Wednesday, July 17, 2013

discouraged (+other thoughts)

With the arrival of warm (uncomfortably humid warm) weather & Elden's tubes I thought we would be on the other side of this neverending-sickness biznass.
Trying to escape the germs?
*insert the universe's cackle here*

On Friday, we discovered Elden had pinkeye in his left eye. We kept him home from school, treated it, and returned to daycare Monday.

Monday afternoon, we noticed some gnarly drainage from his left ear. We very quickly confirmed it was an infection and filled our ear drop prescription from the ENT.

Tuesday afternoon, we realized he had pinkeye in his right eye. He's home again today. He also has developed a bad cough that keeps him up throughout the night.

And guess what else. Chicken pox are going around daycare. So. That's likely going to happen (because of course).

I knew he would get sick a lot because of daycare. I also know this means that in all likelihood he will rarely get sick when he's of school age because he will have already caught every thing. Space intended. The child has caught every. dag. thing. that has gone around. But really? This is kind of ridiculous. To top it all off, we're supposed to go on a ridiculously anticipated (as in, I've been counting down for months) trip to Virginia next week to visit with my BFF's family that we haven't seen in 3 years and have therefore never met E. I'm pretty sure God is preparing my heart for some pox to rear their ugly heads on Wednesday night and we'll have to call the whole thing off. I already tend to be a glass-half-empty type and this will wreck me, but it comes with the baby territory.

Meanwhile, work has had me hella stressed out. Our car needs to go into the shop to be repaired with money we don't have. Jon (thankfully, praise Jesus) finished his ridiculous summer class yesterday, but up until that was incredibly stressed out with all the work he had to do for it. We're worn, we're frazzled, we're sleep-deprived. We try to dream of healthier and happier days where we won't have to freak out over finances every time a car repair pops up, but I suspect those days are years away. It's hard to have faith, to have hope. Life's given us a black eye, but at the very least our marriage is stronger for it. We had an incredible heart to heart last night that we suspect got to the core of some of our major communication problems lately, which I hope to detail in a separate post. Still, discouraged is probably our family theme word of the last couple of weeks.

+other thoughts
-I reallllllly want to go to Influence in Indianapolis in September. I'm guessing I could harass some Indiana-residing friends into housing me (and if that fails, I am not above sleeping in my car), so all I'd need to do is find the money for the conference itself. That being said, tickets are still around $230 so I don't think I'll be able to swing it. I might try to pursue a few sponsorship opportunities but I won't hold my breath. So, if you're interested in sponsoring me, send me an email and let's chat!
-I'm all about this Hellogoodbye album lately.
-Jon and I watched this movie last night. Jon agreed this was easily one of Ryan Gosling's best roles. Highly recommend.
-The plumber is coming Thursday to replace the pipes but then we hope to continue on with our renovation and have it wrapped up within the week.

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