Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ways to Make a Temporarily Single Mom Temporarily Insane

No naps yesterday due to the HOA cutting and chipping tree branches and making all kinds of noise and the fact that a friend/lender came over yesterday to discuss options so an early bedtime was planned, but failed, due to temporarily insane, crazed, tired children running on empty around the house with allergenic/cold suffering symptoms which kept them up even after putting them to bed at 8:15 meaning they didn't finally settle down until 11:00pm for the night meaning I didn't get to bed until after 11:30 compounded by the fact that the little one awoke at 5:45 this morning congested which in turn meant that I didn't sleep very long which prompted my ideal afternoon of naps for everyone which actually turned into naps for the kids, but not the momma because the HOA cutting and chipping people were back and NOW a neighbor at the corner is having an awning added to the back patio with incessant hammer pounding, the kid down the street is blowing a whistle just because and someone's gardener is using his leaf blower instead of a broom.

Know what makes me just a tad more insane? I forced myself to make that entire last paragraph a run on sentence and I happen to be a grammar control freak. Shake it off.


Raggedy said...

I am catching up on my blog reading. The pictures were great.
Sorry you had a bad day. I hope you can rest soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs and take care

Judy said...

I was so laughing at your run-on paragraph! You go, girl!

Sorry you are getting cruddy naps over there - all is quiet in our neighborhood (must be the heat, but I'm not going to tell you how good/bad it is so as not to sway any feelings towards or away from my home state).

Bill said...

PJ, I think you are the world's best mom. Our kids could not have hoped for a better woman to care for them during these times of suffering. Of course, you're doing all the suffering, but we'll remedy that when I get home.