Friday, August 14, 2009

Less Than Fabulous Friday

While is it not techinically Friday due to the late hour, I was sadly disappointed throughout the day. There are a handful of insigificant let downs but here are the highlights;

  • One of my friends and his wife lost their 6 month old baby very unexpectedly. The viewing is down town Sunday. No idea what to do or say.
  • My pal Michelle's MS is back in full force and no doubt she is feeling weak, overwhelmed and angry. It's been aggressive and pushed the limits of her physical body many times.
  • I spent the evening in the ER with poor Shell. Her kidneys have been testing her mortality since April and there doesn't appear to be any sign of letting up.
  • The doc called and Ellie's bloodwork surprisingly came back to indicate that she has Celiac's disease, which runs in my family. She has a less than exciting GI appt in her near future.
  • My work trip to Cali in Sept was pushed back to October, which had best not screw up my plans, kids schedules, etc.

To counter my craptastic list I am forcing myself to write an equal list of positive things.

  • The kids transistioned very nicely back to their Dad and Mommy Amy. The new schedule appears to be a success.
  • Dayton's VIP presentation today was fabulous and flawless. He is so grown up and damn cute!
  • Ellie didn't have any issues at school today and that always makes the world a better place.
  • The garbage man came...our can was full of 2 weeks worth of overflowing stinky crud.
  • The cat has not messed in the house and it's been a month. Go Mighty Mittens! (her alter ego is Kiki just in case you were confused)

On the B Side: There is always plenty to be thankful for and you never have to look very far in order to see just how blessed you are. Some times I just don't want to look. Some times I just want to rest my mind and feel whatever I'm feeling and not feel guilty. I'm not going to lie though, after my work day was done, I went for some non-english speaking loving and got a pedi!!!

5 shout outs:

Amanda said...

I had a hard time this friday also.

lizzo said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear all of this... I don't know what you do or say to make any of these things better. Good luck and I hope next week is better.

Kristin said...

I'm in that "don't know what to say" state... I want to know which of your "Shell"s was in the ER. My heart goes out to either of them, but if it's the one I'm connected to I'd like to know. I feel for you... I'm glad you can see the silver lining and I'm totally jealous of the pedi/me-time. Hopefully I'll be getting some of that tomorrow!

I love you!

JennJam said...

The ever-persistent optimism of Britta . . . I so love that trait.

p.s. For the record, I now ONLY get non-English-speaking pedis. I love not spending that relaxing time talking to anyone . . . I just want to answer 'No' the the obligatory, "You want design?" and read the gossip rags they keep strewn about.

p.p.s. Will Robsten just come out of the closet if they're REAL, already??? :)

Kim said...

I'm guessing that the Michelle you are speaking of is not the one that I know....I'm so sorry about your Friday, as if you don't already have enough to worry about. I'm glad you went and got a pedicure because you deserved it! Miss you and am thinking about you!