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Monday, March 9, 2009

Manic Monday

It has definitely been a manic Monday here in my world. After my busy weekend, I did not want to get out of bed this morning. Of all days, my little people, did not want to get up this morning. They are usually up by 6, but this morning I had to wake them up at 6:45 so that we could leave on time. Ugh. Do you think they could do this when it’s my day off or on the weekend? So, no morning cuddles this morning.

Normally, they wake up ready to eat but this morning not so much. When it was time to leave they wanted to play. Putting boots, coats, hats and mittens on little people that don’t want to is not fun and I am sure to an outsider it sounded like I was beating them. Ugh. Add in the fact that going through the act of putting on these things every time we walk out the door is getting old! I almost left my house with all the lights on and then almost left without locking the door. I did leave without a coat but that was small compared to everything else. Seriously, I wanted to stop right then and there and crawl back into bed…and hide.

I am not a morning person, but motherhood forced it upon me 28 years ago. I’ve learned to adjust and go with the flow but some mornings, like this, I wanted a do over…to just go back to bed and get up and have another chance at it. I wanted to go back and have my morning cuddle time with the little people that normally starts my day.

After dropping the little people off at daycare, I had to take the young girl I mentor to school, which is in the same town that I work in. It’s a 35 minute drive so her and I had a chance to talk in peace and quiet. She spent the weekend with us and while we had a great weekend together, it is hard dropping her off because there is a part of me that just wants to hang on to her. Last night I stayed up until after midnight talking with her and I went to bed with an aching heart over this young woman, that has experienced more pain than any one person should ever have to. Later this week, I want to share how my weekend with her impacted me.

It was a tough day at work today because the woman I care for is suffering with such high pain and is very discouraged right now. Right now, her future looks bleak. It is hard to keep trying to give hope and encouragement to someone that is suffering, with no hopes of that changing. I try to be so strong for her but today I cried with her. Today, we had a quiet day, of her and I grieving together over the life she cannot live because of a body that will not let her.

My day didn’t get better with the news of there being a 100% chance of snow tonight, tomorrow and into Wednesday. And that the high for Thursday is -12. Enough already. They are saying that we could get at least a foot, along with 60 mile an hour winds, making it the worst blizzard in years…making it impossible to drive anywhere, which means I will not be going to work. As I look at the 2 feet of snow that is still sitting outside, this is not music to my ears. I have this sinking feeling that we will be making snowman bunnies at Easter time just like we did last Easter. Ugh.

After this manic day, I was really looking forward to going to my yoga class tonight but had to miss it because my husband came home late. Life happens. It doesn’t always fit into our plans does it?

On the bright side, my husband might not be able to go out on his milk route tomorrow either, so we could have a fun snow day together. I can only hope. On the bright side, I was able to be there for 2 hurting people, and not only made them smile but laugh as well. (I have a way of amusing people.)On the bright side, if we are snowed in, I will have time to catch up on your blogs and writing. I am thankful that we are all home safe in our warm home and are blessed with an abundance of food and we are without need, I am thankful that this manic Monday is almost to a close. A foot of snow or not, tomorrow will be a better day! How was your Monday?

PS Thanks for listening!


Jan said...

Not nearly as manic as yours! I mostly hacked and sniffled my way through work today, but I am finally feeling better. I can tell it's all the crap in my chest and nose finally breaking up, so I hope it will be totally gone by the end of the week.

I know you're not looking forward to the snow - I know I'd break down and cry if they told us to expect the worst blizzard in years over the next couple of days - but I know you'll also look on the bright side: you'll get to stay home with your hubby and the little people.

Maybe they'll even sleep in.

Fragrant Liar said...

Girlfriend, you need some funny movie time. Get yourself a DVD that will make you do nothing but laugh your patootie off. And then go take a nice long bubble bath.

Hubby! Hey, Hubby! Your woman needs a relaxing massage after her bath. Can you jump on that one for me please?


Hope your days are easier and less stressful the rest of the week/month/year!

The Incredible Woody said...

Hope tomorrow is much, MUCH better!! I really don't know how you deal with all that snow - I think it would make me CRAZY!!

SciFi Dad said...

Wait... there's a way to dress kids for winter WITHOUT beating them? Really?

In all seriousness, I hope you get your snow day... it sounds like you all could use it.

Jason, as himself said...

This morning was a killer for us, too. That one hour. Ugh.

I'm so sorry that you're still in full blown winter up there, that stinks.

Soon, Lori, soon!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You do so much for others, it is amazing. I agree with FL. You need to get some light hearted fun time. A breath.

bernthis said...

Wow, I don't know how you do it. I work in an ER but when I leave, I leave and don't see the patients ever again and I feel drained after that, I can't even imagine how exhausted you must be. That being said, you are incredible to give of yourself like you do and remind that people really are good.

midlife slices said...

My monday was busy but nothing like yours. It was almost 80 degrees here and clouded up a bit and i prayed for rain. Apparently I wasn't specific enough because we only got a sprinkle. I'm trying to catch up on blogs and should be getting ready for bed since I've got to drive an hour and a half to the dreaded dermatologist bright and early in the morning, right after i get 2 kids ready and off to school. I hope your Tuesday is much better and that snow storm misses you.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Yikes! Hope you have a great snow day tomorrow. I left a little something for you at my site.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

You need to come out for a visit. A few days in the sunshine would do you a world of good! Really!

Beth said...

Just found your blog through Smart Mouth Broad. You seem like the nicest person in the world.

Love your blog and what you are doing for your family!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your days do seem so busy! Oh my! I am so glad that you get to work with this woman. I know you are making a huge difference in her life.

Spring is going to come soon. I just know it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are like the energizer just keep going and going and going....
sorry you are having to deal with a long, long winter. I do love that you find good points/blessings in all the crap sandwiches too. :)
The lady that you are caring for, how old is she? Was she in an accident? It breaks my heart that her future is not good...really, this worries me to no end.
take care- suz.

ps. the little people needed that extra hour...poor guys.

LiLu said...

You know how mine was... I feel your pain, love. At least we've earned a better rest of the week!

SSG said...

woah, sounds like you need another weekend to recover. And the snow... I already want it to be summer here, i can't imagine making snow-bunnies at Easter. Hope the girl you had with you at the weekend is alright, and the woman you're working with gets through the pain and hangs in there.
And I see 24@H's comment... you should definitely get some sunshine!

Debbie said...

I hope your day turned out better than you imagined. It sounds like you need a little pick-me-up!

Bina said...

I remember all too well how it was getting two little people ready to go anywhere by yourself. It's never easy or fun. Well, sometimes it's fun if it's somewhere THEY want to go!

A foot of snow? 60 MPH winds and you still have two feet on the ground? Holy Moly!!!! I guess it would give you a day off, but still. and -12? YIKES! I wish you luck!

Brittany said...

ohh mom. I love you, and your blog. You are such an amazing woman, and i'm SURE missing MN right now, when FL is 80 degrees and sunny.. I know.. i'm REALLY depressed about it ;)

I love you.. only a few more weeks until I get to enjoy the snow for a weekend!

thistle said...

I hate Mondays, but at this time of year...i want a do-over every morning. In fact i have started crawling back in for an extra 1/2 hour lately...risky, cos one of these days i know i will go back to sleep for real and then it might get really challenging. Ack.

ps...i need to know your favourite colour...can you email with that info?