Tuesday, January 08, 2013
On days like today I am glad to have found Sparkpeople and the awesome community that exists within it. Rewind to 7:45 am this morning. My alarm went off to get up so I could get my son off to school. Being dog tired from not sleeping well the night before I asked my husband if he would get up and take Taylor to school. He mumbles something about my son getting up crying in the wee hours of the morning scared b/c he couldn't find his flashlight, which we had sent him to bed with after my husband got overly worried about the weather being really bad last night which never materialized, and then was restless the rest of the night. So my son is up by this point and I ask him how his ear, which has been bothering him, was feeling. He says it hurts a little bit but he feels ok. I tell him to go get ready for school and he has an absolute fit. He doesn't want to go to school. Here we go again with the school battle, grr we have been here before. I ask why he doesn't want to go to school. He says his ear hurts. Do you need to go to the doctor I ask? Maybe is his reply. Can you sense the frustration at 8:30 in the morning by the short sentences? So I call the doctor b/c he has been running a low grade fever and the girl who answers the phone was very rude and didn't even let me get a word in edgewise. I just changed pediatricians and so far have not been very happy with the change. So as it turns out no ear infection just congestion causing mild ear pain which is something I can deal with. The doctor we saw seemed very half interested(and that's putting it mildly) in what was going on. I just hope it doesn't continue when Taylor really gets sick.
Ok so now onto the afternoon. Southeast Texas is in a VERY rainy pattern right now and that just adds to the misery. I can't go jogging in this weather, yes I know there are others who brave the cold and snow to go but I don't have any health insurance and the student health center is my only option when I'm sick and that involves driving to the university and when you're sick you don't feel like doing anything other than staying in bed. Ok back to not being able to go jogging. I also can't go to the university to work out b/c I'm inactive until the 17th due to the fact that the semester starts that day. So now I'm stuck at home with a kid that should have gone to school, he went yesterday and the time I had to myself while he was at school was wonderful b/c it gave me some me time, and a husband whom I love dearly but really needs to quit laying around so much. That's another subject for another time. I guess me and the Wii are going to be buddies for the rest of the week or at least until the weather clears up and I'm going to have to hit up Youtube for some good Tiffany Rothe workout videos to get the feel good endorphins moving and hopefully get me out of the funk I'm in. I thought going to Freebirds for lunch would cheer me up but all that has done is make me uncomfortable and feel guilty about making a not so great choice for lunch. Ugh I hate the cold rainy weather! Oh and just so you don't question my love for my son I love him to pieces but anyone who reads this and has or has had children knows exactly where I'm coming from.
If you stuck around to read this entry in it's entirety I sincerely appreciate it. Like I said I am so glad I found this community where we can love on and support one another when this journey to health and life gets us down. Thanks for reading and have a great evening every one.