EVER” comments on Mother’s Day with you.

    And eating mini-wheats three meals a day sounds like a dream come true to me!

    But, I at least had the gift of good health this Mother’s Day, which helps me feel a little bit better about the whole thing after all. So thanks!

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    Comment by Kat on May 10, 2010
  9. There are actually dog carriers that you can wear sorta like slings. You are right, man, fingernails on a chalkboard! Hope that today is better for you.

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    Comment by Lisa on May 10, 2010
  10. My dog is on Clomicalm, an anti-anxiety med for dogs for his separation anxiety and it WORKS. I am in love with it.

    And I’m sorry your day was so sucky.

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    Comment by Kate on May 10, 2010
  11. Try mallow root. It works really,really well.

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    Comment by Dee Dee on May 10, 2010
  12. I am so sorry your day sucked so badly. Wow.
    I will confess that I’ve had peanut butter sandwiches for all three meals some days. So mini-wheats doesn’t sound too bad.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on May 10, 2010
  13. Oh, that sucks Ali. I’m sorry. :(

    Come to casa Dykstra for a vacation! :)

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    Comment by Angella on May 10, 2010
  14. OH INDY. On the plus side, he clearly loves you more than all those other jerks.

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    Comment by slynnro on May 10, 2010
  15. Oh, but he is CUTE! Sorry you had a bad mother’s day. No joke, I know a lot of people doing it over. I say you do it over in June – like, on FATHER’S DAY. Seriously!

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on May 10, 2010
  16. You got an awesome house for Mother’s Day!

    Yeah, I know. That doesn’t really count. Heh.

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    Comment by Avitable on May 14, 2010
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