Were you thinking tired tales as in the same old story about how I didn’t completely succeed at my Follow Through Friday list? While true, I actually mean tales about being exhausted when writing about yesterday. We had a very rough Thursday night (early Friday morning?) around here with J waking several times with severe ear pain. I can still remember how hard it was when the boys were tiny and would get ear infections and could only scream and cry. It really isn’t any better when they are screaming and crying while telling you how much their ear hurts. Distraction still barely works while waiting for those pain medications to kick in. 2a.m. “regular” television is about as horrible as you might think (or already know if you are an insomniac without cable either). It wasn’t very pretty but I did accomplish a few of the items on my list:
I did run errands. Oh, did I ever run errands! I started at 4:30a.m. because it was time for more pain relief medicine and what happens when everyone is sick more or less at the same time is you run out of pain medicines at the most inopportune times. So, I started my day bright (dark?) and early with a before coffee trip to the drugstore to get that medicine. I brought it home and after a brief discussion with my husband, went back out to the grocery store since we had no “easy” breakfast food here (we were even out of bread!). That trip was before coffee as well. Note to self: It would have been okay to drink a quick cup of coffee.
Later in the afternoon, I ventured back out to pick up J’s prescription that the doctor was kind enough to simply call in for me and ran by the bank as well as made a rather brief stop in the used bookstore.
Since I had to spend quite a bit of my morning waiting around for the phone to ring with a return phone call from the doctor’s office, I forced myself to clean off the desk.
It is still fairly cleared off tonight (although no flat surface ever stays completely cleared off for long does it?).
I’m sure that paybacks will not be pleasant but I went ahead and treated my laundry task like a jilted lover on Valentine’s Day which is to say I completely ignored it.
I cannot accept any bonus task points unless I can count the 2 levels I advanced on Candy Crush Saga (maybe the key to that dumb game is exhaustion?). And the overall housecleaning? Ha! Like that happened. I did clean up the kitchen a bit but that is all. Made my husband his chocolate pie except I did something wrong and he said the texture didn’t seem right to him. SIGH. Maybe I’ll give myself a tiny bit of credit for taking the time to put together and schedule this post tonight. How did you do with all your to-do list items yesterday?