Shall I say "Part One?"
Welcome to my periodic series recognizing the end of a long day - or possibly even several trying days in a row - with a rant and a glass of wine (well deserved, in my opinion).
Our household has been passing around yucky-fever-cough-snot-congestion-can't-sleep-staying-home-from-school-whiny-fussy-watery-eyed-only-want-mommy-illness for the past week.
Our little Squirt definitely had it the worst with fevers nearing 104 degrees and lots of crying for a boy who normally does a lot of smiling.
A trip (with four kids in tow) to the pediatrician won him the prize diagnosis of an ear infection and a trip through the drive-thru... pharmacy.
During our prayer time this morning, Sauce prayed that Daddy would be sure to use lots of hand sanitizer on his trip - I'd say we're all sick of being sick if we're going to the Lord about hand sanitizer.
Our neighborhood is having some sort of water issue (picture brown tinged water coming out of the faucet) and we can't use our water to drink or cook with. Another errand was needed to the fire station where a nice firefighter loaded up my trunk with gallons of
tax payer funded free drinking water. Two days of this and it still isn't resolved.
Call me a spoiled American, but if I have running water in my house, I would like to actually, ahem, use it.
There are some more little punks at school giving my eldest a hard time and I'm growing weary of guiding him to rise above their
crap antics. I'm about ready to tell him to unleash his recently acquired cuss words karate training on them to silence them - no matter the consequences from the principal.
My beloved is on the east coast receiving some specialized training for his job, but I sure could have used him here today
to kick some butt when my two middle muddles, Sauce and Rufus, couldn't get along for the life of them (for no particular reason at all, I might add).
In an attempt to "aid" their reconciliation, they spent quite a bit of time holding hands. Then they graduated to sitting cheek-to-cheek when they still couldn't find love for each other. Sauce was still having a hard time cooling down his hot temper, so I'm sorry to say that he was shoved out on the front porch (high temperature of 29 degrees today) and
his fed up mother someone promptly locked the doors behind him.
He heard the muffled instructions to, "Calm the heck down!" through the door. After about five minutes of teeth chattering, he came in to reluctantly make peace with his younger brother.
I thought I was feeling better, but tonight I can't take a breath without an over exaggerated coughing fit.
But since my beloved won't return until late tomorrow night, I'm heading upstairs to curl up with my body pillow that fills his vacant spot - and a healthy shot of Nyquil.