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So completely exhausted

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I'm so wiped out right now I can barely stay conscious, so it's likely that I won't, for long. Suffice it to say that today was MUCH better than yesterday.

I left the house at 10 AM. I didn't get BACK until 9 PM!

I went to a meeting for the local writer's conference I'm a board member on. That meeting too way longer than I'd hoped; it went two solid hours. After that, me and the girls went straight to the Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It was really great; it's always a treat. They got to play with clay, watch a stickball game, eat roasted corn (their favorite), and see some real indian ponies.

We also walked out to the Temple Mound; it's an amazing structure, about half a mile from the main festival grounds, and from the top you can see for miles.

This is the Temple Mound from about half a mile away.

Here's the girls at the top! What a view!

Because the conference meeting ran long, we couldn't stay as long as I wanted, so we had to rush home and skip sno cones. :( I still feel bad about that. The line was just SO long, and I had a deadline!

I made it back home in time drop the girls off with the babysitter, then get to the hospital in time to see my husband during visitation. Though I am annoyed it took them 15 minutes to bring the first patient out to meet their visitors, so we only got 45 minutes with him instead of the hour we were supposed to.

The good news is, he's coming home! They've FINALLY given him a date. It'll be Monday. So I'll see him tomorrow. And for those concerned about me leaving him all weekend without visitors, don't be. I'm there every moment they'll let me, which is exactly one hour, twice on the weekend (or less, if they dawdle and don't get the patients out in time) and 1 and a half hours on Wednesday. He's also allowed ONE five minute phone call a day.

No, this is not a freakin' prison, though it sounds like it. (And often the patients are treated as such.)

After that, I went home, got the girls, and we met a friend of mine for cheap buffet pizza. Had a coupon, so it only cost is $6.41!

Went and played with the friend's dog.

Finally, headed home, had to stop and get my oldest some shoes. (Her current pair has a hole in them.)

My animals have missed me a lot, and are all arranged around me at the moment.

I'm very tired, now, and tomorrow promises to be another busy day (church, picnic with the girls at the part, visitation again, LOTS of cleaning to get my clean-room surprise ready for my husband.)

I'm also painfully broke. S'alright, it was worth it. Although I may change my mind tomorrow when I'm fetching cap-eraser-tipped arrows all over the park with the kids!
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    It's always great to get out with the kids and experience nature with them. Keep the faith.
    2099 days ago
    I hope you had a good Sunday. I didn't realize that any hospitals had those rigid visiting hours any more. When the BW was in the hospital (twice in the last two months) she had a phone I could call, and they don't have designated visiting hours. You show up whenever you want and leave when you want. There are security patrol guys around, but the patient rooms are open to visitors all day, and apparently all night. I do remember going over a 9 PM for an hour one day.
    2101 days ago
    I hope you have a great day today!!
    2101 days ago
  • BILL60
    Way to go. You did it all and I had doubts. For that, I apologize. Hang tough and I'll do "20" for jumping to silly conclusions.
    2101 days ago
  • GINNJEN1974
    Wow definately a busy life, I would be exhausted too. Glad your husband gets to come home soon too.
    2101 days ago
    Sounds like a fabulous day !
    Have a restful Sunday, with your family !
    2102 days ago
    I'm glad you had so much fun out there. As for the sno cones, what is the advantage of getting them, besides as a comfort or as a repetitive action (you go to a place and always get them)? By skipping them you saved on pure sugar calories. Did skipping them diminish the trip or make it less worthwhile? Doubtful. So why do you feel bad about skipping them?

    I hope your husband transitions well to coming home. For some it is difficult. I also hope he will continue to get outpatient help and that he finds a way back to who he can be.

    Keep up the positivity. I know that having a positive attitude helps every day, even the worst days, seem a little less difficult.
    2102 days ago
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