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I'm done with today.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Today has officially been one of the worst days I've had in a long time. I even called my aunt to lament my day.

It started off kinda sucky; I didn't get much sleep last night, and I was down in the doldrums, lonely, and a bit depressed. I decided to shake it off, and go for a walk. Grabbed the leash, and enjoyed a LOVELY walk (which I'll post about separately) with my dog. 40 minutes, very relaxing.

But I walked into a crapstorm when I returned home.

Four missed calls... two from the school, four from my sister in law.

Turns out my youngest was sick, and I'd forgotten my cell phone, so the school wound up calling her when they couldn't raise either me or my husband on the phone.

I managed to catch my SIL before she left work to pick up my daughter, thankfully. I went to the school, to find that my four year old was COVERED in spots! So, straight to the doctor. Turns out, she had an allergic reaction to her antibiotic! So we had to stop t hat, and start the antihistamine. VERY unpleasant. The pharmacist was a little startled, it was a pretty nasty one.

She looks like this head to toe.

So, we left the pediatrician, and lo and behold... FLAT TIRE!

Seriously, universe?

I nursed the car up the hill to the Fountain Car Wash, where they very kindly refilled the air in the tire (slow leak, thankfully... I can limp it along till hubby's home).

So, finally made it back home. Called the hospital to check on my husband.

They won't tell me when, but they did say that he won't be home today.

This sucks, because they don't really do releases on the weekend, so at the very soonest, it'll be Monday.

So I'm on my own for the weekend. I was hoping to have a family trip to the Ocmulgee Indian Festival this weekend; I'd even invited some cousins and my aunt. It looks like they probably won't be able to make it. I'm still going... it'll distract the girls, and frankly, me. It's always a wonderful treat. I'll take lots of pictures to share with you guys. Basically, we have these special monuments here, Indian burial mounds, and every year, several tribes return home to celebrate. There's food, stands, performances... the whole area really comes alive. There's a weird sort of energy; the sound of the drums, resonating off of those ancient mounds. It's very moving, and enjoyable.

We'll still go, and we'll enjoy it, but we'll miss my husband, and my family.

A lot.
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    That does sound like a crappy day! I hope you found this weekend to be relaxing and had a good time with your girls.
    1981 days ago
    Sorry you had such a sh*tty day. Hope today is better!

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    1982 days ago
    The Ocmulgee Indian Festival sounds somewhat like a state fair, and I hope you do have a good time there this weekend. Sometimes you do just have a terrible day, but with a little luck things get better fairly soon. I hope the rest of your family can support you in various ways.
    1982 days ago
    If you have Discount tires where you are at, they will fix it for free. It's their way of trying to get in new customers.

    Sorry to hear of your string of bad luck. My prayers are with you all.
    1982 days ago
    I swear. You Dragons need to find a different cosmic cloud to stand under. This one's really dumping on you.

    Keep the faith... and take it a day, or an hour, at a time. The Indian festival sounds like a unique celebration. Will they have native American food to sample? Get a recipe for me!

    I do hope this enforced separation for your husband will help get him back on a better track. The girls, are they old enough to understand what's going on?

    You're in my prayers. --Nancy
    1983 days ago
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    Tough times. However, I feel for your husband who's in the hospital with no family visits for the total weekend. To me, that borders on the lame. If it were my wife, I would cancel all and be by her side at the hospital. But, that's just me.
    1983 days ago
    Oh no. You have had one of those days, haven't you? Take some time out with your girls. Breathe, try and have a good time!
    1983 days ago
    Your poor daughter! Definitely keep track of what the reaction is to what medication. Over the years I've developed allergic reactions to a half dozen things and it's always hard to remember EXACTLY which reaction goes with which medication when the doctor asks.

    Definitely go to the festival, a distraction of sorts will be good. Since your family and hubby can't go with you why don't you take a camera and create a "photo festival" for them so they can share in the experience. The kids might enjoy taking photos too!
    1983 days ago
    I'm sure your daughter will be fine very soon. I've had a lot of allergic reactions lately, and as long as she's breathing she's doing well. Tip: Write down the exact reaction to the medication and keep it on hand. When I was younger doctors never asked what the reaction was, now they all do and I can't answer it for sure.

    If you're going on a trip, you should probably get that tire fixed now. It would be even worse to get there and not be able to get back because the tire got worse. Most tires can be fixed for pretty cheap at a local garage.

    While you're out this weekend, remind yourself what the celebration is. They're celebrating their ancestors and their families. It's a spiritual celebration. Take that to heart and check in with yourself spiritually (whatever that means to you) and send out some wishes for help and support during this trying time. You might even see if you can find a relatively quiet area to sit with your kids and contemplate your struggles and how you will get through it. Hopefully taking that time will help center you and give you strength.

    Remember that attitude and how we react to issues is a large portion of how they affect our lives. If we freak out and let it derail us, it will be worse than if we focus on how to correct the problem then move on. Did you have a bad day, sure, but what happens if you think about the good things that happened today?

    You took a healthy walk.
    When they couldn't get ahold of you there was someone else they could call to help your daughter.
    The pediatrician got her in right away and didn't send you to the ER because s/he was too busy.
    The flat tire was found when you were parked, not by losing control at high speeds.
    You were able to get the car somewhere safe that they could inflate the tire; you didn't have to risk life and death to get somewhere safe.
    The tire can be fixed - if you didn't find it right away you might have had to replace the entire tire.
    Your husband is getting the help he needs and will be able to come home soon. Things can get much better (as opposed to something worse happening to him).
    You and your family will be able to spend quality time together this weekend.

    Are things perfect? They never will be. But you are making it through and that's what's important.
    1983 days ago
    Hoping your daughter gets well soon and I hope your day turns around for you. TGIF!!!!
    1983 days ago
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