Thursday, November 8, 2007

Best laid plans

Today was going to be a day to get things done. We didn't need to go anywhere, we didn't have any interruptions on the schedule. I was going to get caught up with work-work, make a dent in the backlog of housework, and start tackling the 10 x 10 pile of paperwork that I still half-heartedly call my office. I love productive days.

That was the plan. The reality was a bit different. Braska was especially grouchy this morning, a pattern that's been increasing the last few days. It's not fun and completely out of character for her. I realized that we had never returned the syringe pump that we used for feeding, even though we haven't used it in over 4 months. After getting Braska dressed to go out, she spit up on her outfit...repeat twice. Eventually we got the belly settled and more clean clothes on, so I ran that over to the medical supply place. When we got back it was lunch time, M was home, time to feed him and then it was Braska's turn. She griped and complained and finally fell asleep on me. I decided the sleep was more valuable than my getting up to do anything active, so I held her with one arm and worked on some work-work with the other, laptop precariously perched on one leg. Typing with one hand is not my forte.

When she woke up, she was happier, thank goodness, but I must admit that my motivation for this big productive day had waned. She rolled around on the floor talking to herself and her toys in a grumpy tone for a while as I finished up several batches and projects. At least I got that done!

Now it's almost time for M to be home, and I should be thinking about what I'll do for dinner. I'm for cereal all around, but then I could do that just about every day. I need to do a whirlwind kitchen cleaning in the next 13 minutes before I can think about getting more stuff out to start dinner. We'll see if the BraskaBear is agreeable to the situation...

7 comments:

  1. Hang in there, girl. We can always come over and watch Braska if you need to get something done. I hope Braska starts feeling much better very soon.

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  2. My plans don't ever work out either. Since we moved we don't get bus service, but yet the school is almost a mile and a half away. No walking for my little ones.

    That means I am taking kids and dropping them off 5 times a day. That totally ruins my day I am telling you.

    Add Rhett's therapies and dr appointments, and my house turns into a dump over the week.

    UGH! I won't even get into the days when Rhett is grumpy.

    Good luck and hugs!!!

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  3. Ahh, some days are like that, aren't they. Start out all motivated - and then its dinner time! I don't know what happens in between. I wish Ruby would nap, but she hasn't in weeks. It drives me crazy - how will she grow, if she doesn't nap!??

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  4. And of course since I am home all day, I should get loads of stuff done right! HA! The only way my house gets a complete cleaning is to invite people over that I don't know very well. With guys, I was always to comfortable and didn't care, my house was your house and vise versa :) Someday, I will have a spotless house, even if it is in the resthome and someone else is doing the cleaning.

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  5. I echo your sentiments. With Dan gone so much judging now and me home more (yay!), I have all of these grand plans to get tons done and then enter in a 17-month-old. Yes, life is different and my mom says a little dirt is good for the soul. Take care! Call us if you are bored this weekend or dont' want to clean! We'll be around!

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  6. Hope Braska had a better evening. We just got home from a college tour. Auntie Julia was complaining of a sore throat ealier, but we're on top of it now. We can just play with Braska when we're there next week and let you work. Sounds like fun!
    Love you!!

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  7. Sounds like Braska has a case of the Februaries as well!

    :(

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