Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Antibiotics or No Antibiotics?

They are constantly changing research on what is good for you and what is not good for you. In the past they have said that it is better to take a wait and see approach as apposed to prescribing antibiotics right at the onset of an ear infection, because it can lead to children building up a resistance to antibiotics. Now, researchers are saying it better to prescribe antibiotics once a child has been diagnosed with an ear infection. I personally feel doctors let things go too long before prescribing antibiotics. My daughter was sick last month and one doctor said it was just a cough and I would have to let it run its course. A week later she got worse in the evening and I ended up running her to the emergency room and they prescribed her antibiotics, she had the whooping cough. She could have been over it by then if only the doctor prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics are not appropriate for everything. Somethings are just viruses and antibiotics will do nothing. But in some cases, I think antibiotics is under prescribed and children are being left to suffer with an illness longer than necessary.

Wacky Wednesdays- Wacky Quotes

Everyone has photographic memory; some just don't have the film.

If there is a "WILL", there are 500 relatives.
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. - Albert Einstein
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
"Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway." - Joey Adams
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

- Benjamin Franklin

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired

. - Robert Frost

Mayhem In The Morning

I woke up this morning to the kids fighting over the bathroom. Sammy was taking too long in the shower and Adam needed to get in the bathroom to fix his faux hawk. I think she was taking her time in the bathroom just because he wanted in. He was mad because he went to school with his faux hawk looking like crap, because he didn't have enough time to get his faux hawk just right. They threw off my morning completely, because they were going back and forth for about a half hour no matter what I said. He's 11 years old and it literally takes him an hour in the morning to get ready for school. He take his shower, puts on his deodorant and cologne and carefully constructs his faux hawk. To me it looks like a Mohawk by the time he is done with it. He's a boy and he refuses to go anywhere with out his hair done and if he does, he has to wear a hat to cover his hair. The rest of his friends are still sporting the normal haircuts and t-shirts, polos and jeans. My son on the other hand, does his hair, puts on cologne, wears skinny jeans and concert t-shirts with his wallet that has a chain hanging from it. He even does this when he is going to play with his friends. At this rate, I have a long road ahead with the primping. He is a high maintenance boy and he's very difficult to buy clothes for. He never likes anything I pick out. I told him this morning, I was going to shave his Mohawk off because he looks like a rooster. I didn't think I would have to worry about them fighting over the bathroom until they became teenagers. Oh, and let's not forget she was yelling at him to shut the television off. Even though she turns it right back on as soon as he walks out the door to catch the bus.

Baked Pasta

Baked Pasta is one of my families favorites. It's a easy meal that can be prepared in just a matter of minutes. I often serve the bake pasta with a salad and italian bread or dinner rolls.


One box of Penne pasta
2 jars of spaghetti sauce
1 package of pepperoni
1 package of mozzarella cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Boil pasta until tender, strain and rinse with cold water. Place pasta in a 13"X9" pan. Stir in two jars of spaghetti sauce, one package of pepperoni and half the package of mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Then cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on 415 for about 30 minutes. The pepperoni can be substituted with hamburger, chicken or sausage.

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