It has been a day. (I’ll leave it at that.)
Because it has been a day, I have had some things rolling around in my head that were just dying to be put in blog-post form.
Don’t you feel lucky?
Observation #1— When you go to the doctor for a physical for the first time in nearly four years, go FASTING, so they can draw your bloodwork on that very same day.
Also, keep good records of your previous tetanus shots. When the doctor says it’s been ten years, and you KNOW you’ve had one since then but can’t prove it, be prepared to get shot in the arm.
Sub-observation b— When they give you a shot that needs to be “worked out” to minimize pain, be sure you know BEFORE you get the shot, so you can get it in the arm you write with, instead of the other, less-utilized one.
Observation #2— When you go to have bloodwork done on a Saturday morning, and your husband assures you he’ll get up to shovel the 2+ inches of snow that fell the night before, be prepared to shovel it yourself. On an empty stomach that hasn’t had food or water in 13 hours.
Celebrate the extra exercise you’ll get to add to the Wii Fit. Seriously consider bagging real Wii Fit training for the day.
Observation #3— When the vampires at the lab draw five vials of blood out of your arm, and your veins are like garden hoses even when mildly dehydrated, is it too much to ask for them to hit a vein on the first try?
I swear, this morning, the needle went in sideways. SIDEWAYS.
Observation #4— When your kids want to have a party and make you the guest of honor, let them. I’ve never been so happy to see 1000 strips of paper taped to a bedroom wall, nor felt so honored to wear a paper crown adorned with red paper hearts. We played a rousing game of “I Spy” before everyone sort of drifted off to their own activities, but it was a FUN party, albeit short-lived.
(I may not be so happy in a week, when the paper strips have made their way off the wall, onto shoes and/or socks, and moved through the house, but then again, maybe I’ll put my crown on and we’ll party some more while we clean them up.)
By the way, it hurts your heart a little when your kids ask you if you’ll come, and then express utter joy and disbelief when you say, “Yes, I’d love to attend.”
Observation #5— It is not nearly as fun to take the Christmas tree down as it is to put it up.
Although, when your husband says the same thing, you wonder if it’s his way of getting out of helping. (Yup, probably is.)
Also, how is it that in the five weeks since the furniture was rearranged to accomodate the tree, the couch had more toys and papers stuffed under it than it did for all four previous months combined?
Observation #6— An ice-cold Pepsi is the nectar of the gods.
It makes everything better.
Observation #7— Tomorrow is my blog-oversary, and I have no gifts to give.
Pa rum pum pum pum.
I will figure something out AFTER I get the living room put back together. (I can’t guarantee you’ll be excited about it. ) (That would be the gift, not the living room. Although I’m sure you wouldn’ t get excited about my living room, either.)
See you tomorrow! I’m sure you can’t WAIT!!! 😀