First it is "What are we doing for New Years Eve" and then it's "Yes, I would like an appointment on the 23rd, how did we get to the 23rd already????" This month has flown. It's been a cold month too. I guess the month flying means that summer is approaching faster and faster? That is a good thing. I love the longer days with light. I can't stand the darkness of winter. The older I get, the worse it seems to be getting for me. I am craving sunshine.
So the last time I stopped in, we were just barely passed New Years. We are well under way now. I wish I could say it's been memorable, but it really hasn't been. For some reason, things have slowed down. I am grateful. However, I am finding that I don't have as much drive to get things done as I usually have and that bothers me. I wish I could find a balance. I am working on it now. The hardest thing is that I truly have not felt well for some time. Last week I started on a new medication. A patch that you wear. I took it off yesterday. I am not sure if this patch has anything to do with me not feeling well at all though. Some people have suggested it might be my gall bladder. I did have issues with my gall bladder before I had surgery, so who knows. I am going next week to one of my doctors and I am going to see what I can do to get to the bottom of things. I can't take it any more. I am constantly nauseous. I have been throwing up a ton. I will be fine and then I go right down the shoot in minutes. There is no planning involved here. Very upsetting. I have tried to be patient. I have tried to laugh it off. I can't do it anymore. I have barely eaten in 20 months. I am sicker than ever and I my mood swings are awful. I am so short on patience and then within minutes, I am absolutely fine. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I can't. I need help. Not sure where to even turn at this point. It's not as easy as just "going to the doctors!"
Okay, let's move on. We had an okay week. Nothing fantastic to do or report, but nothing dreadful either. That is a good thing, right?
Bill worked on Tuesday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. So that left me in charge of everything. That is fine with me as I am fairly used to it. The day went fine. Poor Manny and Yamira have been really sick with a cold. So the goal of the day was to stay rested and happy. So a long nap followed lunch. Then Shayla came home and did homework. The kids then played and then it was dinner time and Daddy came home.
Wednesday was a good day. Bill had a dentist appointment. So he dropped the kids off at school, did a few things and was able to pick up the little two after. The kids napped for a long time as they were exhausted from these terrible colds. These guys get colds often, but not like this cold. This one was bad. Terrible coughing and lethargy. Shayla came home and did some homework and then I headed out for dinner with my good friend Cheryl. I had a great time. Wish we could have stayed and chatted for hours, but she had to help her daughter with homework and I had to be home for Bill. Bill had the fire department at 7:00 pm, so I walked in and he walked out. The kids were in bed, but not asleep. So I gave them all kisses and hugs and then did some stuff at my desk.
Thursday brought an early oil change on my car. Bill took it to the dealer. He then grabbed Yamira and Manny from school. We fed them lunch and had them nap. We were going to go do a few errands, but they were still not feeling very well at all. They were so lethargic and Manny's cough was horrendous! I ran out for a 4:00 pm massage. It's been forever since I have seen my friend Molly. We have scheduled and rescheduled this massage a million times. I was determined to go come hell or high water. So off I went and it was wonderful. I will say that I don't ever want to get another massage at 4:00 pm. It's the middle of the day for me. I still had a ton of things to do at home. I rather go at 7:00 pm or so. However, it is what it is. It was scrumptious. I came home with a renewed energy to get some stuff done here. I have had a lot of little projects to do around the house. I have some huge ones too that I need to tackle, but I truly have not been feeling well enough to tackle the biggies. I will get it all done.
On Friday, I got up because I had a date with my girlfriend Maura in Norwood. Unfortunately, she called to cancel because she wasn't feeling well. I certainly understood. I did miss getting to see her though. I will see her in a few weeks instead. So I completely changed my plans and made arrangements to go to the mall alone. We needed a host of items and getting them with the kids in tow was not going to happen. So I left at around 1:00 pm or so and headed out. I went to DSW, Macy's, Sears, JC Penney, Clarks, Gymboree and a few other places. I went to Sears I think twice and JC Penney maybe three times. I finally had to move the car just so I could purchase some big items and walk right to the car. What a pain it was. However, I got a ton done. I was exhausted, but it felt good. Once home, the two little ones were in bed, but Ping was still awake. Needless to say, she needed to see all of the purchases. She got a new coat. The other two did as well, but they didn't get to see them till the next day. We put Ping to bed and then I came downstairs to watch a little TV and have dinner. I didn't feel well though. I was still feeling like I was going to throw up at any given point. So dinner was a bust.
On Saturday, everyone sort of slept in. The kids had breakfast and by early noon, we headed out the door to do some furniture shopping. We had the Leapster, the Didj, coloring books, crayons and other assorted stuff with us. We went to Cabot House and Circle Furniture. After that, we were cooked. We had dinner plans anyway, so we made our way home. A quick dinner and a tuck into bed and we were off. Our sitter for the night was our wonderful neighbor. She didn't have to do a thing for the kids. That is my kind of babysitting. We went to Bootleggers in Lunenberg. We have never been there before. I was looking online at restaurants one night and fell on this one. The menu seemed varied as did the pricing. When you are meeting friends for dinner for the first time, you don't know what they like to eat, what kind of restaurant they like and what kind of budget they have. So I was just trying to find one that would suit everyone. Mind you I thought it was Leominster and not Lunenberg. The decor was great and the place was decent. I wouldn't necessarily return, but you can't base anything on me since I barely eat and have not been feeling well enough really to be a judge of the easiest stuff. Regardless, it's not about the food. It is about the company and they were fantastic. We had a great time. We let the evening get away from us with many laughs. I felt guilty we were out so late! Well worth it though.
Sunday we were supposed to go furniture shopping and I am so disappointed we didn't go. However, the kids went to Sunday School in the morning and seemed really tired from this cold that was still kicking their rumps. So we decided they would nap, Shayla would do some projects she wanted to do and I would work on some paperwork at the house. I had bills to pay and some other assorted things. Most of it got done. The guilty of wasting the day out at the stores bugged me. However, it was so cold too. I hated to drag everyone out. There will be another day, right?
Monday was Martin Luther King day and we had a busy one at that. Shayla and I had a Girl Scout Cookie rally to attend in the am. After the two hour rally, we had lunch with some great ladies and their beautiful daughters. We had an awesome time. Later that afternoon we were going to go out, but Manny and Yamira ended up napping so late, that we never got anywhere. It was just as well because I was fighting the desire to vomit. I ended up laying down on my chair and covering up because I couldn't take the nausea. Bill went out around 5:00 pm to pick up our little Jezebel because she was spayed today. She also was micro chipped and had a few extra stitches put in for a weak wall in her belly. So that poor little baby came home with a huge cone on her head. I called the doctor to discuss it since Jezzy didn't want to wear it. We decided to get out the small kennel we had for her when she first came. We put her in there after giving her the pain meds she was sent home with. I put the cone back on and watched her try to sleep which was awful. How do you sleep with a huge plastic cone on your head. Poor baby. However, we could not risk her ripping out her stitches. I sat back down to do a few things as I wasted an hour or so napping. I got more done, but not everything I wanted to. I am not sure what my problem is. I am very frustrated as I am not feeling well and I am incredibly slow lately. I can't seem to get anything accomplished in a timely manner. That is so not like me. It's disturbing. After doing a few things, I chose to watch TV. Somewhere around 1:30 am I decided to go to bed, but not before checking my emails. Don't ask me how, but all of a sudden it was 4:00 am and I was asleep at my desk. I had slept at my desk for a few hours. Head down on glass desk! Who does that? I hauled myself upstairs to bed. Somewhere around 5:30 am, the phone rings and it's the school saying there is a delay.
So now it is clearly Tuesday. Bill hangs the phone up and tells me about the delay. Thank god about the delay as I thought someone had passed away. It was that bloody early. I told Bill that the delay means that Yamira and Manny don't have preschool. That is all I can remember. Then I wake up at my alarm says it's 11:00 am!!!!!!! How can this be? I was going to drive Ping to school for 9:30 am and work the buzzer as I was the volunteer for today. I was so upset. I was beside myself. Come to find out that while I was sleeping, Bill took all three kids to school. He never heard me say that the two youngest don't have school if there is a delay. Talk about stupid and embarrassing. So I fly into the shower thinking it is so awfully late, just to have Bill ask me what happened to my alarm as it's not 11:00 am, it is only 10:00 am. Still very late, but not as late as I thought it was. When I changed my alarm to sleep a little later and had the conversation with Bill, clearly I messed up my clock. No wonder the alarm didn't go off. What a mess. I rather a call at 6:30 am please so we can be a tad more coherent! I supposed had one not been sleeping at their desk, they would have been able to make a little more sense out of things! What a day. Anyway, Bill did an errand while I fed the kids and had them nap. He then headed out to school and I got Shayla after her new dance class that she had today. It's only for two days. She had a ball. The kids played, had dinner and have gone back to bed now. I am mad at the way this day has gone down. I have made some progress in things. I have caught up here. I have made many business calls, but I still am way behind in some things I need to do. Right now I sadly have to go and put all my receipts with my MC bill. That is an hour to an hour and a half project. I hate it, but it must be done. Only way to know if there isn't fraud and only way to know where the receipts are for returns and such. So I am off to do that and maybe watch a little TV for the night?
Have a great night.
Girl Scout Cookie rally.
Ping and Molly Rose.
Ladies who lunch.