A la carte entry, i.e., a lot of random stuff...'cause it's been over two weeks

I won't get into two weeks worth of stuff - that's too much to write about. But I've been busy dealing with illness - first Brandon's and then before he was well, mine. He's doing much better now and I'm getting there, too. Stomach flu in a 1 year old is not fun. Though I did come up with an idea for Pampers - diarrhea diapers. I really think they should design a diaper that extends up to about the baby’s armpits and perhaps make the band around the top similar to the leg openings to prevent further leakage. Then, extend the leg opening down the thigh, also to prevent leakage. I would totally buy this diaper and I'm thinking most othe would too. It would save embarrassment, laundry and, most importantly, time. Because who has time to do laundry when you’ve got a needy, clingy, sick baby to take care of? Anyway, the idea’s out there - take it and run with it.

I took Brandon with me to the mall today to try to find a pair of overalls. We went to The Bay and I've always been frustrated by how close together they put their clothing racks in the baby department. Hello - stroller central. They really need plenty of room between them! Well, I was shocked when I went in there today and there was enough room to move around...halla-freakin'-lujah! It's about time. That is until I tried to go down one of the two or three aisles they have in that department. To make room for the racks, they shoved all the aisles really close together so now you can just barely fit a stroller through (that's one stroller - forget about ever trying to fit two). I wasn't going to say anything about it until Brandon decided to stick his arm out of the stroller right as I passed by a mirrored wall. His arm got caught between the wall and the stroller and pulled back at an unnatural angle. He wasn't seriously hurt, but he wasn't happy either. So, I found an associate to mention my concerns to. She was very nice and has kids of her own so understood and related to my concerns. I just hope The Bay and other retailers will get a clue and stop cramming so much in baby departments that you can't safely get through when you have your children with you. It's really enough to make me stop shopping at certain places.

I'm trying to think of a business to start - one that I can grow slowly while I'm working full time and eventually be able to generate enough that I can quit my job. I'd just like to have more freedom to choose how I spend my time and do things that I'm interested in professionally. I'd also like to be able to spend more time with my family. Of course, starting a business is a lot of work, so I'm not sure how I can pull it off. I do have an idea that I'm pretty keen on, but I need to do some research to figure out if it's viable.

Last but definitely not least, I want to give a quick shout out to the West-Carleton Family Health Team where Brandon's doctor is located. I called Friday for a last-minute appointment at 11:45. I was booked in for a 12:45 appt. (lunch hour), arrived at 12:33, was called back at 12:35 and was in the car leaving by 12:55. I've heard so many stories lately from people who have been forced to wait ages to see the doctor that I must say that this office is very prompt and considerate when it comes to people's time. Doctors do important work, but it doesn't mean that they should be over-booking to the point that patients wait hours for treatment. It makes me uncomfortable when this happens, because I know that the doctor is overloaded, will likely rush me through my appointment and could very well miss crucial details. This is, of course, true of any profession when someone is overworked. I'm just so very thankful that - so far - this team of doctors manages time and patient loads well. Kudos to them!