This morning I took Alyssa and Ryan for their annual
autism influenza vaccinations. Alyssa put on a heroic, “I’ve got this” front right up until she was sitting on the table and the nurse was about to inject her. Then she freaked out and I had to physically hold her down. Ryan freaked out the entire way to the doctor’s office and into the office — I had to pry him out of the car and physically drag him onto the table — but he actually held still for the injection. They both agreed that the shots were less painful than anticipated. I tried to explain that anxiety is cruel that way – it can make situations seem so much worse than they really are.
After dropping the sproglets off at school, I came home, did a bit of work, then packed up some food to take to my mom and Puff, who had been at the ER with my other brother, Cat, since 6:30am. Long story short: my mom injured her left foot, and Cat had a meltdown (which has been coming; the writing has been on the wall for months) and is now committed for inpatient mental health treatment. My mom is a diabetic, and she and my brother hadn’t eaten since before they arrived at the hospital, hence my mid-afternoon jaunt to take them some sandwiches, yogurt, granola, and muffins.
Now it’s going on dinnertime, and there is SO. MUCH. to do between now and Saturday that I have no idea how I’m going to get it all done. Somebody hold me.
Your car talks about you to other people. She doesn’t say any words, but as you drive around and people see your car, it’s screaming about your life to them. If you’re curious about what is being said as you wait for the light to turn green then check out this interactive infographic. It will […]
In the past few years Dan has seemed to have completely fallen apart. Current issues he’s dealing with (and I’m helping, hopefully, to the best of my ability): Fibromyalgia Depression (better in recent months) Anxiety (worse in recent months) Sleep apnea (sleep study is scheduled for October 28th) Sleeping issues/insomnia (possibly related to needing the […]
I’ve been pampering Dan. And Felix. I’ve been cooking. And I am very, very tired.
Should I have been the one to make the bread? Dan shouldn’t have added the extra flour to the recipe – maybe if he hadn’t, the mixer wouldn’t have rocked off the counter We shouldn’t have doubled the recipe I should have been the one to try and turn the mixer off We should have […]