Friday, October 9, 2009

Today...

...has not been pleasant. I strive to be positive and try to have a good outlook on things, but today has me experiencing technical difficulties with the entire essence of positiveness.

Let me just tell you about today, and keep in mind it is only 2:00 in the afternoon and I have most of my day ahead of me - especially since I have been unable to strike anything off my to do list and have only added to it through an unfortunate series of events, as follows:

3:00 am - McCall is awake, screaming (third night in a row) and will not stop unless I am either pacing with her or holding her in an upright position on the couch. She has a fever and is obviously uncomfortable ... so we continue in this manner until 5:00 when Ryan takes a turn.

7:48 am - I roll over to the sound of a radio but otherwise peaceful home. When I see what time it is I frantically yell for the boys, they must be out the door in 12 minutes. They are not sleeping, they are all in the basement playing with toys, still in pajamas - they need to be dressed, fed and lunches packed in 12 minutes!

8:05 am - five minutes late out the door, but still to school on time. Spend the remainder of the morning holding McCall who refuses to be put down. Ryan comes home and takes care of her while I have a very quick shower.

10:00 am - leave for the school, I have training for the GREAT reads program so I can help out in Connor's class. So I have to pick up Tate and take the three youngest to the training with me because Ryan had to be at the orthopedic surgeon at the same time (thankfully no surgery is required)!

10:15 - 11:15 am - try to pay attention in training and get McCall to stop fussing. It doesn't work very well.

11:17 am - Gage decides to pull the top off of his sisters sippy cup, spilling the contents all over himself, his sister and me. We are all covered with sticky orange V8 splash juice - which I really like to drink, but not wear. Not to mention the difficulty in getting it out of clothing.

11:18 am - change of plans, we are no longer going to the post office and then the doctors office, we need to rush home to change three outfits and change laundry.

12:00 pm - we make it to the doctors office on time for our appointment, everyone in clean clothes. McCall is very grumpy and the poor little thing is trying to sleep, but fitfully.

1:01 pm - still waiting to see the doctor, not sure why, but we are.

1:05 pm - McCall throws up all over herself and me, we are both now covered in a banana yogurt concoction that she loves.

1:06 pm - the doctor leisurely walks in, with a huge grin and asks - "how are you all today?" Well, I have to debate, do I fake a smile and say just great or do I tell him how my day has really gone and had he seen me earlier I would not be covered in vomit at the moment ... quite a quandary going on in my mind. I opt for faking it. But the overwhelming banana smell and soaked shirt and pants are a dead giveaway of a not so good day.

1:10 pm - McCall has double ear infections and is now only 19 lbs - only 37th percentile. I'm a little worried about that since she was over 20 lbs at 6 months and in the 80th percentile. I am told not to worry, she could use to lose a little weight ... hmmm, I don't agree!

1:36ish pm - draw a nice warm bath for McCall and change my clothes so I am not making myself sick anymore.

1:38ish pm - bend over to wash up McCall in the tub and she poops all over in the fresh bathwater!

2:00ish pm - decide to blog about today in hopes that it will be medicinal for me. It has been ... makes me more grateful for my regular boring days.

Now if only I can get a fraction of my list done. Still to do - laundry, floors, basement, bathrooms, groceries, post office, pick up prescription, birthday party, weed the flower beds (they are horrible and my gardening sister will be here this weekend!). Crap, I have to stop writing and start working! Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Elena said...

Oh, Kara. I'm so sorry. I hope McCall feels better soon. And I hope you sleep tonight.

Michelle said...

Oh, I do hope your day gets better! Good luck!

RN 4 Kids said...

oh Kara! I am sooo sorry. Days like that really test you don't they? would you please call me if you ever need a sitter? I would love to help you out..really. I am sorry her ears are infected..but hopefully antibiotics will make it better soon? bummer. I hope tomorrow is better :)

Karli said...

wow, all I did today was drive to Vancouver! You win!!!

Lia said...

So sorry you've had such a day! I was thinking the same thing as Elena, I hope you get a good night's rest, you've earned it! There is something satisfying about a day like this though. Don't you think?

lusum54 said...

nest time just put blogging on you list so you have somthing to check off. or better yet just add something to the list that you have done then check it off.:)

Jennie Stephens said...

the life of a mother is not appreciated like it should be. We work our tails off, and most of the time dont get the credit deserved!! But we do it anyways...covered in all the "P", pee, poop, and puke. I got puked on today, pooped on, and peed on all while we were at sweet tomatoes. Amelie didnt care for the new "generic" formula, and YUCK all over, down my shirt..... then as I picked her up out of the car seat to clean her off I feel something warm all over my arm...yes, poop, and pee... YUMMY! I pulled a "west valley mom" and had my baby in nothing but a diaper at a restaurant!! And no one judged me, they complimented me on her cute leg warmers hahahhaa the ONLY thing that stayed clean!

Amber Faull said...

I'm with Karli, you had a much crappier day than me. I just really can't come close. I've had some bad ones in the past though so I can sympathize. Hope you're doing better now:)

Mindy Gulbranson said...

What a day!!!! I hope today is better. I'm glad Ryan doesn't have to have surgery on his wrist. When it rains it pours. I thought you'd had your fair share of sickness with the hand,foot and mouth disease. I wish we could be there to help out.

The Nielson Family said...

That really stinks--so sorry! Hopefully today was a little better :) And hopefully we didn't make McCall sick....

Lauri said...

Sometimes boring IS better, huh? I predict your sunny self has already restored the proper amount of it. But thanks for a smile (it's easier when it's not you THIS TIME) and for being real - real great woman warrior.

Turbo said...

I have to admit that I became exhausted just from reading that post. Keep up the good work. Sometimes (most of the time) I don't know how mom's do it. :)

Jenny said...

((((HUGS)))) ((((HUGS))) ((((HUGS))))) is all I can say. Hope that things are picking up!

Jana Jensen said...

The gardening sister didn't notice at all, she was just glad to hang out with you for a couple of days. Love you lots.