Well...today's been a whirlwind.
For me, it was a pretty great day.
For my husband....not so much.
And really---I'm sure I'll pay the price for my pretty great day in some way....
How it all started:
Up at 5:15, per norm. Get ready while the hubby & the baby sleep.
6:15---I'm running late. Wake the hubby to wake & ready the baby.
6:30---out the door, late.
It's cold (in the 50's, it's raining, it's gross out.)
Drive to Rockwall to drop off Gage...making sure I have all of his meds. Temp check, and dosing instructions provided: if he has fever, shove one of these (finger pointing to Tylenol suppository) up his a$$. He'll hate it. And you have to hold his little butt cheeks together to make sure he doesn't push it back out.
[one of the fun things that they didn't mention in Baby Gage's owner & operator's manual]
anyway...hop back in the car to start my 1.5 hour commute to work. Take a different route b/c my normal path is blocked by a delay. The detour is longer, but quicker during rush hour delays....cell phone rings.
....and I heard it (for a change), so I felt compelled to answer. Hubby was stuck at home, and I had to return to the Casa de Lainey-Paney to give him a jump. Um, big dummy left the dome light in the Acura on, so the battery was completely dead. Jetted home, he got the cables hooked up. I was flustered, and clearly going to be late....and I already knew that I was probably going to have to leave early b/c of Gage's dr appointment (that saga will be discussed later), and anyway...I was in a foul foul foul mood. So, Hubby was flustered & feeding off my frustration at the situation, hooked the jumper cables up wrong, and things went downhill from there. Let's just say, "KIDS, DON'T try this at home!" All in all---it was just easier to call in for the day, take the hubby to work, and stay home to sort things out.
So, that's what I did.
Waited for pedi office to open. Called them. Hospital d/c instructions indicated that Gage needed to be seen by his pediatrician today. At the time that I called to discuss this medical f/u, Gage's temp had come down, and he was acting normal--like he felt better. So I call. And the dr doesn't have a f/u appointment until Friday. Now, the receptionist told me this before I even got to say all that I wanted to say. What I wanted to say:"...Gage's fever is down now. And, we have his regular 2 year check up on Wednesday, so why don't we just do everything on Wednesday? OR---do we really need to be seen today, as per the d/c instructions?" But---no, she cut me off after I said, "the d/c instructions from the hospital say that he needs to be seen by Dr.W today, and..." She quickly told me that his next available appointment is on Friday, and that this week is really busy there, and that they could not possibly work him in any sooner.
*******Who here remembers some of my recent rants about this pediatrician's office? Seems to me, they only want to see WELL kids. You're totally F*CKED if your kids get sick. Remember when he had hives, and they told me not to bring him in b/c it might be chicken pox, and now, my kid goes to the hospital, & the hospital says that he should be seen in the office today----but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, you can't make room for a SICK kid until Friday. That's bullsh*t. I swear, after this visit on Wednesday, we're going pediatrician shopping. Seriously----I understand setting check ups in advance---I do. But, you HAVE to build in time for your sick patients when you do your scheduling. You just have to. And now, really---was it THAT necessary for Gage to be seen today? No. I was even going to say that. But what if I really felt that it WAS that important? I wanted that open to us...open for him if his condition hadn't improved. So anyway...they suck.
Enough about them...back to my day:
So......Gage was taken care of.
Hubby was at work.
And me? I cleaned. I laundered. I rinsed, lathered & re-rinsed. I swept. I cleaned out the vacuum & all of it's bag less parts. I recycled & trashed. I folded laundry & watched all the shows I Tivo'd but have not had time to watch. I got to fast forward through commercials & pause whenever I had a random wave of housework ADD. Ahhhhhhhhhh....I lit candles in almost every room. I had a blast.
Home. Alone. Housework.
Beautifully uninterrupted housework.
And...it's poker night for the hubby. We borrowed the in law's jumper cables when we went & picked Gage up from Memaw's....Acura battery is fine. Just needed a proper jump. Hubby's been out playing poker. Gage & I have had a wonderful night at home. He's in bed now...and I'm not entirely sure yet what tomorrow will hold.