Tuesday, June 08, 2004

disappointments v accomplishments


Today was an odd day.

I expected the kids to all be on the upswing, and so perhaps we would go out to the movies, again. But DS2 puked all over me at about 10:45 so that nixied that idea. I hope/suspect it was just something related to his ear infections, and he has not puked since and in fact has been noshing all day, every other hour, he has wanted something to eat. Since he's keeping everything down, why not?

I had an eye exam at 7:30 this morning and my pupils are still hugely dilated. I've had a headache from it most of the day, too, but managed to just deal with it. Part of the day I felt kinda pukey (before the baby puked on me, too). My digestion is way off again, after being really good for a 3 or 4 days. I don't know what the heck is going on. I wonder if I'm having side effects from the minocycline, because I'm getting weird tastes in my mouth, too.

Kids were a bit ticked that we couldn't go to the movies (no movie-going with a puking kid, sorry)... but I did let them go in the paddling pool this afternoon, and we did make oatmeal M&M cookies. The M&Ms were "pretty or swampy?" Shrek minis, and they were all really hoping for "swampy", but they were pretty. Too bad. But the cookies taste good.

I put up all the rest of the pictures today, and hung the shelf in DD's room over her bed, and arranged all her My Little Ponies on it for her. She likes it. I like it, too.

With DS2's puking this AM, I decided to just forget about trying to have a get-together for the kids this week. There's just no way of knowing how he's going to be, and it's totally unfair to invite people over when there are sick kids in the house. Chances are excellent that all 3 of them will be fine, but that's OK, we'll do stuff -- I just can't count on them being really well enough to host any number of people.

So that pretty much kills the Southern Living at Home thing, too, but I'll see what I can do with one-on-one get togethers, and I may try and have a party in the fall when everyone is back home. This trying to schedule something in the summer is way worse than I thought I would be. It seems that everyone is more busy, trying to keep their kids from climbing the walls...

I also cancelled my 2 remaining PT appointments for this week and rescheduled early Monday morning, when DH can watch the kiddos. I can't deal with trying to get a babysitter right now, and I don't want to leave them with a babysitter when there's any possibility of them puking or something.

So, I decided I am getting together with my one dear friend for coffee on Sunday, and told the other "girls" about it, and if they want to join us, that's fine, but at least the two of us will sit and yap for an hour or so and it will be nice. She's going to France for 10 days (or 2 weeks?) on her own, her sister is getting married and then she is visiting, and I am sooo envious of her being able to take that trip! Her DH is staying home with their boys, I'm sure that will be an interesting time for him... but this weekend is our last chance to get together, since she is leaving the following week, and then we are going the week after! It's hard to believe it's so close now!

So: I got some stuff done today, and made plans for coffee, having had to relinquish many other plans and bigger hopes. But that's OK. It's better for me to have ideas and maybes rather than trying to put together concrete plans and invest in a lot of hopes at this point. The situation is fluid, and it's better to go with the flow.

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