Good Monday Morning 5/24/04

  1. Morning everyone. I'm a little late this morning, but it's certainly not because I got any extra sleep! Not only has it been storming here all night and you all know I am a scardey cat, but of course all the kids were up all night too. Bryce acted like he had a tummy ache and the other two wanted more milk constantly. I think I am going to send them to bed with a cup of water for each on their dressers. This is ridiculous. We are going to have to get firm about them staying in bed if anyone is going to get any sleep around here! So, for the question today...are you a good sleeper or are you up 20 times during the night? Do you have dreams? Are they vivid? Violent? sexual? etc? I obviously am up all the time, but if the kids aren't up, I usually sleep well. Right now, I am only getting about five hours of sleep a night, if I'm lucky. I tend to have many dreams that are very vivid and disturbing because many are of me in love with someone other than my husband (though I am deeply in love with him, so I don't get this...) They upset me for days on end.

    I went for a walk last night...a little over 2 miles at 3 MPH. It felt good, but man all we have is hills in this town! LOL! I gotta go to the track next time! LOL! I did not do my ironing or any of that baloney. I went in to bed and laid there and laid there and couldn't get to sleep! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

    So, today I have to do what I didn't do yesterday. The office, darnit and ironing and bills. OIY! Yuck! My Aunt is coming over for a little while today since she took the day off and she is brining a live mouse trap with her because I have one that seems to think that it needs to be on my counter every night while we are sleeping and leaves us nice little poopie presents! LOL!

    Okay, well, I'm outta here so ya'll don't yell at me for being too late! LOL! Here's the thread.......

    Hugs all around.............
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  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Leslie...I would have loved to stay up and talk about the hotties. But, I'm ready and raring to go today! LOL!

    Nekhismom...I'm so sorry that you are so tired and that your current job is doing this to you, emotionally and physically.

    Diana...I think you are a very sweet person and I am glad to know you. As far as the world being a different place now...well, I think in ways it is. I think we are much more aware of the dangers that exist. I think the same dangers are out there but they may have even intensified (or maybe this too is because we are more aware...who knows?) I would be really interested in others' thoughts on this as well. Trey is going to start Karate, probably in the fall if we can work it out.

    Laughingfairy...sorry your weekend was so rough! Hope the week goes well for you!
  4. by   Tweety
    Good morning!

    Going to the oral surgeon today to open up my gums and expose the post in there and then later this afternoon go to the dentist for a temporary crown for an implant. I've had this whole in side of my mouth where there needs to be a tooth for a long time.
    I've paid the oral surgeon his 1000 now have to pay the dentist his 1500. I'm just going to have to charge it and go in debt. Guess there's overtime in my future. Just when I was getting used to working 3 days a week.

    The new addition to the family is doing fine. Caesar is asserting his territory as top dog, but allows her in his presence which is nice. LOL

    Have a great day!
  5. by   karenG
    yep youre late.............!! its now nearly 1pm here...!!

    called in sick today... first time in years! My back decided to lock up yesterday so walking is a challange. (as was putting any clothes on!) just low back pain, no radiation so probably my illo-sacral joint again! so off to the osteopath this afternoon. just what I needed!!

    guess you can tell I'm feeling sorry for myself!

    Karen
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Tweets...good to see you. I hope you aren't going to be in too much pain later! OIY! I'll be thinking of you...

    Karen...It's ok to feel sorry for yourself once in a while. I hope you feel better!
  7. by   laughingfairy
    Good Morning everyone,
    Answer for the question today...I am usually down for the count when I go to sleep. I dream often and vividly (sp) Sexual, mundane, violant, funny, you name its in there. I talk in my sleep and grind my teeth...Don't know how my husband gets any sleep. lol

    Queston from saturday, I am not an overprotective person. My husband has that job. I watch my kids, but I really believe that in the house they have to learn what their limits are...Hence Monkey Baby on the back of the couch, in the pots and pans, climbing onto the table etc.

    With the older ones and being outside...the rule is where I can see them at all times. That doesn't mean watch at all times, but if i look out I better be able to see you. Both of the older ones have pushed that limit. And both don't like the consequences.

    I am not a "DNR" in my state a living will only goes into effect if you are "terminal" or in a "persistent vegitative state" and have been certified so by 2 doctors, which is very difficult to do. Further more there are alot of situations that are not expressly typed out and that you just don't know about in advance, and I don't want the docs thinking they can just do what ever they want.

    I have a durable medical power of attorney. It isn't my husband; its my sister. During and after my mothers death we all talked quite a bit. My DH addimitted that he would not be able to follow my wishes. My sister is. So we did all the pape work. I am her next of kin since she isn't married so I have the same say in her decisions.

    My weekend wasnt' really that bad. In the grander scheme of things, it was really quite good. Its just after 32 hours in two days I tend to loose my perspective.
  8. by   scrubs70
    PSSSSSSST.

    Hi everyone, I can't stay and chat cause I am using the pc at the ICU nurses station. The nurse let me on here, (probably cause I was driving her nuts lol).
    I have to be off before change of shift though, cause the matron from hell is on nights.
    Just wanted to say thanks for your thoughts and prayers, and apart from going stir crazy laying around a hospital bed all day I am doing fine. I want to go home, but the dr. insists I stay till the end of the week.
    Hugsssssss all round, love you all
    Richard
  9. by   suzanne4
    Kim, You definitely were late, hope that your night really wasn't that bad.

    Have to fly to Penang tomorrow night, or at least I hope to be. Don't want to go but I have no choice, it has to be done. Just to get all of the papers together will take me all morning. Flight is at 7:30, same time every night....
    but won't return until early Friday morning................

    All of you have a great day!
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Suzanne...have a super safe trip.

    Laughingfairy....32 hours in 2 days is probably a bit much for anyone!
  11. by   laughingfairy
    I like my weekends though. I don't think I could do it if 2 of those shifts were nights, but since I work 7a-11p its not that different than my regular day.

    By the end my problem is I tend to have submerged myself completely in the care issues, interpersonal issues, etc that go on in the facility. As much as anything, I am emotionally exhausted and all I am able to see is the problems... I have the same problem at home. All I will be able to see is the spot I missed dusting or that the laundry isn't put away, where other people come over and say you cleaned and did art projects and cooked dinner and have a teething baby and....and..and...

    Good friend of mine recently said that I am a perfectionist. And because of that NOTHING will ever be satisfied. I don't see that, but I'm told a lot of things about myself that I don't see. LOL

    Oh and as far as the step son thing...my hope is that it will transition into permenant. He and my daughter will be in the same school district but different schools in the fall, school choice is over, so if I am going to be his after school care provider, he will have to legally move in here. I certainly can't pick up two kids at two different places across town from one another at the same time.

    I'm being sneeky. Maybe this is the way around the battle my husband has been trying to avoid.
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    I really hope it all works out for your step son! Keep us informed about how it's going!

    I am definately a perfectionist. I see it in myself and I drive myself and others around me crazy! LOL! I also can't stand it when people don't like me. I need to grow a thicker skin I think!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Okay, it's after 9:30, half of you aren't here yet and I gotta get to work. I promised the kids I would try to get them outside for awhile before more storms come and I DO have real work to do today! LOL! Bills especially. I am also going to have to bring up more stuff to price it for the sale. OIY! I hope I make some moula when I have it this weekend.

    I figured out Bryce's problem. First of all, we were trying to wean him off the prilosec for his reflux. Obviously it's not time yet, because we put him back on full dose and he is doing much much better in the crying area. BUT, now he is almost able to sit himself up and he keeps tipping trying to do more and more things. I am constantly having to run to put him upright again so that he can fall over again. LOL! It must be hilarious here in my house!
  14. by   Energizer Bunny
    Richard!!! I just saw your post. Get back in bed Mister!!! more prayers being sent that he stays there and gets the rest he needs! LOL!

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