Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 408: Pending

That's kind of how I feel about my Joyful Moment.  I'm still waiting for it to happen.

Today was rough.  Not in a depression sort of way.  Just one thing after another.  I was supposed to take Baby B in for a routine-ish ear check on Friday--completely blitzed it.  So, I called this morning to apologize and they were able to fit me in a couple hours later.  There we got the news that Baby B has yet another ear infection.  No surprise there, really.  He had us up at 2:45 AM with sadness and a high fever.  But what did surprise me was how long the doctor spent listening to his lungs.  And then she informed me that she heard "crackles" in those lungs.  I'm not familiar with "crackles" as a medical term, but when she mentioned pneumonia or RSV, those I understood.  And I wanted to cry.  And I was so grateful that I'd forgotten the appointment on Friday because I'm pretty sure those "crackles" wouldn't have been an issue yet since his cough just started last night.

And the day just kind of went on from there.

Again, emotionally I'm okay.  It just wasn't a great day.

But as I'm sitting here reviewing it yet again in a desperate attempt to come up with a Joyful Moment (surely today wasn't a complete waste!), I'm struggling.  Okay, wait, now I've got it.  My friend called tonight to see if I wanted to go shopping with her tonight after all the kids were in bed.  I had to say no because HH goes to the gym at nights and I'm not feeling well myself and probably ought to get some sleep, but it was still a Joyful Moment.  It made me happy that she'd want my company.  And I'm hoping for a repeat invite in the future when I can go.  And then I was able to give her some JoAnn's coupons that I didn't use on my crazy shopping spree on Saturday, and I suppose that was  Joyful Moment as well.

So, there you go.  The day wasn't a complete waste.  And I know things will get better.  So, we're good.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that are "crackle" free!

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James said...

Cheryl,
I've had lots of days like this, where it's tough to think of any good thing that happened. Just wanted to say I've been there, and Blake looks so excited in your apron pic from the last post. I love it!

Miss A said...

Oh geez. That last post was from me, Andrea. I guess Jimmy's logged in somewhere on this computer! Oops!

Linda said...

This was National Pi day (3.14) so I made chicken pot pie and sour cream peach pi and your dad's gratitude is my joy!