Monday, March 15, 2004

clearing the decks

Did stuff today that needed to get done, though not all of it: shopping, cleaning, laundry. Cooked a reasonable dinner, too. Major aches all day long. Picked up some Vioxx, alas, they were low on stock so only gave me 2. They said they would have the rest tomorrow. I certainly hope so, because I am taking those 2 tonight.

Kids were sorta grumpy but mostly OK today. First day of spring break, all they want to do is watch TV. I worked with DS1 on his ball-handling skills a bit. He basically does not get that you have to push the ball down so it will bounce back up to you, but he's getting there. He is remarkable that if he tries even a little bit, he can do pretty well at these things. It's just getting him to focus and actually put the effort in that is tough. But I enjoy playing with him and improving my own skills, too. I suck at dribbling but if I keep on working with DS1 on this we will both improve. I'm grateful that DH is coaching, though, and not me. I'm completely unqualified.

Need to work tonight, that's OK. I'm going to go do a bit of cleaning so the decks are actually all clear and there won't be anything distracting me. I need to get something out because tomorrow is our play date and I don't know if I'll have anything left by the end of the day tomorrow. I'm hopeful. I don't honestly have much left now, but I can certainly make a start.

Had a nice talk with Mom today and got her all caught up on the news here, such as it is. I hadn't realized how long it had been since I talked to her. I really miss her. Life is very different without her here. We go out a lot more because she is not so interested in that, plus I have been in a lot of pain lately and don't have energy to do things that she could cover for me when she was still here... it's complicated.

I hope the Vioxx helps because otherwise tomorrow is going to be quite difficult. I re-read a lot of entries yesterday, skimming. I whine in here a lot, which is a good thing at least for keeping track of my symptoms. It will be helpful when I go to the rheumatologist at the end of the month. It is a bit boring, though.

Well, DS2 is asking me for toast because "I'm hungry!" Toast before bed, OK. I can do this, I guess... later.

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