Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Yesterday

3:00 AM Finally fell asleep for the night.
5:30-7 AM Woke up, gave up on getting back to sleep, got dressed, drove to flower wholesaler, bought flowers for YW in Excellence.
7:00-8 AM Returned from wholesaler, prepped flowers, fed children. Bracken went to work.
8:00-9 AM Looked online for a pediatrician for Addie, whose cough was getting worse and had some nasty diarrhea. Debated whether I should take her to the cheaper express clinic, or throw away the whole cost of a doctor visit since we are nowhere near meeting our deductible for the year. Discover that she has to be 18 months to visit the express clinic. Spendt20 minutes on hold with the doctor's office.
9:00-11AM Showered and collapsed into bed to try to get a little sleep while Addie napped. Hopes of Chloe being mesmerized by Sesame Street dashed as she made visit after visit to my room to open candy for her. Too tired to debate whether she should be eating that much candy.
11:00-12:30 Loaded up girls, went to dollar store to buy vases, headed to Costco for more flowers and milk, returned home.
12:30-2 Made lunch for the girls. Found Addie had opened and dumped a container of plaster all over the floor. Started to clean it up, but clogged the dustbuster and had to take it apart and wash it. Attempted to start 12 flower arrangements.
2:00-3:45 Mainly spent waiting at the doctor's office. Filled out paperwork while trying to prevent Chloe from dumping her backpack out on the floor, and attempting to keep Addie from crawling into any open doorway. Finally saw the NP and learned Addie had an ear infection, so at least it wasn't a wasted doctor visit.
4:00-5 Arranged flowers while Addie napped and Chloe zoned out to more TV. Got about half the arrangements done. Addie woke up very upset, and I held her while she drank a bottle for about 15 minutes.
5:00-6:15 Returned to flower arranging. Noticed Chloe had fallen asleep on the couch, and couldn't remember the last time she'd been to the potty, so I picked her up and put her sleeping self on the toilet. She woke up enough to go, and then cried hysterically until she fell asleep on the couch again. Attempted to finish flowers as Addie tried to climb on my lap, mashed chocolate chip cookies all over the floor, dumped Chloe's cup of water from the table all over herself and the floor, fished around in my flower bucket, and attempted to eat the toxic blooms.
6:15-6:45 Finished the arrangements, loaded them in the car, and loaded the girls up. Drove to the church and unloaded the arrangements, and made my excuses for not being able to stay that night.
7:00-7:45 Drove to Costco, loaded a groggy Chloe and a crazy past her bedtime Addie into the cart, and hurried to the pharmacy. Found out the Rx still wasn't ready. Tried to talk to my sister Katie while I waited, until Addie started "playing" with Chloe and Chloe burst into tears. Finally got the Rx, and once we were back in the car, went to McD's for a healthy dinner.
7:45-8:30 Fed the kids, and myself finally. Gave them both a bath, and got Addie into bed by about 8. Cuddled in bed with Chloe and read a couple stories before saying goodnight.
8:30-9 Even though I was so tired it hurt and all I wanted to do was sleep, because I love my husband, I decided to clean up the mess of flowers and food all over the kitchen. Realized that the cup Addie had dumped had contained not water, but soda, which was now tracked all over the kitchen floor. Started sweeping, and though I had made the realization only moments earlier, forgot, and swept everything through the sticky puddle. Finally just wiped the dirtiest parts of the floor with a wet rag and called it good enough. Got the kitchen presentable, then finally crashed on the couch.
11:00 PM or so, Bracken finally came home for the day after a full day of work, school, and more work. He's been going back into work every night, poor guy, but at least he has work to do.

Believe it or not, after that crazy, crazy day, I still didn't sleep well last night. I think I'll actually take something tonight, cause the nice mom needs to come back.


The Mills Family said...

I am exhausted reading that. I have been having a little bit of a sleeping problem too. Teri brought me over some herbal sleeping pills, I'll let you know how that works out. What a day. Hope tomorrow is 11 million times better!

Talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

Or you could be at Twilight at midnight tonight. Maybe you should have, you'll probably be up anyways. Oh wait, you probably didn't have had time to make your "I love my Husband" shirt. There's always tomorrow. : )

Missy Jurgens said...

Oh Ruthie, I'm sad for you. What an exhausting day! I hope Ashley's herbal sleep remedy works so it can work for you too. You need it! You deserve it! I'm praying for you and poor Addie.

Janelle said...

It's so good to hear all the things your kids do...not because I think you deserve to be exhausted at the end of every day...but because sometimes Preston does one thing after another and I often wonder if he's trying to terrorize me if you ever need a break!

Sandy said...

You're my kind of girl:)