Friday, February 17, 2017

The Stuff Real Life is Made Of


It's Friday right? The last two weeks have been rough. I feel really bad for DD2, who was supposed to have had a very exciting week starting with getting her braces off on Monday, playing in  the only jazz concert of the year, the start of play practice for Les Mis, and her Honors choir. Sick in bed since Monday night, officially diagnosed with Influenza B, I can still hear her coughing in her room in her sleep. She will be heading back to school with three plus days of homework to catch up on.Monday is a school and work holiday, so I'm hopeful much of her school work is perhaps posted on line and she can get a bit of it worked on. All the well wishes have been greatly appreciated.

Budgets be damned this month, with runs to the store to pick up anything she might be tempted to eat or drink. My day off has been bounced around. Even though I worked from home despite doctors appointment and health care, I am very behind on a report with my coming and goings, plus have a presentation to do to a bunch of suits this morning so I will be going into the office in an hour. DH will go in a bit later, and I'll be home mid afternoon, so letting her just rest on her own, with her dad less than five minutes away.  

Any plans we might have made for the weekend are going to be cast aside as I try to get life back on track here. First off tonight is an exciting night washing, drying, and folding laundry, maybe while watching a movie. Saturday will be focused on more laundry, maybe even line drying as it is supposed to get unseasonably warm, and a top to bottom cleaning of the house. If DD remains fever free, a day without Tylenol, she desperately wants some time with her friends on Sunday, even if it is just hanging in her room doing homework. First, disinfecting is in order. 

 Due to DD1's work schedule and her sisters sickness, a hoped trip to visit her is put on hold again, but she and I do need to do some planning for her friends bridal shower which will be here before we know it. Same with connecting with my sister in law for the shower we are throwing in April for our niece. I have some advance work securing donations for the Palm Sunday youth breakfast at church as well to take care of, and will use my Monday holiday to do some personal administrative work.

I  did some poking around for our fall trip, and need to decide if the first night we will book something on the island, or just stay all three nights "in land". We'd have to bring the car over on the ferry if we stay, which seems a bit of a hassle, but at the same time, I've not experienced that before, and could be kind of cool. While rooms seem plentiful now, I think we should make some decisions soon as we are going at the tail end of peak season. 

This week will pass. DD2 will have other exciting things happen in her life, and this week will just be remembered as that week when she missed everything. I need to revisit my 2017 life list-I'm not conquering my goals very well. But that's my life in a nutshell these days. Managing illness, work, new beginnings, and the house; dreaming and planning for a little respite. This is the stuff real life is made of.


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  1. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter's been so poorly. Try to get a little bit of 'down time' this weekend. Jx

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    1. It will be all down time, and cleaning. We need to get life back to normal. Thanks, Jan.

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  2. So sorry your daughter is ill. I had influenza b a couple years ago and it was not fun at all. Hopefully she starts feeling better soon.

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    1. It really is awful stuff.I think we are through the worst now. Thanks, Rachel.

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  3. Influenza B - ack! Tough week in your household for sure

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    1. Now to disinfect and clean everything. If DH gets it, that would not be good, though we've both acquired her cold.

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  4. Here is hoping your life gets back on track soon, but I really do think this is what life is really like and we spend an inordinate amount of time wishing it would get back to normal. For me normal is a smattering of easy days scattered among life's chaos.

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    1. This is life, and we all go through the bad, but mostly the good. The flu is really lousy as there is no quick fix-time, and basics, and let it run its course.

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  5. Some weeks you just have to eat a shit sandwich.
    Hope next week's sandwich is prime rib. ;-)

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    1. There's some perspective! I'd settle for just a good hamburger of a week.

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  6. Don't forget to take care of mom too in the midst of taking care of everyone and everything else. Anna

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    1. Trying to-loads of tea and honey for mom as well. Thanks, Anna.

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  7. So, so sorry to hear that. Sending good thoughts to all of you. It really does throw everything off track when you have a sick kiddo.

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    1. Being a little older, I didn't have to miss a full week of work, which is a blessing. I'm also lucky that I can work form home. Everything just feels "sick" here, so I'm hoping to get the house back to a house and not a sick bay.

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