Not to moan and groan or anything but well, I just need to moan and groan for a minute.
We had the tonsillectomy last week. Today, DD was supposed be back at school but she woke up with a really sore belly and a sore throat. I think the main problem is that, after being on codeine for several days, her guts are all in a knot still. It really does all come back to poo doesn’t it? So, I had to take another day off work and keep her home, slipping further behind on all the things I want to get done at work.
DH’s plant is on a maintenance shutdown now for the rest of the month. Most people think that means there is less work but actually, everyone works like maniacs until the plant is up and running again. Because they lose a bazillion dollars in production for every day they are not running, there is a lot of pressure to get it back in production. Usually, they work 25-30 days/nights of 13 hour shifts until its up again. This time he’s going to get 2 days off. That means he’ll be working April 7-May 3rd with two days off. Yippee. Luckily, one of those days coincides with one I have off. Wow. Lots of quality time coming up in April. At least he’s on days this time. The last two shutdowns he’s been on nights so we only see him at suppertime before going off to work. This time I will be able to see him while he’s sleeping 🙂 The secret to a happy marriage folks!
The other April challenge is my own surgery scheduled for the 24th. You see, I’m harboring a deviant. Yes, Its true. I have a deviated septum in my nose and lazy, floppy turbinates. The doc is going to try to fix that so I get less sinus infections. I’ve had so many sinus infections in the last five years that its not even funny. A couple of them have been bad enough to lead to absessed teeth. So, I have high hopes for improving my breathing situation. Unfortunately, I have to be off work for a week and DH will still be on the shutdown so won’t be able to help me much. I have to line up a couple of friends to take me to the hospital and help with the kids on the first day. Luckily, the kids have an honorary third set of grandparents who are very helpful and will be able to help us. The kids are crazy about them so no worries there. Except of course I hate asking people to help me. I have issues with this!
Ok, I think I’ve got it all out of my system now. Thanks for listening. I’m sure the sun will come out again tomorrow.