Monday, October 12, 2009

What a day!

This day has been an adventure. I couldn't sleep last night so I stayed up and read scriptures, planned a Family Home Evening Lesson, took a shower and started a batch of laundry. At 6:30am I decided maybe I could sleep a little bit and I got about an hour and a half of sleep before it was time to get JJ up and ready for school. His bus was late and didn't get here until 9am. At that point I was just exhausted so I went back to bed for an hour before I had to get up and walk Beth to school. Today was the first time I have made the excursion to Beth's school on my hurt ankle - 4 miles total. I did pretty well, although it took me almost double the time it usually does. After dropping her off and getting home - I put more laundry in and got some work done on my VillanZ Kit then had to walk back and get Beth.

So Mondays are JJ's early out day and he usually gets home at about 2:50-3:00. Well it's 2:40 and Beth and I are walking home from her school and we are a couple of blocks from home when I see JJ's bus pull into the trailer park! UGH! I'm not there. And of course I'm going as fast as I can and I can't run and my foot is tired and hurting. I don't know why the bus is early, but I'm just not going to make it. So we hurry as fast as we can and when we finally get home about 10 minutes after JJ's bus drops him off. JJ opens up the door (he heard us on the porch) and he has big crocodile tears coming from his face and he's crying so hard. "I looked everywhere Mom and I couldn't find you." It broke my heart. I'm always here when JJ gets home from school and today I wasn't. It was a huge deal to him and he was really scared when he couldn't find us. That 10 minutes must have seemed like forever to him. I just sat and held him for awhile and got him a snack and I hope he knows that I love him and that I will always be here for him - even if I'm just a little late.

And now I'm really just beat. I had plans to deep-clean the bathroom today and the dishes need to be done - dinner cooked and laundry needs to be folded. Not to mention I need to work on the VillanZ Kit, the 3S Daily Download kit for November, and a kit that I am making to trade with a friend. But really I just want to take a nap - do you think I could get away with an hour rest and then get to work? I'm really considering it.......

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6 comments :

Margaret said...

Hope you got your reset DeDe, you will always feel better after a good rest, then you can prioritize!

Elegantly Funky Designs said...

JJ knows you're there for him and even if you were a bit late you still sat and held him until he felt better. Having a snack never hurts either.

I’m glad you’re able to walk so far on your hurt ankle. Hope it gets better real soon.

I agree with Margaret ... you need to rest. Everything will fall into place after that.

Sharon Kay said...

I've had that happen with one of my kids too where I was late and just couldn't get there on time. Don't beat yourself up over it...luckily yours was able to get inside! mine wasn't and had to sit on the porch! {{hugs}} and hope you didn't hurt your ankle worse hurrying.

Ginger said...

Oh, that story made my heart ache for both of you. Things will get better!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Hope you finally got the rest you needed. I just came by to tell you that I think your bears are adorable.

Toucan Scraps said...

hope you get some good rest DeDe. All the best with your design projects.
I used some of your freebies for this: http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/2009/10/ahoy-there.html
thank you