Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday madness

6am- Sarah wakes me up to tell me Charlie has bowel issues. All over the carpet. Again.
6-8am Steam cleaning carpets. Keep finding more poop. Fight feelings of wanting to get rid of dog. Neighbor out walking sees me dumping water out in my front yard and comes to see Will. Stays 1/2 hour to tell me all her birth stories. Lingering smell in my house.
8:15 Wake Peter. Go back to bed with Will. Think about all the things that need to be done. Finally succumb to sleep.
11:30am Sarah wakes me up again. Peter is on the phone. He has a carpet cleaner company coming in a few minutes to the house. Jump up, dress in whatever is on the floor, go downstairs to start moving furniture.
11:45 Wake up Nathaniel to help me.
11:50 Carpet cleaner shows up. I'm not looking good. Poor carpet cleaner guy.
1pm Carpets done. Go upstairs to shower but talk on phone to Lily & Linda instead. Feed Will.
2:08 Get off the phone and suddenly realize I have forgotten Will's 2-wk appointment that started 8 minutes ago in Provo. Still not showered.
2:10 Call to reschedule Will's check-up. Start getting ready for shower.
2:15 Man shows up to pick up jaundice lights. Realize this is probably who was beeping in when I was on the phone. I have to get dressed again. Pretty sure I'm leaking on one side as I sign papers.
2:25 Go back upstairs to try for shower again. Will is not impressed. Feed Will. John is driving me crazy about something he wants on the computer.
3pm Leave Will with Sarah and head to pharmacy and library with John. Plan to go by store but everything takes too long and Sarah calls to tell me Will is gearing up for mom again.
4pm Feed Will. Put chicken in oven.
4:30 Leave for store with Nathaniel and Will. Will decides he is restless tired. We move fast.
4:45 As I'm nearing the end of checking out I find that I must have left my ATM card in library bag. Send Nathaniel to go out to the car to retrieve ATM. There follows a long few minutes for Nathaniel to return as other customers look put out (I'm in the speedy checkout lane.)
4:48 Nathaniel returns with library bag in tow. No ATM. I write a check.
4:55 Return to car and find that I put my ATM in the opposite pocket of my purse. I had it with me the whole time. Will cries the few blocks to the house while Nathaniel tries to give him a pacifier.
5pm Feed Will. Realize I've eaten a bowl of Life cereal and three cookies today. John still harassing me about buying Legos on the computer.

Now that I've written this I see more clearly why I didn't have time to clean the kitchen today.

But I also get to see this:

1 comment:

Sally said...

Oh April! You will survive! I wish I had kept some kind of journal during my raising kids days! I'm sure I'd laugh at it now (or cry because I'd remember how I really felt)! Thanks for sharing and reminding me that I survived lots of craziness and will survive more, just a different kind! Love you!