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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 23: I Know What the Problem Is



I've been putting off my post all day. I just haven't had the ambition. It's ok. Tomorrow will be better. I know what the problem is.

My daughter is sick again; strep throat this time. The fever started in the middle of the night...
which led to rummaging for medicine with eyes half open...
which led to wondering if I should arrange for a sub...
which led to a 3 A.M. internet session to put in for a sick day...
which led to tossing and turning after the light went out...
which led to a tired Mama when the 5:30 A.M. alarm blared in my ear...
which led to hustling kids off to school.

Finally, we made our way to the doctor to find out it was strep.  Probably.  She wouldn't open her mouth enough to swab and find out for sure.  Treat it anyway.  After a month of various illnesses, a little antibiotic won't hurt her even if it's a virus and not strep.

The doctor appointment went well...
which led to a trip to the pharmacy...
which led to entertaining the sick four year old while meds were filled...
which led to a blue-eyed request for a blueberry muffin...
which led to a trip through the drive thru (thanks McD's for serving muffins)...
which led to Mama not having to make breakfast.

Finally, she was settled in on the couch with some cartoons and smurf toys.   I was pretty sure I had a few minutes to catch a nap after filling her belly and distributing her meds.  BUT, then there were...
dishes to be unloaded...
dogs to be let out...
school work to be done...
emails to be sent...
tv channels to be changed...
cups to be refilled...
snacks to be delivered...
BUT...no naps to be had.

So, I put off my post today because I didn't have enough ambition to sit down and log in.  It's ok. Tomorrow will be better because I know what the problem is.

I'm.
Tired.

Now, if you will excuse me...

Zzzzzzzz

4 comments:

  1. Oh bless your heart...what wonderful post, even if it was about a super-hard day. I hope everyone is feeling better tomorrow and much more rested! Sending thoughts and prayers!

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  2. Oh bless your heart...what wonderful post, even if it was about a super-hard day. I hope everyone is feeling better tomorrow and much more rested! Sending thoughts and prayers!

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  3. Yes, I hope your daughter is feeling much better. I also hope you got some sleep. I love your descriptions and the domino-effect mood. You are amazing!

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  4. Cut yourself a break your a mom that has a career. It's difficult to juggle both but you do a great job with your children. So, take some time for yourself. :) Meanwhile I hope the meds are working!

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