Friday, October 16, 2009

No Wonder Stress Kills People

Ever have one of those weeks when you wonder what else could go wrong? All you want to do is crawl back in bed to avoid whatever nastiness the universe is throwing at you, but the duties of life keep dragging you back into reality?

Well, that's me.

(If you don't want to read a whiny blog post, then you might want to skip this one. I'm just sayin'.)

Monday, I had two of my root canals redone. The dentist who did them told me that since there were no roots in them, it shouldn't hurt and how would I feel about not having any anesthesia?, thank you. I made sure to get as much deadening as possible and it turns out, one of the root canals was done incorrectly the first time (hence, the redo) and there was some pain. So glad I demanded opted for anesthesia.

Tuesday, both boys had diarrhea. 'Nough said.

Wednesday, Liam started running a fever (third one in three weeks) and broke out in hives all over his little body. He was so sad to miss school.

Yesterday, Ryan's grandmother passed away. Luckily, he was able to stop by at the hospital for some final goodbyes before he had to fly to NYC for an entire week. I have no idea how I'm going to tell Sydney. I think I'll just wait until I know the funeral plans.

And now to today. We're set to go to the pediatrician's office to get something for Liam's hives (and possibly an earache), but first I have to check Sydney out of school since I won't be able to get her off the bus which means she might miss her little prize for having excellent conduct all week. If so, I'll never hear the end of it. And I have to worry about the cesspool of germs at the pedi's office thanks to all the oink oink flu around here. And, I am now running a fever and feel terrible as well.

Oh, did I mention that I'm hosting book club on Monday and while I have all of the food, I have yet to clean the house thanks to the lovely week I've had? So guess what I get to do this weekend. Joy.

Anyway, if I can make it through this week, I feel like I can make it through anything.

I promise my next post will be happier and not whiny at all. In fact, tomorrow (barring illness), we're heading to a pumpkin patch for our annual fall pictures. It is one of my favorite days of the year and I cannot wait! (Seriously, I love it - no sarcasm here). With any luck, the curse of the bad week will be broken and I'll get some great pictures of the kids among the pumpkins. Can't wait!


  1. Oh, Jana what a week!! So sorry to hear about Ryan's grandmother. I do not envy you having to break the news to Sydney. If she's anything like my guys, it will crush you to see the hurt in her sweet little face. On a happier note, I can't wait to see your pumpkin patch pics! Don't wear yourself out this weekend...the last thing you need is a sick Mommy!

  2. Oh man, it's been a really rough week for you. I'm sorry to hear about Ryan's grandmother. I hope that Sydney does OK with the news. And I hope that your weekend isn't too bad.

  3. Oooh... Sick kids AND a weekend of housecleaning! Slash drinking, if it were me! Or, if you're sick, at least getting hopped up on Nyquil in the evening... for a half hour at least, before it knocks you out.

  4. What a week! Sorry to hear about Ryan's grandmother. I think you are right when you said if you could make it through this week, you could make it through anything. Enjoy the pumpkin patch ! ~ Tien