Hell of a week

This week has been crazy.  To start my family had our first encounter with head lice.  Eww … if you cringed, you are right to do so.  It’s gross, it sticks around and trying to get rid of it is time consuming and very dependent on being through.  Not always an easy feat when your toddler with little to no desire to sit still.  I have been wracking my brain and cannot figure out where this little nasty bug managed to break into my home – she isn’t in daycare with other kids and her trips to the playground, library, and the children’s museum did not include the wearing of clothing or close contact with other kids.  

Sunday into Monday was spent treating our daughter and taking precautions such as bagging items, washing items, and treating myself and my husbands head even though we did not find lice on ourselves.  That feels like enough but Tuesday evening she took a pretty decent spill and managed to give her a nice little egg.  We landed in the urgent care just to be sure she was okay.  

The rest of the week had minimal event at home but was a little less than smooth sailing at work.  I was so looking forward to the weekend but discovered that the lice we treated Sunday and Monday either was resistant to treatment or we missed something somewhere or we had a re-infestation that spread from her to us.  Resulting in another day of treatment.  

And now at 2:30 in the morning, I am up with a little girl who can’t seem to sleep.  We could be in for a long day tomorrow.  While sitting here I realized that I have failed to include that menu and groceries from last week.  I am not going to go in significant detail but provide a quick overview. 

The menu:

Weekly meal plan

By shopping Aldi, the farmers market and Target I stayed under budget by $2.00.

I have decided to provide the detailed meal plan at the end of the week after it has been used instead of at the start of the week.  This will give me some flexibility to provide accurate details of any updates or additional use of leftovers resulting in an additional night of meals and carry over to the next week.  You can expect to see meal plan details around Sunday or Monday of each week moving forward.

Here is to a better week next week.

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One thought on “Hell of a week

  1. Reblogged this on Becoming Supermom and commented:

    To provide a quick update – for the 4th or 5th week in a row (yes I have lost count) we are killing gross little bugs. This lice crap is like a terrible little nasty experience that never ever ends. So today I found this little comb called Robi. I have to admit I wasn’t so optimistic but I was desperate so I bought it. It is annoying and makes this high pitched buzzing sound and if you aren’t really careful you might feel a little tingle but it zaps the lice dead. In addition to the live lice it claims to kill the eggs too. After using the comb I also used the rx we got washed everything that could be washed and sprayed and or vacuumed everything that couldn’t be thrown in the dryer. Here is hoping this is the end of it.

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