The smell of Lilacs on the breeze is enough to make me want to stay outside all day long. I wish that the flowers would continue to bloom and smell through the Summer too. Today, Denver called in sick so he could sleep in. Yesterday we ended up at the Instacare Clinic because my elbow and arm was hurting so intensely yesterday afternoon that I was nearly in tears. Turns out that I have an infection under the elbow from a recurrent patch of eczema. I guess bacteria gets into the skin easily there and when Eczema is present it is almost always the cause of these infections. Now I know how my poor little brother felt when he would get staph infections in his knees and elbows all his life....he suffers from severe Eczema. Anyway, the doctor wanted to poke the elbow to see what he could drain out for a culture. I thought a POKE couldn't be all that bad so I turned down the numbing gel and just let him go for it. HA! Bad idea....he actually stuck a syringe needle in my elbow and pulled back on it to suck the fluid out. I seriously thought I would pass out. After that he wrapped it really tight with an ACE bandage and prescribed antibiotics....I'm happy to say that today, although it still hurts excruciatingly if it is bumped, it is much better than yesterday. At least I can breathe....sleeping was another story.
So, it was a beautiful day today and we decided to take Addie to the park. She really enjoyed it but I think she was missing her brothers....its not the same when you have to play by yourself I guess. She loves the swings though...and the slides. Afterward we came home and worked on the sprinklers....this is when I smelled my lovely Lilac bush.... Strangely, we have white Lilacs. I never knew they came in white. Someone told me recently that they are native to Utah. Not sure if that is true or not but I sure do love them..... Now all I need is some Honeysuckle! Happy Spring! Here are a couple of pictures of Addison....you can click on it to make it larger :)