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asakiyume, last night, I dreamed we were shapeshifters. You were a veteran who knew what shapeshifting was all about, but I "lost time," and it was you who explained to me that I had shifted...into a bunny!  I wish I would have posted about it right away because there were so many details, fresh in my mind, to record. I know you had two shapes you could do, but now I can't remember them. I believe one was gazelle/deer/antelope... And I know there was a guru and an island and raiders and a penalty for running from the raiders (they were promised a kind of tithe according to the number of people on the island, and when I got frightened and escaped with the guru, they were shorted...) Yeah, it all made a lot more sense in dreamland. :P

But the day happened, and I'm only sitting down now at the laptop.

Julien was supposed to go the Farmer's Market and I was supposed to go to the store this morning, but as we were getting ready, I noticed a putrid smell coming from S's nose, the kind of smell tha that J had when his incisions got infected after his surgery. So, plans changed, and J took S to the doctor. The doctor didn't dare touch whatever it was and told J to get an otolaryngologist (hereafter ENT) appointment instead.  The ENT could only see S at 5pm, when S had an existing appointment to see a dermatologist about a rash on her scalp, possibly eczema, . Thinking an infection trumped itching, we cancelled the dermatologist (who was angry about it and hung up on J).

The unplanned morning visit to the doctor comprised J's trip to Pau (1.5 hrs away) to get his and S's diplomatic passports for our move to Egypt, so he had to reschedule to tomorrow. 

Instead of spending a day alone, relaxing and writing, I had to nap to try to nip an oncoming headache in the bud. It helped only marginally, and at the ENT's office, the headache came back full force.  Not because of anything seriously wrong with S, though, thank goodness.  The little squirt had stuck some stuffing from one of her toys up her nose, and the ENT was able to pull it out in no time.  We were very relieved that the problem was quickly taken care of.  She has to wait until Saturday now to see a dermatologist about the itching.

In other Sprout news, I bought her her first pairs of underwear today. They are too big for her, intended for 2-3 year-olds, and she'll only be 22 months tomorrow. She is very excited to have undies and has had no accidents. She hasn't had any accidents for a while yet, and she often goes to the bathroom by herself without us offering her a potty opportunity, just goes to sit on her potty and does her business. We've been taking her out without a diaper for several weeks now, even in the car, which we didn't dare do before (even though she is diaper free at the house, if we were going to the doctor or the store, etc. we'd put on a diaper just in case). She is not completely potty trained, but she also had her first diaperless nap today.


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Aug. 21st, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
It sounds plenty coherent to me! It makes excellent sense and is scary and exciting (I would read that novel)! And I love that I get to be a pro in your dream :D

That's terrible that the dermatologist hung up on J! Dear me, what a primadonna!

Glad you got that stuffing out of S's nose--I remember when one of my kids put a lego coin up their nose. Fun times :-P

And here's what I wanted to share with you yesterday. I discovered I had two of these left! So I sent one to a friend, and one I put up in the kitchen where I could enjoy it. It's just the right season now--the Queen Anne's lace plants are making nests.

Aug. 21st, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Aw, that brought a big smile to my face. :D
Aug. 21st, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
It's a constant adventure in Sproutland! I'm glad it was rancid stuffing rather than an infection.
Sep. 15th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ugh, the replies to post were filtered in my mail, and I just now found them. :P

Yes, adventures abound. And I'm glad, too, because infection, ugh...
Aug. 21st, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
lol...what is it with kids and putting stuff up their nose? That was the reason for my first ever visit to the ER. ;)
Sep. 15th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
And what was it your stuffed up your nose, Little Sprout's Role Model?
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
A bead. :p

But I did it only once!
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
You need to be a better role model. She is up to three: stuffing, leaf, shell. Ok, four: flower petals...
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
The role model part is NOT to stuff things up your nose! :p
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Warn Lia
Obviously she hasn't spent enough time with you for that part to sink in. We'll get her on a return flight to Denmark, asap!
Sep. 15th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Warn Lia

Orlando will be thrilled. He's been boooored since she left.
Aug. 21st, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was nothing serious!

I had a friend in Singapore who noticed his young son was sniffing a lot and when they took him to the doctor, it turned out he had an engorged leech blocking his nose...
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
Ick and double ick. My mother-in-law told me about a boy in her family who stuffed a bean up his nose and his family didn't notice until it started sprouting. :P
Aug. 21st, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
So... you're a werebunny?

That's kind of awesome.

(And I'm just realizing how out of touch I've fallen with you. I feel horrible about that.)
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
I was a werebunny! I rule. :D

Were have you been, my friend? :P

My excuse in not replying earlier is that these comments were filtered into another folder in my email.
Aug. 22nd, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
I think I'd like to dream about being a shape shifter!
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
It was strange to have two shapeshifting dreams so close together, especially considering I hadn't been watching any tv shows or movies or reading any books featuring them...
Aug. 22nd, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
I love your dream! May remind you your bunny- and gazelle-hood on later date however, whenever it comes back to my mind again :D

And the adventures with children and noses remind me the time when the doctor found a plane in nose of my son!

Well, actually it was just a pink plastic nose-piece of a toy plane that had been up in his nose for COUPLE OF MONTHS! He had put it there during visit to Vietnam with his father, had not known how to explain what he had done in Vietnamese and, afterwards, had forgotten.
Sep. 15th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
I wish I could remember the dream more clearly myself, but I fear it is gone, gone, gone. Good thing I get to dream new dreams every night.

And plane in the nose! For months! And forgetting! Eep. o.O
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