Random Chatter: 2/19/14

Well, last week one of the kids and myself got hit with strep throat and it took me out for about five days – fun. It is really rare for us to get sick with more than a cold and after the past week, I am even more thankful for our general good health.  I am also super thankful for the kind staff at Integrity Urgent Care – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate their gentle care and genuine concern!  Every time I’ve been in there, I’ve gotten more compassionate care there than I have at any “regular” doctor’s office and I am always thankful.  (Yes, this is an urgent care place!)

Our family has been glued to the Olympics coverage for the past week and a half and I’m kind of sad and kind of glad that the Olympics are almost over.

We have really loved watching the Olympics, as usual, but I feel like the coverage this year is not that great.  Anyone else feel that way?  I’ve seen more features on Meryl Davis and Charlie White than I care to count, and they all say the same things.  I love a good feature on an athlete, but one will suffice, thank you.  I just feel like they could cut out some of their special features that are all so short they say nothing anyway, and show a few more runs from other athletes.  And my eyes might roll out of my head if another commentator tells me to look at the intensity of the eyes of an athlete – every single time they’ve said this, it’s been a skier or bobsledder that has a tinted visor and there’s no way you can tell what their eyes look like!

Jeremy pointed out that you can tell we are getting old when we side more with the 35-year-old athletes than the 16-year-olds.  Yep, yep, it’s true.  I used to cheer for people just because they were a teenager – not anymore.  Now I’m rooting for the old guys that are in their third Olympics.

Also, I would just like to say that any sport where every athlete collapses at the end of the race does not look like fun at all.  I’m looking at you, cross-country skiing.

One thing that I learned this week when sick is that cooking from scratch is great but when you get sick, it means there is absolutely nothing in the house to eat.  (That’s one of those things that no one tells you about cooking from scratch, along with the fact that it makes a lot of dishes and that it can be kind of addictive.)  I’m thankful for friends who don’t cook everything from scratch and are able to bring a meal to my starving family. :)



  1. Good to know about Integrity Urgent Care. We went to an urgent care for the first time ever in December, and I was so disappointed. I was there for my daughter, and they were not personable, and really didn’t know how to interact with kids. Plus, my pharmacy had a hard time with the prescription because they wrote the wrong medicine on the prescription and didn’t give my daughter’s weight in order to calculate her dose. Plus her doctor had a hard time getting the information faxed to them, when we went in for a follow up. Next time, I will have to try Integrity.

    • Ugh, I’m sorry to hear about your experience with the “other” urgent care. I don’t think you are the only one, because every time I tell someone how well I feel like I get treated at Integrity, their expression is something like “At an urgent care place? Really?!” I hope you like Integrity if you get the chance to try it! Of course, I hope you don’t have need for it, of course. :)

  2. Also, regarding the Olympics: I’m really missing short track! I feel like they’ve shown it very little this year (though there is some on the schedule for Friday) and I think it’s one of the most exciting sports to watch! I know the Americans aren’t doing too well in it, but it doesn’t seem like we are doing too great in anything! :)

  3. CARRIE! I’m so sorry to hear you got strep! Just ONE kid and you? That’s pretty good, considering!!! And I know exactly what you mean about not having anything to eat because you cook from scratch… There are no cans of chicken noodle soup in the pantry because I make mine from scratch! Ha! It’s okay as long as mom isn’t the one who gets sick… :-) Glad you’re feeling better.

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