25 January 2011

migraine & the medicinal power of Lego

Greetings all,
Many of you woke up fresh yesterday & commenced the 2011 school year. Me, i woke up with a migraine & 2 more weeks of school holidays. I get about a dozen migraines a year, they wipe me out for a couple of days. Have to say, my children are excellent when i'm down, even when they were babies they sensed i was ill & they were especially quiet, but i was prepared & I pulled this ace out of my hat.  Surprise Lego!!
 A local toy shop had 30% off Lego so i stocked up.
 My boy trying to cheer me up.
 My 3rd daughter got a box of family style Lego, cute puppy.
 Daughter 2 got a sea plane, with all sorts of things to open & spin.
 The big Atlantis box had this whole under sea space ship thing.
 I think the Legoman in the middle has gone crazy.
 How cute are the flippers??
 After slaying aliens, they had a cup of coffee (FYI my eldest daughter built this with my son & staged these little scenes, then took the photos over 2 hours, while i dozed off on the lounge!!)
Oh no, an escaped alien . . . she looks angry!!  Yep, i got a haircut today . . . dragged myself through the shower & into a bra, i figured if i felt ill & couldn't cook or sew, i could sit in a chair & have someone pamper me & cut my hair.  Also bought the children sushi for lunch, no sandwich duty today.  Yet another 'no appointment necessary' scenario for you . . . walked in at 11a.m., "we can't see you now, but you can have an appointment at 1p.m."  I said "could i have one later say 3p.m." & let's just say the words "no you can't make an appointment" came out of her mouth 5 more times!! 
My husband called from Brisbane between hair salon events to see how i was feeling & begged to pay for me to get a real hair cut at a real salon with real service from a real appointment, no, i'm determined for them to get it right!! 
So this is what i got for my $26, a hair dresser who told me she smoked through her pregnancies "but i had big babies, so it didn't harm them" & a new look fringe.  It is straight, i've had ice on that side of my head all day.  Look at my colouring, could i look more drained or headachey??  'tis me, i'm real, some days this is as good as it gets.  Love Posie


Sally said...

Oh you poor thing. Go to bed and rest up!!!

Jane Housham said...

Aw, how rotten. I hope you feel much better soon.

VintageVicki said...

You have my sympathy - I get migraines and in recent years they've become truly awful. I've now got some strong drugs from the doctor, I take those and just sleep for 24.

Fortunately my boys are big enough to be able to sort themselves if this happens.

Hope you feel 'normal' again soon xx

CHD said...

Hope you feel better soon. I get migraines too and my kids just step up and do what they need to when I'm down too. Cx

Just Martha said...

Looks quite fine really. But. Your eyebrows are
g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!! Take it from me, I notice eyebrows!! lol...

Brenda @ 13 Acres said...

oh Posie - hope today brings you sunshine and warmth and a head with no pain! love all that Lego your kids were into. I've never had a migraine so can only imagine who debilitating it would be - why is it that mother's can't call in sick?? Take care of yourself and that body of yours - Hope the haircut made you feel a little papered too ;-)

Brenda said...

Oh Posie I hope you are feeling much better today. Thankfully you have four little angels to look after you, bring you a new ice pack when needed.

I walked into one of those Just Cuts places for Megan once, I had the same sort of reception you received. Grrrr. She only gets her hair done twice a year.....this week I've booked her into the salon I go to......I hope she appreciates what she is about to get.

Take care, Love Brenda

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

I hope you feel better soon. Great post, we are Lego MAD in this house!

Liz said...

Awwhh Jennie, hope the dreaded pain is easing, I used to get migraines but when I hit my 40s they just vanished..! My eldest boy has the same thing and apparently it's not uncommon for them to disappear in mid-life, he's 39 this year and keeping his fingers crossed....
Take care and rest..

Jodie said...

Oh Migraines.....nothing to say .....its hell . Hope is diperses quickly.

Jane said...

Oh, Jennie. You poor darling. I've had a couple of migraines and they were shocking. I hope you're feeling better ASAP. J x

Jane said...

Hi Jennie - I feel for you . Have you tried enteric ( low dose) aspirin? You take it every day it is a tiny amount. My husband used to get dreadful migraines and since he started on this (recommended to us by a neurologist) he has had none at all. The brand he uses is called ASTERIX and it's over the counter . Big hugs xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hope you are well on the mend now and feeling more yourself. Migraines are so debilitating and your children are angels for looking out for you.

Looks like they had a real ball with the lego :)

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Thanks everyone, i'm finding it impossible to stay still, so i'm cutting fabric, things to do!! Children being brilliant, quiet & happy. Thanks for advice, my doctor brother gets migraines too, we talk drugs & treatment & prevention a lot. Thanks again, love Posie

Tania said...

You have my every sympathy. I know what those buggers are like. A hurty head and playing Mama is one hard act.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Sweet Jennie...hope you are feeling better soon!!! Big Hug through Cyberspace for you...I called in to Shop today and Rach was off for a haircut too!!! Hey you look like you might be losing some weight there?! Love, Dzintra♥x

All For Love said...

Hi Posie, very new to the blogging world, but SO glad I've found your blog. This post is fantastic, made me laugh out loud! Not good about your migraine though, poor you, they are the most dreadful things. Migraines tend to intensify for me during pregnancy... another lovely side effect! Sounds like you have very thoughtful children though, which is excellent at such times! Very much enjoyed the Lego pics also... isn't Lego just the best!? :o)

Kylie said...

Hugs. It is great when kids just get it. Our two are good at being quite when Tim has one too. Hope that you are starting to feel better. Love that hubby wanted to pay for you to get a haircut - bless him. Hope they get it right for you one day. I have found that if you can get the same hair dresser you have won the battle

Cathie said...

ooh poor thing, hope you are feeling better.
i rarely get the migraines now, just headaches but when I do get a migraine, forget it, can't even get out of bed.
smile pretty lady, your haircut is great..even if you did get it from a walking smoking advertisment not to have kids.

Miss Prudence said...

Oh, well big babies yes that's ok then - how did keep a straight face!?

you look so pained you poor luvvie! Hope you are getting lots of nurturing

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