Monday, August 25, 2008

Preaching to the Choir

Okay, I need to vent...I am a disorganized mess (is that redundant?)...First of all I lost a whole weekend due to whatever nasty summer bug I caught...head cold, achy, and very fatigued. Not that I get usually get a lot accomplished on the weekends besides catching up on all the sleep I lose staying up until 1am in the morning, but that's not the point, I lost a weekend.

So I drag my fat ass to work (fat ass because the scrubs that were feeling a little looser last week are feeling a little snug this week - why couldn't I have had a stomach bug that made me lose my appetite?). I have a super busy day with patients, patients, patients and more patients. I try to avoid having too much contact because all of them are immunocompromised in one way or the other; I even thought about wearing a mask, but then I thought that was a little too dramatic. On top of the plethora of patients, I had a monitor in today (one of the nice ones), but still more work...

I get home start dinner (hubby usually starts the dinner, but I told him I would cook when I got home 'cause he's never made the beef stroganoff...(don't know why I am so protective, it's not like it's a complicated recipe - beef, soup, sour cream, noodles!!!). So I drag myself home and start browning the meat when my middle child, Emmy, comes in and tells me it's parent night tonight at her school. I think I said, "You've got to be f--king kidding me?!" But I hope not because she is 6...so let's just pretend I said, "Oh my, I completely forgot!" (Did I mention I still feel like I've been run over by a Mac truck?!) Well sure enough, she's right; it's parent's night tonight starting in ....oh 10 minutes...lovely! So I turn over the cooking duties to hubby who by the way is a walking zombie as he was called out to a crime scene at 2:30 am...Off to school I went in the middle of a thunder storm.

So I make my way to the classroom in the aforementioned thunderstorm and I am made to wait OUTSIDE for the requisite 5 minutes before the start of the fun-filled evening. Hello?! lightning was still dangerous last time I checked and we are living in the lighting capital of the world!!

We enter the classroom and I have to sit for the next 60 minutes in a kid sized chair that is 10 inches from the ground...did I mention that I think my illness was rheumatic fever as my knees are both aching and I am hobbling around? As the teacher speaks more and more about what a 1st grader is supposed to know and accomplish, my anxiety level grows and grows. And I am going to find the time to do this when?! It already took me 1 week to fill out all the back-to-school paperwork....URGHHHH!

Best news of all?! I go back on Thursday for 5th grade parent's night...Can someone call me in a prescription for Xanax?

That's all for now, Whiney McWhineybutt signing off...

21 comments:

Cassie said...

Aww. Maybe things will be better tomorrow :) Sorry you had a bug--that's always the worst!

Therese said...

What a day! Hoping for a better one for you tomorrow!

Kat said...

What a day! And I have complete sympathy for you and the chairs. At Madalyn's school, their tables have attached stools. That are a few inches off the ground and less than a foot across. Which might hold one butt cheek.

And I will not even tell you about what happened to my person after sitting on one of those for three hours last Christmas when helping out at the holiday shop...

Shanna said...

Ugh! Poor you! If it makes you feel any better we had "meet the teacher night" tonight and they handed me ANOTHER list of crap I have to buy...on top of the one we spent $75 filling! Bah! School! Bah!

CaraBee said...

When did grade school get so complicated for parents? I swear all my parents did was buy me a new back pack every couple of years and send me on my way. I'm not looking forward to all of that.

This Mom said...

Oh I felt that way last week. I am finally in the "draining" stage. And can I say back to school night sucks. I always call the teacher and ask to meat her after school one day instead. that way I know she knows who I am and I don't get lost in the crowd.

I hope tomarrow is better.

Jen B. said...

Don't ya just LOVE days like that??? I thought I was the only one to have those.... thanks for making me feel better! And if it makes you feel any better, our meet-the-teacher night is tomorrow night. So, I'll be running out the door at the last minute, too! :)

Jen said...

Oh Kelly, you are totally cracking me up. I laughed out loud at your sign off. Whiney McWhineybutt... just love it.
I am so sorry that you had a terrible day. I hope that you have a better one tomorrow but look this made an awesome post.

Just wondering, are you an RN too?

Rhea said...

I just received the extensive parent packet to fill out. Meet the teacher night is next week or so, I think. All this back to school stuff is a lot of work!

I hope you feel better soon. I feel for ya. I have some Xanax but I'm not sharing!!!

Shannon said...

Sorry to hear you had a bad day :( Hope tomorrow is better. And hope you're feeling better, too!

I liked the Whiney McWhineybutt part, too! You're so funny. (reminds me of what I call my girls when they need a bath... Stella McStinky)

Z's Mom said...

OMG....I just want to slap someone for you...I don't know who....but seriously....I feel so bad for you!!! Hope you feel better soon and get some rest!!!

Jennifer said...

You poor thing! It's hard enough sitting through those school orientations--but doing it sick! Ugh! I feel like I've been filling out school paperwork forever--it's like the pile never gets smaller!!

Kelly said...

You guys are all so awesome...who needs Xanax when I got the support of my bloggy friends?! Truly, I'm not usually this much of a whiner...just a snowball effect...I did try to throw some humor in there to lighten it up...

Jen, No, I'm not an RN, I just play one on t.v. :) Actually my official title is "clinical research coordinator"...may be one day I'll blog about what I do...which is see patients, do paperwork, process blood and urine...sounds like such a good time, but I'm sure you see worse (sputum anyone?!)

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Oh, fun times. Sounds just like a day in my life.

Andrea said...

Sounds like fun! (NOT) I can't wait for parents night at my sons school. They spent an hour and a half last week explaining how the school works at orientation day. Seriously, it's all in the parent handbook anyway and how complicated can it be - it's primary school!

I hope you have a better day today and are feeling better as well!

American in Norway said...

Oh girl! I so feel your pain... I am so determined for the teacher this year to NOT think we are bad parents... but it might be too late for that.. it took me a week to get Dane's books covered. I have no idea when we have back to school night... probably yesterday..

Jenny said...

Hello???!!??
Scrubs?
Crime scene?
Is this a movie/TV show?
I'm sorry - life (ie. work) just sounds too exciting on that end!!

PS: Bummer about the bad day.

JWilson said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope you are feeling better today or at least by thursday for the next round of school crap!

Missy said...

Preach on sister!!! You make me so ready for my girls to start school! Ha!

Seriously, ugh! I am so sorry that you a horribly crazy day yesterday. I hope you will get to feeling better soon! Oh, I love the Whiney McWhineyButt name.

Angie's Spot said...

I would be whining too. I'm the sorry parent who is skipping parent orientation night next week because I simply can't be bothered. I mean, this is my second year at this school. What could they possibly want to tell me that I haven't already heard about? I'm not going to find out. LOL!

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