This single-parent stuff is getting old.
I really don't know how people do it, year after year.
I think I'm having such an attitude problem because we've all been sick for most of the last 3 weeks and I'm going stir-crazy.
E1 was home from school yesterday and today too. Looks like her fever broke, or I was calling the doctor today... again.
It also seems as if maybe it looks like I'm handling all of this too well. No one seems to want to help or offer help any more... except my wonderful neighbor, who has her own very busy schedule, has helped when I've asked. She's retired and widowed, but leads an extremely busy life... she is an amazing woman. Her husband was an amazing man also, he's missed around here. People that promised so much before Stuntman left, have totally forgotten what they said... even when I ask for help... nada. It surprised me, those that I thought would be the biggest help, aren't, and those that I didn't even think of (my neighbor) are the best. She really is a blessing.
and now... looks like the Girl Scout leader for the troop has flaked out... that leaves me, the assistant-leader, to do almost everything. Last year I said that I couldn't continue as leader, given that I was going to have my hands full this year with 3 kids, the dogs, the house, a 30 hr/week at-home job, etc., etc., but now here I am, right back to leader again. After this year, I'm finished with Girl Scouts. I'm just saying "no". I'll do the best job that I can to finish the year... I don't want to disappoint the girls, but that's it.
OK... I'm going to end with some positives so I don't sound like a total bee with an itch (as my niece would say).
One thing, since I've had a cold for the last couple weeks and not much of an appetite, I've lost 4 pounds, and I can take off my jeans without unbuttoning them... time to buy new jeans.
My tattoo is past the crusty/scabby stage, and is all pretty now.
I sat and read a book with E3 today, for 45 minutes! He has never liked to sit for that long. Usually he uses the book as a frisbee after the first minute. He really likes the Eric Carle book, The Very Busy Spider.
Now back to the circus.
Went to the doctor... all three E's have strep throat. I probably have it too, I have a call into my doctor. Waiting to pick up prescriptions.