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IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY

Karin stayed home sick again today: another sore throat. She missed two days of school last week, and I suspect she'll be home tomorrow, too. She's zombied out on the couch, didn't even wake up for dinner, so I know she's REALLY not feeling well. I took her to the clinic this morning, because after she said that her throat was hurting really bad and the glands were really swollen I thought, what the hell? and printed out the absentee record. She missed 6 days of school in the last 20 weeks, 7 if you count today. All for sore throats.

The doctor had a swab test done for strep: negative. He checked her tonsils: normal. It was his opinion that it wasn't really unusual for a kid her age to get a lot of sore throats, but honestly? She's had a sore throat nearly EVERY MONTH for almost 3 years and strep once, in the middle of it. She eats healthy, she exercises, she washes her hands when she goes to the bathroom (which was his very first piece of advice). This is the second time we've brought the concern to a doctor and basically been shrugged off. Not sure what to do next, actually. ARGH.

I made a yummy dinner tonight so I'm writing down the ingredients for posterity. It was easy and thrown together and didn't take much time to prepare: score!

1 pack of bacon
3 chicken breasts
1 cup broccoli florets
1 carrot (peeled into strips and sauteed)
1 large can sliced mushrooms
2.5 dl creme fraiche
soy sauce
worcestershire sauce
white pepper
garlic powder
thyme
chervil

The lilacs are here! The rapeseed is still glowing strong, and the chestnuts candles have blossomed. The cherry trees are snowing pink along the edges of the roads and fences. It's been raining a lot the past week and quite cold out, but the explosion of green has been phenomenal. All the myriad hues that make up green. It's bursting out summer everywhere you look.

Einar's funeral is next week. It was supposed to be this Friday but there was a mix-up with the priest and it had to be moved. Thankfully, they managed to get the change into the obituary before it was published yesterday in the paper. Anders called and ordered the catering today. The funeral will be at the church in Oxie, the town outside Malmö where Anders grew up, and his parents lived for 40+ years. I've been to a couple of funerals here in Sweden, so I have at least some idea what to expect.

Work is still crazy. I've been feeling pretty alone on the helpdesk side...one of my teammate was on vacation for 2 weeks and when she got back, the other one got sick and is still out. On the plus side, we have a summer worker lined up to help us, though she doesn't start until the middle of June. And hopefully the permanent position will be filled soon as well. That will make me very happy.

I have Wonders here on Friday and I just know I'm going to get major shit about having totally spaced the last one, which I full deserve. I've already planned the menu: Karin's ex-boyfriend's mom's chicken with gorgonzola topping, sauteed zucchini & summer squash, rice, and for dessert: fruit & cookie pizza. Yum!
Tags: karinbean, thisisjusttosay, wonderfulworld
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