Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Just a quick pop in.
The week has been crazy. I lost seniority when I took my leave of absence to stay home with Robbie. That means that I am low man on the totem pole at work so my schedule is reliant upon everyone else. Since every one likes to take the holiday weeks off, holiday weeks are always a surprise for me.

This week that means working 2 1/2 hours earlier than usual. It's been challening for me, but poor Robbie is suffering the most. He has yet another cold and ear infection (new surgery date is scheduled for the 6th. Be sure to write that on the calendar in pencil.) and the schedule change just has him all out of sorts. He has been down to 1 nap a day for probably 6 weeks now, but with getting up so early, he just can't make it until an afternoon nap. Then because he's taken a morning nap, he doesn't want his afternoon nap, so by evening he's exhausted. Tonight he fell asleep in the car on the way home (yeah, it's an 8 minute drive) and didn't wake up even when getting him out of the car and out of his coat. That's VERY unlike him, but the poor kid is just exhausted. I only let him sleep an hour, but that was enough that he wouldn't go to sleep at bedtime, which means tomorrow morning is probably going to be ugly.

My family is in town now, leaving Thursday, David's family is coming Thursday, leaving Sunday. Of course, there's still the usual Christmas stuff to do. I've lost count of how many dishes I've had to make to bring to various functions. I swear if the media reports the economy has taken an upswing, I'm taking partial credit simply for how much money I've spent at the grocery story this season.

I am a bit bemused that I did all the shopping and wrapping for both families. David was responsible for buying ONE thing. Care to guess which ONE thing is still not purchased, which because of that is also the last thing that isn't wrapped? That's a little frustrating. (And no, it's not a difficult to find thing. It's a freaking umbrella.)

Anyway, nothing exciting, mostly just regular family stuff. It's nice to have "normal" problems sometimes.

I hope everyone is surviving the holiday season. It certainly holds many different challenges depending on your current lot in life.



Mrs. Spit said...

Sending hugs. To all of you.

Azaera said...

Poor Robbie, my little guy's schedule is all over the place too with me having two weeks off. I am so not looking forward to going back to work.. I wish I could just stay home with Skyler forever. I hope Robbie gets his tubes soon, sounds like the ear troubles are just never ending.

Adriane said...

Boo for a new schedule. That always causes mayhem in our house, too. Crossing my fingers that the new surgery date is IT!

Elizabeth said...

I wasn't sure to believe it but yes, tubes are indeed a godsend. Praying Robbie gets his soon!

Christmas, inlaws, oh my, I'll take the lions and bears thanks, but it's family and we all do what we feel we must.

You are ever in my thoughts and prayers.

Lins said...

You and your family are always in my prayers girl. I admire you so much for your strength and support for others. Thank you for supporting me when it was bad for a bit.....I will never forget that and I appreciate it more than you know. I hope your little man gets the tubes soon. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! ((hugs))


PurpleDogMommy said...

Awww, poor little man. I'm hoping your schedule evens out quickly..

And I had to grin over your hubby and his not getting the "one" gift. Nice to know it's universal!

Merry Christmas, girl.