Today has done an about face. I had two appointments in town scheduled for the morning, but Ms 13 trundled up the stairs at about 7.30 to inform us that she felt sick. If it was anything but the fact that she had tummy pains and felt like she *might* throw up, I could have probably left her here by herself, but I didn’t have the heart. Throwing up is no fun, and still pretty hard to deal with solo at only 13 yrs old.
[And this is, after all, the reason why I’m fiffing and faffing over what sort of flexible, home-based work I could do. I truly do wonder how people juggle work and sick kids.]
So, firstly a chiropractor appointment cancelled. It was just a maintenance type appointment, but then about an hour later I’ve slipped on the stairs, landed on my bum, and things are feeling jarred. What do you call that? Ironic? Not sure yet when I can risk rescheduling.
And the other appointment was with a building design studio, to finally take the next, very belated, steps towards getting major renovations done to our house. We last explored it over 12 months ago, and just didn’t get round to moving forward with it. (It’s amazing how a year can just slip by.. ten times over, if the truth be known…) Finally last week I’d had enough with everything that was wrong with the house, and made the phone call. Now it’s put off till next Thursday. I suppose one more week is not going to make much difference in the scheme of things, but it’s frustrating all the same.
Meanwhile the weather has gone totally blah. (My word of the day.) Rain, wind overnight and today. (It has caused flooding further north.) The backyard is like a toddler wading pool again, and it is really wild out right now.
Just another one of those manic mum days, then, really.
Ah the joys of motherhood. Holding the spew bucket and then dealing with it all.
Hopefully she might feel better now. A spew and then a sleep. Fingers crossed.
Unfortunately the radar indicates that there isn’t much hope for the rest of today, and probably tomorrow at least, when it comes to the weather.