Four days of comments.

No pictures, but I think you will get the "picture".
As a guide, my thoughts will be in red, things I actually said out loud will be in black.

Sunday AM

So, John, I think that I am going to skip church this morning and go to the laundromat since we still can't wash clothes. Clean clothes will do more for me spiritually right now than church.

Of course I can manage to take your clothes to the laundromat and bring them back, how stupid do you think I am?

Sunday noon

Are you sure you sent all three pairs of your favorite wool socks from Macy's with me?

Sunday evening

Where in the world is that navy blue IUP t-shirt that I wear with my plaid flannel sleepy pants?

No problem, I 'll just wear those new jammies that I bought, but where is that nice black shirt that goes with them.

I'm going to bed now because I have to get up at 4:30 to take Shawnee to the hospital to get her tonsils out.

Monday...really, really AM

Where are those nice warm, navy socks that I like to wear?

Ok, Shawnee if you really feel good after your surgery, I won't take Gracelyn home with me.

Yeah right, I am going to have her for awhile, this is not going to be easy.

Monday noon

So as soon as we get her oxygen level up and she is done gagging and throwing up I can take her home?

Monday supper time

Ok, Gracelyn, say goodbye to Mommy and tell her "get better soon, mommy!

Monday 9-11

Gracelyn, don't you think that you should go to sleep now? Momma is tired!

Tuesday AM

Yes I can keep Logan and Tyler all day while you go to the hospital to see your Gram, Jennifer and your dad works, but someone will have to pick Tyler up at Preschool.

No, I don't care if Sandy is able to pick her grandson up and bring her granddaughter and grandson with her...I am not wonder woman and your Dad can pick him up and bring him to me

Thank-you Molly for bringing us supper.

I know Tyler that when you have no underwear on it means you are going commando, but you have underwear on and quit pulling your pants down.

Where are those nice, comfy black sweatpants that I like so much?

Tuesday noon

Quiet time everyone, Gracelyn you are going to the Pack and Play, Logan you get up on the couch, Tyler you get in Papa's chair.

Ok, Gracelyn, stop crying, I'll just hold you, of course Logan, you can sit with me also, why yes, Tyler, you can probably fit right in between those two.

So are none of us going to nap today?

Sure John, I can come down to work while you come up here and arrange for the hospital bed to be moved in for your Mom.

Tuesday evening

Gracelyn, it is only 6 o'clock, surely you don't want your bath yet?
Gracelyn, did you have a fun day with the boys and Momma?
Gracelyn? Gracelyn? Ok, guess Momma is putting you to bed.

John, I am going to change, listen for her.

Where is that nice navy blue sweater that I like to put on?

Wednesday AM

Gracelyn, no you can't wear Momma's high heels to work today.

Gracelyn, I know that Momma's tank top is your "dress" but I have to take it off to put your clothes on...I'll put it back on you, I promise! Gracelyn, please don't scream, I am going to put it back on you.

Where is that brown sweater that I wear to work every week?

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I'll bet I missed an entire washer of clothes at the laundromat on Sunday, how in the world am i going to check that without John knowing, do i have enough time to run there before work, is he going to see me pulling out of the driveway and going the wrong way and why did I have to make that "stupid" comment on Sunday because really I am that stupid and it is not like I don't have anything else on my mind but I really try to stay organized and I know that I left an entire washer full and never emptied it.

So John, Gracelyn would like some grapes, so I think that I am going to run to the store and get her some grapes before work.

No, I don't think I am spoiling her, I need some other stuff at the store also.

OK, I think I left a load of clothes at the laundromat.

Please don't lecture me.

I am really sorry.

I really try not to be a screw up.

C'mon Gracelyn, you and Momma are going for a little ride.

Gracelyn, please don't take your shoes off.

Look Gracelyn, these clothes left here, wet and stinking in this garbage bag are Momma and Papa's, we'll just be taking these home with us.

Yes, I know Miss Grocery Store employee, that my child is missing a shoe and sock, and yes, that bright coral thing hanging out of her coat is her "dress". I just need some grapes.

Wednesday Noon

No, Jennifer, I have not see a rash like that in a long time. Logan, are you itchy?

Jennifer, did I just hear you ask the doctor if that rash is contagious?

Oh, good, only to those two and under like Gracelyn who has been playing with him here at work all day?

Oh good John, glad that you have your mother loaded in the car and coming home after seven weeks in the hospital, and no the oxygen hasn't arrived yet, but when it does, either Jenn or I will go to her house and learn how to use and the other one will stay here and work with two toddlers, one of which has some uncertain rash.

Wednesday supper time.

Ok Shawnee, I'll have Gracelyn ready to go when Brian gets here. Oh wait, can it be before 5:30 because one of us has to go to town to get Marilyn's prescriptions at the pharmacy.

Please don't cry Gracelyn, Momma is going to miss you.

What do you mean that you don't have the prescriptions?

Could they not have called and told us this before 6 at night?

Of course, I can drive another 20 miles to go get them, no I don't want their phone number, I left work, came here, five miles from my house with no money, no purse, no cell phone, nothing. You call them and tell them I am coming.

Why is it not ready...why why why!

I am really enjoying this 70's radio station

What's love got to do, got to do with it? What love, a second hand emotion, who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? (Tina Turner belted out as loud as I can sing)

Ok, here is all the medicine, I am going home to change and I'll be back, oh, John, you are going to stay here tonight? Ok, I'll be here at 6 in the morning so that you can go to work.

Oh, is Logan Ok, what did the doc at the ER say?

Oh, just highly contagious? When do you suppose we should tell Shawnee this?

Wednesday 9:00

Wow, my bed that I haven't slept in for three nights all to is going to feel so good.

Are you sure? Because I can stay here tonight and you can get some rest.

Please oh please say no...I really need some sleep!

Wednesday 9:45

This bed is so nice, this book is so good, my eyelids are so heavy....zzzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday 10:10

Phone? Where is it? What is wrong? How long have I been sleeping" Why won't my legs work?

Hello? What? Is Logan Ok? What? Of course...I think. Yes, you can stay here...ok, no I wasn't sleeping, I just laid down, no that's ok, come on over.

I have to make room, I have to change sheets, I have to get all those Christmas decorations from the spare room to the attic, I need fresh towels, will this day never end?

So that is my last four days. Jenn and the boys are staying with us, their house has been...well let's say compromised. My MIL is home and doing well, she is going for dialysis three days a week and we are staying with her round the clock. She lives close so that is not a huge problem, Shawnee is mending but still sort of rough. I have a tutorial started for those dresses but it will have to wait.


You made me tired. God bless you my friend!!!
Wow, days just like I have:) I forgot clothes one time at the laundermat and when I went back for them they were gone...someone stole them!!!

The other day I forgot to pick up Sydney at the bus stop...thank goodness the bus driver know to drop her off at a friends if this ever happens...I could go on and on. It makes me feel better to know that you have days like this too:)
Lois said…
Oh Kathy,
God bless you!!!! I'm glad your clothes were still at the laundromat!!!! All your favorite things to wear!!! lol
Lois said…
Hey Cathy.
........Sorry.....I dozed off for a minute.....Gee wiz...if your thoughts made me tired and all I did was read them, then you must be totally exhausted!
I hope your days get less hetic and your nights much longer.
Thanks for my life seems positively boring...LOL!
Have a great, restful, weekend.
luv2teek said…
Wow, Cathy, how do you survive? I hope things calm down a bit for you soon and hope everyone is on the mend!

Take care...Bev
Balisha said…
Repeat after me....OHM...OHM...OHM.
There now breathe in, breathe out...