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.