Oye (aka long-winded babbling and whining – feel free to ignore…)

so let me start by apologizing.   I will try to be more consistent in my posts.  Also, I really meant to make the rest of my posts through the end of the year really upbeat.  I mean we’re headed into all of my favorite holidays!  Halloween (I LOVE seeing the little children in costumes at our church’s Trunk or Treat), Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I have my health, my family, my God, my country, and a job).  So really, I haven’t nothing to complain about.  Do you think I’m going to let that stop me? No Way!!!

Things have been a bit difficult of late.  Okay, more of life happening while planning for something else, but still.  Let’s see…

G-Man complained of a bad sore throat, but I shipped him off to school last Thursday only to have the school nurse call and tell me to come get him.  I took him across the street to the doctor’s office where the nurse practitioner diagnosed him with “strep-like” symptoms and prescribed an antibiotic.  Two days later I was with him at 5 in the morning in the emergency room because he was in enough pain that he was whimpering!  Turns out he actually has mono and the antibiotics potentially made it worse (at a minimum they didn’t help.)  So about 11:30/noon, back home we go with a prescription for strong doses of ibuprofen.  I was suffering huge guilt over sending him to school until I found out he must have had it for weeks before the symptoms really kicked in.  Phew! (well, sorta)

As I’m standing in line at Rite Aid behind a woman who was apparently very anxious to get her meds, I get to hear this long winded conversation the pharmacist is having with a guy at check out who’s determined to finish his story and give directions on how to get to wherever he was talking about.  So this woman paces back and forth and keeps muttering.  When the other guy finishes she stomps back over to the line, turns and announces to me, “I’m sorry, I’m just being white.  You know, entitled?” Then she turns around and talks to the pharmacist.  I just kinda stood there with my mouth hanging open.  About two hours later, I thought of, “No you’re just being rude, and that comes in all colors.” (My husband who is a quick wit would have come up with something even better and on the spot. Of course she wouldn’t have been able to use that line on him…)

So back home again only to find out the new bosses’ (I have two now) boss is pretty ticked off I didn’t make it down to the big meeting.  Ugh.  Can’t be in the emergency room and in the meeting at the same time! The hubby wasn’t out from work and G-Man’s under age, so there I sat.  I’m glad.  I don’t think I would have felt comfortable going even if the hubby could have been there.  It’s a Mom thing. 

So two days later, Saturday we did a bunch of stuff, but best of all it was date night, so we went to the movies, Taken 2 was good, but I still think Taken was better.  Watch out when this man puts on his leather jacket!!  So then off to dinner and then to Barnes & Noble.  They were having a movie sale, so we picked up some Christmas presents.  Or so I thought.  I was thinking what a great way to finish off the night.  We got back home only to find G-Man once again wrung out and in pain, so we’re back in the emergency room – this time from 10pm to 1:30 am. Because G-Man’s dehydrated and can’t keep anything down, they hook him up to the IV again and give him serious pain killers and off we toodle back home. 

I wake up Sunday morning all set to watch a session of my church’s General Conference from Saturday only to discover that it didn’t record! Neither session from Saturday!!  I was NOT a happy hiker.  I was able to hear the talks on Sunday and I also especially enjoyed Elder Holland’s talk.  I plan to use it in one of my seminary lessons after we finish the gospels.  Speaking of seminary we’re just up to the Lord’s last week and I am again surprised by all the things that I’m finding in the scriptures that they’ve added since the last time I read them! (hahahahaa)

So the last bit of whining has to do with work and budget season.  I guess I’ve been blessed my entire working life that Budgeting was something that happened to OTHER people!  I really do NOT like numbers and avoid them at all costs.  Sadly, I am left without a choice this year and must participate in the budgeting process for which I am ill-equipped.  I can only pray it passes by quickly and saner heads prevail when deciding who is providing data for this exercise next year!

Sadly, I didn’t take this photo, but it’s similar to the view of the river in our town.

I’m enclosing some New Hampshire fall for you.  I adore autumn in New England, and just wish I had been able to get out and get some shots.  Now it’s kinda too late.  I think peak week was really last week.  Sigh…

Okay, the one happy bit of news I have (okay aside from the child being much improved) is that I’m off to the City this weekend.  Wahoo!  I can’t believe I’ve only been once this year, and that was more escorting the DIL than it was hanging in the City.  Thinking the Guggenheim and Soho galleries on this trip.  We’ll see.



Filed under Attitude, Autumn, Blogging, Books, Children, Latter Day Saints/Mormons, Movies, Nature/Great Outdoors, Spirituality, Thanksgiving, Work

4 responses to “Oye (aka long-winded babbling and whining – feel free to ignore…)

  1. So glad to get caught up and yikes worried about you and the your kids all sick and afflicted! NYC can bring peace and serenity back into your life….like no other! Forget conference….just kidding…Holland’s talk was the best , actually every talk was great! It’s been ages since we set down, but once I read this and then I look at my own life I know why! Let’s budget together!

    • Yeah, it’s funny how we head off to the City to relax, when generally people are doing the opposite! I’m thinking it’s just about changing the vibe around you for a while. Let’s get together some time soon. I want to look at all your photos from the last trip!

  2. Wow, Jen, you’ve had a rough couple of weeks! Hope your son is feeling better, and that the rest of your week will improve ~

  3. jan matthews

    Glad you’re back, glad everything worked out okay…

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