Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monica's Musings #3

It has been a while since you've heard my musings on life. So here you go. I hope you enjoy.

*The past 3 weeks of my life has been spent planning parties or celebrating birthdays. I always forget what kind of toll this takes on me. If I don't see another piece of cake for the next year I will definitely not mind. 3 batches of cupcakes and 3 cakes to bake and decorate is exhausting. I suppose I wouldn't have it any other way. Making memories for my kids that will last a life time.

*Yesterday I had to go to my doctor because of a bump that was painful and getting large on the top of my stomach. My doctor sent me to a surgeon. Surgeons sure like to make you wait too. I ended up having to see a different one than who my doctor referred me to and I didn't like him much. I'm sorry, but the lame jokes while you are cutting and draining the abscess on my stomach are really not needed. And no I did not find you funny or amusing in the least. Maybe if I had met you under different circumstances the little quips would have been fun, but this is serious stuff here.

*I am going to have to go back to the surgeon to have some more draining done. Until then I am packed with gauze and on pain meds and antibiotics. I'm scheduled again with the surgeon who was supposed to see me yesterday and am hoping he'll not skip out on me again because I don't think I can handle that other doctor again.

*Kaitlyn's first soccer game was canceled due to rain on Sunday. Rescheduled for today, but it has been raining off and on since Sunday. So wondering how muddy that field is going to be come this afternoon.

*Trying to juggle all of the kids activities sometimes can be exhausting to think about. But then you throw in there mom in pain and it's just plain terrifying. Just got a phone call from the doctor that they actually want me to come in to do a dressing change on me but the only times they have available are 3:15 and 4:15. Between Natalie having math league today and Kaitlyn having soccer I just can't figure out how to swing that. Going to try for the 3:15, but that would mean bring a 2 year old and 8 year old with me and if I'm there for over 2 hours like yesterday I'll never be able to pick Natalie up from Math League or get Kaitlyn to soccer. They are trying to squeeze me in during lunch time so I don't have to stress.

*I am not usually one to take pain meds. Didn't take too many after my c-section. For some reason right now though I am really grateful for my hydrocodone though. Now if only it could help me find a comfortable way to sleep at night so I don't end up with this neck and back pain when I wake up we'd be all good. I'm a sleep on my stomach kind of girl and that's not something I can currently do.

*I am surprised that it's almost 9 a.m. and CJ is still sleeping. Especially with all the noise the girls made this morning getting ready. Between their arguing and music playing I don't know how he could possibly still be asleep.

*I had recently talked to the principal about having an internet safety night sponsored by the PTA for the parents and children. Seems like an important topic but I don't feel just the parents need to hear it. Somehow I have lost complete control over this evening and everything I have envisioned it to be has gone out the window. It's seriously frustrating me that this has happened, but it's all booked as just a talk for the parents with childcare for those who need it and they want to do light refreshments instead of dinner. I wanted it to be for parents and children and offer dinner to try to reach as many people as possible. My opinion as a parent and the PTA president apparently mean nothing. Perhaps the FRC and principal would like to fund the entire thing themselves.

*Fundraisers have finally all been picked up. Not without their drama either. I really hate the excuses of I had no idea it was in. The information sheet that goes home with the fundraiser gives a date of when it would be in so people can plan accordingly. We purposely have it during parent/teacher conferences because parents are there in the school hopefully. We send out fliers before they were in and this last one was particularly frustrating because I probably called her a dozen times since there was a problem with her order. Something didn't come in and she now tried to order something else, but we can't get that price anymore because they took too long to get back to me.

So that's what has been going on in my head recently.