aah, it is all clear now why i was feeling so nappish on monday (when i should have been at the gym)...
seems i had an ear infection that was brewing and struck me full steam yesterday and reduced me to a pile of rotten mush. you know how babies SCREAM when they get an ear infection.... yeah, i know why they do that IT IS BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE SOMONE IS REPEATEDLY HITTING THEM ON THE SIDE OF THEIR HEAD WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER. yes, that is why they cry and why i was not feeling at my usual level of perkiness and kindness and sunshine and flowers.
millie hadn’t been feeling well either, so she and i went to the after hours doctor place at 6:00 last evening. we were there until about 8:00 (another reason to scream, but better than another sleepless and painful night for us both). we both have ear infections and sinus infections. i took millie home to eat dinner (potato soup that my sister had made and brought out to the car for us as we drove by her house, i love that kind of drive in place). i went and hung out in walgreens for about an hour while they filled my prescription.
i am amazed that at one point i didn’t just stand in the middle of the store and start sobbing and yelling, “WHO KEEPS HITTING MY FACE WITH THAT SLEDGEHAMMER?”. that is how bad my ear hurt. i was very pleased at my self control through the whole thing. even when the pharmacist told me it would be about 45 minutes until my prescription was ready, i just gave her a tiny desperate look and said in a really quiet and patient voice, “can you try to make it a bit faster?” instead of leaning over the counter and choking her and shouting, “MY EAR HURTS SO BAD THAT I CAN’T MOVE MY HEAD AND IT HURTS ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO MY SHOULDER AND MY WHOLE HEAD IS ON FIRE LADY NOW GET ME SOME DRUGS!” yes, i am nothing if not courteous and patient in the drugstore, because i wouldn’t want them to give me the wrong thing.
anyway, filling a cart full of stuff from walgreens consoled me (really, i filled my cart with stuff. some of which i needed and other cool stuff that was just there. the pain made me do it). and then, you just knew that i had to go down the feminine products aisle WHILST two YOUNG YOUNG, oh my gosh, i swear they were millie’s age YOUNG teenagers were in the family planning aisle discussing their needs AND it was another miracle of God that i restrained myself from chatting with them and trying to dissuade them from their fornication plans because it would not have been the Holy Spirit speaking through me, it would have been PAIN and FRUSTRATION and the fact that i have a daughter almost their age and those those emotions never give good lectures in the family planning aisle. though i do like the fact that in that walgreens, the family planning section is right SMACK DAB next to the baby products items. and i guess if they are in the family planning aisle, it means that they are acting responsible and know about some of the consequences. it is all those other consequences that no one tells you about and that there is no protection for in walgreens. anyway i digress from the matter at hand, or at ear and side of head which was still being SLEDGEHAMMERED..
i am better this morning. and after breakfast making, lunches making, carpooling to elementary school, trip to drycleaner to get shirts for adam to take to phoenix tomorrow and then taking millie to middle school, I AM GOING BACK TO BED and may not get out until rosie get home and we have to go to get maxx from titus, take rosie to soccer. and then pick up millie and our neighbor harrison for church night, and go rehearse for the musical on sunday. wednesdays are CRAZY. no wonder there is a oil shortage. blame it on me and wednesdays.
ok that is more about my life and the walgreen’s aisles than you EVER wanted to know. blame it on the fever...
hope all is well and that your ears and head aren’t being SLEDGEHAMMERED! and if they are GET DRUGS NOW!