Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Things that are annoying me today.

1.  The fact that my first grader's homework requires him to TYPE his spelling words on MY computer and practice changing the font size and style.  Then I have to print it out and send it to school.

Don't get me wrong.  I can clearly see that computers are going to be a part of education from early on.  I get that.  But, HE'S STILL LEARNING TO WRITE, PEOPLE!  It just seems a bit silly to me to start making typing homework when writing is still a bit of a challenge.

2.  The fact that I only chose to go to Wal-Mart today because I had something to return there (and I could get the milk and eggs I needed).  And I forgot to return it!  UGH!

3.  Harlie's hearing impairment.  Today it's got me down.  Granted, speaking would have been difficult regardless - but now everything is infinitely more difficult.  And I am going to have to start becoming more of a hard-ass when it comes to her and her lack of listening skills.  And, frankly, I don't wanna!!!!  Waaaaaaaaaaaa!

4.  That I can't run like I want to.  Because I'm sick.  I seem to always be sick lately.  And I don't like it.

5.  The laundry.  6 loads to be exact.

6.  The fact that I still don't have a $#$^&! date for Harlie's bronch and ear tube placement.  UGH!  I left another message yesterday and still haven't heard back.  We have a limited window of opportunity.  Come March 28th - there will be no other procedures for a while. Obviously I can't have her going in for anesthesia after she gets the body cast.

And I forgot to tell you that Harlie saw her pediatrician on Monday (took advantage of no school) and he looked in her ear and said there was no more wax build up (great!) but then her ear started bleeding and hasn't stopped since.  That was MONDAY.  It appears to be stopping today.  But this morning it was FULL of blood.  Seriously?  So, the fact that I can't get her in to see her ENT in DC is really starting to stress me out.  She has one mediocre ear for crying out loud!  We need to preserve it!   A little help from her docs would go a long way....

7.  This freaking cough.  Oh, did I mention that already?  Oops.

8.  How many times I have to repeat myself in any given day.  I'm like a broken record over here.  And does anyone care?  No.  Apparently, the littler you are the less you care.  And I don't even know if "littler" is a word.  And normally, I care about that kind of stuff.  But not today.  And I'm not even going to look it up.  Nope.  Not going to look it up.  Oh crap.  I can't do it.  Yes.  It is a word.  Ugh.

9.  I want some chocolate.  And we don't have any.  And I meant to get some at Wal-Mart.  But I forgot. Dammit.

Now I have to go and do some laundry.  It buzzed like 15 minutes ago.

What's annoying you today?


Susan said...

Thank you Christy! I needed a laugh and I feel better. Let's see today I'm annoyed that some be*tch in the parking lot called me lazy for parking in the handicap parking with my HANDICAPPED child. I'm annoyed that today Ainsley's eye surgeon offered electrolysis to remove the eyelashes that are curling in from the surgery he did, meaning she'd lose MORE lashes. I'm annoyed that my house isn't selling. I'm annoyed that I have to sell my house and move to a handicap accessible home. I'm annoyed that I'm exhausted and just want to go to sleep and not wake up for a long time, but like you I HAVE TO DO LAUNDRY!

Ann said...

Hugs all the way around Christy and Susan!

Christy -- I can feel the frustration in your post! Just getting it out helps some (along with cursing and drinking).

Hang in there ladies, I won't say it gets easier, but with the support of friends like you both ... we all can continue to get up each day and do what needs to be done. No rest for the weary, that's for sure.

Feel better soon Christy. Sounds like a good long, uninterrupted run in what you need.


B-Mama said...

Man, I'm sorry your day was so crummy, but might I say you're hysterical while enduring it!! I *loved* the inner dialogue over "littler"-- you totally cracked me up!!! Thanks for the laughs and chin up, girl. I hope tomorrow's a better one.