Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yarn Along? Not Today.

I'm too busy feeling sorry for myself.

Sweet Protege, you served us well!

This past week, our VCR and car have died. Our internet is down. I can't blog or take photos or drive myself to the library (as my husband needs my vehicle to get to work). We've already blown the budget I optimistically created for April, and it's not even April yet.

Then last night one of my children woke up screaming insanely, scratching her bottom. You experienced moms out there are nodding knowingly. A flashlight check confirmed my fears, and we will all be treated for pinworms this evening. I spent the night with a writhing child, clinging to the 6 inches of mattress she allowed me (in MY bed). I had to teach a classful of little ones on no sleep, while leaving my mother to wash all the bedding and tend to my exhausted children all day.

I had a date planned for this evening, to see "The Good Lovelies" at a local tavern, and was really looking forward to it, but am unwilling to leave the kids with a babysitter when one or all of them might wake up crying and itchy. And I'm so tired I have a headache.

Did I mention it's also "that time" of the month?

I don't have time to read or knit. I DO have a bit of time to feel sorry for myself...


That feels better.


  1. Wow, that’s a plateful for so early in the day. Hugs for you and the Littles. Kudos for your mom, too, a blessing indescribable.

  2. Oh my... No brilliant thoughts to share, but know that I'm thinking of you and wishing you a quick trip through this not-so-fun stretch!!

  3. Ugh, thinking good thoughts for the rest of your week.

  4. Oh boy! What a day!! (big hug from a total stranger) :)

    We just missed our special anniversary dinner because all 4 of us were sick at the same time
    ... I was such a miserable mama that week!!

  5. Yikes! When it rains it really does pour.
    I am cheering you on to a quick recovery on all fronts.

  6. Whoa. You need a drink. What's a pinworm?

    Stephanie :)

  7. oh my gosh!!!!!
    that is all just awful.
    thinking of you my friend.... I hope you make it to the tavern for a pint soon..... you surely deserve it!

  8. How terrible! One challenge at a time is always more than enough. You've hit the jackpot this week. Phew!

    I hope you can find the time to take a little mama time. You deserve it!

  9. I'd grab a nap and wouldn't miss The Good Lovelies for anything........well, okay...maybe a pinworm.
    This too shall pass.

    Love to you.

  10. Hugs from one sleep-deprived mama to another (though my sleep-deprivation isn't because of pinworms, thank goodnes)...

  11. Jeepers!!!! Yes, this is definately a great example of "when it rains it pours". You deserve a good ol fashioned self pity party...hell, I'm feeling for you big time, (should I eat a pint of ice cream on your behalf???)
    Just know we're all here for you...we love you...we feel your pain...and most of all we pray that things will be better tomorrow.
    xoxoxox maureen

  12. oh that is so not right. love to you mama.

  13. God love ya. (say it like Nanny would).
    Hang in and hang on...someday we will laugh about this. Not today. Or tomorrow.
    But someday.
    HUGS to you. See you Saturday!

  14. What a crappy string of events. I am sending you strength and patience to tide you through. Hugs too.

  15. I was having a pretty crappy day myself yesterday but things are looking up. hope the same for you.

  16. Och babe... All that crap always comes and dumps itself on top of you at the same time, doesn't it? Keep at it, zennnnn... These things too will pass...

  17. What a bummer! (get it? "bum"mer?) But seriously, you're in my thoughts and I hope things are lookin up soon!


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