Summary: I really hate being sick.
My heart goes out to those with chronic illnesses who face days like I had yesterday (and Sunday) on the regular. It’s just SO HARD to do all of the maintenance life things while you are feeling fatigued and sick. I did work yesterday but it was a struggle, and was SO DONE with parenting by dinnertime that I texted Josh requesting that he come home (if feasible) to take over.
I was off the hook by 8 pm and spent a therapeutic 90 minutes watching more of Bad Sisters. Fascinating about the TV-related comments on yesterday’s post – like Kae, I find TV to be . . . fine. I don’t even necessarily elevate reading over a well-made TV show (especially since I don’t ALWAYS have the most highbrow book picks – which I don’t think there is anything wrong with, either!). I never get the ICK feeling after watching the way I do after scrolling. I wouldn’t even mind more TV in my life though it is a trade-off with reading in my case and I love to read (and finish books – somehow I feel I enjoy them more when I get through them in 10 days or so rather than stretched out over longer!?) so I probably won’t watch much more than I do now.
ANYWAY. I am back. My brain, my body, my resting heart rate. WHEW.
I owe you a D-I-T-L from yesterday and I’m afraid I started slacking with my time tracking a bit while I felt like death, but I think I can share broad sketches . . .
4:30 Alarm goes off. Decide I feel too sick to run, and go back to sleep.
6:30 Awake. (I needed those extra 2 hrs!). Shower, eat breakfast, give kids breakfast, take / give kid antibiotics etc. I don’t know the exact timeline was, but I was not moving terribly fast. Annabel made everyone’s lunch.
7:40 Drive / drop off kids / drive to work
8:30 Pts, with a lull in there where I wrote a blog post. Then everyone came late so I’m glad I took the down time.
12:10 10 minute lunch between patients. (This is NOT typical – usually I get close to an hour! But I did have a lull earlier as mentioned so it wasn’t that terrible)
4:00 Finished early somehow (also not normal) + went to pick up kids. Normally our nanny does this but she was away (normally she takes vacation when we are not working, but something came up, she asked + I granted it). Drive, collect kids (one of which had robotics at school anyway), drive home.
5:00 Arrive home. Feel crappy and still kind of sick. Decide that I am not up to making dinner. Order Chicken Kitchen at the kid’s
begging request. At least it’s a relatively healthy option (kids had chicken/rice bowls + pieces of a quesadilla, I got a salad). Watch EC launch videos on YouTube (loved Amanda’s!) because um, I had to.
6:30 Dinner arrives; we eat + I clean up + direct baths. At this point I am fully out of energy and tired of parenting. Kids and kitchen somehow get clean and kids watch some Thundermans. I make a stress-induced EC launch order. FOR REVIEW PURPOSES OF COURSE . . .
I don’t think anyone did any homework — A’s is due weekly and C doesn’t usually have any other than his reading journal.
7:45 Josh comes home and I inform him I am done with parenting for the day. (Parenting while feeling bad = the worst.)
8:00 Brush teeth etc and watch Bad Sisters
9:30 Sleep, both because I wanted a minimum of 7 hrs and because my laptop conveniently ran out of batteries.