Just keep swimming, just keep swimming….


Most of the time I think I get along pretty well but occasionally I’ll have a day, like today, when I just don’t feel like dog-paddling any more. I’m TIRED. I was sick all last week, then got better, but today it seems like I might be having a bit of a relapse. I’ve been chilled all morning and I just feel like I’m dragging. I’ve got some aches and pains. I really hope that this is just a last-gasp from my previous illness and not that I’ve picked up something else while my immune system was weakened. I almost never get sick so this is really ticking me off. I guess it’s a testament to what exhaustion and stress does to your body.
I would love nothing more than to do the afternoon school run and then hole up here for the rest of the day but I have already promised Madalyn she can go to her after-school club today, so that means picking her up from school at 3:30, dropping her off, then going back out to get her again at 5:30.
It’s really tough not having anyone to whom I can hand off the baton, so to speak. If you’re reading this and you don’t think your husband helps out a whole lot, try having him gone for the week and see if you notice or not. I bet you’d feel a difference.
Hopefully before mid-year we will be able to find a solution to get Robert back with us full-time. That would be very, very good for all involved, I think. For now….Eliza has finally gone to sleep after messing around in there for twenty or thirty minutes, so I’m going to sign off and take this opportunity to curl up on the couch under a blanket and maybe get some rest.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. Feel better, mama-lady… my hat’s off to you, I can’t imagine how I’d get by without my husband and I’ve only got the one kid. Have some chamomile tea with honey and lemon, and put the kids to bed early.

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