Like a kid in a candy store

28 Apr

Stress levels have been through the roof for a few days, as I tried to pack four days worth of keto meals and snacks, coming up with new liquid-free (no-spill) recipes, keeping in mind Jade’s recent (recurring) eating pickiness, scrambling for the right number of containers in the right size, trying to remember everything that had to be packed (toothbrush, raincoat, panties… why have I not yet made a master packing list???) and all the other fun stuff that goes with medical travel. 

It’s been almost a year, I think, since Jade has gone for her appointments without me, and I wanted to make things as easy as possible for Michael.  After our last trip, we realized that having me along was as much a hindrance as a help, because I am, of course, a package deal with Halia, and she is a bu-sy girl these days.  (In fact, I think I may have to rename the girls Trouble and Chaos, though both names could apply to the younger one.  You wouldn’t believe the things she can do in under 30 seconds.)  (More on that another time.)

Jade and Michael flew off this morning.  At the moment, Halia is napping.  The house is…quiet.  Quiet!  And I am paralyzed!  With giddiness!  Should I break out the sewing projects I’ve been dying to do?  Finish up the two necklaces I started weeks ago?  Finally replace the washers in the bathtub faucets and stop the dripping?  Sit down at the piano?  The possibilities, they dizzy me.  In fact, I think I might have to lie down.

6 Responses to “Like a kid in a candy store”

  1. Cristina April 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I know your mind will be with Michael and Jade, but darn it must feel good to have some time to breathe! Enjoy it as much as you can! And I hope halia keeps it to just “trouble” this weekend. 🙂

  2. Opa April 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Writing a blog post was an excellent start, Moose. And as I understand, Monster got herself out of Trouble by eloping to where Chaos got her name.

    PS: Should I offer a prize to anyone who can make sense out of this “insider speak”?

    • fawnahareo April 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

      Probably — I had to take half a minute to figure it out myself… it was the “eloping” part that confused me because it put Mexico on my brain. 🙂

  3. Cath May 1, 2010 at 4:24 am #

    Lying down might be the best option. Seldom does life hand a young mother a rest; sometimes you need to take one when it unexpectedly shows up.

  4. Captain Momma May 1, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    MY first thought was “Go take a nap!!!”

    Enjoy the quiet time!


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