Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bah Busybug!

Do you know what busy does?

It chews you up, spits you out, then dances on your head in stilettos.

Oh yes, busy is female, I assure you. No male would feel the need to try to balance 3,742 things at once. They have no need to “to do it all”. That’s a trait we females seem to wear with pride.

Not me though, I always prided myself on never taking on more than I could handle. In fact, I normally err on the side of caution in terms of scheduling myself.

Those days are but a distant memory for me right now. In fact, the time it is taking me to type out this post should most likely be spent on about 1000 other things. Some that earn me a living (read: support my shopping addiction) and some that just need to be done (read: clean the bathrooms, laundry, cook actual food for my family, spend time with said family….blah, blah, blah).

There are 17 on-line students requiring attention, there is a case exam that must be authored, there is a project with team members that must be managed…. Oh and it’s also Christmas in a week and half.

Right, so sleep? Not really necessary right? I am too stressed to relax and actually get a good sleep anyway so what’s the point. Although, I did get up at 6 this morning to get some work done before the kids woke up and discovered that my eyes don’t really focus before 8 am.

Good to know, good know.

And to top everything off we had to rush up to Toon town Monday because Jack had another appointment with the pediatric ophthalmologist on Tuesday morning. Really this turned out to be sweet because Bon Jovi was playing there. We had decided we really couldn’t pull Jack out of school to attend the concert but an appointment the next day? That’s a legitimate reason to be absent. So we enjoyed the fine specimen of Jon for a couple hours – the man? He’s hot with a capital H. It was fantastic. (PS love you hon, I only like to admire Jon from afar, YOU are my man!)

And Jack is scheduled to go for surgery sometime in March. Remember how I haven’t been getting much sleep? Yeah, this really helps. My baby is going to put under. I’ve never experienced this unless you could the valium induced awake coma courtesy of the anesthesiologist when Jack was delivered via C-section (that dude is on my hit list by the way). That translates into fear.

I know that this is the best thing to do if we ever want Jack to have binocular vision (ie focus with both eyes at once) but when it’s imminent, suddenly I am not so confident in our decision.

Throw in a b-day night with my best bud last night, two Christmas concerts and I am not even sure which way is up.

Anywho, enough about my ridiculous busyness. It’s my own fault so let’s not wallow in it. This too shall pass.

I do have to give a shout out to the best husband and Daddy I know. Jay, you are my backbone. You always quietly, with never a complaint, take over and handle all the mundane tasks that would otherwise get left undone. Our stomachs thank you from the bottom of their hearts because I can’t remember that last time I set foot in the grocery store or cooked a meal. And laundry, well, I think I may have forgotten how to use the washer. You rock and if I had custom ordered you from Heaven, I would have settled for mediocre compared to you.

I love you!

And my dear friend, Candace for taking my Kamden for more afternoons than I can count to play with Logan instead of standing by me and my laptop asking when I can play with him. I owe you big time!


teeni said...

Oooh, I need to take a nap after hearing all that you've been up to. Glad you got to squeeze some Bon Jovi in there though. That is probably what has kept you going. LOL. Your husband and your friend Candace truly are blessings. I know this is easy for me to say but please try to not worry so much about Jack's surgery. It's difficult to give up control of your child's health for a little bit but during the operation, his health will be in good hands and it will be with his best interests at heart. Plus, we will all be keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. Anyway, it's a way off and he is otherwise a normal healthy boy so there are no reasons to suspect anything will go wrong. Anyway, I hope things slow down a little for you so you can enjoy some time relaxing soon. I think I might have to have a glass of wine for you tonight. ;)

R Family of 4 said...

You don't have to thank me at all. The boys always have so much fun. I feel like an awful friend to not have asked you how your appointment went I was so preoccupied with the concert I forgot the "real" reason you went up there.

Next week my friend we will let the boys play and we can have a nice, long over due visit. I am here for you when ever.

Take Care and remember a wine induced sleep is still sleep ;-)

Stacie said...

ah yes, busy is a female.

I hope you get some much need breathing room.

Best of luck on the upcoming surgery for your son, I am sure it is nerve wrecking, but well worth it in the end. right? hopefully.

Alex Elliot said...

Good luck on the surgery. I think I must have missed a post since I'm a fairly new reader. Why is he having surgery?

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Kami!

Okay,...I am officially ashamed of myself. I have absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to being busy,...I'm tired just thinking about what you have to do! I sure hope you get a chance to slow down and catch your breath. I'm also jealous, seeing Jon Bon Jovi in PERSON,! That's one busy thing I'm sure you didn't mind doing, huh? :)

I'm confident your little man will be just fine with his surgery, really. I know how you feel, though, I would be scared, too. Jack is young enough where he probably won't remember very much about it, if you wait, it will make it harder to make that decision, you know? At least I think it would be for me. Well, get some very deserved rest, girl! Take care!

The Foulds said...

Tis the season...
Once Christmas is over it wont be so bad, right?
This is what I am telling myself anyway...

Hannah said...

Oh, I am SOOOOO hearing you on the busyness!!! Working 50-60 hours per week for the last month as well as getting on a new DT and combined with Christmas coming up ... well, let's just say I know how BUSY feels. You are going to deserve the biggest holiday and/or Chrissie present to yourself after all this!!! BIG ((hugs)) to you, hang in there!! :-)

Hannah said...

Why did I click submit too early?! I hadn't finished!!

All the very best for the surgery, Kami. Having been through it twice I know it is NOT easy to have your child put under, but you'll be fine. I promise. It will be SOOOO worth it and Jack (and you) will get over it real quick. (((HUGS))) to you, I definitely know how you're feeling - glad it is getting done, but anxious at the same time. I'll be praying!

Angella said...


You have co firmed to me why I am not doing online ;)

I hope you get a break, my friend.


Tracey said...

Dude. You ARE busy! Good to know you have a good man beside you...

Kellan said...

Yep - you're busy!!
Me too - but not too busy to stop and blog a bit, right? Like we really have time for this?

This was a good post - I loved the beginning where you talk about how men have no clue! I have got an on-going to-do list, that I check about every three hours to make sure I am keeping on top of all that I should be doing. It is wearing me out! Hope you have a good weekend - ours is going to be pretty busy - see you later and don't work too hard. Kellan

familymclean said...

Gosh you are crazy, and I thought my days were busy!
Your husband sounds like a dream!
I sure feel for you with Jack's surgery, my prayers are with you!

Anonymous said...

THAT IS GREAT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING ALL THAT! How are you? Done worry about his surgery,it is the best thing for him.I know it is scary but all will be okay :)